Kentaro (Kenny) Sagawa

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Towards Lifting a Ban on Wireless Communication at MotoGP!

Image Source: motogp.com MotoGP, the world's premier motorcycle road race, is considering the introduction of wireless communications as a means of communication between riders and teams. What are the...
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What is the Secret Strength of KTM’s Break-through in MotoGP? | Part 2

Image Source: motogp.com This is Part 2 about the secrets behind KTM's continued success in MotoGP this season. In this article, I would like to highlight the rider. ◆ What is the Secret Strength of K...
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What is the Secret Strength of KTM’s Break-through in MotoGP? | Part 1

KTM (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) rider Brad Binder finally reached the top of the podium at the fourth round of the 2020 MotoGP season in the Czech Republic. It was KTM'
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KTM 1290 Super Duke R Test Ride Review: A High-tech Beast with High-quality, Ferocious, and Supple Fangs!

KTM 1290 Super Duke R Test Ride Review: A High-tech Beast with High-quality, Ferocious, and Supple Fangs! The 2020 version of the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the pinnacle of KTM's
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KTM 890 DUKE R Test Ride Review: All Riding Evolved into Radicals, but Surprisingly Easy to Ride!

Machine Description 16ps extra with a complete renewal of the engine The new KTM 890 DUKE R has made its debut in Japan. Based on the 790DUKE, this latest model features an enlarged engine displacemen...
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V-Strom 1050XT Test Ride: A Versatile Machine that Expands the Adventurous Spirit to a Higher Level

I've been out on a 1-day touring trip on the V-Strom 1050XT and would like to share my review of it. The V-Strom 1050XT that I used for the test ride is equipped with eng
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HONDA AX-1, The Strongest Machine for City Riding Ideal for Courier

Motorcycles are evolving every day, but there were all sorts of great and fun motorcycles in the past. So, based on my own experience, I would like to look back and consi
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Ninja ZX-25R Test Ride Review: A Screaming Machine that Goes Through at 17,000rpm!

I have participated in a media event to test ride KAWASAKI's long-awaited ZX-25R super quarter, so I would like to share it immediately. I took the ZX-25R out for 2 days
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The All-New CBR600RR Finally Made Its Debut, a 100% Pure Supersport!

The new CBR600RR has finally made its debut packed with electronic control and aerodynamic from HONDA pre-release. It was officially unveiled on Friday, August 21. Let's
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Motorcycle Accidents are Surging Across Japan! More Caution with the Lifting of the Corona Self-restraint!

Self-inflicted accidents are on the rise. Earlier this week, another young life was lost in a motorcycle accident. A male university student, 21, was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a retainin...
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Issues Related to Motorcycle Noise are Getting Conspicuous!

Motorcycle noise problems are again prominent. Just the other day, a shocking incident occurred in which a man was struck with a stick while riding a motorcycle. Two men, one in his 30s and the other ...
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Trying to Find Out if the New Africa Twin is Usable in the City

The "all-inclusive" ES/DCT is a majestic giant. I want to convey my review of the new Africa Twin CRF1100L that I've been renting for the last half month or so. However, the main focus is on the streets.
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The Fun of the 150cc Scooters that Recently Catching More Attention

Just a standard 125cc for short distances. I've previously reported the popularity of mopeds and small displacement motorcycles as socially-distant vehicles in the wake of the Corona scare, but recent...
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The engine determines the ride quality of the bike. 2. What is the difference in the layout?

This is the second part about motorcycle engines. This time I'd like to consider the layout. Engines have a "number of cylinders" and a "line up" In my last column, I talked abou...
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New V-STROM 1050/XT makes its domestic debut in Japan. The DR-Z, the monster bird that flew through Paris-Dakar in the 1980s The second time around?

The concept is "Master of Adventure. The new V-Strom 1050/XT was launched by Suzuki on April 24. It is the successor model to the V-Strom 1000 sports adventure tourer, which was launched in Japan...
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The ride quality of a motorcycle is determined by the engine, Part 1.

I've been stuck at home for a long time due to the Corona disaster, but that's when it's time to learn more about motorcycles. It might be a good idea. So I'd like to think about motorcycle engines. 2...
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The Largest Mega Cruiser Boxer Engine in the History “BMW R18” has been Unveiled in Japan

The new BMW "R18" was unveiled in Japan. It is the completely new design plan model that will be BMW's first full-fledged cruiser segment. The design motif is the "R5" ma
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The Revelation of the New Lightweight Single Sports “GIXXER 250” in this Modern Era!

SUZUKI full-cowl sports model "GIXXER SF 250" will be released in Japan on April 24th, and the Naked Type "GIXXER 250" will be released in Japan from June 17th. Let's tak
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2020 KTM “890 DUKE R” is Released! A Radical Fighter Aiming to be the Strongest in Upper-Middleweight Class!

The new “890 DUKE R” has appeared from KTM, and it will be released starting from May. In this column, I will introduce the outline of the new motorcycle based on the inf
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HUNTER CUB vs. CROSS CUB: What are their Attraction and Benefits?

HONDA will release the CT125 HUNTER CUB, a highly anticipated new model, in June. What worrisome was its distinction from the CROSS CUB 110. Both are versatile models der
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