2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models get the 107 Milwaukee Eight engine Road King air-cooled

When will air-cooled Harleys end?

The ever-toughening emissions laws have many riders wondering when will air-cooled engines in brands such as Harley-Davidson come to a sad end. The good news, is it’s a long way off yet! That’s according to Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Product Portfolio director Peter Michael Keppler. Ironically, Peter was speaking to us at the launch of the liquid-cooled …

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2017 BMW HP4 Race BMW releases elite HP4 Race details

BMW releases elite HP4 Race details

BMW Motorrad has entered the elite world of ultra-expensive hand-built super-sportsbikes targeted just for the race track. The Bavrians surprised everyone by unveiling its handbuilt HP4 Race track bike at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last November. At the time the only details about the handbuilt track bike was that it features a full …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod first ride

The new Harley-Davidson 750cc Street Rod should appeal to younger and more aggressive riders with its macho stance, budget price and sporty performance and exemplary handling. In fact, I’d say it is the best-handling Harley yet! The 750cc variant of the new learner-approved, Indian-made Street 500 ($11,495) arrives in Australia in May 2017 at $12,995. It …

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Suzuki releases prices on GSX-R1000

Suzuki Australia has released the prices on its more powerful and lower weight 2017 GSX-R1000 and new GSX-R1000R models unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne last year. The GSX-R1000 ABS will be available in Australian dealerships from late June in a choice of Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Pearl Mira Red at $21,990 plus on-road costs, or $23,990 ride …

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2017 KTM Super Adventure 1290R

2017 KTM Adventure models arrive

KTM Australia has announced pricing and arrival schedules for the new KTM Adventure 1090R, and Super Adventure 1290S and 1290R (pictured above). Unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, the bikes will arrive here in the first week of May. The road-biased Super Adventure 1290S will cost $23,995 (+ ORC ), while the off-road biased Super Adventure 1290R …

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BMW F 800 GS Adventure

2017 BMW F 800 GS Adventure review

If we were really practical about our motorcycle choice, we would probably all be riding the BMW F 800 GS Adventure. With its big 24-litre tank and go-anywhere capabilities, it is the ideal bike for Australia’s vast distances and rough roads and tracks. Yet it is also refined enough to be a canyon carver and …

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Honda CB500F

Honda drops price on CB500F

Honda continues to drop its prices in the wake of an 18.1% drop in sales in the first quarter of 2017 with the latest being the 2017 model CB500F. The learner-approved street fighter has arrived in dealerships at $7299, down $600 on last year’s model. It comes in Millennium Red/Graphite Black and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. This follows Honda’s …

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Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS review

The Triumph Street Triple 765 RS allows the rider to dial in the insanity for a track day or tame the beast to become a civilised daily commuter. Thanks to its suite of electronic aids and variable settings riders can customise their ride via a comprehensive onboard computer and instrument screen. All features can be …

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Moto Guzzi V7 III Anniversario

Moto Guzzi V7 III plays catch-up

Moto Guzzi has gone into its third iteration of the modern V7 and added a limited edition Anniversario V7 III (pictured above) to celebrate 50 years of the range. Australian importers PS Imports have announced that the Moto Guzzi V7 III will arrive in dealerships in June with very attractive price tags. Indicative pricing at …

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