Harley-Davidson & Piaggio take out loans

Harley-Davidson and the Piaggio Group of motorcycle and scooter companies have announced massive loans to get back on their feet after the pandemic. In June, Harley-Davidson announced it had access to a loan of up to $US350 million (about $A500 million) over the next year. While it has not committed to the entire amount of the …

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Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrive two faults

Moto Guzzi V85 TT scores two faults

Moto Guzzi Australia has recalled the V85 TT adventure model over two faults in the company’s first recall in more than 26 months. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the two faults concern the shaft drive seal and the footpegs. It says the “rear drive oil seal may wear …

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MV Agusta 75th anniversary continues 950cc

MV Agusta continues amid pandemic

While the pandemic is closing some motorcycle factories in Europe, MV Agusta in Lombardy, the epicentre of the Italian coronavirus contagion, continues production. KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas will close their Austrian factories at the end of the month for two weeks and Moto Morini in Italy has already temporarily closed. The Piaggio Group – owner of Aprilia, Moto …

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Coronavirus panic hits motorcycling

As panic buying sets in over the coronavirus, bans are placed on large gatherings and Italy goes into lockdown, motorcycling looks set to be one of the victims. MotoGP and World Superbikes are scrambling to reschedule their calendar, factories are scaling down and accessories such as helmets may soon become short in supply. (THIS ARTICLE …

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Covid-19 could impact bike manufacture

Ducati and Piaggio (Aprilia, Vespa, Moto Guzzi) have closed their museums due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus (coronavirus) in Italy, but their factories are still operating. Chinese motorcycle factories were closed for a prolonged period over the Chinese Lunar New Year, but many, including Honda and CFMoto, have now restarted. In the case …

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2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

Moto Guzzi confirms V85 TT Travel

Moto Guzzi Australia has confirmed we will be getting the new V85 TT Travel unveiled last week at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. The V85 Travel simply features formerly optional accessories as standard fittings. They are panniers, extra LED lights, a higher windshield, heated grips and phone connectivity. It also comes in a unique …

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Moto Guzzi MGX-21 dragging front brake

Dragging front brake forces recall

Aprilia and Moto Guzzi have recalled 197 bikes over an issue with a dragging front brake. The issue affects the following bikes made between 2015 and 2019 (Vehicle Identification Numbers of bikes are included at the end of this article): Aprilia Shiver 750/900 Dorsoduro 750/900 Mana 850 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring California 1400 Touring …

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Moto Guzzi V85 TT two colours specs anakee adventure

Moto Guzzi reveal V85 TT price and specs

Moto Guzzi has released the tech specs for the 58kW V85 TT that arrives here in June in two models with a choice of two colours, initially. Base-model single-colour “Grigio (grey) Atacama” (pictured above) will cost $18,890 (plus on-road costs) while the Enduro Premium (below) with multi-colour “Giallo (yellow) Sahara” paint costs $19,590. Moto Guzzi Australia says these …

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