CCM Spitfire may land in Australia

CCM Spitfire may land in Australia

British small-scale motorcycle manufacturer CCM may export its Spitfire range of single-cylinder machines to Australia along with other countries. CCM started as Clews Competition Machines 47 years ago and has had multiple international successes in motocross, flat-track, trials, supermoto, and road racing competition. In recent years they have produced limited-edition motorcycles that have attracted a …

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Levis V6 cafe racer

Levis unveils V6 Cafe Racer prototype

Resurrected British motorcycle brand Levis has unveiled their prototype V6 Cafe Racer with an engine that sounds “like three Harleys all firing together”. The first pre-production model will be at Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace, UK on August 30–September 1 and when it finally hits the market, possibly next year, the exotic bespoke bike will …

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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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Aussie Triples Rally

Triples tragics gather for eighth rally

Triple tragics return to Evans Head in the Northern Rivers region later this month for the eighth annual Aussie Triples Classic Motorcycle Rally. The event was started eight years ago by Col and Nancy McAndrew as a one-off rally for “triple tragics”. The Aussie Triples rally on August 18-20 is for Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3s built between …

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Jawa 350 by Urban Motors

What will the new Jawa motorcycle look like?

Indian tractor manufacturer Mahindra has bought BSA and Jawa and plans to revive the brands, but we’re not sure the latter will look like this concept. It was built by Urban Motor of Berlin and unveiled at the annual Glemseck motorcycle festival in Stuttgart where it took part in their inaugural Essence sprint. Their minimalist concept …

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Designer sketches more scramblers

If you think the scrambler craze has gone crazy, check out some of these sketches by Italian motorcycle designer Oberdan Bezzi. While none of them is endorsed by the manufacturers, there are a few here that might make them think long and hard about hopping on board this lucrative segment. The sketches are featured on …

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Royal Enfield 750 spied testing Royal Enfield to launch retro 750

Royal Enfield to launch 750 Interceptor

Royal Enfield is poised to launch a British-designed, engineered and built 750cc retro naked bike called the Interceptor early next year. For Aussies and many film fans, the name Interceptor means the 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe that featured in the first Mad Max film. We’re not sure the name will translate easily to a 750cc parallel twin …

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Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited BSA - cagiva

BSA sold and may be revived

BSA could join the list of recently revived motorcycle brands including Bultaco, Brough, Hesketh, Matchless and Norton after Indian motor company Mahindra bought the British company for $A5.4m. BSA is currently just a brand that churns out motorcycle t-shirts and merchandise. But what will Mahindra do with the BSA brand? Will it be restored to …

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Aussie Triples Rally

Aussie Triples Rally in seventh heaven 

What started as a one-off rally for “triple tragics” has now turned into an annual event with the recent seventh Aussie Triples Rally on the northern NSW coast. Organiser Col McAndrew says he and wife Nancy have had a passion for older Triumphs for a long while. “We regularly attend classic bike rallies and seven …

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