Blind Ben Felten fastest blind man on two wheels

Ben is fastest blind man on two wheels

Blind Aussie rider Ben Felten is officially the fastest blind man on two wheels. Ben broke the previous Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider by just 1.355km/h at the 2018 World Speed Trials Australia at Lake Gairdner in South Australia last week. Click here to post your congratulations on his Facebook page. Ben …

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Kawasaki H2 SX

Blown away by supercharged tourer price

While the supercharged Kawasaki H2 costs almost $40,000, the touring version will blow you away at $34,999 ride away including panniers and centre stand. Kawasaki Motors Australia national sales and marketing manager Robert Walker says the reason for the comparatively low price is simply “global volume”. He says the H2, H2 Carbon and H2R track-one …

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2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 track tested

Kawasaki Motors Australia took to a Brisbane race track to prove that the new Ninja 400 is an exciting addition to their lineup. The bike replaces the Ninja 300 which was launched five years ago and has been among Australia’s top-selling bikes ever since, selling more than 11,000. Depending on your location, average ride away …

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Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth

Bleak future for Japanese motorcycles?

Since the 1970s, Japanese motorcycles have dominated the market, but times are tough and the four companies are changing their outlook for the future. Even though Yamaha Motor had record profits and strong sales growth last year, Yamaha President Yoshihiro Hidaka says he is “pessimistic” about the future. All motorcycle manufacturers face a bleak future …

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Kawasaki Z900RS cafe

Kawasaki announces Z900RS Cafe price

Kawasaki Australia has announced that the Z900RS Cafe is now available from $18,299 ride away. That compares with the standard Z900RS at $18,000. Click here to read our Z900RS review. Both bikes are styled as tributes to the original 1972-75 Z1 which featured in the cult 1974 Australian bikie movie, Stone. The Z900RS Cafe is even …

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2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R gears

Kawasaki big Ninjas recalled over gears

Kawasaki is about to issue a recall for the Ninja ZX-10 and Ninja ZX-10RR over issues with several gears during “high-impact” shifts. The official Australian recall says it affects 2016-18 Ninja ZX-10R and 2017-18 Ninja ZX-10RR models. Go to the end of this article to see the VINs of all 398 affected bikes in Austalia to check if …

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Kawasaki Z900RS worth every cent cafe motorcycle seat

Is Kawasaki Z900RS worth the money?

Whether the Kawasaki Z900RS tribute bike to the legendary Z1 is worth the money is the question that has been on everyone’s lips since the price was announced. At about $18,000 ride away (depending on where you live) it’s about $4000 than the Z900 on which it is based. But the RS is worth much …

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Kawasaki’s electric multi-wheel transformer

Kawasaki’s electric multi-wheel transformer

Kawasaki has been watching too many Transformers movies judging by this video on their USA YouTube channel of an electric three-wheeled Transformer. It starts with a recap on Kawasaki innovations over the years. Halfway through it transforms to focus on a computer-generated leaning three-wheeled transformer powered by an electric motor. Kawasaki transformer But this is …

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Kawasaki Z900RS accessories

Kawasaki Z900RS accessories launched

One of the most anticipated models of 2018, the Kawasaki Z900RS, now comes with several special accessories, including centre stand and pillion grab rails. The tribute bike to the legendary Z1 is listed at $16,499 plus on-road costs. It is based on the Z900, but costs about $4000 more even though power and torque are slightly …

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Ducati V4 EICMA surprise safe best hopes

What will be the best motorcycles of 2018?

The global motorcycle industry is struggling, yet motorcycles have never been so affordable with so many model choices available to riders, but what will be the best of 2018? The trend for more models is going to continue in 2018 with some 50-odd models being released in a wide variety of categories. It is difficult …

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