Japan Motorcycle Export
By Daniel Levy
"If you are going to do something, be the best"
Ginichi Kawakami, Yamaha Motor Company First President.
Yamaha Motorcycles, under this motto, employing all its creativity, and with a very strong spirit of challenge, became what it is now: one of the biggest players in the worldwide motorcycling scene.
But Yamaha's history doesn't start with motorcycles.
It is back in 1877 that Torakusu Yamaha started with the Nippon Gakki Company that later would become Yamaha Corporation: an important manufacturer of fine musical instruments.
As the company grew, they explored several fields of opportunity in the textile industry and others.
During the World War II, the company set up a factory to produce airplane propellers. This plant played an important role in Yamaha's entry to the motorcycle industry as you will see.
After the war, Yamaha Corporation had to find new ways to use the tooling a…
By Anna Brown
Introduced in 1954, Kawasaki motorcycles have made quite a name for themselves in high performance motorcycles. After manufacturing motorcycle engines for years, Kawasaki decided to get into the motorcycle business.
They bought out Megero Motorcycles in 1960 after making the decision that they would be a leader in the market. With that goal in mind, the company decided to offer every type of motorcycle at the same time. Using this strategy would make or break them. With the new company under their belt, they were able to sell everything from a 50cc model up to the powerful twin 650CC and anything in between.
Many of the Kawasaki models were designed for dirt bike racing. These are powerful yet lightweight, giving the rider an edge over the competition. Kawasaki bikes are also known for their sturdy frame, great suspension, and affordable price tags. Manufacturing the engines for years gave them the first-hand knowledge that would …
By Penny Quyen
All sports motorcycles are classified in the street category. The design meets the high demands for performance, which corresponds to the way the features optimization takes place, usually at the expense of the rider's comfort. The forefather of these modern vehicles was produced by Vincent Motorcycles, a company that produced bikes that reached astounding speeds back in the 50s. The first real sport bike was produced by Honda in 1969. And sports motorcycle have been acclaimed ever since as the most sophisticated bikes of all.
The first sports motorcycles produced by Honda had an in-line 4-cylinder engine, and front disk brakes, opening the door for new bike technologies. Then followed Kawasaki Z1 that fired competition among Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. At the international level, the Japanese 'bike war' put a stop to the expansion of the British motorcycling industry, and changed the market dominance. Japanese sports motorcycles th…
By Vigdis S. Aas
When you are looking for a great motorcycle, you may want to try the Honda motorcycle. You will get this good dependable and quality product many years from. There is not doubt that you will be happy with your choice for many years to come. You will feel good and look good when you are riding down the road on your cool ride.
For a lot of the riders, finding the right motorcycle is going to be a difficult decision. They will take their time and find the right motorcycle that will be right for them. It will take a long time to search and find the one that will fit your personality and your lifestyle. It is important to make the best decision that you will be happy with and be comfortable with as well.
Most bike riders will ask their buddies what is going to be the best bike for them. They will take their information and advice and try to make the best decision for them. A lot of times the bike riders will discuss their problems w…
By Dirk Mathers
Are you looking for a motorcycle but don't know what brand to trust in? Well, a Honda Motorcycle is probably the best choice for you. This bike will be dependable and all of your Honda motorcycle parts will last for years and years to come. In this trying economy, it is probably not the time to invest in a big diesel truck or a high maintenance car. Get a brand new motorcycle from the world's largest and most trusted motorcycle manufacturers, Honda.
In early 1949, Honda began producing high quality bikes. When it reached 2005, Honda already accumulated several manufacturing plants in more than twenty different countries and more than 150 million bikes were sold. As years went by, the quality of Honda bikes became better and better and the popularity of the brand rose to an all time high. The most popular and perhaps the greatest of all the Honda models is the Valkyrie.
The Honda Valkyrie is offered as a six cylinder, inline engi…
By Daniel Levy
Started in a small warehouse by Michio Suzuki back in 1909, Suzuki aimed at making better looms for the Japanese silk industry. It was only thirty years after its existence that the company started thinking of diversifying into cars, motorcycles and related machinery. In fact, it was only after the collapse of the cotton market in 1951, that Suzuki seriously got into the motorcycle and car industry.
One of the first two-wheeled innovations by Suzuki was a motorized bicycle called the "Power Free". This bicycle was so ingeniously designed that the government of Japan gave Suzuki a subsidy in order to continue their research in motorcycle and car innovation. As time progressed, the company started to build better and better motorcycles. And by 1962, Suzuki Motorcycles had won their first 50cc Grand Prix World Championship.
By the late 60s, the company had become known and respected in the American and European motorbike world. One …
By Sue Chambers
Driving along town with your Yamaha motorcycle can satisfy your desire for speed. Their wide range of motorcycles can fit both the male and the female. Indeed, there is something for everyone. Now, in case you are eying over the idea of buying your own motorcycle but you are afraid that your budget isn't sufficient to cover the cost, don't worry because you can always buy used Yamaha motorcycle online.
When shopping for items online, there are considerations to follow. The online arena isn't a place to carry out your carelessness because the risk of being scammed is high thus to guide you along your purchase, this article will discuss some important things to you:Never judge a thing by its look, therefore never buy a product online simply because you love how the owner took its picture. It is important to simply do your search for used motorcycles online but schedule a meet up with the owner first before you decide to shell out yo…
By Daniel Levy
The story of Kawasaki Company goes back to 1924, at that time involved into metallurgy and the aircraft industry.
In 1949, they decided to enter the motorcycle industry producing engines that could be adapted to motorcycles.
FIRST KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLES PRODUCTS a Motorcycle Engines
In their line you could find a 60 cc two-stroke, as well as a 150cc and a 250cc four-stroke engines developed with technology from BMW; company whom with they had had relationships since their beginnings in the aeronautical industry.
It wasn't until 1954 that Kawasaki Motorcycles produced their first complete motorcycle under the name of Meihatsu (a subsidiary of Kawasaki Aircraft Co.).
Almost at the same time, they also tried to introduce their own line of scooters to the market, but they soon realized they couldn't compete against the two giants of the scooters industry for those days: the Fuji Rabbit and the Mitsubishi S…