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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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 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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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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11 Sep 2020

2020 Yamaha TMAX 560 Review

With a bigger motor, better looks and sportiness in mind, Yamaha’s seventh generation TMAX may be the scooter that changes your mind about scooters. Yamaha’s TMAX 560 is like the station wagon of the motorcycle world. It’s practical and looks kind of ‘suburban,’ but is sporty enough to humiliate fellow

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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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31 Aug 2020

XTR Pepo: Hot little CFB 250 custom

XTR Pepo takes a humble CBF 250 commuter and turns it into a hot little custom Words: Mike Ryan Photos: Cesar Godoy Jose “Pepo” Rosell would have to be one of the most prolific custom bike builders going around. It seems there’s a new project rolling out of his Madrid

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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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