Batmanís Original BatcycleThu, 11 Dec 2008
Oh, that Batman and his toys, those marvelous toys. Millionaire Bruce Wayneís alter ego has always had a penchant for accessories. While normally reserved for freeing him and boy wonder from intellectually challenged villains, he has also had his fair share of tricked-out transportation over the years.
Callaway Builds Motorcycle EngineThu, 20 Nov 2008
Callaway is a name that has become synonymous with Corvettes over the years, and with good reason. However, in addition to unleashing the power of Americaís legendary sports car, Reeves Callaway has also done technical and engineering consulting for motorcycle companies such as Yamaha. A few years ago, he showed the world a V16 motor he built using four Yamaha 1,000cc motorcycle engines mounted on a custom fabricated aluminum block.
Celebrities on MotorcyclesWed, 12 Nov 2008
Warren Buffett Could Buy 3.5Million 2009 Yamaha V-Max Motorcycles. Better ramp up production! Seen here, Billionaire financier Warren Buffett poses on a motorcycle during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting.
EICMA 2008: First ImpressionsMon, 03 Nov 2008
I have had a little walk around checking out the preparations for the show. I havenít seen anything that I havenít already seen or heard about previously, but hereís a selection from three of the halls. Yamaha are the only manufacturer to use an industrial crane to place some of its bikes up on high rise stands.
OEMs Plug into Electric BikesSat, 01 Nov 2008
KTM introduced its prototype electric motorcycle earlier this week, and electric bike manufacturer Zero Motorcycles almost immediately responded by opening sales on its 2009 Zero X dirt bike (look for our review of the 2008 model next week!). But these two companies arenít the only ones exploring the possibilities of electric-powered motorcycles. In September, Japanís largest industrial information journal Nikkei Business Daily reported that both Honda and Yamaha have set target dates for launching their own electric-powered motorcycles.