Honda CB500R CB500F and CB500X January sales war limiting

Uni hints at more LAMS bikes limits

The learner-approved motorcycle scheme (LAMS) should not only consider limits on power-to-weight (PTW) ratio and engine capacity, but also motorcycle type. The suggestion is included in a new Monash University’s Accident Research Centre report that assesses factors affecting crash risk related to PTW ratio, engine capacity and motorcycle type. It found that crash risk increased with the …

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2017 Kawasaki Z650

Kawasaki is leader in learner bikes

Kawasaki is the undisputed leader of learner motorcycles with 13 models from cruiser to adventurers to sports bikes, increasing soon to 15. Motorbike Writer is currently on the way to Sydney to test the new $9699 Z650L (pictured at top) and updated Ninja 650L launch. Both bikes fit into the Learner-Approved Motorcycles Scheme (LAMS) which …

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2016 BMW G 310 R

BMW reveals G 310 R price buster

The BMW G 310 R arrives in Australia in October/November at a highly competitive price to ignite the 300cc learner range. It will cost just $5790 plus on-road costs which is comparable to the Honda CBR300R ($5749), Benelli BN302 ($5590), Kawasaki Z300 ($5999), KTM 390 Duke ($6095), Royal Enfield Classic 350 ($6490 ride away) and Yamaha MT-03 ($6099).   …

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BMW G 310 comic

BMW unveils G310 learner motorcycle

BMW Motorrad has unveiled its Indian-made G310 learner motorcycle one month after revealing a stunt version in Sao Paolo and a week before its official debut at the EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan. The official BMW Motorrad video above doesn’t have any sound and it’s just a collection of still images. The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC …

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Proposed Triumph 250

Triumph Motorcycles drops 250cc plans

Triumph Motorcycles has halted development of its 250cc bikes. The learner machines were to be built in India and unveiled next year, but Triumph director of sales and marketing Paul Stroud has confirmed they have put development on hold. “Following a review we have placed the 250cc bike project on hold for strategic reasons relating …

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Suzuki GSR250F

Suzuki Inazuma gets fairing

Suzuki has unveiled a fully faired version of its popular learner-approved 250 Inazuma naked bike.  The GSR250F has been launched in the Japanese market, however Suzuki Motorcycles Australia marketing manager Lewis Croft says it is not coming here for the moment. “At this stage, Suzuki Australia will concentrate on the GW250 Inazuma, the naked version,” he says. …

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