BMX and mountain bike racing couple Barry Nobles of the USA and Aussie Olympian Carline Buchanan share a passion for two wheels that extends to their Harleys. adaptive cruise

Harley-Davidson patenting adaptive cruise

Harley-Davidson is joining Bosch, Ducati and KTM in developing motorcycle adaptive cruise control, but with a special feature that allows for group riding. The company has recently applied to the US Patent Office for a patent on its system. Adaptive cruise Many touring motorcycles now come with cruise control and adaptive cruise is the next …

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2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport highlight venom blitz

Ducati blitz adds two Scrambler 1100 models

Ducati’s Scrambler 1100 is expected to have another couple of variants when the company unveils its blitz of 2020 models on 23 October 2019. The company recently filed documents with the US emission agency for a “Scrambler 1100 Pro” and “Scrambler 1100 Pro Sport”. They will have the same 1079cc, L-twin motor with 62kW and 88Nm. …

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CFMoto 650MT update

CFMoto 650MT 2500km update

Motorcycle industry stalwart Dale Schmidtchen has now been in the saddle of his 2019 CFMoto 650 MT ABS for 2500km, so it’s time for an update. Dale, who has previously worked for CFMoto, gave his initial impressions in his review last month. Dale‘s update: First service came up at a pleasing 1500km, not 1000km or even 800km …

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Dennis Savic with electric Cafe racer motorcycle orders

Savic confirms electric motorcycle prices

Prices and some technical specifications have been confirmed for the Savic C-Series, Australia’s first electric motorcycle. Savic Motorcycles will make 49 C-Series cafe racer electric motorcycles available from November in three variants. Specification Alpha Delta Omega Power 60kW 40kW 25kW Torque 190Nm TBC TBC Range 200km TBC TBC Charge time 4-6 hours TBC TBC 0-100km/h 3s …

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HET electric motor

HET electric motor doubles output

In a major advance for electric vehicles, in particular motorcycles, a Texas company has produced the Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET) motor that is quieter, cooler, cheaper, smaller yet has double the torque output. HET claims Linear Labs’ HET motor is named after founders CEO Brad Hunstable and his father and CTO Fred. The Hunstables claim their …

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Electric motorcycle designs get kookier!

Electric motorcycles don’t have the design constraints of a petrol-powered bike with its bulky engine, fuel tank, driveline and exhaust pipe, so the designs are getting kookier and kookier. Premium Italian bike accessories company Rizoma recently held a Design Challenge to demonstrate the “Future of Motorcycling”. Fittingly it was won by an electric motorcycle. It’s …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 season massive

Massive discounts on Husqvarna 701 and 401

Husqvarna Australia is about to offer some massive discounts on the 401 and 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen motorcycles. And by “massive” we mean a massive $3000 to $7000, depending on the model! The official announcement has not yet been made, but we have seen the ride-away prices announced to the dealers recently. Husqvarna massive discounts …

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