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Why I Chose the MT-07 Instead of the New MT-09 or the YZF-R7 as My Favorite Motorcycle?

On the right is Sankichi Abe, a good friend of mine for 45 years, who personally delivered the MT-07 to me. We were paired riders in the first five Suzuka 8 Hours. The MT-07 is a basic sport while the...
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New Yamaha MT-09 vs Previous Model

Is this a normal evolution or a change of direction? Eight years after its introduction, the MT-09 has been given a full makeover. The three-cylinder engine has been stroked to increase displacement a...
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[KTM 1290 Adventure R Test Ride Review] Huge Off-road Machine Evolves Further with Electric System that Wisely Supports Unusual Riding

Photo by: Masahiko Watanabe Upgraded to off-road specs with a focus on the suspension Continuing with the media test rides of KTM's 2021 Adventure Series, I would like to report on the 1290 Super Adve...
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Aprilia RS660 Track Test Ride: A Fresh Take on the Joy of Riding a Motorcycle

Photography: Koji Kawamoto Extremely compact, light, and easy I had the chance to test ride Aprilia's latest model, the RS660, at the track and would like to report on it. The other day, I was in char...
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This is a True Neo-Classic! Harley-Davidson’s Revival of the Famous Electra Glide

Harley's famous motorcycle revival series started Harley-Davidson has introduced the limited production premium reissue series "Icon Collection". This series is a limited production model that strongl...
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80% of Vehicles Don’t Stop at Pedestrian Crossings | How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a Rear-end Collision!

Stopping at a crosswalk is a strict rule. The other day, another rider's precious life was lost in a tragic rear-end collision. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, a truck rear-ende...
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What I Couldn’t Resist Adding to My Widened Dream of Seeing the Webike Motorcycle Show 2021

There are some great aftermarket parts out there. The Webike Motorcycle Show (WMS) 2021, which has been rolling out on Webike for a while now, has introduced many new products and provided detailed de...
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“CB1100R”, “CB750Four K0 Mold” Fun to Ride, the Legendary Old Motorcycle Introduction Series Vol.2

Fun to Ride I'll be introducing old and rare motorcycles with guests at Bike Life, Out-of-Print Motorcycle Museum! In this issue, let's take a look at two of Honda's legendary motorcycles, the CB1100...
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Preliminary Report on the New GB350 Test Ride: The Ultimate in Comfort for the “Single-cylinder Motorcycle” that Everyone Envisions

Air-cooled single-cylinder motorcycle developed by Honda in Japan I'd like to report on a media test ride I attended of Honda's new model, the GB350. The GB350 was developed as a motorcycle for riders...
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Is the Metropolitan Expressway a Dangerous Road for Motorcycles?

At around 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 19, on the Haneda Route of the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway in Minato-ku, Tokyo, a motorcycle traveling in the left lane came into contact with a passenger car t...
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[Analysis by Pro] The GB350 is Expected to Give Retro Single Fans the Ride they’ve Been Waiting For

The GB350 has been officially announced. To be honest, I was not very interested in this air-cooled SOHC 2-valve single-cylinder motorcycle because I heard that it was based on the Hynes CB350 produce...
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Motorcycle I wish I Had, Honda GB500TT! The Big Single Throbbing Conveys the Longing of a TT Racer

GB500TT Nowadays motorcycles are great, but there were many great and fun motorcycles in the past. I'd like to take a look back at some of the motorcycles that I wish were around today, based on my ow...
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[DUCATI Multistrada V4S Test Ride Report] A True Multi-purpose Machine that Conquers All Roads with its Power Beyond Expectations!

New generation Multistrada with V4 engine and radar I attended a test ride of Ducati's new generation adventure motorcycle, the Multistrada V4, in Japan and would like to report on it. Introduced in 2...
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[Summary Article: Part 2] New Hayabusa, Yoshimura short tube for ZX-25R and more! |Webike Motorcycle Show 2021

A digest of eight of the hottest articles from the ongoing Webike Motorcycle Show 2021! New articles in a wide range of genres, from the hottest new models to revolutionary bags for camp touring! F...
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New Rebel1100 Test Ride: This Exhilarating Experience, I Dare to Call it a Casual Sport!

The true heart of the Rebel family with the power of the Africa Twin. I'd like to report on my participation in a media test ride of Honda's new model, the Rebel 1100. The Rebel series, which has been...
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Motorcycles to Turn Off the Lights During the Day! Daytime Running Lights Finally Become Practical

Motorcycles should turn on their lights even in the daytime! In 1989, a public-private awareness campaign was launched with an illustration of "Nori-P chan" by Noriko Sakai, an idol who was extremely ...
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The Pan America 1250 is Finally Available in Japan. How Powerful is Harley’s First Adventure Machine?

Delivery in Japan starts in July Harley-Davidson's first adventure touring model, the Pan America 1250 and its advanced version, the Pan America 1250 Special, will finally make their debut in Japan. T...
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It’s done! I can take care of a little scratch with a stylus!

There are always a lot of traps lurking in the shadows of an enjoyable motorcycle life. Red light, stop and try to get to your feet, there is no ground ....... Gush! In the morning, I was trying to h...
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Royal Enfield Opens Tokyo Showroom, a Hands-on Space with the Scent of Bright British Motorcycles

Royal Enfield has opened its first brand showroom in Japan, "Royal Enfield Tokyo Showroom" in Suginami City, Tokyo. I attended the pre-opening media test ride and would like to report on the event. An...
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The New Speed Triple 1200RS, a New Generation Machine that Combines the Best Features of the Street Fighter!!

30 horsepower increase and 10 kg weight loss is awesome! Triumph's new Speed Triple 1200RS will make its debut in Japan. The new Speed Triple 1200RS is a fully redesigned model with a completely new d...
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