16 Apr 2021

BMW R 18 custom from Blechmann

With sci-fi styling and classical inspiration, this BMW R 18 custom from ‘Blechmann’ is truly unique. BMW Motorrad is no stranger to the factory-supported custom game. Now, with their R 18 cruiser, BMW is looking to get that model in front of as many eyeballs as possible, so they’ve commissioned

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15 Apr 2021

2021 CFMOTO 650NK SP price and spec

Pirelli tyres, KYB suspension, slipper clutch and gearbox upgrade for LAMS-approved naked motorbike. CFMoto has upgraded their popular, LAMS-legal 650NK naked commuter with the 650NK SP. The first release in what CFMoto say are many new and exciting models coming in 2021, the 650NK SP is essentially a spec upgrade

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08 Apr 2021

Triumph going electric with TE-1

Collaboration with Williams Engineering and other partners predicts up to 130kW and fast charge time. Triumph has released of Phase 2 of their electric motorcycle programme, presenting a finished powertrain prototype and renderings of the bike that this powertrain will be fitted to in the future. Phase 1 of the

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24 Mar 2021

Behind the scenes of a 1975 Moto Guzzi 850 T3 custom build

A year in the making, this custom Moto Guzzi T3 was worth the wait. When Roger Westlake produces or commissions a custom bike, you can be assured the end result will be something special. We have first-hand knowledge of this, with two of his many builds featured with us in

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11 Mar 2021

Harley-Davidson goes off-road: Pan America detailed

Harley’s first dedicated adventure tourer features watercooled v-twin and plenty of tech. Australian release in Q3, 2021. After many hints and previews, Harley-Davidson’s ‘Pan America’ adventure tourer was officially unveiled in February and will be rolled out globally this year. Harley’s launch video for the upcoming model was high on

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10 Mar 2021

Brough Superior Lawrence released

Brough Superior releases the all-new Lawrence this month. Founded in 1919, Brough Superior is a manufacturer that has always pushed boundaries when it comes to motorbike development. It was the first brand to have produced motorcycles that could go above 100mph (160km/h), and has teamed up with Aston Martin after

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24 Feb 2021

Sub $30k bike hits 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds

Third-generation GSX1300RR loaded with new technology. Australian arrival in mid-2021. Since its launch in 1999, the Suzuki GSX1300RR Hayabusa has come to symbolize the best that Suzuki – and arguably sportsbikes in general – has to offer. It may come as a surprise to some that only two distinct generations

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15 Feb 2021

Original 1933 Velocette MAC 350 up for auction

An original condition war-era British 350cc motorbike is up for auction. Up for grabs is a very early model Velocette MAC, built in its first year of production. A reliable single-cylinder motorbike in its day, this sold-as-is example up for auction by Slattery Auctions could be a bargain buy for

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28 Jan 2021

Barry Sheene Bultaco bike auctioned

One of Sheene’s first road racers sells as part of a £2 million sale in the UK. A 1968 Bultaco TSS 250 race bike campaigned by two-time 500cc World Champion Barry Sheene was one of the star consignments at H&H Classics’ auction at the UK’s National Motorcycle Museum this past

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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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05 Jan 2021

Meet the Aussies battling Dakar 2021

Toby Price and three rookie bike riders to fly the Southern Cross in annual rally raid. Australia is fielding four representatives – including three rookies – at the 2021 Dakar Rally that began on 3 January. Leading the Aussie contingent is Toby Price, a six-time starter and two-time winner in

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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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27 Nov 2020

BMW R 18 ‘Classic’ preview

Upcoming version of big boxer twin adds touring-ready features. Following the launch of the R 18 earlier this year, a new variant of BMW’s big, bold and black boxer twin cruiser will be coming in 2021 – the R 18 Classic. While the name suggests that the Classic increases the

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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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