2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R gears

Kawasaki big Ninjas recalled over gears

Kawasaki is about to issue a recall for the Ninja ZX-10 and Ninja ZX-10RR over issues with several gears during “high-impact” shifts. Although Australia has yet to issue an official recall, it is expected to affect 2016 to 2018 ZX-10 models.  The recall says the transmission gears for second to fourth could break under “high-impact …

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TVS Zeppelin hybrid concept

TVS suggests hybrid motorcycle future

Indian motorcycle company TVS Motor Company, which makes the G 310 R and G 310 GS for BMW, seems to be planning on a hybrid future for motorcycles. Hybrid cars such as the Toyota Prius have around for a long time. While there have been hints from motorcycle companies about hybrid models and Honda’s PCX …

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torched Triumph

Thieves torched vintage Triumph Thunderbird

Brazen British thieves have torched a vintage Triumph Thunderbird in an Instagram video because the owner wouldn’t pay a £1000 ($A1765) ransom. The video was posted on the closed-group Instagram account “biketakerrr”, sparking calls for the social media network to prevent criminal acts being posted and to help police find the thieves. We can’t show …

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KTM 690 Duke R

KTM recalls 690 Duke over fuel leak

KTM has issued a global recall of 690 Duke and 690 Duke R models made since 2016 over a potential fuel leak. There is no word yet from KTM Australia about whether it affects Australian bikes or whether they will do an official recall notice or an in-service fix when owners bring them in for routine …

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whisky to honour Burt Munro record

Whisky celebrates Burt Munro record

New Zealand Whisky Collection has launched a special blend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kiwi legend Burt Munro’s speed record. The whisky is called the Spirit of Munro, named after Burt’s 1920 Indian Scout and will cost about $NZ184.71 to match his 184.71mph land speed record. The batch contains 953 bottles to match the …

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Jay Kay with his Rizla Suzuki

Singer Jay Kay sells two motorcycles

Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay is known for his love of fast cars, but he also has a passion for motorcycles after gaining his licence in 2003. However, he has so many cars and bikes, he’s now slimming down his bike collection by selling two at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic Car Sale on February 24. …

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Harley-Davidson recalls quarter million bikes over ABS issue

Harley-Davidson recalls quarter million bikes

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than a quarter of a million motorcycles worldwide over an issue with antilock brakes in 2008-11 Touring, CVO and V-Rod models. It has nothing to do with the recent global Brembo brake issue. The Harley ABS issue came to light in July 2016 after 43 complaints, three crashes and two injuries. …

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Monash University conducts speed survey

A new Monash University survey is asking the public about speed limits, point-to-point speed cameras and a proposal for a 40km/h suburban limit in the ACT. While it may seem a progressive move, the research will be compiled by the Monash University Accident Research Centre which is known for its bias towards decrease speeds, more …

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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer - neo BRembo recall

Ducati and Husqvarna join Brembo recall

Australian recalls have finally been issued for Ducati and Husqvarna models in the global Brembo recall which also affects Aprilia, KTM and MV Agusta. Ducati Australia told us on January 20 that they would join the global recall of faulty Brembo front brake master cylinders. However, it has taken more than two weeks for the Department …

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Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle Street Performance Tuner waiving

Greens oppose waiving Harley pollution fines

Environmental groups, 10 states and the District of Columbia are opposing President Trump waiving $US3m in pollution fines for Harley-Davidson. The American motorcycle manufacturer copped massive fines under the Obama administration fines for fitting 340,000 Screamin’ Eagle tuners that emit illegal amounts of pollution. Harley had agreed to buy back the tuners, pay $12m in civil penalties …

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