Erik Buell set for Aussie return

Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles (EBR Motorcycles) has released their 2017 models and promised new bikes in ’18 while the Australian importer hints at an imminent return to our market. The good news on the innovative brand follows a troubling year in which they closed their doors, shut down production, completed a lengthy business restructuring under …

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2017 Yamaha R6

2017 Yamaha R6 photos leaked?

Yamaha seems to be planning a 2017 model R6 while Honda is believed to be planning to scrap the CBR600RR because of sliding supersports sales and the expense of meeting tough new European emissions laws. The above artists’s impresssion has appeared online showing an R6 that looks very much like the R1 with all its F1 aerodynamic wings that makes …

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Erik Buell racing

EBR resumes production and plans racing

EBR (Erik Buell Racing) has resumed production of 1190RX and 1190SX models with the first bikes rolling off the production line on March 17, 2016, and plans a return to racing. It’s been a long haul back from extinction for the innovative motorcycle company after closing their doors in April 2015, fighting off bankruptcy and …

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Erik Buell Racing EBR 1190 RX

Buell returning to small-scale production

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) is expected to return to low-volume production as early as March, after having recently completed protracted business restructuring that began last April when they closed their doors. Australian EBR importers Urban Moto Imports has confirmed that the innovative manufacturer will begin making bikes soon and that Erik is keen to recommence …

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Bimota Impeto supercharged

Bimota launches supercharged naked

Just as Kawasaki is finding a future in supercharging, so is Bimota which has launched its supercharged Impeto at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last week. The longest-running Italian motorcycle company describes Impeto as a ‘hyper-naked’ using the 120kW 1198cc Testastretta engine from the Ducati Diavel. Impeto is Italian for impetus or momentum, so …

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MV Agusta F3 RC race replica

MV Agusta F3 World SuperSport replicas

MV Agusta has released limited-editions of a road-legal replica of the World Supersport F3 675 at $20,999 and a track-only F3 800 RC replica at $23,490. The F3 RC reflects the ownership of Mercedes-AMG with special tricolour livery and badging. MV Agusta will produced only 100 WSS versions  of the road-legal F3 675 RC and 250 track-day …

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Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki drops price on Z1000 naked

Naked bikes are enjoying a boom in sales and now Kawasaki Australia has dropped the price of its “super naked” Z1000 ABS by $1300 and added a slipper clutch. The attractive, Sugomi-designed naked bike is now even more attractive at $15,499. It also comes with a newassist and slipper clutch in Metallic Matte Carbon Gray with …

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Norton V4

Norton plans 1200cc V4 and 650cc twin

Norton Motorcycles plans to break with tradition and produce bikes with a 1200cc V4 engine and smaller parallel twins, says design head Simon Skinner. The announcement comes after a £7.5 ($A16) million investment at the company’s Leicestershire headquarters last month, creating 600 new jobs. The investment includes a £4 ($A8) million Government grant. Norton Motorcycles announced it …

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