20 Jul 2021

2021 BMW S 1000 R detailed

Lighter drivetrain and frame, new suspension and S 1000 RR-inspired elements added to 2021 big naked. After being previewed back in November, BMW’s latest S 1000 R naked arrived in Australia in late June. The latest version of BMW’s naked sibling to the fully-faired S 1000 RR comes to our

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28 May 2021

BMW Motorrad GS Experience Programme Australia confirmed

Extended test-ride programme to be held in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. BMW Motorrad’s GS Experience is back for 2021, offering the chance for existing and potential GS owners to put their bikes from the entire GS range to the test. Unlike the multi-day GS Safari and GS Safari Enduro, which

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06 May 2021

Honda Pioneer 520 ATV en route to Australia

Enhanced version of Pioneer 500 SxS offers more power, upgraded suspension and tilting cargo bed. Honda’s local side-by-side (SxS) lineup is expanding with the imminent arrival of the Pioneer 520. Due for Australian release in May, the 520 is built on the same platform as the Pioneer 500 and retains

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03 May 2021

Triumph SOS app detects accidents automatically

Accident detection and alert system available to any rider, regardless of the motorcycle they ride. Triumph has launched an app for motorcyclists that detects and responds to rider accidents and emergencies. Called SOS, the accredited app has been developed specifically for motorcyclists and automatically connects you to the nearest emergency

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23 Apr 2021

Motorcycles as art exhibition closing this weekend

Last chance to see great motorcycle design of the past, present and future. The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) closes on 26 April, so this week is your last chance to see over 100 of the most amazing motorcycles in the world, covering almost

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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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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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