Brough Superior AMB 001 track toy carbonfibre Aston Martin

Brough tests $185k 180hp AMB 001

Brough Superior has tested its $A185,000, 180 horsepower turbo AMB 001 track toy that comes with plenty of carbonfibre and Aston Martin wings. The bike is not road registrable and only 100 will be made at their factory in Toulouse, France, with delivery late in 2020. Brough Superior Motorcycles Australia Sales and Network Development Dale Schmidtchen …

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Confederate FA-13 Combat Bomber

Confederate ditches divisive name

Alabama motorcycle company Confederate has changed its controversial name to Combat Motors in the wake of the global Black Lives Matter movement. Back in 2017, the company considered changing its name after the race riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one person was killed and 26 injured when a car slammed into a crowd of people …

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CFMoto 650GT

CFMoto 650MT & Shinko tyre review

Some 10,000km after taking possession of a CFMoto 650MT and then fitting it with Shinko 705 Adventure Touring tyres, industry veteran Dale Schmidtchen has updated his impressions of the combo. (You can also check out his initial reviews of the 650MT and Shinko tyres.) Eleven months of ownership with this bargain-bin beauty and I can …

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Brough Superior SS100

Superior by name, Superior by nature

The modern Brough Superior motorcycles are superior by name and superior by build and nature. They are now being imported to Australia by industry stalwart Fred who has opened a showroom for the expensive bespoke machines in his business equipment offices at 6/281 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly, Brisbane. Click here for more details. The model line-up is: SS100, …

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Brough Superior Fred Drake

Bike wrecker now Brough Superior importer

When he started his motorcycle wrecking parts business under his house in 1971, Fred Drake probably never dreamed he would one day be selling $100k+ Brough Superiors to well-heeled riders. Fred, 70, is now the first Australian distributor for the venerable British-now-French marque in more than 80 years. He has opened a showroom for the …

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CFMoto CF1250J police bike

CFMoto CF1250J is biggest yet

A civilian version of the new CFMoto CF1250J police bike with a modified KTM LC8 engine is coming and it will be the biggest Chinese bike yet! Michael Poynton, director of Australian importer Mojo Motorcycles, confirms the civvy version of the CF1350J is coming, “however this will be a while off yet”. “I haven’t received …

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VYRUS ALYEN 03

Vyrus even scarier than coronavirus

If you think coronavirus is scary, how about the Italian Vyrus Alyen 988 with its origami bikini fairing and tailpiece with a host of winglets? It’s a rather unfortunate name for an Italian bespoke motorcycle company given the horrendous impact of the coronavirus on that country. But Vyrus has been around for a while and …

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CFMoto 300SR

CFMoto adds 300SR supersport

Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto will introduce its first fully faired sports model to Australia in May, the 300SR. It is powered by a 300cc single-cylinder engine with 21kW (29hp) at 8750rpm and 23.5Nm of torque at 7250rpm. Further details and pricing will be revealed later this month. However, given the bargain prices of CFMoto models, it …

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