Russian bikers try to enter Poland for WWII memorial ride

Apr 27, 2015

Russian bikers try to enter Poland for WWII memorial ride

Russian bikers belonging to a group loyal to President Vladimir Putin have approached the border of Poland from Belarus but it is not yet clear if they will make it through. Polish authorities said last week they would ban entry to the Night Wolves, ...

Middle-aged biker accident deaths surge, prompting safety concerns

Dec 17, 2014

Middle-aged biker accident deaths surge, prompting safety concerns

While the number of fatal traffic accidents has been on the decline nationwide in recent years, those involving middle-aged and elderly motorcyclists have been increasing, prompting safety concerns among road-traffic authorities. One of the main reasons for the increase is believed to be that ...

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 ...