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Thumb brake in racing

The thumb brake in racing is not a recent development. Mike Doohan suffered a serious accident at the Dutch GP in Assen on 26 June 1992, which seriously affected his right leg. This event led to a modification of his braking system, incorporating an additional lever on the handlebar grip so that he could operate…

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The Japanese Big Four: Kawasaki

Today it’s the last of the Japanese Big Four we’ve been talking about all month. We’ve already told you about Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki. Today we close this series of articles talking about Kawasaki. The origin of the Kawasaki brand encompasses the three natural environments that allow us to move around the planet: land, sea…

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The Japanese Big Four: Suzuki

Previously, in our tour of the Japanese Big Four, four firms that marked a before and after in the world of motorcycling, we talked about Yamaha and Honda. Today it’s Suzuki‘s turn. The Suzuki story is the result of its owner’s vision of the market vicissitudes of his time. In 1909, Michio Suzuki (1887-1982) started…

Las Big Four  Yamaha

The Japanese Big Four: Yamaha

In a previous article we made a small introduction of Japan as the birthplace of the Big Four, the four great Japanese motorbike brands that mark the history and development of motorbikes in the world. Now we will detail some data and curiosities about these companies that have given an unprecedented technological value to the…

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Japan, birthplace of the Big Four

The motorcycle culture identifies countries and brands and includes them in certain classifications according to our tastes. If we think of Italy, brands such as Ducati, Benelli, Aprilia come to mind. If it’s England there is no doubt about Triumph, Royal Enfield (now India), Norton. The United States and their Harley Davidson or Victory. Germany…