Icon Motorcycles plan new-age Triton

Icon Motorcycles plan new-age Triton

Dutch company Icon Motorcycles plans to hand-make new-age Triton motorcycles with Norton featherbed frames and modern Triumph 900cc engines. Original Triton The original 1960-70s Tritons were not factory models but private builds where enthusiasts mated the lithe-handling Norton featherbed frame with Triumph Bonneville engines. Now Dutch company Icon Motorcycles plans to supply handmade Triton cafe …

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BSA Victor 355 sketches revival

Whatever happened to BSA revival?

The expected revival of the traditional British motorcycle brand, BSA, seems to have stalled more than three years after the brand was bought by Mahindra. Indian tractor and automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) bought the revered brand for $A5.4m in October 2016 through their wholly owned subsidiary, Classic Legends Private Limited (CLPL). At the time they expressed …

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Norton adds supercharged Superlight SS

Norton adds supercharged Superlight SS

Just days after Norton Motorcycles sought crowd funding of £1 million ($1.89m) to fulfil orders for the V4 and Atlas models, it has unveiled a new supercharged 127kW Superlight SS. It’s a carbon model version of their Superlight model which is based on the upcoming 650cc twin-cylinder Atlas platform. While it looks great, it is bound …

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CFMoto 650GT

CFMoto 650GT ‘worth the extra dollars’

Motorcycle industry stalwart Dale Schmidtchen has been reviewing the CFMoto 650MT for some time now, but recently switched to the road touring 650GT version. While the CFMoto 650 MT ABS costs $7490 ride away, the 650GT is an extra $1000. Both are learner-approved, but would also suit mature riders. Dale says the GT is a “great bike” with …

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AMB 001 Aston Martin Brough

Aston Martin Brough strictly for super-rich

Brough Superior has revealed an expensive turbo track toy called the AMB 001 which has plenty of carbonfibre and Aston Martin wings. The collaboration between the two esoteric British brands is truly beautiful but it is only for the super-rich. It could very well win the annual Milan EICMA motorcycle show best bike of the show, but it won’t win many …

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CFMoto 700CL-X Sport

CFMoto launches sexy new 700CL-X

CFMoto celebrated its 30th anniversary in Milan last night (4 November 2019) by announcing the introduction of the sexy new 700CL-X. Australian director Michael Poynton says it will arrive in late 2020. “They will be offering this new model as three different variants – Sports, Heritage, Adventure,” he says. Sports has bar-end mirrors, lower bars, …

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1935 Velocette Venom outfit

Velocette: A short history and test ride

Former Ulysses Club magazine editor and long-time bike tester Ian Parks (above) takes a 1965 Velocette Venom for a spin. Velocette hit the streets of Australia in 1965 when Robert Menzies was Prime Minister, James Bond’s Thunderball was at the “flicks”, The Rolling Stones Can’t Get No Satisfaction and the average wage was £15, 8 shillings. …

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CFMoto 300NK

Is this cheap CFMoto 300NK a good deal?

The CFMoto 300NK is the cheapest 300cc learner bike in Australia at just $4990 ride away, but how does it indeed “ride away”? We tested the bike and found it a willing partner around town and even out on the highway. The CFMoto 300NK is powered by a new 300cc water-cooled, single-single engine with 25kW …

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