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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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Aero concept

Husqvarana launches beautiful Vitpilen

Husqvarna has launched its beautiful production-ready Vitpilen (Swedish for white arrow) naked motorcycle and Svartpilen (black arrow) adventure bike at the EICMA show along with a faired Areo concept. It’s been a long wait with a scrambler concept in 2011, two 401 concepts in 2014 and the larger 701 concept at last year’s Milan show. Now …

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Norton V4

Norton V4 motorcycle coming soon

Norton has released a teaser video of its coming 1200cc V4 bike with the promise a full release on November 19 at Motorcycle Live 2016 in the UK. The video should get a mixed reaction from Norton fans keen to see more from the famed manufacturer, but bemused by a V4 design. The famed Birmingham …

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Mondial brand returns with Hipster

The famed Italian FB Mondial motorcycle brand is returning to the market with a Hipster scrambler, enduro and supermoto with a single-cylinder 125cc engine and three engine sizes coming in the next few years. FB-Mondial produced bikes from 1948 to 1979, won 10 World Championships in the 1940s and ‘50s. The company produced a limited-edition, …

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Erik Buell racing

Erik Buell set for Aussie return

Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles (EBR Motorcycles) has released their 2017 models and promised new bikes in ’18 while the Australian importer hints at an imminent return to our market. The good news on the innovative brand follows a troubling year in which they closed their doors, shut down production, completed a lengthy business restructuring under …

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Retro SWM Gran motorcycles arrive

GranMilano The retro-styled 440cc single-cylinder SWM Gran Turismo and Gran Milano arrive in Australia in the next couple of weeks at $7490 and $7990 ride away. They are good price points sitting between the Royal Enfield Classic 350 at $6490 ride away and Classic 500 at $8790 and cheaper than the Yamaha SR400 at $7999 (plus on-road costs …

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Brough Superior SS100

Brough Superior SS100 returns to road

The first Brough Superior motorcycles in seven decades will start to roll off the assembly line in France in October at £49,999 (about $A86,000, $US66,000) each. It’s been three years since the new generation of SS100 was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November, 2013. From October, the new company will start …

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