Levis V6 cafe racer

Levis unveils V6 Cafe Racer prototype

Resurrected British motorcycle brand Levis has unveiled their prototype V6 Cafe Racer with an engine that sounds “like three Harleys all firing together”. The first pre-production model will be at Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace, UK on August 30–September 1 and when it finally hits the market, possibly next year, the exotic bespoke bike will …

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Sunday Motors flat track bikes from YCF

Flat track fun from YCF Sunday Motors

Flat track fun fun is coming to Australia with French brand YCF launching a new range called Sunday Motors. YCF dirt bikes have been imported into Australia since 2014 by Lowry Australia. Director Patrick Lowry has vast experience having previously worked with Paul Feeney, importing MV Agusta and Husqvarana for a number of years. The …

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Curtiss Motorcycles Warhawk - Zeus Prototype

Curtiss Motorcycles returns to business

American motorcycle company Curtiss Motorcycle is back in business, replacing Confederate Motorcycles, releasing a new Warhawk model, the last with an internal combustion engine before the company reverts to electric bike production. Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company was formed in 1916 by famous aviator and motorcycle racer Glenn Curtiss. It produced mainly planes until it …

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Norton Motorcycles in Beak St, London levis

Norton Motorcycles switches Aussie distributors

Norton Motorcycles UK has announced the change of its Australian distributors from NF Importers Pty Ltd to Brisbane Motorcycles based in Queensland. Brisbane Motorcycles managing director James Mutton says they have been retailing the bikes for some time from their Caboolture store and immediately will take over warranties, servicing and spares. He says they have the …

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SWM Gran Milano cafe racer engines

SWM plans bigger V-twin engines

Italian motorcycle company SWM is planning to expand from single-cylinder engines into V-twins in sizes from 350cc to 1200cc. The engines, made by their Chinese owner Shineray, would be the company’s first multi-cylinder units. Currently, SWM Australia imports three enduro, one super moto, two adventure and three classic road motorcycles, all using air-cooled single-cylinder engines …

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Vins Duecinquanta 2-stroke road motorcycle fail

Two-stroke Vins Motors plan exports

Two-stroke manufacturer Vins Motors of Italy is planning to export their ultralight motorcycles to the USA, Australia and the UK. The 250cc Duecinquanta road bike uses a lot of carbon fibre and billet aluminium in its construction so it weighs a mere 95kg. Vins Motors have also built a track-only Duecinquanta Competizione version that is 10kg lighter. It …

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BSA tweet Mahindra

Tweet indicates BSA is coming to town

A simple Christmas Tweet has many BSA fans excited that the brand will return to the market with a retro model by Christmas 2018. BSA was bought by Indian tractor and automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) for $A5.4m in October 2016, but there has been little information since from the company about the British …

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