Kawasaki Versys 650L ABS

Kawasaki Versys bold new colour and price

The 2016 Kawasaki Versys 650L ABS comes in a bright new matte orange paint and the price has increased $200 to $10,199 (+ORC). The learner-approved motorcycle is equally at home as a commuter, tourer or weekend fun bike. It is powered by a restricted fuel-injected 649cm3 liquid-cooled, four-stroke, parallel-twin engine. The engine has been tuned …

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2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 released

The top-selling Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS gets revised instrument lighting and two new colours for 2016, but no price increase. New colours for the 2016 models available now are Metallic Flat Raw Greystone (SE ABS) and Passion Red (ABS), while the 2016 non-ABS version will be available soon.  Prices remain at $6199 (non-ABS), $6399 (SE) …

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Hyosung GT250R

Novice rider reviews Hyosung GT250R

Brisbane novice rider Lyle Herbert reviews his 2007 Hyosung GT250R. Riders are invited to review their bikes and email them for publication. Some people will think me a crazy person for having bought a Hyosung. I’m not going lie, it was cheap. I bought it for $900 with 9000km, no registration and no roadworthy certificate. It …

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Royal Enfield concept stores

Royal Enfield honours despatch riders

Indian motorcycle company Royal Enfield has honoured the despatch riders of the war with a limited edition range of military colours coming in July 2015 and released rideaway prices in Australia. Despatch riders used to relay information between headquarters and ground troops during the war sometimes riding for hours through challenging conditions. The new Despatch …

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KTM 250 Duke and RC 250

KTM adds 250 Duke and RC 250

Austrian manufacturer KTM has added a 250 Duke and RC 250 to its line-up, but they are unlikely to come to Australia. KTM showed the two new models this week at the 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show as well as announcing it would add a slipper clutch to its 390 models which had previously only been …

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Kawasaki Z250SL

Kawasaki Z250SL swamps LAMS

The introduction of the Kawasaki Z250SL to the Australian learner-approved motorcycle market is swamping an already well-watered market. However, it’s great news for learners and novices with an amazingly wide choice of bikes. The Z250SL comes in ABS and non-ABS format at $5299 and $5599 plus on road costs, and is available only in attractive …

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Benelli BN302

Benelli BN 302 tempts learners

Learners have never had such a wide and exciting choice of motorcycles with the latest being the Benelli BN 302. The bike has been officially released in Australia and New Zealand at the highly competitive price of $5590 plus on-road costs and comes in four colour options and two frame colours. The Italian-designed and Chinese-made motorcycle …

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Cleveland CycleWerks Heist and Ace

Cleveland CycleWerks motorcycle review

American-designed and Chinese-made Cleveland CycleWerks motorcycles are putting the fun back into urban motorcycling. The company has been making the Heist hardball chopper-style urban bikes for some time at the attractive price of $4795 rideaway. Matt Jones of Rocker Classic Motorcycles, the Queensland retailer, says they have been a popular bike with learners and people …

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Kawasaki Z300 ABS clutch

Kawasaki Z300 ABS is super-safe

The high-stakes learner market in Australia has shifted up a gear with the introduction of the super-safe Kawasaki Z300 with ABS and a slipper clutch. The world’s first LAMS (learner-approved motorcycle scheme) street fighter has arrived at $5999 plus on-road costs, which is $200 less than the fully-faired Ninja 300, Australia’s most popular motorcycle. Not …

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