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Motorcycle News 2018/19

June 13, 2017


Yamaha releases 2018 motorcycles

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2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Line:

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Line: First Ride Review

09/08/2017

Lighter weight, more power, better suspension and steeper lean angles. This isn't a "New Dyna," but it's sure not your old Softail

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261 kph WATER ROCKET TRIKE ǀ 0-100 kph in 0.55 second

WATER ROCKET TRIKE: Eco-Friendly Dragster


Sep 13, 2017


Many of us had the opportunity to launch small rockets made from soda bottles filled with water and compressed air. Using this very simple principle and with some rainwater, I have reached 261 km/h (162.2 mph) on a homemade trike, while accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62.15 mph) in 0.551 second (the average acceleration during the first 852 milliseconds, which was the elapsed time needed to cover the first 60 feet (18.288 meters), was 50.3868 metres per second squared or 5.138 g).
This video was shot on the Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in France.

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2018 Softail Motorcycles


Harley Launches Over 300 Parts & Accessories for 2018 Softail Motorcycles



September 19, 2017


Harley-Davidson continues its leadership as one of the most customized motorcycle brands in the world with the launch of over 300 new parts and accessories designed for its eight all-new 2018 Softail motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Genuine Parts & Accessories are developed alongside the new motorcycles to provide riders with the highest quality and the most extensive range of customization options starting from the same day the motorcycles launch. Harley-Davidson gives owners immediate customization choices for a personalized look, a tailored ride, the perfect fit and increased performance over a stock bike. The research and development of these brand-new accessories focused on making customization the easiest it has ever been by requiring less parts and installation time than ever before.



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Zero Motorocycles Announces 2018 Model Line

Zero Motorocycles Announces 2018 Model Line

October 17, 2017

Zero once again raised the bar for all electric motorcycles by increasing battery capacity and range, and launching a new high-speed on-board charger option that increases charging speeds by 6X.

For more details about Zero’s 2018 line or to see the new motorcycles at a dealer near you, visit ZERO MOTORCYCLES ? The Electric Motorcycle Company - Official Site (link is external).

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Yamaha debuts new models

Yamaha debuts new models

November 7, 2017

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., introduced its supersport motorcycles for 2018, showcasing the company’s complete R World model lineup, its 2018 Hyper Naked motorcycles and a Ténéré prototype model at the 2017 EICMA.

Yamaha 2018 supersport motorcycle lineup




2018 YZF-R1M


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Recall Alert : Indian Motorcycles 2017/18

October 27, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V682000
Incorrect Headlight Installed/FMVSS 108


The light output from the incorrect headlight can affect the motorcycle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V682000

Manufacturer Indian Motorcycle Company

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,096

Summary

Indian Motorcycles Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Cheiftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles. These motorcycles may be equipped with a European-market, not US-market, halogen headlight assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

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Indian will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycle and replace any incorrect headlight assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-17-03.

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Polaris Slingshot

I Drove a Polaris Slingshot for 5 Minutes and it Was Weird

Dec 01, 2017




Three-wheeled car-cycles aren’t a new idea by any means, in fact, Morgan has been building them since the early 1930s. These oddballs were initially built as a loophole for people who wanted to drive a car while only holding a much less expensive motorcycle license.

The Polaris Slingshot is a far cry from the wooden-framed three-wheelers of the 1930s though, sharing only the philosophy of open-road driving with a motorcycle that won’t fall over.

The angles and lines of this tricycle are science-fiction-esque and you can have it in your favorite highlighter shade. Having no doors means you just hop in over the tubular space frame, the seats are bolstered nicely and the seatbelts cross your body from right-to-left — the opposite of the traditional method — which is one of many clues that this is not a traditional driving experience.





The driving position is interesting, but not uncomfortable. The steering wheel is positioned slightly higher than normal and at a slight angle, but this allows for easy hand-over-hand maneuvers. For a low car without a windshield, the expectation is to be sitting really low to the ground, but in actual fact, you feel quite high up, and it’s not hard to see the front corners of the car. The rear corner(s?) are a different story, but again, your mind fools you into thinking this is a regular car experience.

Hitting an apex is much easier when you don’t have to worry about your rear wheels cutting across the line. You just put your front wheels on the edge of the bend and don’t worry about what’s happening with the rear. Dart into a corner and the front end understeers slightly, but that can be solved with a little bit of throttle, which you wouldn’t think would work because of the single rear wheel, but it corrects it nicely and gets you through the corner. Even with traction control on, it lets you have a little fun, and you can get a rear end swing on if you keep your foot in it.




Although fun, there are some drawbacks to being both a motorcycle and a car, chief among which is that in some states, you will be required to wear a motorcycle helmet and have a motorcycle license, and I can imagine it’s hard to avoid potholes with a wheel in the center of the road. On the small track I drove it on, however, the handing really shines, and taking it to a larger track would be a hoot. All in all, the experience is a unique one for sure, and if you ever get an opportunity to drive one, I suggest you do so.

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Recall Alert : Zero Motorcycles

November 28, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V762000
Incorrect Information on Federal Label/Part 567


If the affected 2018 motorcycles are ever subject to a recall, the owner may not realize the safety risk because of the misstated model year.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V762000

Manufacturer Zero Motorcycles Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 36

Summary

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2018 S ZF13.0, S ZF7.2, SR ZF14.4, DS ZF13.0, DSR ZF14.4, FX ZF7.2, and FXS ZF7.2 motorcycles. The information on the Vehicle Emission Control Information (VECI) Label may indicate the wrong model year. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

Remedy

Zero will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect label with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero's number for this recall is SV-ZMC-017-380.

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Recall Alert : Kawasaki Motorcycles.

December 1, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V774000
Improper ECU Setting may cause Engine Stall

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V774000

Manufacturer Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,914

Summary

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Z125 PRO & PRO KRT Edition motorcycles, models BR125JHF and BR125JJF. The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have an improper setting for the fuel injection, allowing the engine to stall.

Remedy

Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECU, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381.

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