Yamaha Aerox SP55

If your 50cc race-replica dreams were shattered when Yamaha presented their electric MotoGP paddock scooter, fear not, Yamaha didn’t forget you. The Aerox SP55 isn’t a replica per-se, but a tribute to the founding of Yamaha in 1955, without any hint of nostalgia.

MBK Booster X

We thought it was strange that Scooter-Station’s trial of the new MBK Booster X ignored the startling resemblance to the Yamaha VOX (the “C3” to Americans), until we looked it up and saw that MBK (formerly Motobecane) is actually affiliated with Yamaha. You learn something every day. Anyway, the point is, we’ve always loved the […]

Molte Vino

The Scooter Scoop reports on Yamaha’s new “Molte” Vino, with a front-mounted shopping basket (and a low-mounted headlight that probably guarantees we’ll never see it here in the U.S.) It’s wise of Yamaha to put a new twist on a bike that’s been on the market (and copied) for almost a decade now.

Brains

No, this is not a S.P.A.Z. post. Japanese neuroscientist Ryuta Kawashima, who designed “Brain Training” for the Nintendo DS, has determined that riding a motorcycle can improve memory, space recognition and other prefrontal brain functions. That’s a way better excuse to buy a bike than fuel efficiency, right? You know, our Brooke is a neuroscientist […]

CWC Update, and another quick contest

Entries in the Cold Weather Challenge have been slow thanks to schloads of snow in the northern U.S., but don’t forget runners-up will be recognized by state, so wherever you live, you have a chance at everlasting glory. One notable recent entry is Clayton from South Korea, who holds third place after a fried-chicken-inspired ride […]