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Harley-Davidson plans VVT V-twin

Harley-Davidson has filed a patent application for a variable valve timing (VVT) V-twin engine, possibly for the Sportster to improve economy and reduce emissions. The iconic American manufacturer has often been accused of old engine technology and faced barrage of criticism for going “backwards” from double to single overhead cam with the Milwaukee Eight engine …

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Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works wins Battle of the Kings

Adelaide Harley dealer takes on the world

Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works will represent Australia in an international Battle of the Kings custom bike build-off. The Adelaide Harley dealership  has been crowned the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Custom King. It is the first time Australia has taken part in the international custom bike build-off competition. The winner was chosen from seventeen participating …

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Harley-Davidson keeps a lid on 2019 prices

Harley-Davidson Australia has managed to keep a lid on 2019 prices for its more affordable bikes, but has increased the prices on its top-end bikes. This is despite cost pressures on Harley-Davidson from higher tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminium. Last month the company reported that the raw materials would …

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Euro designer arrives for custom build

Euro designer arrives for custom Sportster build

The chief designer of Europe’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership is heading to Australia’s oldest Harley dealership to work on a custom build. Charlie Stockwell of Warr’s Harley-Davidson, in London, will help Nikki Brown-Shepherd, one half of the Brisbane Iron Sisters, to customise her Iron 883 at Morgan & Wacker, the oldest Harley dealership outside the US. Charlie …

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Harley-Davidson Sportster tackles the snow

Keen to attract more millennials to the brand, Harley-Davidson has sponsored a snow hill climb in this year’s X Games in Aspen. Here is the preliminary rounds and qualifying on live streamed on Harley’s Facebook page.   It might just cool you down on a hot Aussie summer’s day. They have created a special Sportster bike …

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Harley-Davidson to add Bronx model?

Harley-Davidson could be adding a Bronx model after registering the names “Bronx” and “Harley-Davidson Bronx” with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Earlier this year company boss Matt Levatich said HD would release 100 new models in the next 10 years. They are right on track with 10 new models this year – nine Softails …

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Harley-Davidson Roadster XL1200CX Sportster legends

Harley-Davidson adds Roadster model

Harley-Davidson has added a 29th model to its range in Australia with the new race-inspired dark custom Roadster XL1200CX Sportster. Even though it is a minimalist design, it’s priced at $19,495 ride away ($20,250 in New Zealand) which is the same price as the top-of-the-line Super Low touring Sportster. It is expected to arrive in mid-June. Features …

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Steve McQueen’s 1963 Triumph Bonnveille “Desert Sled”

Steve McQueen sells, Evel Knievel doesn’t

The star power of Hollywood legend and motorbike racer Steve McQueen has again been proved with a Triumph Bonneville called the “Desert Sled” selling at auction for $US103,000. In 2009, the Desert Sled sold at Bonhams & Butterfields’ first motorcycle and memorabilia auction for $84,240, yielding a good return for seller Larry Bowman, a prominent California collector. The “Desert …

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