Bullit motorcycles

Meet the retro-style Bullit Bluroc 250

Bullit conjures images of Steve McQueen driving a Mustang through the streets of San Francisco in the 1968 film Bullitt, or maybe the retro Bell Bullitt motorcycle helmet. But Bullit is actually a Belgian motorcycle company with one “t” in the name (maybe to avoid copyright concerns!). They make retro small-capacity motorcycles from 50cc that are suited …

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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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Jawa Perak bobber revival

Jawa launch Perak bobber, but not for us!

One year ago Jawa Motorcycles returned to production with two neo-classic models in India and now they have released a third, the Perak bobber. Owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. The bike has been a roaring success and put a dent in …

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CFMoto 300NK

Is this cheap CFMoto 300NK a good deal?

The CFMoto 300NK is the cheapest 300cc learner bike in Australia at just $4990 ride away, but how does it indeed “ride away”? We tested the bike and found it a willing partner around town and even out on the highway. The CFMoto 300NK is powered by a new 300cc water-cooled, single-single engine with 25kW …

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Ducati Super SOCO electric scooters $5000 spark

‘Ducati’ electric scooter under $5000

A Ducati-branded Chinese-made electric scooter will be imported by Perth-based company Vmoto through Urban Moto Imports, arriving in July for under $5000. When we announced the Italian manufacturer had signed the unusual deal to allow Chinese Super Soco electric scooters to carry their brand, Ducati Australia said they would not be sold here. They also …

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Hartford Classic 250cc

Rising costs attract Hartford bike imports

The cost of living is driving more riders to smaller motorcycles and scooters, says Hartford Australia who is importing small-capacity Taiwanese machines. Ballina-based importer Joe Fisher says scooters and learner bikes have “gone crazy” despite a slow market. “I come from a time when the industry was formed on XL250s and Belstaff jackets,” he says. …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 - controversial massive

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 is a controversial bike

The Husqvarna single-cylinder Vitpilen 401 street bike is one of the most controversial and divisive motorcycles I’ve ridden in ages. After my road test I’m still trying to work out what it is all about and to which riders it will appeal. Controversial features are the price, styling, the single-cylinder engine and, of course, the …

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CFMoto 250NK confidence

CFMoto 250NK fills learner gap

The learner market continues to be flooded with models and now CFMoto Australia has filled the gap between the 150NK ($3090) and 400NK ABS ($5990) with the new 250NK at $3990 ride away. That compares with the Honda CB300F at $5699, Kawasaki Ninja 4090 at $6499, Suzuki GSX-R250 at $5790 and Yamaha YZF-R3 at $6299 …

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