Blacktop Motorcycle Works museum

Visit Blacktop Motorcycles Works museum

If you’re riding around South East Queensland, chances are you will call in to Esk where we recommend dropping into the Blacktop Motorcycle Works museum. The free museum and British bike workshop is right next door to the Red Deer Cafe in the main street where many riders stop off for a coffee. It’s important …

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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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Jawa Classic Legends revival

Jawa success to delay BSA revival?

Jawa Motorcycles have returned with such a vengeance in India, there could be pressure to export to other markets and delay the revival of BSA. Currently, owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. However, that could change in the next few years …

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Jawa Classic Legends

Jawa Classic Legends unveiled in India

Jawa Motorcycles are back with a retro vengeance with the unveiling of three new Classic Legends models in India. Unfortunately, owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. However, we believe that could change in the next few years if these are successful. …

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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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