Harley-Davidson sub 500cc 90 monkey bike

Harley plans sub-500cc motorcycle

Harley-Davidson plans to produce a sub-500cc motorcycle for the Asian market in collaboration with a local manufacturer within the next year. It wouldn’t be the smallest motorcycle they’ve ever made. That would be the 1970s 90cc monkey bike pictured above. The sub-500cc bike plan is included in the company’s ‘More Roads’ initiative, a strategic long-term …

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Watch: Double bad luck for motorcyclist

It’s bad enough crashing into a car, but this Indian motorcyclist gets a double dose of bad luck when the post he runs into collapses on top of him. The security camera footage shows the driver of the white car pausing at an intersection, then starting to turn left, right into the path of the …

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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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The Last Motorcycle on Earth! panic omitted

Are slow motorcycle sales cause for panic?

Motorcycle sales might be in a two-year slump in Australia, but there is no cause for general panic about the global motorcycle industry just yet. (By the way, the top photo is from the fictional film “The Last Motorcycle on Earth“, and is not cause for panic! Watch the movie trailer at the end of …

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Bajaj Auto Dominar 400

Get Ready To Shell Out More For A Two Wheeler

Contributed post for our Indian readers The demand for Two-wheelers in India is so huge that you have a number of models of two-wheelers in the market now. Two-wheeler, which was previously categorized simply as mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles, is no more than simple. It is because each of them 15 major two-wheeler manufacturers have …

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Sri Lanka Royal Enfield Classic 350 horn

Motorcycle horn vital for travel in Asia

Most riders don’t use their horn, but is vital for travelling safely in Asia, writes travel writer Maria Visconti. (Click here to check out legalities of horn use.) While most Australian riders will not automatically check where their rented bike’s horn is before starting to ride abroad — and would hardly remember where their own …

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Even pillions can enjoy exotic adventure rides

Pillions can enjoy exotic adventure rides, too

Just because you only pillion doesn’t mean you have to miss out on adventure riding in exotic locations such as the Himalayas, says Sydney professional travel writer Maria Visconti. “I have, for the last year, been riding in the Indian Himalayas. Spiti Valley (pictured above), Zanskar Valley, Gangotri where the source of the Ganges is, …

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2018 Benelli Leoncino and Leoncino Trail factory

Benelli to open motorcycle factory in India

Benelli is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to announce it will open a factory to assemble and build bikes in India, the largest motorcycle market in the world. The Italian company was established in 1911 but is now owned by Chinese company Group Qianjiang with a mixture of manufacture in Shanghai, China, and Pesaro, Italy. Indian factory …

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Google Maps motorbike mode expands

Google Maps has expanded its two-wheeler mode for motorcycles and scooters into Asia after launching in India in December 2017. Motorbike mode differs from other modes by providing alternate routes and faster estimated arrival times. Google Maps currently provides travel routes, navigation and travel time estimates for public transport, bicycles, cars and walking, depending on …

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Norton Dominator California - 650cc

Norton to make 650cc bikes in India

Norton Motorcycles has launched their new Dominator California (pictured above), signed a deal with India’s Kinetic Group to build 650cc motorcycles and plans on a scrambler and off-roader. Norton is one of many motorcycle manufacturers looking to do business in the world’s biggest motorcycle market. However, the latest move has many purists concerned that it …

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