Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle electric highways

Harley-Davidson plugs LiveWire back in

Production of the Harley-Davidson electric LiveWire motorcycle has started again after being stalled a few days this week over a problem with one home charger. The company says it was only a “single occurrence”. There was no problem with the motorcycle, only the charger. “We take pride in our rigorous quality assurance measures and our drive …

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BMW F 850 GS Rallye for NZ GS Trophy

BMW F 850 GS Rallye and R coming?

BMW Motorrad could soon be adding a limited-edition F 850 GS Rallye and an F 850 R production bike to its expanding line-up. The company has prepared a special F 850 GS Rallye for the annual International GS Trophy Oceania competition in February 2020 in New Zealand. While they have been specially prepared for the GS …

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle short circuit

Harley-Davidson LiveWire hits short circuit

Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire motorcycle has hit a metaphorical short circuit with production stopped for a “nonstandard condition” involving the home charger. The company has asked owners only to charge their bikes with the DC fast charger supplied at some HD dealerships. There is no other information from the company. Even though it doesn’t arrive in …

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Indian FTR 1200 Race Replica

Indian FTR 1200 Race Replica review

FTR stands for “flat track racer”, but even the Indian FTR 1200 Race Replica is much more than that and not the narrow-focussed bike many might think. It arrives in Australia in three models all at ride-away prices: FTR 1200 basic black for $20,995; FTR 1200 S in red and grey or titanium and black for $22,995; …

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2020 BMW R 1800

BMW R 18 cruiser spy photos surface

Spy photos of the production version of the BMW R 18 cruiser prototype that dropped jaws earlier this year now comes with an oil cooler, longer pipes, bags and a fatter front tyre. We expected there would be some differences between the beautiful and simplistic prototype and it seems engine cooling for emissions regulations will …

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Step up to 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Step up to Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

The 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is a massive step up in technology, but not price. It now includes the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) introduced in the electric LiveWire which will be available in Australia late next year. RDRS affects chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology, basically providing a safer, more enjoyable riding experience …

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Africa Twin with head-up display touch screen

Honda patents head-up touch windscreen

Honda continues its blitzkrieg of patent applications with a head-display windscreen that is also touch sensitive. The patent illustrations show both an Africa Twin and CBR1000RR Fireblade. Head-up display of vital information such as speed and navigation has been in cars for several years and is now coming to many “smart” motorcycle helmets. This is …

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