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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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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