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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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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28 Sep 2020

2021 Honda CRF450R fully detailed

Honda has unveiled the latest version of their MX weapon – and it’s razor-sharp. Depending on where you look in the current environment under COVID-19, motorcycling is either in a bleak state or going well. Road bike sales are down and national racing categories have been unable to complete their

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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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