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2020 Toyota Avalon TRD Review: More Playful Than Your Average Daily Driver

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD In Our Opinion: Never in a million years did we expect the Avalon to receive the TRD treatment! We have driven many TRD vehicles in the past, like the Tundra, 4Runner, and RAV4. Those are vehicles you can get dirty with, but our Avalon TRD was sleek and shiny, strolling around the Denver metro. While it would be nice to see a more powerful V6 in time, for right now, we are happy. Exterior Styling 88 Interior Layout 92 Driving Dynamics 92 ...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Colorado, Autos, Toyota, Epa, Denis, Denver, Jbl, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Amazon Alexa, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Safety Tech Features, Toyota Avalon TRD

Cool Commuter: A Kawasaki ER-6n tracker from Jakarta

To most people, the mid-sized Kawasaki ER-6n is the quintessential no-frills commuter—it scores high on usability, but its looks don’t exactly set hearts ablaze. But to the crew at Studio Motor, it’s the perfect donor for a lively street tracker. ER-6n customs are rare, but the Indonesia shop has built several of them already, and even has a couple in their custom motorcycle rental fleet. As far as they’re concerned, the Kawasaki’s 649 cc parallel twin motor and surprisingly good chassis are ...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Indonesia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Jakarta, Bandung, West Java, Kawasaki, Brembo, SunStar, Custom Motorcycles, Nissin, Kawasaki motorcycles, Shinko, Street Tracker

Nissan’s CEO Explains Recovery Plan to Angry Investors

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida attempted to smooth things over with investors last week by going over his company’s new recovery plan in great detail. As you undoubtedly know by now, the automaker found itself in a less than blissful situation following an ugly internal power struggle that highlighted corporate corruption and a business strategy that […] The post Nissan’s CEO Explains Recovery Plan to Angry Investors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Scandal, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Industry News, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Uchida, Restructuring, Recovery Plan, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Makoto Uchida, Investor meetings

2020 Honda CBR400R Revealed in Japan

A Ready-to-Go Small Sportbike Honda recently revealed the 2020 version of the CBR400R in Japan, according to Indian Autos Blog. Unfortunately, this motorcycle will be for the Japanese market only, but it’s a killer bike and one that I would like to see Honda take elsewhere in the world. The motorcycle features the same 399cc engine that is fitted to the CB400X that I discussed not long ago. The engine is is a parallel-twin and it puts out about 45 hp. It will likely be tuned a bit differently f...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Kawasaki, KTM

INR 5.60 lakh 2020 Honda CBR400R to be launched in Japan on 31 July

The 2020 Honda CBR400R will be launched in Japan on 31 July. The new 400cc...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Honda

Sleeper: A stealthily upgraded Triumph Street Twin

We’re all for extreme machines that draw a crowd when parked up, but we also love ‘sleeper’ customs—those that keep their performance potential under wraps. At first glance, this Triumph from Amsterdam looks like a regular Street Twin with a mild retro makeover. But it’ll probably get its rider from A to B faster than any other Street Twin in Europe, thanks to a heavily reworked engine and big suspension upgrades. It belongs to sculptor Ram Katzir, whose work is shown all over the world—fr...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Germany, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, ASV, Motorcycles, Paris, Ram, Amsterdam, Belgium, Pirelli, Daytona, Brembo, LSL, Custom Motorcycles

2020 Honda CBR400R with a new ‘CBR’ logo revealed in Japan - IAB Report

The 2020 Honda CBR400R has been revealed in Japan. The new motorcycle does not...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Honda, CBR

Honda Reveals an Updated CB400X Adventure Bike

Lightweight Adventure for Japan In terms of small adventure bikes, the market is much more interesting than it used to be, and Honda has plenty, including the new 2020 CB400X that it recently revealed. The bike was already available in certain markets, but the new 2020 model has been updated to keep it current and desirable as an entry-level adventure machine, according to Top Gear Philippines. The motorcycle was revealed in Japan and will be sold there. At this time there’s no word on if the b...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Matte Ballistic Black Metallic

INR 5.82 lakh 2020 Honda CB400X to be launched in Japan on 31 July

The 2020 Honda CB400X adventure motorcycle will be launched in Japan on 31...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Honda

2020 Honda CB400X dual-sport motorcycle revealed in Japan - IAB Report

The 2020 Honda CB400X has been revealed in Japan. The 400cc dual-sport...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Honda

