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Japanese Customizers Transform the BMW K 1600 GTL Bike Beyond Recognition [47 Photos]


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Whether or not you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, these two new BMW motorcycles built by Japanese custom shops will definitely make you drool. You may not realize it since they’re so different, but both projects are based on the BMW K 1600 GTL bike with a 1,649cc straight-six cylinder engine.

BMW Cherry Picks Extras For New 3-Series M Sport Style Edge In Japan


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Creating special editions for BMW's Japanese arm sounds like a fun job…or not. Take their new "BMW 3-Series M Sport Style Edge" that was made to celebrate the compact executive model's 40th anniversary, for example.

All-New Step WGN MPV Debuts Honda’s New 148HP 1.5L VTEC Turbo Engine


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Honda has unveiled the all-new Step WGN MPV in Japan ahead of its introduction on April 24 at dealerships across the country.

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X Waves 'Goodbye' With Final Edition Model


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What we have here is a classic case of 'Good news' and 'Bad news' and of course an official version of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition.

All-New Honda Jazz Shuttle, Fit's Longer Brother, Unveiled In Japan


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Following the Grace Hybrid sedan launched in Japan late last year, Honda has unveiled a new model based on the all-new Fit/Jazz architecture, the latest generation Jazz Shuttle.

New Demio Racing Concept Is Japan's Visually Spicier Mazda2


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At this past weekend's "Motor Sport Japan 2015 Festival", Mazda brought along a new concept version of their local market Demio, which we know as the Mazda2.

362HP Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro PHEV Is for Asian Markets Only


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Since diesel-powered cars are not popular in China, Audi has developed a petrol plug-in hybrid version for the new Q7 specifically for Asian markets (China, Singapore and Japan).

Subaru Introduces Exiga Crossover 7 in Japan


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Subaru has introduced the Exiga Crossover 7 in Japan, a seven-seat crossover designed specifically for the automaker’s domestic market.

Here's Your Chance To Buy A 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 In The USA


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Thanks to the National Highway Traffic Safety's Administration (NHTSA) importation exemption rule on vehicles more than 25 years old, you can now legally import a Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 into the USA. Or you can save yourself the hassle and leave Japanese Classics do all the work for you.

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Goes on Sale in Japan


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Nissan has introduced the X-Trail Hybrid in Japan, equipped with a 2-liter MR20DD four-cylinder engine and an electric motor.

Facelifted Toyota Auris Goes on Sale in Japan


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The facelifted Toyota Auris has gone on sale today in Japan with a new turbocharged petrol engine and a new safety package.

Haw-Haw! Audi Japan Launches Special Edition With Built-in Rice Cooker


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Manufacturers these days are careful to tailor their global cars to specific markets by offering unique kit and options. The latest example of this is the built-in rice cooking system that can now be specified on Audi A8 models sold in Japan; it hasn’t been confirmed, but we expect the option to also be made available in China later this year.

Toyota Applies a Facelift to the JDM-Spec Corolla Fielder and Corolla Axio


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Toyota has unveiled the refreshed Corolla Fielder (estate) and Corolla Axio (sedan) for Japan, with both models scheduled to go on sale on April 1.

Here's Mugen's Take on the Honda S660


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Honda tuner Mugen Motorsports was quick to release a batch of custom parts for the S660 roadster, trying to make the kei car look more aggressive than in production form.

Honda S660 Mini Roadster Officially Unveiled in Japan [50 Photos]


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The Honda S660 two-seater roadster has been officially unveiled in Japan, where it will go on sale on April 2. The mark the launch of the all-new model, Honda will also release the S660 Concept Edition, a special model that will be sold in a limited run of 660 units.

Watch Honda's New S660 Mini Roadster Test Driven In Japan


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A Honda S2000 in a matchbox form? Not exactly, but we can understand the interest in Honda's new S660 Lilliputian roadster that was filmed here during a test drive in Japan. According to local media, the S660s press cars were pre-production models.

BMW 3-Series GT Goes Big in Japan With Luxury Lounge Edition


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In a way, BMW's awesome 3 Series Gran Turismo is one of the automotive world's best kept secrets. It's both spacious and efficient, and is now available in Japan in Luxury Lounge trim, as a limited edition.

New Honda S660 Roadster Scooped Undisguised In Production Form


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Honda's journey for a Beat replacement that started with the all-electric 2011 EV-STER Concept and continued with the more realistic 2013 S660 study, is ending with the production S660.

We Can Now Buy Japanese Cars For Their Designs Too


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The first thing that comes to mind when saying “Japanese cars” is reliability and an inherent simplicity of engineering that’s complimented by clever (usually electronic) gadgets. What didn’t come to mind before, but certainly does now, is excellent design and style, or at least attempts at flamboyance and avant-garde where there were none (or very few) before.

Suzuki Sports Up its Alto Kei Car with Turbo RS Version in Japan


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Following the namesake concept unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon late last year, Suzuki has officially revealed the Alto Turbo RS production car. A sportier version of Suzuki’s recently introduced Alto kei car, the Turbo RS features a turbocharged 0.66-liter three-cylinder engine mated to an Auto Gear Shift (AGS) five-speed transmission equipped with paddle shifters.