Mar 19, 2016

Yamaha's Rossi gets contract extension through 2018

Valentino Rossi has extended his contract with Yamaha for another two years, keeping the seven-time MotoGP world champion at the Japanese team until the end of the 2018 season. Rossi returned to Yamaha in 2013 after two disappointing years at Ducati and the Italian racer ...

/ Jul 25, 2014

Yamaha releases app that 'translates' engine sounds

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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 planning ...

Yamaha hits Indonesia target for motorcycles

/ Jan 27, 2014

Yamaha hits Indonesia target for motorcycles

Yamaha Motor Co., the world's second-largest motorcycle maker, said it probably met a reduced 2013 sales target in Indonesia and expects to at least maintain the level of deliveries in its largest market this year. Yamaha cut its 2013 sales estimate for Indonesia by 200,000 ...

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 14.9 ...

| Jun 15, 2008

Space modules for the space-challenged

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According to the latest Japanese government statistics (from 2003), the average Tokyo apartment that is home to a four-person family allows them a measly 36.5 sq. meters to live in. That's just a bit more than a large shipping container. For comparison's sake: The average ...