The Complete Guide to Snell M2020 Standard

The Snell Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates helmet standards for helmets for vehicular activities including motorcycles. My colleagues Jim and Cameron went to the Snell Foundation’s headquarters last year to see exactly how the professionals there do their testing and create the standards that have a major impact on the motorcycle industry and the racing industry.  The foundation’s mission is dedicated to the research, education, testing, and development of helmet saf...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Safety, Features, United States, Motorcycles, Cameron, North America, Guide, Shell, Jim, ECE, Snell, SNELL Memorial Foundation, HIC, Snell M2020 Standard

Waymo, Volvo partner to develop electric robotaxis

Waymo’s self-driving software footprint is expanding — this time in a partnership with Volvo Car Group. The two companies announced Thursday an “exclusive” partnership to integrate Waymo’s self-driving software into a new electric vehicle designed for ride-hailing. Volvo and Waymo provided few details on the partnership and what this might actually look like except that the companies “will first work together to integrate the Waymo Driver into an all-new mobility-focused electric vehicle plat...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Japan, France, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Autonomous Vehicles, Nissan, Volvo, Renault, Fiat Chrysler

The 2021 Honda CRF450R Will Get a Hydraulic Clutch

A New Development for This Upcoming Model Recently, I posted about the new 2021 Honda CRF450R that is supposed to be coming out very soon. The bike was spotted in design filings in a few different markets outside of the U.S., including Japan and New Zealand. One of the things I missed in that design filing was pointed out by the Italian publication Motociclismo. The folks at that publication noted the addition of a hydraulic clutch to this model.  This new clutch system would indicate that Hond...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, New Zealand, Honda, Motociclismo

2020 Suzuki GSX-R125 gets new MotoGP livery in Japan - IAB Report

The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R125 gets a new MotoGP livery in Japan. The 125cc...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Suzuki

The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Let’s get straight to it this week. Remember please reach out and email me at kirsten.koro...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Europe, Japan, UK, California, Southeast Asia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Ford, House, Paris

Flood Turns to a Trickle As U.S. Demands Fewer Cars From Japan

The trans-Pacific flow of automobiles between the U.S. and Japan has always been a lopsided thing, with an infinitely greater number of cars heading east than west. Lately, thanks to a spiky virus, that flow has tapered off. Just how fewer Japanese vehicles made a boat trip in May is cause for concern for their […] The post Flood Turns to a Trickle As U.S. Demands Fewer Cars From Japan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Sales, Exports, Autos, Pacific, News Blog, Coronavirus

The Station: Spin heads to Europe, Just Eat Takeaway gobbles up Grubhub and a drive in a Bentley Flying Spur

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, in case you were wondering. And yet, city, county and state gover...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Japan, Texas, Stanford, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Cruise, Automotive

Ford’s 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid takes aim at Toyota RAV4 PRIME

The 2020 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid — a first for the SUV — comes with an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range and 100 miles per gallon equivalent, stats that will put the redesigned model into competition with the new Toyota RAV4 PRIME. The Toyota RAV4 PRIME has an estimated 42-mile EV rang and 94 MPGe. Toyota unveiled the the first plug-in hybrid version of the model at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019. The vehicle is expected to hit dealerships in the U.S. this summe...
Tags: TC, Japan, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Toyota, Epa, Los Angeles Auto Show, Environmental Protection Agency, Escape, Plug-in Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford Escape

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 7 June, 2020

A crisp Honda V30 Magna tracker, a swooping Norton/Vincent hybrid, a Ducati Hailwood replica up for auction, and a very sharp Ducati ST4S cafe racer. We’d happily put any of these into our garage. Norvin by Stile Italiano We’ve all seen plenty of lust-worthy Tritons; Triumph motors stuffed into Norton frames. The crew at Stile Italiano has built six, plus four ‘Hartons.’ But now they’ve really gone overboard, with this stunning Norvin. You’re looking at a Norton featherbed frame, equipped ...
Tags: Japan, Virginia, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Vincent, Norton, Sean, Suzuki, Magna, Harley V Rod, Alfa Romeos, Honda Motorcycles, Johann, Custom Motorcycles

Man Arrested for Slapping Wife After She Threw Out His Motorcycle Parts

A domestic dispute that escalated into violence has led to the offending husband being arrested, since he resorted to slapping his wife after learning she had thrown away parts for his motorcycle. The wife (who was in her 40s) contacted police saying that her 53-year-old husband began behaving violently at their Sapporo City home. The […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Motorcycles, Assault, Anime, Hokkaido, Sapporo City

