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Honda Kumamoto Factory

Honda President Yasato On Complete Restoration Of Kumamoto Factory, “We’ve Got Keep On Working Steadily”

Honda opened up their Kumamoto factory (Ozu-cho, Kumamoto Prefecture) that they have been working to restore to working order since the earthquake in April to members of the press on 13 September.
Yamaha PW50

Yamaha updates PW30 AT kids' bike with aluminum outer tubes and more

Yamaha has made some changes to the PW50 automatic engine-equipped fan bike for kids and it will go on sale August 25.
Yamaha 05GEN

Yamaha unveils two new GEN mobility concept models

Yamaha has continued its "Refined Dynamism" philosophy by releasing its 5th and 6th GEN concept models, the 05GEN and 06GEN.
Suzuki GSX-RR (reference image)

MotoGP: Suzuki signs contract with top Moto2 racer Alex Rins

On June 20, Suzuki announced that it had signed a 2-year factory rider contract with Moto2 class ranking top driver Alex Rins. Suzuki will race in the MotoGP in 2017 and 2018 with Rins and Andrea Iannone.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Kawasaki Ninja H2R wins 2016 All Japan Invention award for innovative design

Kawasaki Heavy Industries announced that it won the Invention Award for the high performance sports bike Ninja H2R's design at the 2016 All Japan Invention Awards. The Awards are held by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.
Yamaha YZF-R25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Edition

Yamaha to release YZF-R25 MotoGP Triple Crown limited edition model

On July 20, Yamaha Motor Company will release its YZF-R25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Edition, a limited edition version of the YZF-R25 full cowl sport bike equipped with a 249cc twin engine.
2016 Honda Grom

Honda gives Grom 125cc sports bike an exterior upgrade with LED headlights and more

Honda has given the stylish Grom 125cc sports model an exterior upgrade and the new model goes on sale June 9.
Alex Lowes

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha aims for consecutive titles with two factory teams

On June 1, Yamaha Motor Company announced that at this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race, it will enter two teams, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team and the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team. It will aim to capture its second straight victory and sixth ever with their YZF-R1 factory bike specifically designed for the 8 Hours.
Yamaha Tricity 155

Yamaha to release 2nd Leaning Multi-Wheel the Tricity 155

Yamaha has plans to release the Tricity 155 3-wheeled commuter with two wheels in front and a 155cc Blue Core water cooling engine.
Kawasaki KLX110L

Kawasaki to release 2017 KX Series from July 1

Kawasaki is set to release the 2017 commercial motocross KX Series on July 1.
Honda Kumamoto plant

Honda to resume full operations at Kumamoto plant in mid-August

On the afternoon of April 28, Honda made a forecast for its Kumamoto plant, which is currently stopped. The company says it plans to completely resume operations in mid-August. Part of its production operations will resume from May 6.
Honda PCX Special Edition

Honda offers new limited edition colors for the PCX series

Honda is offering a special edition version of the PCX and PCX150 scooters with special colors. The PCX and PCX150 combine a stylish exterior with excellent eco-friendly performance. Orders are limited and started on April 22.
Honda's Kumamoto Factory

Honda extends halting of operations to April 28 at Kumamoto Factory

Honda Motor Company has announced that the halting of operations at its Kumamoto Factory due to the recent earthquakes, which were initially until April 22, will be extended until April 28 as a result of damages incurred to its facilities.
Japan Meteorological Agency warns of continued earthquakes. The picture is Gen Aoki, head of the agency's earthquake and volcano division.

Honda's Kumamoto facility to stay closed amid continued seismic activity

The effects of the continued aftershocks in Kumamoto are having a growing impact on production for many companies. Honda has decided that its facility in the city of Otsu will stay offline until the 22nd. The most significant reason expressed by the company's PR department is the number of aftershocks.
The Honda Giorno production line at Kumamoto Factory (reference image)

Honda to suspend operations at Kumamoto Factory until April 22

On April 17, Honda Motor Company announced that operations at its Kumamoto Factory (Ozu-machi, Kumamoto) have been suspended until April 22 due to the Kumamoto earthquake.
Saluto RX

Yamaha introduces 110cc Saluto RX with new engine for India

Yamaha announced that sales of its new Saluto RX 110c street bike for India will start at the end of April.
Yamaha XSR900 60th Anniversary at 2016 Tokyo Motorcycle Show

2016 Tokyo Motorcycle Show: Show Car Library - Yamaha XSR900 60th Anniversary

At the 2016 Tokyo Motorcycle Show, Yamaha displayed the XSR900 60th Anniversary version of the new XSR900 sports road bike with special colors to commemorate the occasion.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 at the 2016 Tokyo Motorcycle Show

2016 Tokyo Motorcycle Show: Show Car Library – Suzuki GSX-R1000

Suzuki made the Japan debut of its GSX-R1000 next-generation concept model at the 2016 Tokyo Motorcycle Show.
Image of Super Cubs posted on Honda's official Twitter page

Honda’s Super Cub to be harvested!?

On April 1, Honda posted a bizarre image of the Super Cub on its official Twitter page.
Yamaha electric-assist bicycle "YPJ-R"

Tokyo Motorcycle Show '16: Yamaha's electric road bike in short supply, selling more than anticipated

At the Yamaha booth, one electric assist bicycle stood among a variety of motorcycles. That would be the YPJ-R, which has been largely unavailable because of rapid sales since it came to market in December last year.
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