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  • Want to see Yamaha's plans for a carbon-fibre road bike that BRUISES when damaged and emits LIGHT from a wound to the frame?

    Want to see Yamaha's plans for a carbon-fibre road bike that BRUISES when damaged and emits LIGHT from a wound to the frame?

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    Here’s a design patent from Yamaha that’s going to blow a few minds – a carbon-fibre framed motorcycle that BRUISES when the frame is damaged, even if the bike falls over at a standstill. It might sound like a thought-pattern straight from the latest sci-fi blockbuster movie, but the truth of the matter is that…

  • Want to see Yamaha’s plans for a carbon-fibre road bike that BRUISES when damaged and emits LIGHT from a wound to the frame?

    Want to see Yamaha’s plans for a carbon-fibre road bike that BRUISES when damaged and emits LIGHT from a wound to the frame?

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    Here’s a design patent from Yamaha that’s going to blow a few minds – a carbon-fibre framed motorcycle that BRUISES when the frame is damaged, even if the bike falls over at a standstill. It might sound like a thought-pattern straight from the latest sci-fi blockbuster movie, but the truth of the matter is that…

  • NEW GEAR: Alpinestars reveals its FIRST autonomous AIRBAG vest. The Tech-Air 5.

    NEW GEAR: Alpinestars reveals its FIRST autonomous AIRBAG vest. The Tech-Air 5.

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    Alpinestars has revealed its new Tech-Air 5 airbag at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – and it’s the first standalone airbag vest from the Italian manufacturer. The big news about Alpinestars latest Tech-Air vest is its versatility – it’s compatible with pretty much any motorcycle jacket from pretty much any manufacturer, providing you’ve…

  • ‘My Triumph’ CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM for Scrambler 1200 and Rocket 3. Available NOW.

    ‘My Triumph’ CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM for Scrambler 1200 and Rocket 3. Available NOW.

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    Triumph has just confirmed its ‘My Triumph’ Connectivity System for the Scrambler 1200 XC and XE and Rocket 3 R and GT is available NOW. From December 16 punters can visit their local Triumph dealer and get their Scrambler 1200 and Rocket 3 kitted out with the new ‘My Triumph’ Connectivity System. If you’ve not…

  • NEW GEAR: Cardo’s Freecom 1+. Bluetooth comms system on a budget.

    NEW GEAR: Cardo’s Freecom 1+. Bluetooth comms system on a budget.

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    Fancy a new Bluetooth compatible motorcycle communications system? Well, Cardo Systems Freecom 1+ could have just what you’re looking for. Never heard of Cardo before? Well, since entering the motorcycle Bluetooth market in 2004 with its ‘Scala Rider’, Cardo Systems has cemented its place as one of the global market leaders in wireless communications systems…

  • Yamaha unveils new ELECTRIC scooter. AND it comes with interchangeable batteries.

    Yamaha unveils new ELECTRIC scooter. AND it comes with interchangeable batteries.

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    After joining forces with Gogoro last year, Yamaha has just revealed its new EC-05 electric scooter. Yamaha’s starting to get serious about electric. A couple of months ago it was announced that its joining forces with the biggest Japanese bike brands going to develop electric tech together – and last year, it teamed up with…

  • The 2020 Yamaha R1 is coming with auto braking (apparently)

    The 2020 Yamaha R1 is coming with auto braking (apparently)

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    There’s been various rumours and updates about the next-generation Yamaha R1, widely expected to appear at the end of this year to make up the top of the 2020 model range. So far we’ve been told that the bike is getting variable intake, contra-rotating crankshaft, seamless gears and now the latest bit of tech to…

  • VIDEO: Honda’s electric CR in action. And it looks ready to race.

    VIDEO: Honda’s electric CR in action. And it looks ready to race.

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    Honda recently unveiled an electric version of its hugely successful CR motocross bike at the Tokyo Motor Show to widespread acclaim – and the bike’s just been caught in action out on track in Japan. Following the reveal of the new electric CR prototype a few weeks ago – it would seem that the bike’s…

  • European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

    European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

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    Today the European Parliament will vote for or against the compulsory use of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) in all road vehicles. Some cars with the ISA system fitted are already on sale, but if the proposals are agreed, the law hopes to be applied to all road vehicles in the European market by 2022. By…

  • RMK’s revolutionary HUBLESS electric motorcycle; the E2.

    RMK’s revolutionary HUBLESS electric motorcycle; the E2.

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    Finnish technology start-up RMK has announced it’s now taking pre-orders for its E2 electric motorcycle – which features a revolutionary hubless wheel design. Blending traditional cruiser and roadster styling and ergonomics with thoroughly modern technology, RMK’s E2 electric motorcycle is driven by a rear rim-mounted motor with a hubless design. It’s a clever idea –…

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