2019 Ducati range Panigale V4 R

Power is king for 2019 motorcycles

The latest model releases from the two recent motorcycle shows in Milan and Cologne prove that power is still king in the two-wheel world. A new road leader has emerged and some older models have been pushed down the order. The list of the most powerful is still dominated by the track-only Kawasaki H2R at 240kW. …

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Triumph triumphs as most satisfying brand

Triumph triumphs as the most satisfying motorcycle brand in the market, according to about 700 riders surveyed by customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue. It is the second year in a row that Triumph has topped the annual motorcycle survey won by Yamaha in 2016 and Harley-Davidson in the first year of ratings in …

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2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja updated

The supersport segment refuses to die with Kawasaki announcing a substantial update to their Ninja ZX-6R Ninja after six years of little change. Sales of supersport bikes have dwindled in recent years sparking claims the segment would be killed off. However, there are now rumours that Honda and Suzuki will update their supersport models 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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Show season INtermot

New motorcycle models for 2019 show season

Riders are about to see a host of new models unveiled as motorcycle show season starts next week with three major shows in Europe and Asia. The biennial Intermot show in Cologne starts next Tuesday (October 2), the Tokyo Motor Show begins on October 27 and the annual EICMA show in Milan runs from November 8. …

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Blown Kawasaki H2R

Jets, F1 and Tesla blown away by Kawasaki H2R

A blown Kawasaki H2R has blown away an electric Tesla P100DL, Aston Martin New Vantage, Lotus Evora GT 430, a Red Bull F1 race car, an F-16 fighter jet and a Challenger 605 jet. Ridiculous and pointless, but fun to watch. The event was staged during a two-day test race at an aerospace and technology …

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Kawasaki H2 SX SE supercharged tourer centre

Kawasaki H2 SX recall over centre stand

Kawasaki Australia has recalled the supercharged H2 SX super-tourer over an issue with the centre stand possibly falling off. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says “improper welding” between the centre stand spring mounting pin and left side centre stand bracket may cause the pin to shift or fall. Centre …

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R power boost season

Kawasaki boost power on ZX-10R models

A power boost across a wider rev range and more torque are the features of the coming Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R range. The improvements are due to a new finger-follower valve actuation system replacing the tappet system to reduce mass by 20%. What that means is that it revs faster and has less stress at high …

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Shoei Ex-Zero retro helmet

New Bikes for 2018/19

Contributed post Retro is all the rage at the moment, with scooters, scramblers, bobbers and cafe racers from many manufacturers blending ultra-modern technology with classic styling from the past. But for those preferring their new bike to look like it’s a 21st century marvel there is also plenty of choice. Here’s a selection of what’s …

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