Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle

Brammo electric motorcycles approved

Australian certification for the Oregon-built Brammo Empulse and Empulse R electric motorcycles has been received. However, importers ElectroMotive Force (ELMOFO) are still waiting on import approval and expect the first shipment of bikes to arrive in late January. Managing director Brett Sutherland says they have several buyers already who have all gone for R model …

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Norton Motorcycles Cafe Racer

Norton Motorcycles now ready for Australia

It has taken almost 18 months, but the new Norton Commando motorcycles are about to ship to Australia from $29,990 through dealers in most states. NF Importers, the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Norton Motorcycles, announced in July last year that they would bring the gorgeous bikes in “by early 2014”. However, the process has …

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MV Agusta F4 RR fault

MV Agusta boosts model range

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Mercedes-AMG has taken a 25% share in the company, MV Agusta has revealed no fewer than seven new or updated models at the EICMA show in Milan. READ ABOUT THE MERCEDES DEAL They are the limited-edition F4 SBK and F4RR, Brutale 800 RR, Dragster 800 RR, Stradale …

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Mercedes and MV Agusta corner

Mercedes-AMG buys into MV Agusta

As predicted in July, Mercedes-AMG has bought into MV Agusta after chasing a motorcycle brand to complete its act like Audi with Ducati and, of course, BMW with its motorcycle branch. Mercedes-AMG has confirmed it is buying 25% of MV Agusta motorcycles, but don’t expect MV cars or AMG bikes. Instead, AMG is saying they will …

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MV Agusta F4RR SBK

Is there life yet in sportsbikes?

Despite a huge downturn in sales, manufacturers seem to have rejected reports of the death of sportsbikes as “premature” with a host of new and more powerful models coming to market. Sportsbikes used to rule, especially in Australia. But in recent years, the proliferation of speed cameras and heftier fines have caused a downturn in …

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MV Agusta Dragster 800RR

MV Agusta Dragster 800RR

A series of photographs of the MV Agusta Dragster 800RR have been leaked by Dutch online motorcycle website Nieuwsmotor before it is officially unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan on November 4. The most eye-catching aspect of the three-cylinder Dragster are the beautiful spoked wheels in red-white and red-black. The Kineo wheels were previously released …

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Confederate Hellcat Speedster

Ducati designer makes Hellcat Speedster

American exotic motorcycle manufacturer Confederate has enlisted the help of a former Ducati designer to create a very special and beautiful edition of their X132 Hellcat. The Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster is a billet aluminium and carbonfibre masterpiece that will cost $US65,000 … that’s if you can get one as only 65 units are being …

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KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 to spice up LAMS

Kawasaki and Honda are about to have their domination of the small-capacity market challenged by the race-inspired KTM RC 390 sportsbike. With the success of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda ‘s just-released CBR300R, the KTM is bound to be a success given its leading power-to-weight ratio and high level of equipment. And if the …

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Benelli TNT 1130R

Benelli adds carbon TNT 1130R

Just how much are you prepared to pay for some carbon fibre? Benelli reckons it’s worth at least an extra $3500 on its TNT 1130R. For the first time Benelli will have a carbon edition TNT 1130R, but you may have to be quick as there are only five being offered. They will cost $23,490 …

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