FOLLOWING EXCITEMENT AT EICMA, KTM ANNOUNCES 2018 STREET MODEL LINEUP FOR NORTH AMERICAN MARKET

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PRESS RELEASE: (MURRIETA, Calif.) – Exciting news came today from the EICMA tradeshow in Milan, Italy as KTM unveiled its all-new, production-ready (EU) KTM 790 DUKE, along with a KTM 790 ADVENTURE R prototype, cuing up how the Austrian brand’s model lineup will further expand thanks to a completely new engine generation with its 799cc […]

American Honda to Offer 2018 NC750X

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PRESS RELEASE: Nov 6, 2017 – (TORRANCE, Calif.) American Honda announced today that its midsize adventure-touring machine—long heralded as the ultimate commuting motorcycle—gets a number of important updates for 2018, enabling sportier performance while retaining the practical, utilitarian attributes for which it is known. The new NC750X will initially be offered in Europe in early 2018, […]

Honda Introduces New CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports Model

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PRESS RELEASE: Nov 6, 2017 – (MILAN, Italy) Honda’s Africa Twin platform grows today with the announcement of the 2018 CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports, which was introduced alongside an updated standard 2018 CRF1000L Africa Twin at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Following a European release early next year, both models will be available in […]

Yamaha NIKEN Leaning Multi Wheel Motorcycle Coming to USA

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**New Model Becomes World’s First 3-Wheel Leaning Production Motorcycle Cypress, CA – November 6, 2017 – More information was released today for the NIKEN leaning multi wheel (LMW) motorcycle that Yamaha Motor Company recently unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. Production of the NIKEN, and subsequent distribution for sale in the US market, has been […]

New Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT Motorcycles Introduced by Yamaha

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Cypress, CA – November 6, 2017 – The versatile Tracer 900 Sport Touring motorcycle was introduced today by Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, and it is set to replace the company’s existing FJ-09 model for 2019. Featuring a number of updates and refinements, the new Tracer 900 will continue to offer performance, versatility and value. Adding […]

Yamaha Introduces 2018 Hyper Naked Motorcycles

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***FZ Series Models Become MT (Master of Torque) Models from the Dark Side of Japan Cypress, CA – November 6, 2017 – The popular FZ motorcycle series from Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, was reintroduced today with the MT (Master of Torque) model name for 2018. While the “MT” model name has appeared on various European-spec […]

Suzuki Announces 2018 Motorcycle Lineup

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Three decades ago Suzuki revolutionized sport bikes with the introduction of the GSX-R750. Ever since then, the GSX-R750 has remained true to its original concept and championship-winning heritage. On the road or on the track, the GSX-R750 delivers a breathtaking combination of outstanding engine performance, crisp handling, compact size and light weight. The GSX-R600 is […]

Motorcycle Tire Mounting

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One thing many non-motorcycle people will never understand is how riders can get excited about installing new new rubber on their motorcycles. New motorcycle tires look good, feel good and help you ride at the top of your game by providing better grip, faster stopping (shorter distance), and excellent traction in wet conditions via maximum […]

Do Motorcycle Tires Expire? A Guide to Tire Date Codes

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Much like a good beer, all tires are stamped with a Born On Date at time of manufacturing.  Also like beer, tires have an expected shelf life and they both age very differently on an uncontrolled shelf versus in a temperature-controlled environment. When the new rubber you ordered from  www.ChapMoto.com tire order arrives to your […]

Yamaha Introduces New XSR700 Sport Heritage Motorcycle and XMAX Scooter

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Cypress, CA – September 21, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today introduced their new XSR700 Sport Heritage motorcycle and XMAX scooter, exemplifying the company’s ongoing commitment to bringing new and exciting models to market. The new XSR700 and XMAX are just part of Yamaha’s poignant 2018 model lineup announcements, which have already included the early September introduction of the […]