Suzuki says bye-bye Busa?

Suzuki has confirmed its barnstorming GSX1300R Hayabusa – or Busa to its legion of fans – will cease sales in many markets this month as its engine no longer meets tough European emissions regulations. But production will continue in Japan for those countries that do not accept the latest Euro 4 regulations such as Australia …

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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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BMW boxer R models all get Shiftcam technology

BMW pricing for R 1250 models

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced pricing for the 2019 BMW R 1250 GS, GSA, R and RT models. They feature hi-tech such as hill start, emergency call button and variable valve timing as well as 100kW of power. The extra tech, engine capacity and power has added $1600 to the starting price of the GS (currently …

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Furion M1 Hybrid SportBike with Wankel rotary engine

Furion M1 hybrid has rotary engine

No, it’s not the 1970s again — Furion Motorcycles of France plans to resurrect the Wankel rotary engine for their hybrid M1 motorcycle that also has an electric motor. Rotary engines were big news in the 1970s, most notably in the Mazda RX-8. There were also many motorcycles with rotary engines. Norton had several models. …

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Nmoto Nostalgia BMW R nineT r18

Wild nostalgia version of BMW R nineT

Would you believe this wild nostalgia custom motorcycle started life as the BMW R nineT and that you can buy actually buy one? The R nineT is the Bavarian company’s most customisable production bike, but this Nmoto Nostalgia machine has to be the wildest custom version yet. Nmoto has been showing the custom bike at the …

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Kawasaki Z400

Kawasaki adds W800 Café and Z400

Kawasaki Motors Australia has confirmed the new W800 Café and Z400 (above) will be added to their 2019 line-up along with updated models such as the new Versys 1000 SE. Spokesman Murray Sayle says they don’t have pricing or full specifications yet for the retro W800 Café yet as production is not until mid-2019. “Our …

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Triumph Speed Twin

Triumph teases 2019 Speed Twin

This teaser video shows glimpses of the 2019 Triumph Speed Twin which was expected to be unveiled at the recent European motorcycle shows but will be launched on December 4. The video only shows dark and blurry images and some very short glimpses of the 1200cc bike in silhouette. While the Street Twin ($13,700) is …

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