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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SWM Gran Milano cafe racer

SWM Gran Milano cafe racer review

The best value model in the new SWM retro range is definitely the Gran Milano cafe racer. For just an extra $500, it comes with Brembo brakes, fully adjustable suspension and a better quality finish. The Italian manufacturer was given a new lease on life in 2014 with funding from the Chinese Shineray Group. While they …

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CCM Spitfire

CCM releases Spitfire bike images

British motorcycle company Clews Competition Machines has released images of a street tracker based on the World War II Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane. The CCM Spitfire uses a frame made of T45 steel, just like the old Spitfire. It was welded by Ted Unwin, one of the original members of the company back in the 1970s. But …

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SWM Silver Vase 440 scrambler

SWM Silver Vase 440 scrambler review

You can save yourself a lot of hassle and money converting a small-capacity motorcycle into a scrambler by checking out the SWM Silver Vase. SWM is an Italian-made brand with Chinese financial backing, so their bikes are made with Italian design and flair, but a bargain price tag. The Silver Vase costs just $7490 on …

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Jawa 350 by Urban Motors

What will the new Jawa motorcycle look like?

Indian tractor manufacturer Mahindra has bought BSA and Jawa and plans to revive the brands, but we’re not sure the latter will look like this concept. It was built by Urban Motor of Berlin and unveiled at the annual Glemseck motorcycle festival in Stuttgart where it took part in their inaugural Essence sprint. Their minimalist concept …

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Erik Buell racing

Erik Buell Racing follows Victory into closure

For the second time in as many years, Erik Buell Racing is ceasing operations, following closely on the heels of compatriot Victory Motorcycles. The American motorcycle market is in a slump, particularly in motorcycles over 900cc, which includes almost every American-made motorcycle. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles are counteracting the trend with strong sales overseas, particularly …

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SWM Silver Vase

SWM adds Silver Vase scrambler to classics

One of the biggest trends in 2016 has been the ubiquitous scrambler and even returning Italian brand SWM can’t help itself with the Silver Vase. At just $7490 ride away, it’s the cheapest of the scramblers available. It is also the most closely associated with the traditional scrambler – a small-capacity road bike converted into a dirt …

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Vanguard Roadster

Vanguard is newest American motorcycle

This Vanguard Roadster was conceived, designed and built in New York City and represents the start of a new and distinct American motorcycle brand. The working prototype will be unveiled at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City from December 9-11 and it is expected to go into production in 2018. A spokesman confirms …

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Spirit Motorcycles GP Sport R

New British Spirit Motorcycles unveiled

British company Spirit Motorcycles has entered the motorcycle industry by launching not one but four new MotoGP-inspired models with a Triumph triple engine. The GP-Sport sports bike and GP-Street naked bike start at £44,999 ($A75,000), while the limited edition GP-Sport R will cost £64,999 ($A110,000) and the GP-Street R £69,999 ($118,000). They join a growing …

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EBR Black Lightning

Erik Buell debuts Black Lightning

Erik Buell racing Motorcycles has borrowed the classic Black Lightning name from Vincent with their first new model release since going bust 18 months ago. The new EBR Black Lightning motorcycle will debut tomorrow (November 18, 2016) at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show. However, it’s not really a new model, just a blackened 1190SX that …

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