Kalex Moto2 racer

Does it make sense for a Hobby Motorcyclist to Buy a Professional Kalex?

(Sponsored post) Having tested a range of the most popular motorbike brands on handling, comfort, reliability, value for money, mileage, and overall satisfaction, customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue concluded that Yamaha is the ultimate brand. BMW, Harley-Davison, and Honda also finished with strong overall satisfaction ratings. However, there’s a new brand that looks to …

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Norton Dominator Street

Norton builds limited Dominator Street

Norton Motorcycles has followed the success of its Commando Street with a limited “Street” edition of the Dominator with upright bars and a hand-painted tank. Only 50 bikes will be made costing £21,950. Australian Norton importer James Mutton of Brisbane Motorcycles says the bikes are only available on order. “The factory does not actually make stock as …

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1948 Vincent Rapide

Rare ride on Ray’s 1948 Vincent Rapide

It is a rare delight to ride a classic motorcycle, so there was no hesitation when Ray Schriever offered me a ride on his prized 1948 Vincent Rapide. Ray, 69, is a retired aviation engineer who marvels at the British bike’s clever engineering, much of it courtesy of Australian engineer Phil Irving. “We became friends …

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CFMoto 650MT update

CFMoto 650MT 2500km update

Motorcycle industry stalwart Dale Schmidtchen has now been in the saddle of his 2019 CFMoto 650 MT ABS for 2500km, so it’s time for an update. Dale, who has previously worked for CFMoto, gave his initial impressions in his review last month. Dale‘s update: First service came up at a pleasing 1500km, not 1000km or even 800km …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 season massive

Massive discounts on Husqvarna 701 and 401

Husqvarna Australia is about to offer some massive discounts on the 401 and 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen motorcycles. And by “massive” we mean a massive $3000 to $7000, depending on the model! The official announcement has not yet been made, but we have seen the ride-away prices announced to the dealers recently. Husqvarna massive discounts …

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CFMoto 650 MT

CFMoto 650 MT ABS initial review

When motorcycle industry stalwart Dale Schmidtchen needed an attractive, utilitarian motorcycle at a good price, his research led him to the CFMoto 650 MT ABS. Dale, who has previously worked for CFMoto, says he needed a bike capable of many types of riding. “I had set a budget of under 10k,” he says. Bargain bike …

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cfmoto 700cc patent engine sizes

CFMoto expanding engine sizes

CFMoto could soon be expanding its engine sizes with a 700cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine and KTM’s first-generation 990cc LC8 engine. Images from the Chinese company’s patent application have leaked showing the 700cc engine which is expected to replace the current 650cc units. Expanding capacity The company has close ties with KTM, making their bikes …

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DAB Motors customisable motorcycle

DAB offers ‘legal’ custom motorcycle

DAB Motors lets you completely customise your new bike from enduro to motard to scrambler even before taking delivery, with the promise it’s street legal. Meet the LM-S developed by engineer Simon Dabadie who established his company in the Basque region in 2017. Henry Ford once said of his Model T Ford: “Any customer can have a car painted any …

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