Jul 25, 2014

Yamaha releases app that 'translates' engine sounds

by Masaaki Kameda

First came the dog-interpretation gadget, Bowlingual. Now a Japanese company is offering humans a way to understand another nonhuman species: engines. Major motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha Motor Co. released on Wednesday the Rev Translator app, which supposedly translates engine sounds into Japanese. The company is ...

Harley-Davidson aims trikes at Japan's drivers

Feb 28, 2014

Harley-Davidson aims trikes at Japan's drivers

Harley-Davidson Inc. has hit on what it thinks is a rich trove of untapped demand in Japan: four-wheel drivers who can’t ride two-wheel motorcycles. To give them a taste of what the iconic American company has to offer, Harley-Davidson is rolling out the three-wheel ...

Small, sporty motorcycles hot items

Jul 9, 2013

Small, sporty motorcycles hot items

The domestic motorcycle market is showing signs of pulling out of the prolonged doldrums as sporty, easy-to-maneuver machines, with an engine displacement of 250cc, are attracting young people, including women. Sales of new 125cc and bigger motorcycles totaled some 106,000 units in 2012, up ...