Solar power Cake Kalk electric motorcycles

Solar power coming for electric motorcycles

A Swedish partnership is being forged to build small portable solar power chargers for electric adventure motorcycles that can be used in remote areas where there are no mains charging points. A portable solar charger would be a great advantage in Australia with our vast distances and plenty of sunshine. It’s a great step forward, …

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Front and rear radar coming to Ducati Multistrada warn

Ducati radar to warn riders by 2020

Ducati has announced that by 2020 it will add front and rear radar sensors to its motorcycles to warn riders of dangers. They are called blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control in cars where they have been used extensively for years. However, Ducati calls their technology ARAS (Advanced Rider Assistance Systems). The systems include …

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Triumph Bonneville T120 and T100 Spirit of 59 Limited-Edition

Triumph adds ’59 spirit to T120 and T100

Triumph has produced a limited number of special-edition Bonneville T120 and T100 models to mark its Spirit of ’59 campaign. Only 59 of each model will be available in UK Triumph dealers. They will not be available in any other markets. It’s a bit of a shame because limited-edition colours and models have previously been …

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Ducati Scrambler 1100 Cafe Racer next?

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Cafe Racer next?

These four Ducati Scrambler customs could be an indication that the Italian company is considering a cafe racer version of its new Scrambler 1100.  Since its release in 2015, Ducati’s Scrambler family has become the top seller with more than a dozen models released. While BMW Motorrad has announced that their R nineT line-up is …

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet invests

Royal Enfield invests and adds camo

Royal Enfield will expand its model range and world-wide network as the Indian motorcycle company invests $160m next financial year. This comes as Royal Enfield has released a new Himalayan Sleet model with camouflage black and white paint. RE invests The massive investment will include new wholly-owned subsidiaries in Indonesia and Thailand to cope with …

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2017 Ural Australia

Ural Australia offers free outfit rides 

Ural Australia is offering free demo rides on their range of outfits, but the only catch is you have to ride to Uralla in central NSW. That’s not such an impost as it could mean a great ride up the Oxley Highway. The inaugural Ural Australia Open House and Demo Event will be held on …

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Yamaha X4 Wolverine ATV all-terrain vehicle

Yamaha X4 Wolverine fits four adults

Yamaha’s latest side-by-side X4 Wolverine is a four-seater mountain goat, slush puppy and go-anywhere off-road taxi, says ATV correspondent Bruce McMahon: The Wolverine X4 – the first of this model with room for four Australian-sized adults – scores a race-bred motor, self-levelling rear suspension, fly-by-wire throttle plus a tonne of ability for tackling tough tracks. …

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