motorcycle

Annual New Year’s post dash in Japan looks like a scene from a blockbuster film【Video】

Every year, dedicated post office workers hop on their scooters to deliver a nation’s New Year’s cards, and it’s so much fun to watch!

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On the 7th anniversary of 3.11, Japanese netizens reflect on the story of the tsunami motorcycle

The story of the Harley Davidson that traveled across the Pacific Ocean is warming hearts again.

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Amazing GIF compiles some of the best scenes inspired by Kaneda’s drifting in Akira

We doubt anyone could ever forget just how influential Akira is, but here’s a GIF to remind you just in case you ever do!

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Yamaha shows off Motobot, the motorcycle-driving robot created to surpass us, at Tokyo Motor Show

With all the companies working on self-driving cars right now, it can be difficult for companies to differentiate themselves from competitors.

Yamaha, however, is sure to stand out from the crowd with their newest project Motobot, a robot designed to ride a motorcycle on its own. But simply riding a motorcycle isn’t enough—the company’s hope is to eventually create a machine that can “surpass” humans!

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Kumanu!!! Japan’s most popular mascot meets Keanu Reeves at endurance motorcycle championship

Did you know that actor Keanu Reeves has his own motorcycle production company, Arch Motorcycle? We had no idea either, until he made an impromptu appearance at the Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture for the 8 Hours Motorcycle Endurance World Championship on July 25, test-driving his very own KRGT-1 Superbike.

Oh, and he also met Kumamoto Prefecture’s beloved yuru-kyara Kumamon at the same time!

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Because we all want globular drum sets: Yamaha design teams take creativity to a new level

Have you ever been in that situation when you simultaneously need a motorcycle and a musical instrument at the same time? It sucks, right? But there is one company out there that could help you in the sticky situation: the Yamaha Corporation, which specializes in both audio and visual goods, as well as engines.

Design is important to this Japanese company, so this year, they are making their second appearance at the French design event, “Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015,” and they are bringing their A-game. The company is changing up their strategy to create designs that are cool, classy and innovative.

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Off-road bikes added to Japan’s disaster relief arsenal

In light of emergency vehicles being unable to reach victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has announced the addition of 10 off-road bikes to their force.

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Check out this Smart car with a Suzuki Hayabusa engine!【Video】

If you like motorcycles, or motorsports, or even just going really fast, then you’ve probably heard of the Suzuki Hayabusa–the world’s fastest production motorcycle. With a reported top speed of around 190 miles per hour for production models, the Japanese-made bike is sure to help put miles between you and any problems you might have–like figuring out how to pay back the US$14,500 price tag.

But it turns out that you don’t need the entire motorcycle to have a good time. For an ambitious gearhead, all you need is the machine’s massive engine and a light car!

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Biker/Photographer gives Google Street View car taste of its own medicine

In many countries around the world, they’re out there – watching you. They see your front porch, they see your place of business, the Google Street View cameras even see the tops of mountains. And yet, seeing one of them is almost like finding a four-leaf clover.

One motorcycle rider by the Twitter name of Goh Hazuki managed to catch one of these elusive beasts in its natural habitat on Highway 64 in Fukushima Prefecture. Above we can see him from the perspective of the Google car. Next, let’s take a look at the car from his personal street view.

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Suzuki bringing back ghosts of the 80s with turbocharged motorcycle

Sometimes ideas are too ahead of their time and get forgotten over the years. In 1978, Kawasaki released the Z1R TC, the first motorcycle to use a Turbocharged engine which gave it noticeably more power that other engines of the same size. However, after a brief love affair that lasted into the early ’80s, Japanese bike manufacturers turned their backs on the technology.

Now at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show from 23 November to 1 December, Suzuki is looking to bring it back with their new concept Recursion sports motorcycle which promises to go back and rectify all the problems that dogged turbocharged bikes of the past.

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Police Reported of Suspicious Person Fitting the Description of Police

Sadly these days, we see more and more stories of crimes committed against young children.  That’s why reporting anything out of the ordinary can help save lives.

However, on the Hyogo Prefectural Police operated online crime prevention board, “Hyogo Security Net” a suspicious person report was posted that made several people stop and scratch their heads.  The police seem to have an APB out on themselves.

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