CFMoto 250NK

CFMoto 250NK fills learner gap

The learner market continues to be flooded with models and now CFMoto Australia has filled the gap between the 150NK ($3090) and 400NK ABS ($5990) with the new 250NK at $3990 ride away. That compares with the Honda CB300F at $5699, Kawasaki Ninja 4090 at $6499, Suzuki GSX-R250 at $5790 and Yamaha YZF-R3 at $6299 …

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Indian Scout Bobber

Indian Motorcycle reports rapid growth

Indian Motorcycle has reported rapid growth of 42% outside of North America in the first quarter of 2018. While its American parent company Polaris did not provide exact sales numbers, it was a remarkable result when compatriot Harley-Davidson recorded a 7.2% drop global sales in the same quarter. Polaris motorcycle sales were up 9.3% to …

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Thai Harleys thanks to President Trump

Harley-Davidson is shutting its Kansas City plant and will this year start building bikes in Thailand because President Donald Trump has abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership, says boss Matt Levatich. The extraordinary statement comes as Matt addressed media and shareholders over its first-quarter results. Harley’s global sales were down 7.2% in the quarter, including a 19.9% …

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Tour guide for Motorcycle Friendly Town of Crows Nest

Crows Nest tour guide welcomes riders

Riders now have a helpful online tour guide resource for the motorcycle friendly Crows Nest region north of Toowoomba. Crows Nest became a motorcycle friendly town a year ago and has since developed a good social media presence, added several motorcycle parking spots in the centre of town and produced brochures, videos and online resources …

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Suzuki GSX-S125 baby frame

Suzuki GSX learners recalled on frame issue

Suzuki Australia has recalled their learner-approved GSX-R125 sports bike and GSX-S125 naked bike (pictured above) over the possibility of frame breakages. The official notice was issued through the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission. “Due to improper paint application, the torque specification of the front engine bolts may cause the paint to wear down with heat …

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Low motorcycle seats should be free

Several motorcycle manufacturers now recognise that shorter riders are not being catered for by bikes with tall seats, so they are offering low seat options. However, these are usually not free. You have to buy the bike with the original tall seat then buy the short seat option sometimes costing as much as $600, depending …

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Triumph Tiger 800 XR and XC range

2018 Triumph Tiger 800 models price hike

The 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 range is lighter and has more than 200 improvements, but you can expect a price hike of up to $2350 for the upgrade. The new models are now available in Australia and feature LED lighting, lighter exhausts, better ergos, six riding modes, up/down quick shifter, updated cruise control, full-colour TFT …

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Aprilia RSV4RF LE with MotoGP wings

Aprilia RSV4 RF LE sportsbike takes wings

When wings were first used in MotoGP aerodynamic design a few years ago, we were concerned that the ugly F1-style appendages would make their way to road bikes. Well, our worst fears have been confirmed with Aprilia the first to add racing wings to a production bike. However, it’s only a limited-edition RSV4 RF LE, …

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Royal Engineers on the beaches of Gallipoli anzac

Riders play significant role in wartime

As you head to a 2018 Anzac Day service for the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, reflect on the significant role played by military motorcycles and their riders in wartime and peace. As the above image shows, motorcycles were present on the famed beaches of Gallipoli. This Admiralty official photo shows members of …

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BMX and mountain bike racing couple Barry Nobles of the USA and Aussie Olympian Carline Buchanan share a passion for two wheels that extends to their Harleys. millennials leasing interns

Harley-Davidson interns get free bike

Harley-Davidson is searching for eight millennials from around the world to act as paid marketing interns to ride around on one of their bikes for 12 weeks, post about it on social media and then keep the motorcycle! Aussie millennials aged over 18 can also apply for the eight internships. New Harley-Davidson Australia marketing director …

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