2020 BMW R 1800

BMW R 18 cruiser spy photos surface

Spy photos of the production version of the BMW R 18 cruiser prototype that dropped jaws earlier this year now comes with an oil cooler, longer pipes, bags and a fatter front tyre. We expected there would be some differences between the beautiful and simplistic prototype and it seems engine cooling for emissions regulations will …

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Harley-Davidson Low Rider S means business

Harley-Davidson Low Rider S means business

With its aggressive knuckles-to-the-wind riding position, 114-cube Milwaukee-Eight engine and sharpened steering, the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S really does mean business. And Harley-Davidson Australia will be hoping it means lost of business as did the original, short-lived 2016 Low Rider S with its 110-cube Screamin’ Eagle engine. That was a twin-shock Dyna. Now it’s part of the …

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Indian Motorcycle increases engine capacity

Indian Motorcycle increases engine capacity

Indian Motorcycle has increased engine capacity to up the ante over Harley-Davidson with select Thunderstroke models now having a 116 engine, replacing the 111 (1818cc). Actually it’s 115ci (1884cc), but it’s still a 20% power boost over the 111. The “116” was previously an aftermarket upgrade big bore kit, but is now standard in the …

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Benelli 502C urban cruiser

Benelli 502C is a LAMS urban cruiser

Benelli 502C fits into a category of bike roughly referred to as an urban cruiser suitable for learner and novice riders. It arrives in Australian showrooms at $9790 ride away with a two-year unlimited kilometre warranty and roadside assistance in gloss black, “Coniac Red” or matte black. Urban cruiser If you think we have invented the …

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BMW Concept R 18 cruiser

BMW set for big 1800cc R18 cruiser?

A third BMW R18 cruiser concept model seems to confirm that the German company is returning to the cruiser market with an 1800cc boxer engine. In December, a Japanese custom shop wheels out an R18 with a mysterious new BMW engine and last month a second cruiser concept with the engine was rolled out by …

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2019 Suzuki deal on dark Boulevard M109R

Suzuki deal on dark Boulevard M109R

Suzuki Australia is doing a ride-away deal on the 2019 Boulevard M109R which now comes in two new colour schemes with dark accents. Price is $18,990 ride away, which means a saving on rego and other delivery costs of about $1000. The new colours are white with blue trim and wheel rims, or black and …

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Kawasaki Vulcan Drifter

Rare rides: 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan Drifter

There are probably less than 40 Kawasaki Vulcan Drifter cruisers in Australia but one owner, Norman Hall, recently caught up with two other Drifters. “There are lots of interesting and rare motorcycles to come across that can put a smile on your face,” says Norman of Melbourne. “The Kawasaki Vulcan Drifter is just one of …

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