2017 Kawasaki Z1000R convenient

2017 Kawasaki Z1000 more convenient 

The 2017 Kawasaki Z1000 is now available at the same price as the current model, but with a host of features that make riding more convenient. In 2017, the Z model range will grow to five with the addition of the Z650L and Z900 joining the Z125 PRO, Z300 and Z1000. The learner-approved Z650L and …

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Suzuki Hayabusa sportsbike fuel economy

New Suzuki Hayabusa confirmed

The ageing Suzuki Hayabusa is finally up for its second major upgrade in its 17-year history as the world’s fastest production motorcycles of the last century. Suzuki president Toshihiro Suzuki recently confirmed that Suzuki engineers are working on the new bike, but didn’t say when it would be due. He says it will follow the …

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Vanguard Roadster

Vanguard is newest American motorcycle

This Vanguard Roadster was conceived, designed and built in New York City and represents the start of a new and distinct American motorcycle brand. The working prototype will be unveiled at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City from December 9-11 and it is expected to go into production in 2018. A spokesman confirms …

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2017 Victory Octane

Victory Motorcycles announces 2017 prices

Victory Motorcycles Australia has announced a streamlined 2017 line-up with Octane (pictured above) prices dropped by $1000 and the Cross Country Tour costing $1000 more. The 2017 line-up also introduces new colours and LED headlights. Prices on all other models remain the same, despite the low Australian dollar. They have axed three cruisers, including the ’50s hotrod-style …

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2017 Indian line-up

2017 Indians add warpaint and infotainment

Indian Motorcycle Australia has announced 2017 prices, plus a new touchscreen infotainment system for its Chieftain and Roadmaster and some new warpaint including two-tone available for the first time on the Scout. The Scout Sixty has been dropped from the line-up while the Scout at $19,995* gets new exhaust pipes, improved leg clearance, a wider steering radius and new rear …

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Spirit Motorcycles GP Sport R

New British Spirit Motorcycles unveiled

British company Spirit Motorcycles has entered the motorcycle industry by launching not one but four new MotoGP-inspired models with a Triumph triple engine. The GP-Sport sports bike and GP-Street naked bike start at £44,999 ($A75,000), while the limited edition GP-Sport R will cost £64,999 ($A110,000) and the GP-Street R £69,999 ($118,000). They join a growing …

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Kawasaki Versys-X 300 with Bosch 10 ABS unit confirms

Kawasaki confirms 2017 motorcycles

Kawasaki Motors Australia confirms the Versys-X 300 small-bore adventurer (pictured above), two new Z models and several updated motorcycles for next year. The announcement was part of their unveiling of new and updated 20-17 models at the Moto Expo in Melbourne this morning. In  mid-2017, the 296cc Versys-X 300 will join the Royal Enfield Himalayan …

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Suzuki a no-show at Moto Expo

Suzuki Motorcycles will not be exhibiting at the Moto Expo in Melbourne, but has confirmed eight of nine new models unveiled recently will come to Australia. The missing model will be the V-Strom 250. Suzuki national marketing manager Lewis Croft says the V-Strom 250 is “still under market evaluation”. The baby adventure market is only …

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Good, bad and ugly of electric motorcycles

Lately there has been a flurry of good, bad and ugly electric motorcycles and scooters from motorcycle manufacturers, boutique designers and non-traditional motorcycle companies. It’s mainly a result of this being the season for motorcycle shows in the northern hemisphere in places such as Cologne, Milan, London, LA and New York. These are occasions for manufacturers to …

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