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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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10 Aug 2020

Kawasaki Ninja 650L and Z650L review

Kawasaki’s LAMS-approved Ninja 650L and Z650L may be two sides of the same coin, but it’s a pretty handy coin to have. Kawasaki is ringing in the changes this year. The Ninja 1000 and Z1000 have been updated for 2017, and the all-new Versys X-300 mini-tourer has just arrived. On

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07 Aug 2020

Benelli TNT 135 review

More than cheap and cheerful, the Benelli TNT 135 is a quality option. Back in 2017, Benelli burst onto the small bike scene with their TNT 125, battling against the likes of Honda’s Grom and the Kawasaki Z125 Pro. This year. Benelli has brought a new weapon to the funky

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04 Aug 2020

2020 Kawasaki Z H2

Kawasaki has taken its high-spec, high-performance H2 and made it available to the masses. Less than a decade ago, the idea of a supercharged motorcycle from a major manufacturer seemed pretty fanciful. Sure, there had been supercharged bikes in the past, but these were confined to the dragstrip and salt

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