Kawasaki Versys-X 300 available

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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2017 Victory Octane frenzy

Victory Motorcycles sales frenzy

Victory Motorcycles looks like becoming collectors’ motorcycles after sales frenzy following their January announcement they were closing down production. Victory Motorcycles says the sales frenzy “surprised even the most experienced industry commentators”. However, we noted a few days later that there was a rush on sales of the bikes in Australia with some wanting them as …

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Hesketh introducing a Valiant Supercharger

Hesketh supercharges its line-up

Forced induction is the next big thing with several major manufacturers looking down that road and boutique manufacturer Hesketh introducing a Valiant Supercharger. In Australia, the name is rather funny as we used to have a Valiant Charger in the 1970s which was an iconic muscle car. The Valiant Supercharger is a supercharged version of …

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2017 Triumph Bonneville T100 review

2017 Triumph Bonneville T100 review

There are now nine models in the new 900cc and 1200cc water-cooled Bonneville line-up with the T100 sitting right in the middle of the price range. Oliver’s Motorcycles at Moorooka has a new demo T100 available, so they called me and asked me if I’d like a ride. My answer was obvious. I ride a 2010 …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod

Harley-Davidson adds Street Rod

Harley-Davidson has just added the 750cc Street Rod to their line-up. It’s the second new motorcycle since boss Matt Levatich announced last month that they would introduce 50 new models in the next five years including an electric bike. The Street Rod is a 750cc variant of the new learner-approved, Indian-made Street 500 and joins …

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Yamaha T7 Tenere

Midweight Yamaha Ténéré for tragics?

Yamaha is reportedly working on a midweight Ténéré adventure bike powered by MT-09 849cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Advrider website is reporting the midweight Yamaha would basically be a more dirt-oriented version of the MT-09 Tracer. The report is a departure to what has been expected from Yamaha after it revealed the T7 Ténéré concept (pictured …

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2017 KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

The 2017 KTM 390 Duke arrival in Australia has been pushed back to late May. It will cost an extra $990, but will have more tech features and stunning styling like its biggest brother. The new model is now $6995 (+ on road costs), but has a host of changes. They include: bigger 13.5-litre metal fuel tank up from 11 …

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