19 Jan 2021

Spanish brand Rieju to launch in Australia

Spanish brand to launch in February with 200cc, 250cc and 300cc 2-stroke enduro models. State and national rider support available. Australia and New Zealand will soon welcome a new player in the enduro market with the arrival of Rieju. It’s a new name to most Aussies, but Rieju has a

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13 Jan 2021

Dirt Bikes, OHVs Lead 2020 Sales Surge In Motorcycles

Sales of new motorcycles in Australia increased by more than 22 per cent in 2020, defying early predictions of a sales slump under COVID-19. Based on data provided by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), new bike sales increased for the first time in four years, with total sales

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02 Dec 2020

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride raises millions

‘Solo’ edition of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride saw over 56,000 riders take part. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing a new take on The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, this year’s version of the annual fundraiser for men’s health charity Movember was unlike any other in the event’s nine-year history. Held on 27

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16 Nov 2020

Adventure Touring in the New England High Country

NSW’s New England High Country region may just be the paradise for adventure tourers. Photos: Matt Williams Photography, Phil Suriano With some of us fortunate enough to be either coming out of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, or avoiding them entirely (Hello, Queensland!), now’s the time to enjoy newfound freedoms and

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16 Oct 2020

Bikes sales are booming: CF Moto expands network

New franchises in SA, NSW and Queensland added ahead of new model arrivals for 2021 In anticipation of increased demand for their range, led by next year’s arrival of the 700CL-X family, CFMoto have added three new dealerships to their nationwide network. It comes as sales of bikes continue to

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24 Sep 2020

The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire exhibition preview

More than a century of motorcycle design and development – and a look to the future of two wheels – will be on show in Brisbane this November. Photos: Various, courtesy of QAGOMA An art exhibition with a difference will hit Brisbane this November, when ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’

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23 Sep 2020

Suzuki GSX-R 1000R 100th Anniversary edition detailed

Limited-edition 1000R features livery inspired by Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines. As part of its ongoing 100th Anniversary celebrations in 2020, Suzuki has announced the production of a limited-edition GSX-R 1000R that will be released in selected markets, including Australia. While Suzuki has been in existence for 100 years, their

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23 Sep 2020

Apple CarPlay is now on motorbikes

Indian joins Honda and Harley-Davidson by offering Apple CarPlay on its motorbikes. Indian Motorcycle are now offering Apple CarPlay on 2020-model Chieftain, Roadmaster and Challenger models equipped with the 7-inch Ride Command System. The integration of Apple CarPlay connectivity into these models is part of what Indian says is their

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18 Sep 2020

Yamaha TMAX 560 price and spec

Here to take riding with style to the MAX… Yamaha’s TMAX reached its seventh generation in 2020, with revised body styling, updated suspension, optimised electronics and a new twin-cylinder engine. The boost in performance comes via a larger capacity 560cc engine producing 3.5 percent more power and 6 percent more

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09 Sep 2020

Yamaha shows off the new 2021 WR450F

More power, sharper handling and improved braking for MY21 enduro favourite. Ahead of its release later this year, Yamaha have previewed the 2021 version of the WR450F. A firm favourite with Australian enduro riders, the WR450F has built its local reputation on reliability and performance in both work and play

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07 Sep 2020

Yamaha’s special Aussie Edition WR450F

Australian-exclusive MY21 WR450F to feature unique graphics and Australian-sourced accessories. To acknowledge the success of their WR450F enduro model in Australia, Yamaha will release a special “Aussie Edition” later this year that will be exclusive to the Australian market. Since its local launch in 1998, the WR450F has been an

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27 Aug 2020

Adventurous Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel revealed

Adventure tourer comes with panniers, windscreen, heated grips, auxiliary lights and smartphone-compatible multimedia platform as standard. Moto Guzzi have expanded their V85 TT family with the arrival of the V85 TT Travel. While the V85 TT already offers abundant capability for road and off-road, the Travel comes with long distance

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25 Aug 2020

Norton trio consigned for Shannons Online Auction

Three Commandos, led by a rare John Player 850, listed for timed online auction. Shannons second online-only auction – the 2020 Winter Timed Online Auction – this 19-26 August will feature thirteen motorcycles amongst the 149 lots of automobiles, commercial vehicles, petroliana, garagenalia, collectables and heritage number plates. The expected

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19 Aug 2020

Tyre Review: Weekend away with the Metzeler Karoo Street

Joining a long list of ADV tyre choices, the Metzeler Karoo Street offers something a bit more comfortable but without much compromise. Adventure tyres might seem a dime a dozen but really, how often is it that you truly find the perfect blend between on-road manners and off-road performance? So

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18 Aug 2020

World Superbikes cancel San Juan de Villicum

World Superbikes joins MotoGP in moving to a Europe-only calendar for remainder of 2020 season. The 2020 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship could consist of as little as eight rounds following the cancellation of the Argentine round at San Juan de Villicum. Scheduled for 9-11 October, the Argentine World Superbike

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