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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imited-edition Commando 961 Cafe Racer MKII

Norton unveils Breitling Commando 961

Norton Motorcycles has unveiled a limited-edition Commando 961 Cafe Racer MKII to mark its collaboration with Swiss watchmaker Breitling. The bike is one of just 77 and includes dials designed by the watchmaker, as well as signature “Bs” engraved on the clutch box and stitched into the seat.  Norton says the bike will officially launch …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 - controversial upgrade

Husqvarna offers automatic clutch upgrade

Husqvarna Motorcycles now have an aftermarket automatic Rekluse X clutch option to upgrade their Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401. It’s a similar system as supplied by American clutch company Rekluse for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 SCS. In Australia, the Rekluse X clutch costs $1812.75 which does not include fitting. However, Husky says fitting is …

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Norton Commando Street Norton Motorcycles NOT going bust!

Norton Motorcycles NOT going bust!

A British notice that Norton will be struck off the Register of Companies and dissolved is no cause for alarm, says Norton Motorcycles. “It’s a standard late-filing notice,” a company spokesperson told us. “We’re not going bust or indeed going anywhere.” Only last week the company posted the above social media photo of a beautiful  …

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James Mutton Norton Commando 961 Sport Mk II

Norton Motorcycles headed for big year

Norton Motorcycles is expected to improve reliability and spare parts availability as well as delivering important new models this year after two major cash injections. Australian importer James Mutton of Brisbane Motorcycles says he is expecting a big year from the handbuilt British brand. Some £4m in government funding has now flowed through to the company who …

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Jawa Classic Legends revival

Jawa success to delay BSA revival?

Jawa Motorcycles have returned with such a vengeance in India, there could be pressure to export to other markets and delay the revival of BSA. Currently, owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. However, that could change in the next few years …

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Norton Atlas Ranger Nomad wait

Long wait for new Norton Atlas models

Customers who have put in orders for the two new hand-built Norton Atlas 650cc models are set for a long wait for delivery. The Atlas Nomad cafe racer and Ranger scrambler will not hit the assembly line until early Northern Hemisphere summer 2019. And even then they will only be built for the UK market, says Norton International Dealer Manager Lee …

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Norton Superlight

Norton adds Superlight 650 racer

Just a week after Norton launched the 650cc Atlas Nomad cafe racer and Ranger scrambler, they have added the Superlight road-legal racer. While the Nomad will sell for £9995 (about $A17,700, $US12,750) and the Ranger for £11,995 ($A21,250, $US15,300), the Norton Superlight will sell for about £19,950 ($A35,350, $US25,500). That’s a lot for a 650cc bike, but …

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