Friday, January 08, 2021

Your Motorcycle News Fix - January 2021

A new year means new updates from the motorcycle world. Stay in the know with the latest (and first) motorcycle headlines of 2021 below.

Honda Reveals First New Model of the Year - 2021 is starting strong when it comes to new models and Honda is one of the first manufacturers to show up to the party. They recently announced their first new motorcycle of the year, the 2021 Gold Wing. The upgrades to the new model include all things comfort. Honda is really looking out for their long-distance touring customers. Upgrades include enhanced audio, larger storage capacity, and redesigned passenger accommodations so you can ride with a partner in style. The Gold Wing will be available to U.S. consumers this February. See the new model for yourself here.

Bajaj Auto Becomes Most Valuable Motorcycle Manufacturer in the World - Bajaj Auto officially has all the dollar bills. They just became the most valuable motorcycle manufacturer in the world, worth 13.6 billion. Bajaj operates out of India, which happens to be the world’s biggest motorcycle market. Their lower displacement models sell like hotcakes in this region and they have seen a strong rise in sales in recent years. Congratulations to Bajaj! We’re excited to see where they will go next. Read More.

Yahmaha’s New Scooter Looks NOTHING Like a Scooter - Ready to see the most epic scooter ever? Yahmaha’s new F-155 concept scooter is one of the coolest, sportiest models we've come across. This moped was designed in Japan, with a special focus on the Asian market and features to keep the industry on its toes. The F-155 moped resembles a sport bike including winglets, an underbelly exhaust system, racing slicks and more. We’re telling you, this isn’t your mama's scooter. We’ll keep you posted when this model goes into production. Read More.

Indonesian Motorcycle Taxi Industry Sees Steep Decline - In recent months, Indonesia’s Motorcycle Taxi industry has seen a 40% decline largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this region, motorcycle taxis have been considered a common means of transport for both locals and tourists because they can easily navigate crowded cities. Since the pandemic began, 40% of these taxi drivers have been out of business due to the close contact needed to travel to point A to point B on a scooter. Cases have risen past 700,000 in the country and this decline threatens a sizable portion of their overall economy. We hope 2021 will bring a brighter future for everyone, especially for these Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers. Read More. 

You’re officially up to speed on all things motorcycle. Have any favorite stories this month? Drop us a line in the comments below with the most interesting motorcycle news in your feed.
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