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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Jawa Classic Legends

Jawa Classic Legends unveiled in India

Jawa Motorcycles are back with a retro vengeance with the unveiling of three new Classic Legends models in India. Unfortunately, owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. However, we believe that could change in the next few years if these are successful. …

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Norton Atlas Ranger Nomad wait

Norton reveals Atlas Nomad and Ranger

Norton has unveiled a surprise with not one, but two Atlas 650cc models – the cafe racer Nomad and the Ranger scrambler. The bikes go on sale as early as this weekend in the UK for £9995 (Nomad) and £11,995 (Ranger). There is no word of export schedules or overseas pricing yet. Since the Norton Commando 961 …

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