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Honda takes Red Dot accolades for cars and motorcycles

TOKYO, Japan – Honda has announced that the all-new Honda e electric car and the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade supersport motorcycle have each won a  ‘Red Dot’ product design rating*. The Honda e (above) won”Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020′ in the automobile category and ‘Red Dot 2020’ in the meta category of “Smart Products”. ”Honda… Continue reading Honda takes Red Dot accolades for cars and motorcycles

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Decade of smarter motorcycles will cut crashes

Urbanisation will change motorcycles as we know them Bosch tech will make motorcycles fit for the future Light electric vehicles will reduce complexity and cost MILAN, Italy – Megatrends such as urbanisation and Earth-friendly sustainability are apparently about to fundamentally change mobility and the use of motorcycles. Dirk Hoheisel, a member of the Bosch management… Continue reading Decade of smarter motorcycles will cut crashes

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Vincent Rapide ‘Best of Show’ in US Quail show

Attended by nearly 3,200 people from around the world, the annual event included appearances by icons of motorcycle racing heritage and future design, a unique selection of local food and beverages, and a stunning display of the rarest, fastest, and most iconic motorcycles of the last hundred years. CARMEL, California – A 1951 Vincent Rapide owned… Continue reading Vincent Rapide ‘Best of Show’ in US Quail show

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Suzuki soaring: Record sales of cars, bikes, and boat-power

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki Auto SA sold 2102 new vehicles in December 2021 to, the company says, scored a passenger vehicle market share of 8.18% with deliveries of 27 583 new units. ”It’s our best year yet,” the company’s brand marketing manager Brandon Carpenter told The Corner. ”We also reported five dealer sales records and… Continue reading Suzuki soaring: Record sales of cars, bikes, and boat-power

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Honda America gets Wing and CRF updates for 2021

TORRANCE, California – Honda America’s first new-model announcement of 2021 confirms a refreshed member of the Gold Wing family with a number of upgrades intended to deliver more long-distance comfort and convenience. One is a larger ”boot” on the bikes to accommodate two full-face crash helmets. Honda America also announced upgrades to its smallest dual-sport… Continue reading Honda America gets Wing and CRF updates for 2021

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Energica: Going seriously electric on two wheels

Fastest, most technically advanced, superbikes for SANo shifting, race components, and Italian build qualityZero to 100km/h 2.6sec, 240km/h, four riding modes CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Electronia SA, a distributor of electric vehicles, has signed an exclusive deal with Italian superbikemaker Energica to be the South Africa agent for Energica Electric Superbikes. These Superbikes are… Continue reading Energica: Going seriously electric on two wheels

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Truckers to the rescue: Toys for the tots roll in

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The annual Truckers Charity Convoy, with more than 40 long-haul trucks and heavy-duty rescue vehicles escorted by dozens of motorcycles, rolled into the city’s Killarney International Raceway on October 4. They were loaded with soft toys to be donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa’s campaign for toys for… Continue reading Truckers to the rescue: Toys for the tots roll in

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Delivering training to the bikers who bring your burgers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Delivery motorcycle crashes, already too frequent in South Africa, are likely to increase in frequency as CoVid-19 continues with more and more riders delivering everything from food to medication to people’s homes. So, how do we prevent delivery-bike crashes?  Eugene Herbert, MD of road-training organisation MasterDrive, says the ease of obtaining… Continue reading Delivering training to the bikers who bring your burgers

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K53 licence guides for nix: Quit taxis, get an income!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – AutoTrader, South Africa’s most widely read motoring ”marketplace” has compiling a free K53 learner driver’s book in conjunction with Help Guides. ”The aim,” the publication says, ”is to champion wider access to the K53 manual as a crucial step towards greater mobility and, eventually, financial freedom for many.” George Mienie, AutoTrader’s… Continue reading K53 licence guides for nix: Quit taxis, get an income!