Harley plans adventure, streetfighters and electric bicycles missing

Why are adventure bikes getting bigger?

When Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor rode around the world in 2004 on BMW R 1150 GS Adventure bikes we saw how difficult the bigger bikes were in tough terrain. Since then, BMW has gone to an R 1200 GS and now an even bigger R 1250 GS. Meanwhile, Ducati from a Multistrada 1200 to 1260 …

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UTV

A Short Guide For Buying a UTV Online

Contributed post In the military world, UTV means “utility tactical vehicle” and it can be an important little “buggy” for bringing in supplies to tough-to-get-to locations and other off-road duties. In the civilian world, UTV may stand for “utility task vehicle” (or sometimes, “utility terrain vehicle”), but minus the combat aspect, it’s basically the same. …

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2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports shows

Updated Honda Africa Twin price hike

Honda Motorcycles Australia says it is “pleased to announce the pricing for the anticipated 2018 Africa Twin variants”, however there is nothing pleasing about the price hike on the big adventure motorcycles. The Africa Twin CRF100L has been updated with Throttle By Wire engine management with four riding modes, expanded seven-stage Honda Selectable Torque Control …

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2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XRt and XCx

Upgraded Triumph Tiger costs more

The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 has more than 100 upgrades and a 10kg saving, but it will cost between $2400 and $2600 more. Now called the Tiger 1200, dropping the Explorer from the name, the new bikes arrive in Australia from February. The XRx will be $24,200 (previously $22,700), the XCx is $25,600 (was $24,200), …

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SWM Superdual X

SWM adds two Superdual thumper models

Revived Italian motorcycle manufacturer SWM is adding two new models to its 600cc Superdual adventure thumper. The Superdual X features 21/18-inch wheels instead of the 19/17-inch combination of the standard model. Those wheels are fitted with Metzeler Sahara 3 tyres for hardcore adventure and the bike has switchable ABS. It arrives later this month at …

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SWM Superdual

SWM adds Superdual adventurer

Revived Italian motorcycle manufacturer SWM will enter the growing mid-sized adventure bike market with the arrival of the Superdual this month (May 2017). A pre-production model was displayed at the 2016 Moto Expo in Melbourne and SWM Australia spokesman Stephen “Tuffy” Tuff says it attracted a lot of interest. It arrives in the next few …

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