Norton Dominator California - 650cc

Norton to make 650cc bikes in India

Norton Motorcycles has launched their new Dominator California (pictured above), signed a deal with India’s Kinetic Group to build 650cc motorcycles and plans on a scrambler and off-roader. Norton is one of many motorcycle manufacturers looking to do business in the world’s biggest motorcycle market. However, the latest move has many purists concerned that it …

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Keanu Reeves Arch 1s

Keanu Reeves introduces sports bike

Hollywood heavyweight Keanu Reeves began Arch Motorcycles in 2015 with a muscle cruiser and now he’s adding a sports bike. But hold on to your wallet for a moment. The KRGT-1 muscle cruiser cost from $US78,000 ($A108,500) and the new Arch 1s shouldn’t be any cheaper. The bike was launched at the EICNA motorcycle show …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Husqvarna unveils Vitpilen 701 street bike

Famed off-road motorcycle company Husqvarna is moving further on to the street with the new Vitpilen 701 naked bike and Svartpilen concept. The bikes were unveiled this week at the EICMA show in Milan. Meanwhile, Husqvarna Australia says the Vitpilen 701 and 401, plus the Svartpilen 401 scrambler will arrive in mid-2018. Pricing will be announced …

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Jawa 350 returns to international market

Jawa returns to international market?

Czech motorcycle manufacturer Jawa could be returning to the international market with a new four-stroke retro 350 model. For the past 88 years, Jawa has been mainly making two-stroke bikes which have now been banned in many markets because of emissions regulations. Now the company is about to release a new 350 model with 350cc …

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CFMoto 650NK

CFMoto 650NK keeps updating

The Chinese-made CFMoto 650NK is still one of the best bang-for-your-buck bikes in the learner market and is now cheaper and better than when it was released in 2012. At $6490 ride away, it’s $700 cheaper than its launch price, yet it now has ABS brakes, Bosch EFI, new instrumentation and more aggressive styling from …

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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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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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