SWM Gran Milano cafe racer engines

SWM plans bigger V-twin engines

Italian motorcycle company SWM is planning to expand from single-cylinder engines into V-twins in sizes from 350cc to 1200cc. The engines, made by their Chinese owner Shineray, would be the company’s first multi-cylinder units. Currently, SWM Australia imports three enduro, one super moto, two adventure and three classic road motorcycles, all using air-cooled single-cylinder engines …

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Vins Duecinquanta 2-stroke road motorcycle fail

Two-stroke Vins Motors plan exports

Two-stroke manufacturer Vins Motors of Italy is planning to export their ultralight motorcycles to the USA, Australia and the UK. The 250cc Duecinquanta road bike uses a lot of carbon fibre and billet aluminium in its construction so it weighs a mere 95kg. Vins Motors have also built a track-only Duecinquanta Competizione version that is 10kg lighter. It …

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BSA tweet Mahindra

Tweet indicates BSA is coming to town

A simple Christmas Tweet has many BSA fans excited that the brand will return to the market with a retro model by Christmas 2018. BSA was bought by Indian tractor and automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) for $A5.4m in October 2016, but there has been little information since from the company about the British …

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Norton Dominator California - 650cc

Norton to make 650cc bikes in India

Norton Motorcycles has launched their new Dominator California (pictured above), signed a deal with India’s Kinetic Group to build 650cc motorcycles and plans on a scrambler and off-roader. Norton is one of many motorcycle manufacturers looking to do business in the world’s biggest motorcycle market. However, the latest move has many purists concerned that it …

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Keanu Reeves Arch 1s

Keanu Reeves introduces sports bike

Hollywood heavyweight Keanu Reeves began Arch Motorcycles in 2015 with a muscle cruiser and now he’s adding a sports bike. But hold on to your wallet for a moment. The KRGT-1 muscle cruiser cost from $US78,000 ($A108,500) and the new Arch 1s shouldn’t be any cheaper. The bike was launched at the EICNA motorcycle show …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Husqvarna unveils Vitpilen 701 street bike

Famed off-road motorcycle company Husqvarna is moving further on to the street with the new Vitpilen 701 naked bike and Svartpilen concept. The bikes were unveiled this week at the EICMA show in Milan. Meanwhile, Husqvarna Australia says the Vitpilen 701 and 401, plus the Svartpilen 401 scrambler will arrive in mid-2018. Pricing will be announced …

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Jawa 350 returns to international market

Jawa returns to international market?

Czech motorcycle manufacturer Jawa could be returning to the international market with a new four-stroke retro 350 model. For the past 88 years, Jawa has been mainly making two-stroke bikes which have now been banned in many markets because of emissions regulations. Now the company is about to release a new 350 model with 350cc …

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CFMoto 650NK

CFMoto 650NK keeps updating

The Chinese-made CFMoto 650NK is still one of the best bang-for-your-buck bikes in the learner market and is now cheaper and better than when it was released in 2012. At $6490 ride away, it’s $700 cheaper than its launch price, yet it now has ABS brakes, Bosch EFI, new instrumentation and more aggressive styling from …

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