Honda CB500R CB500F and CB500X January sales war

January motorcycle discounts begin

Honda has fired the starting gun on the annual January motorcycle sales war with discounts across its road bike range with more coming from CFMoto and probably Victory. CFMoto has also announced it’s discounting $500 from its 650NK naked bike ($6490 ABS, $5990 non-ABS ride away). We are also expecting an announcement in January about discounts …

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Are riders entering a golden age?

Is motorcycling entering a golden age?

The last golden age of motorcycling was in the ‘70s, but with bike sales in Australia the best for seven years and fifth best of all time, maybe we are returning to the golden ages. Unfortunately, the sales figures aren’t reflected elsewhere in the world except India which is up by more than a quarter and …

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2017 Suzuki DR650SE with free adventure kit

Suzuki DR650SE adds free adventure kit

Suzuki now has stock of the 2017 DR650SE in black with flashes of “electric blue” at $8990 with a free Adventure Kit worth $450. The adventure kit consists of a Suzuki aluminium bashplate, rear luggage rack and Barkbuster VPS hand guards. There is no doubting best-value, indestructible adventure bikes on the market. The price has been …

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Indian Chiefs

Victory and Indian start five-day sale

If you are in the market for an American cruiser or tourer, now is the time to buy with a five-day sale on demonstrator models starting today (November 17, 2016). Discounts range from $2000 off an Indian Chieftain to a whopping $6205 saving on a Victory Cross Country. The Cross Country is one of the …

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Homorous Thruxton R ad reaps reward

Homorous Thruxton R ad reaps reward

A rider who vented his spleen with a vitriolic but humorous ad for his 2016 Triumph Thruxton R reached a substantial bid of $19,700 on eBay. The owner, who says he wishes to remain anonymous, placed the humorous ad after snapping a gear lever bolt on his three-month-old bike after 1700km. His ad started with “LOL…..Bike only …

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Triumph Bonneville Thruxton R ad fire risk

Funny ad for ‘as new’ Thruxton R

Want to buy an “as-new … kinda” 2016 Thruxton R with a broken gear lever for which the owner has been waiting three months for parts, according to his ad? The humorous eBay advertisement for the bike starts with “LOL…..Bike only has 1700 kms on it not counting kms whilst on the back of a tow …

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2017 Harley-Davidson Street 500

Harley remains on top in road bikes

Harley-Davidson has extended its lead at the top of the road bikes sales sector at the three-quarter mark in the year. The iconic American leapfrogged the Japanese giant for the first time last year and has remained at the helm with strong sales in the cruiser sector. Their top seller continues to be their first …

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Yamaha's Masters of Torque modelsYamaha's Masters of Torque models

Yamaha claims top retail spot

Australia has a dose of the motorcycle blues with Yamaha claiming the top sales spot in August in motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs for the first time. Yamaha says their bumper August sales have boosted their year-to-date figures by nearly 10% over the same period last year while the market as a whole is up …

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BMW R nineT Scrambler

BMW offers ride-away deals

BMW Motorrad Australia has ride-away price offers on all its 2016 stock to clear showrooms for the 2017 models including the new R nineT Scrambler. The 2017 range includes F 800 and R 1200 boxer models with cleaner engines to meet the stringent new Euro emissions laws for current models from next January. To read about the new Boxer …

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