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Vyrus even scarier than coronavirus

If you think coronavirus is scary, how about the Italian Vyrus Alyen 988 with its origami bikini fairing and tailpiece with a host of winglets? It’s a rather unfortunate name for an Italian bespoke motorcycle company given the horrendous impact of the coronavirus on that country. But Vyrus has been around for a while and …

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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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Icon Motorcycles plan new-age Triton

Icon Motorcycles plan new-age Triton

Dutch company Icon Motorcycles plans to hand-make new-age Triton motorcycles with Norton featherbed frames and modern Triumph 900cc engines. Original Triton The original 1960-70s Tritons were not factory models but private builds where enthusiasts mated the lithe-handling Norton featherbed frame with Triumph Bonneville engines. Now Dutch company Icon Motorcycles plans to supply handmade Triton cafe …

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BSA Victor 355 sketches revival

Whatever happened to BSA revival?

The expected revival of the traditional British motorcycle brand, BSA, seems to have stalled more than three years after the brand was bought by Mahindra. Indian tractor and automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) bought the revered brand for $A5.4m in October 2016 through their wholly owned subsidiary, Classic Legends Private Limited (CLPL). At the time they expressed …

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Norton adds supercharged Superlight SS

Norton adds supercharged Superlight SS

Just days after Norton Motorcycles sought crowd funding of £1 million ($1.89m) to fulfil orders for the V4 and Atlas models, it has unveiled a new supercharged 127kW Superlight SS. It’s a carbon model version of their Superlight model which is based on the upcoming 650cc twin-cylinder Atlas platform. While it looks great, it is bound …

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CFMoto 650GT

CFMoto 650GT ‘worth the extra dollars’

Motorcycle industry stalwart Dale Schmidtchen has been reviewing the CFMoto 650MT for some time now, but recently switched to the road touring 650GT version. While the CFMoto 650 MT ABS costs $7490 ride away, the 650GT is an extra $1000. Both are learner-approved, but would also suit mature riders. Dale says the GT is a “great bike” with …

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AMB 001 Aston Martin Brough

Aston Martin Brough strictly for super-rich

Brough Superior has revealed an expensive turbo track toy called the AMB 001 which has plenty of carbonfibre and Aston Martin wings. The collaboration between the two esoteric British brands is truly beautiful but it is only for the super-rich. It could very well win the annual Milan EICMA motorcycle show best bike of the show, but it won’t win many …

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CFMoto 700CL-X Sport

CFMoto launches sexy new 700CL-X

CFMoto celebrated its 30th anniversary in Milan last night (4 November 2019) by announcing the introduction of the sexy new 700CL-X. Australian director Michael Poynton says it will arrive in late 2020. “They will be offering this new model as three different variants – Sports, Heritage, Adventure,” he says. Sports has bar-end mirrors, lower bars, …

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