Kawasaki-Meguro B8 125cc

Kawasaki trademarks retro Meguro name

Kawasaki has filed trademark applications for the retro name Meguro in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, and the Philippines. The trademark application seems to point to the development of more retro models such as the successful Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe and the new W800 Cafe (pictured above). Meguro history Meguro invested in Harley-Davidson during the Wall …

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Shoei Ex-Zero retro helmets

Shoei Ex-Zero joins retro helmet trend

Japanese helmet manufacturer Shoei has joined the trend toward retro full-face helmets with their new Ex-Zero. The manufacturer says it will be available from July. Price for Australia is $599.90 for the five solid colour options of off-white, grey, matte black, yellow and red. The Equation graphic will arrive late September. It follows the growing list …

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Jawa 350 returns to international market - cagiva

Jawa returns to international market?

Czech motorcycle manufacturer Jawa could be returning to the international market with a new four-stroke retro 350 model. For the past 88 years, Jawa has been mainly making two-stroke bikes which have now been banned in many markets because of emissions regulations. Now the company is about to release a new 350 model with 350cc …

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BMW R nineT Racer and Pure R nineT Bobber

No more retro BMW R nineT models

The BMW R nineT model range jumps from two to five this year, but it could be the last of the retro models on this platform. BMW Motorrad Australia GM Andreas Lundgren says the new Pure naked roadster, bubble-faired Racer (pictured above) and Urban G/S (pictured below) could be the final retro variants in the R …

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Yamaha MT-07 retro concept

Retro Yamaha MT-07 is coming

A retro-styled Yamaha MT-07 has been revealed at the fourth annual Wheels & Waves Festival in Biarritz, France. There is some talk of a production version, but we can imagine it would be substantially different from this quirky “steampunk” concept by legendary Japanese custom builder Shinya Kimura. It features a very 1970s bubble-style cowl, battered plain-metal …

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