MV Agusta 75th anniversary

MV Agusta boss fronts fans

In an unprecedented move, MV Agusta’s new boss Timur Sardarov has taken to Facebook to answer questions from fans of the Italian marque. We recently interviewed Timur and found the Russian to be very forthcoming and forthright on a number of issues. Click here for his comments on a 950cc triple and adventure bike and …

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Dad and Dave

Boat sale leads Dad and Dave into bikes

Tamworth reader Dave Richards got into bikes with his dad by selling a boat. Here’s his amusing tale. (Readers are invited to tell us about their bike by sending their details via email.)  I’d bought a cheap tinny, fixed it, played with it, got bored with it and was selling it. Had it out the …

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Harley-Davidson FXST Softail Standard

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard review

The 2020 Harley-Davison FXST Softail Standard is not only an entry model for their 107-cube Milwaukee Eight big twin, but also the perfect donor bike or “blank canvas” for customising. It comes with a solo seat, mini-ape bars, shotgun exhausts, 19-inch chromed steel front rim with classic spokes and not much else. At $A21,495 ($NZ22,750) ride …

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BMW Classic R 18 cruiser

BMW launches classic R 18 cruiser

BMW Motorrad returns to the cruiser category with the classic R 18 cruiser styled after the 1936 R 5, including double white pinstriping. We’ve seen several other variants of the bike in concepts, prototypes and spy photos, so we expect this is just the first in a new line with the 1802cc boxer engine. BMW …

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BMW R 18 full-dresser

BMW R 18 full-dresser spy shots

The BMW R 18 cruiser is yet to be fully unveiled, but these spy photos from Ride Apart show there will also be a full-dresser to take on Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle. Unlike many spy shots that are blurry and disguised, these are clear and from every angle, giving us a good look at the production-ready …

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Softail Standard

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard confirmed

As predicted last week, the Harley-Davidson FXST Softail Standard is confirmed to return mid-year after it was recently listed with the California Air Resources Board. One of the most popular Harley models ever sold in Australia will arrive at $A21,495 ($NZ22,750), ride away. This entry-level Softail will come in black only with a solo seat. It will be a long …

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Jawa Perak bobber revival

Jawa launch Perak bobber, but not for us!

One year ago Jawa Motorcycles returned to production with two neo-classic models in India and now they have released a third, the Perak bobber. Owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. The bike has been a roaring success and put a dent in …

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