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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CFMoto 650 MT

CFMoto 650MT adventurer coming

It’s taken more than three years, but CFMoto is finally releasing its 650MT adventure tourer in Australia at a bargain price. CFMoto Australia is offering the bike from launch in mid-May until end of July 2017 at a $500 discount on the ride-away price. The bike comes in two models: $6990 ride away for the …

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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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Kawasaki Versys-X 300 available light bulb

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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2016 Ducati 1200 Multistrada Enduro

2016 Ducati Multistrada Enduro review

The Multistrada Enduro is Ducati’s globetrotter, a bike built to go anywhere and everywhere with all the supplies you need and maybe even a pillion. It’s a big ask, and one that has to be tested. Click on the following videos for Mick Matheson‘s review of the all-roads tourer. OVERVIEW We loaded up the Ducati, two-up, …

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KTM adds more adventure models

KTM has unveiled its expanded adventure range with two new 1290 Super Adventure models and two new entry level 1090 Adventure models at the INTERMOT show in Cologne. The Super Adventure S is road-biased, while the Super Adventure R is off-road biased and similarly the 1090 Adventure is road oriented while the 1090 R is …

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What's the best adventure bike

What’s the best adventure bike?

The adventure bike market has exploded since Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode around the world on 1150cc juggernauts across rivers, down highways and through sand, mud and gravel. Today there are adventure bikes from 500cc with nothing more advanced than electric start through to 1200cc with more electronic gadgets than James Bond and Maxwell …

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Laura Csortan and Christophe Barriere-Varju in "Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar” on TV

Dakar racer reviews Honda Africa Twin

Four-time Dakar racer Christophe Barriere-Varju has road tested the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin in the toughest of conditions in Morocco and declared “anyone car ride that bike, cruising or fast”. Christophe rode the bike with off-road novice and Australian fashion model Laura Csortan for a National Geographic Channel show, “Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar”, which …

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