Kawasaki Versys-X 300 available

Kawasaki baby adventurer available

The adventure market is opening up to novice riders now that the learner-approved Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is available in the Australian market. It will be available in candy lime green and metallic carbon grey or metallic graphite grey and flat ebony for $6399 (plus on-road costs). The new breed of baby adventurers to hit the market also includes …

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2017 Victory Octane frenzy

Victory Motorcycles sales frenzy

Victory Motorcycles looks like becoming collectors’ motorcycles after sales frenzy following their January announcement they were closing down production. Victory Motorcycles says the sales frenzy “surprised even the most experienced industry commentators”. However, we noted a few days later that there was a rush on sales of the bikes in Australia with some wanting them as …

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Hesketh introducing a Valiant Supercharger

Hesketh supercharges its line-up

Forced induction is the next big thing with several major manufacturers looking down that road and boutique manufacturer Hesketh introducing a Valiant Supercharger. In Australia, the name is rather funny as we used to have a Valiant Charger in the 1970s which was an iconic muscle car. The Valiant Supercharger is a supercharged version of …

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Czech Cezeta 506 electric scooter

Czech Čezeta 506 scooter goes electric

After a 50-year gap, Czech scooter brand Čezeta has revived the iconic torpedo-shaped 506 scooter, but now as an electric vehicle. Čezeta built scooters from 1957 to 1964 as a subsidiary of Česká Zbrojovka Strakonice (ČZ) which made motorcycles from 1935 to 1997. Production resumed in 2013 with the prototype of the retro-style Type 506 …

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2017 Triumph Bonneville T100 review

2017 Triumph Bonneville T100 review

There are now nine models in the new 900cc and 1200cc water-cooled Bonneville line-up with the T100 sitting right in the middle of the price range. Oliver’s Motorcycles at Moorooka has a new demo T100 available, so they called me and asked me if I’d like a ride. My answer was obvious. I ride a 2010 …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod

Harley-Davidson adds Street Rod

Harley-Davidson has just added the 750cc Street Rod to their line-up. It’s the second new motorcycle since boss Matt Levatich announced last month that they would introduce 50 new models in the next five years including an electric bike. The Street Rod is a 750cc variant of the new learner-approved, Indian-made Street 500 and joins …

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Yamaha T7 Tenere

Midweight Yamaha Ténéré for tragics?

Yamaha is reportedly working on a midweight Ténéré adventure bike powered by MT-09 849cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Advrider website is reporting the midweight Yamaha would basically be a more dirt-oriented version of the MT-09 Tracer. The report is a departure to what has been expected from Yamaha after it revealed the T7 Ténéré concept (pictured …

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