BMW electric outfit

Electric outfit for long-distance riding

Spanish design student Iago Valino imagines an electric future with a BMW outfit with a batteries house in the sidecar for long-distance riding. His BMW concept drawing is not sanctioned by BMW Motorrad, but they must surely be paying some attention. One of the biggest problems with electric motorcycles is fitting a big enough battery …

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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 year

Royal Enfield plans 4 new models a year

New Royal Enfield CEO Vinod Dasari has confirmed the Indian brand will release four new models per year, starting with the new Meteor 350 this month. The Meteor 350 will feature a new double-cradle frame and an overhead-cam, air-cooled 350cc engine, replacing the old pushrod motor. There is no confirmation yet on whether it will …

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MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Blue & White M.L.

MV Agusta unveils blue & white Brutale!

MV Agusta has used their official Facebook page to unveil their latest limited-edition motorcycle, the Brutale 1000 RR Blue & White M.L. The bike is based on the 208hp Brutale 1000 RR. There is no word on pricing or availability but it appears to be an ultra-limited-edition of one only so it should be quite …

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Soriano EV Giaguaro V1S and V1R

Soriano electric has ‘boxer’ motors

Italian motorcycle company Soriano Motori is making its first electric motorcycle with twin motors arranged in a twin-opposed “boxer” fashion like BMW’s famous engines. The motors of the EV Giaguaro (Jaguar in English) work together for full power or independently for optimum range. Soriano Design and Product Development Director Sergio Moroni says the project is a …

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Kwasaki Vulcan supercharged cruiser

Will Kawasaki supercharge Vulcan cruisers?

Rumours are circulating that Kawasaki is planning to shoehorn its supercharged 998cc inline four into their Vulcan cruisers. It was sparked by the above artist’s render in Japanese Young Machine magazine who make a habit of using artist drawings to push their speculation stories. Surprisingly, they are often quite accurate! We would imagine if this supercharged rumour …

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CFMoto 650GT

CFMoto 650MT & Shinko tyre review

Some 10,000km after taking possession of a CFMoto 650MT and then fitting it with Shinko 705 Adventure Touring tyres, industry veteran Dale Schmidtchen has updated his impressions of the combo. (You can also check out his initial reviews of the 650MT and Shinko tyres.) Eleven months of ownership with this bargain-bin beauty and I can …

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Victory police motorcycles guardian

Indian Pursuit and Guardian coming soon

Indian Motorcycle has applied for the trademark for the model names Pursuit and Guardian which should be coming in about six to seven months, possibly as police bikes like the Victory models above. In April 2019, Indian applied for the Challenger trademark and in October they unveiled the water-cooled Challenger tourer to take on Harley-Davidson’s Road …

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Brough Superior SS100

Superior by name, Superior by nature

The modern Brough Superior motorcycles are superior by name and superior by build and nature. They are now being imported to Australia by industry stalwart Fred who has opened a showroom for the expensive bespoke machines in his business equipment offices at 6/281 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly, Brisbane. Click here for more details. The model line-up is: SS100, …

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Brough Superior Fred Drake

Bike wrecker now Brough Superior importer

When he started his motorcycle wrecking parts business under his house in 1971, Fred Drake probably never dreamed he would one day be selling $100k+ Brough Superiors to well-heeled riders. Fred, 70, is now the first Australian distributor for the venerable British-now-French marque in more than 80 years. He has opened a showroom for the …

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