Dab Design R nineT with Enhanced Racer Kit

Dab Design BMW R nineT rejected

French company Dab Design planned this ugly custom “Enhanced Racer” kit for the BMW R nineT that simply bolts on – no welding or grinding sparks required! Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but we think it’s ugly. It looks like a reject from a B-grade sci-fi movie, which is weird as …

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Kawasaki’s electric multi-wheel transformer

Kawasaki’s electric multi-wheel transformer

Kawasaki has been watching too many Transformers movies judging by this video on their USA YouTube channel of an electric three-wheeled Transformer. It starts with a recap on Kawasaki innovations over the years. Halfway through it transforms to focus on a computer-generated leaning three-wheeled transformer powered by an electric motor. Kawasaki transformer But this is …

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Kawasaki Z900RS accessories

Kawasaki Z900RS accessories launched

One of the most anticipated models of 2018, the Kawasaki Z900RS, now comes with several special accessories, including centre stand and pillion grab rails. The tribute bike to the legendary Z1 is listed at $16,499 plus on-road costs. It is based on the Z900, but costs about $4000 more even though power and torque are slightly …

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SWM Gran Milano cafe racer engines

SWM plans bigger V-twin engines

Italian motorcycle company SWM is planning to expand from single-cylinder engines into V-twins in sizes from 350cc to 1200cc. The engines, made by their Chinese owner Shineray, would be the company’s first multi-cylinder units. Currently, SWM Australia imports three enduro, one super moto, two adventure and three classic road motorcycles, all using air-cooled single-cylinder engines …

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Vins Duecinquanta 2-stroke road motorcycle fail

Two-stroke Vins Motors plan exports

Two-stroke manufacturer Vins Motors of Italy is planning to export their ultralight motorcycles to the USA, Australia and the UK. The 250cc Duecinquanta road bike uses a lot of carbon fibre and billet aluminium in its construction so it weighs a mere 95kg. Vins Motors have also built a track-only Duecinquanta Competizione version that is 10kg lighter. It …

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Ducati 959 Panigale in white

2018 Ducati colours will cost you more

Ducati Australia has issued its 2018 price list with more “models” than ever before mainly due to separate pricing depending on what colours you choose. All motorcycle manufacturers charge more for multi-colours, race replica paintwork, metal flake, multi-coat, pearl finish or other special colour schemes and paintwork. However, Ducati simply charges more for some plain …

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Harley-Davidson adds Brass Collection 48x

Harley registers 48X and Pan America

Pan America and 48X could be two of about 10 new models for Harley-Davidson in 2018. Two weeks ago, Harley-Davidson registered the trademarks “Bronx” and “Harley-Davidson Bronx” with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Now they have registered “Pan America” and “48X” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Spain. These three models …

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BSA tweet Mahindra

Tweet indicates BSA is coming to town

A simple Christmas Tweet has many BSA fans excited that the brand will return to the market with a retro model by Christmas 2018. BSA was bought by Indian tractor and automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) for $A5.4m in October 2016, but there has been little information since from the company about the British …

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