Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki drops price on Z1000 naked

Naked bikes are enjoying a boom in sales and now Kawasaki Australia has dropped the price of its “super naked” Z1000 ABS by $1300 and added a slipper clutch. The attractive, Sugomi-designed naked bike is now even more attractive at $15,499. It also comes with a newassist and slipper clutch in Metallic Matte Carbon Gray with …

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Norton V4

Norton plans 1200cc V4 and 650cc twin

Norton Motorcycles plans to break with tradition and produce bikes with a 1200cc V4 engine and smaller parallel twins, says design head Simon Skinner. The announcement comes after a £7.5 ($A16) million investment at the company’s Leicestershire headquarters last month, creating 600 new jobs. The investment includes a £4 ($A8) million Government grant. Norton Motorcycles announced it …

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Norton Dominator SS

Norton to expand to eight models

Norton Motorcycles plans to increase its current single engine and four model line-up to three engine platforms and seven or eight models. The announcement comes after a £7.5 ($A16) million investment at the company’s Leicestershire headquarters, creating 600 new jobs. The investment includes a £4 ($A8) million Government grant. Norton currently has 100 staff making …

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Honda RC213V-S

Honda RC213V-S costs over quarter million

Customers for Honda’s road-legal MotoGP bike, theRC213V-S, are not baulking at the price tag of $A244,000. In fact, Honda Australia motorcycles spokesman Glyn Griffiths says they’ve had “some enquiries” since orders have been taken this week and all have included the track-focused sports performance kit, bringing the total cost to $260,000. The sports kit includes …

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Ducati Panigale R

Ducati Panigale R World Superbike for the road

The new Ducati Panigale R is about as close as you will ever get to riding a World Superbike on the road. Ducati Australia says the Paginale R will cost $45,990 plus on-road costs and customers are already placing deposits for the bike which arrives in August. The Panigale R has been homologated for WSBK, but it’s not the …

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Norton Dominator SS

Norton unveils Dominator SS

As the revamped Norton Motorcycles are about to arrive in Australia, the venerable British motorcycle manufacturer has announced a new limited edition model. Only 200 Dominator SS models will be produced in 2015 with 50 reserved for the UK market and 150 for the rest of the world. Pricing will be announced when it is …

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