2014 Kawasaki KLR 650 special edition

Australia’s top-selling adventure bike, the Kawasaki KLR 650, has received a boost that makes Australia’s top-selling adventure bike even more attractive. The Kawasaki KLR 650 now gets a new colour scheme, revised suspension and a more comfortable seat. Kawasaki Australia now has the bike in stock at $8099, which is only $100 more than previously. …

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Roadside checks concern riders

Riders are staying home amid fears that modifications they have made to their bike might land them an infringement notice if pulled up by the over-zealous police. This is particularly the case in Queensland in the current climate of the so-called “war on bikies” and the harassment of recreational riders with frequent roadside interceptions. Police …

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CFMoto to lead learner market

Chinese manufacturer CFMoto could become the kings of the learner bike market in Australia with nine bikes and one scooter. Currently they have two 150cc bikes, a 250cc scooter and scooter/cruiser, and two bikes powered by a restricted 650cc parallel twin engine. In the next year they are expected to include another 250cc bike and …

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KTM 1190 Adventure - touratech

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure review

The new KTM 1190 Adventure follows its biggest competitor, BMW’s R 1200 GS, into a more road-focused market. Both are now geared for 90% tar and occasional dirt. But it’s KTM which has made the biggest leap forward with a massive increase in engine capacity from 990 to 1190cc and subsequent power and torque increases. …

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Free scooter with Aprilia Dorsoduro

Aprilia is doubling down to get customers. We’ve heard of attractive offers before featuring free luggage and other accessories and free on-roads, but now the John Sample Automotive, Australian importers of Aprilia motorcycles and scooters has trumped all those with a rather unusual promotion. Buy a new 2012 Dorsoduro 1200 ATC/ABS ($17,990) before the end …

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KTM 690 Adventure?

Who would like to buy a new KTM 640 Adventure? Yeah, me too. But you can’t. It seems like this midweight adventure touring bike was built with Australia in mind with its robust chassis able to carry plenty of gear, suspension capable of tackling just about anything, and enough comfort and range to travel long …

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Triumph Explorer 1200 review

Triumph Explorer 1200: The English have again taken the Germans back to the drawing board to try to reinvent a better bike. Last time it was the Triumph Tiger 800 XC which was a bold imitation of the BMW F 800 GS. It was a good attempt and they have also done it with the …

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