OTTO Motors raises $29M to fill factories with autonomous delivery robots

When Clearpath Robotics CEO and co-founder Matthew Rendall looks at the “miles” of roads inside industrial factories, he sees them filled with autonomous vehicles. And in the past five years, the company has inched toward that goal through its industrial division OTTO Motors. The division, which launched in 2015, has landed a number of customer contracts to bring its autonomous mobile robot platform into factories, including GE, Toyota, Nestlé and Berry Global. OTTO Motors is preparing to exp...
Tags: Amazon, Food, TC, Japan, Technology, Ge, China, Tech, Culture, Automotive, United States, Toyota, Deloitte, Manufacturing, Robot, Factory

Taste of Tsukuba: A classic Suzuki GS1200SS race bike

If you like to play Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport, you’ll know the Tsukuba circuit. It’s hugely popular with the street tuner guys, who use it for ‘time attack’ sprints—and it’s also home to some of Japan’s biggest motorcycle races, second only to the Suzuka 8 Hours. In May and November every year, the circuit hosts the famous ‘Taste of Tsukuba’ races. These are open to classic race bikes, and the array of the machinery lined up on the grid is mouthwatering. And when racing restarts in Jap...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Gran Turismo, Portland Oregon, North Carolina, Jason, Exif, Brembo, CNC, Suzuki, Suzuka, Yoshimura, WSBK, Suzuki GSX, Suzuki Motorcycles

This Slant-Nose Cayman Is Big In Japan

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Tags: Japan, Porsche, Autos, Cayman, Porsche Cayman, Slant Nose, Tuned Porsches, Old&New

Ural Extends Warranties for New Bike Sales in the U.S.

Another Company Offering Warranty Extensions The other day I reported on the fact that Royal Enfield, Yamaha, and MV Agusta all started offering extensions on their warranties. Now it seems Ural is doing the same for U.S. sales. The company offers a standard two-year warranty, but it will offer a 90-day extension if you bought or buy a bike between March 25 and June 30.  The company reported, according to RideApart, that its sales have continued more or less on the same clip as usual and that i...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Motorcycles, Ural, AgustA, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Royal Enfield Yamaha

Maruti Baleno to be discontinued in Japan in June - Report

The India-made Maruti Baleno (Suzuki Baleno) has failed to impress Japan....
Tags: Japan, India, Autos, Maruti Baleno, Maruti Baleno Suzuki Baleno

2020 Maruti Swift facelift launched in Japan, priced from INR 10.88 lakh

The 2020 Maruti Swift facelift (2020 Suzuki Swift facelift) has been launched...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Maruti Swift

Watch: "Godspeed You! Black Emperor," a short 1976 documentary about a Japanese motorcycle youth subculture

In the 1970s, a youth subculture of anti-establishment motorcycle clubs emerged in Japan called bōsōzoku that's still raging to this day, albeit in smaller numbers. Mitsuo Yanagimachi's short 16mm documentary "God Speed You! Black Emperor" is a fascinating and fun look into this tribe through the story of a member of the Black Emperors club. And yes, the film title was the source of the Canadian experimental rock band's name. (via r/ObscureMedia)
Tags: Video, Japan, News, Youth, Motorcycles, Tribes, Youth Culture, Subcultures, Mitsuo Yanagimachi, Black Emperors

Japanese, Chinese and Korean Cars Makers Are Serious About Catching Tesla

Sandy Munro indicated that every OEM (original equipment maker) in Japan and most in China and Korea are buying his teardown reports on Tesla electric cars. Sandy only sold one of his reports in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Japan, Science, Technology, China, Cars, Tesla, World, Innovation, Korea, Electric Cars, Sandy, Sandy Munro

Japan Tweaks Rules Regarding Foreign Investments

Japan released a list of companies subject to new foreign-ownership rules on Friday, with automakers included in the document. The adjustment influences how outside investment will be handled in regard to business sectors crucial to national security by the nation’s Ministry of Finance. Foreign outfits buying a stake of 1 percent (or more) in Japanese companies […] The post Japan Tweaks Rules Regarding Foreign Investments appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Regulations, Investment, Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, News Blog, Investment Rules, Ministry of Finance Foreign

Arai Releases New Spoiler for RX-7X Helmet

Aerodynamics Intensify Arai’s focus is on safety above all else, but its continuous radius shell construction isn’t the best for aerodynamics. On the racetrack, aerodynamics is everything, so the company released a new spoiler for the RX-7X (Corsair-X) helmet. Arai worked with MotoGP rider and LCR Honda team member Taka Nakagami to test and ensure the spoiler created the desired effect. “MotoGP reaching over 350km / h,” said Nakagami, according to Visordown. “Since using this racing spoiler, my...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Arai, LCR Honda, Nakagami, Taka Nakagami

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