2017 Harley-Davidson Street 500

2017 Harley Street 500 more secure

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Street 500 is a little bit more secure with a Smart Security System and safer anti-lock brakes fitted as standard. New price is $11,495 ($11.995 NZ), up $750 on previous prices, but Harley Australia marketing guru Adam Wright says he believes customers will appreciate ABS and the immobiliser system. He says ABS adds a safety …

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Harley-Davidson launches Milwaukee Eight

Harley-Davidson is increasing the size of its engines to 107 cubes (1745cc) and 114 cubes (1870cc) with four valves per cylinder. It’s called the Milwaukee-Eight (referring to where it’s made and the number of valves) and is the ninth in the lineage of the company’s iconic Big Twin engines. The 107 will be introduced in the Touring …

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Iron Run HOG rallies

Motorcycle sales surge for half year

Sales of road bikes rose 4.4% in the first half of the year, one of the biggest increases since the GFC in 2009, while all other segments, except scooters, also rose significantly. It’s the best news for motorcycles and riders for a long time. After last year leap-frogging Honda to the top of road bike …

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Harley posters for kids

Win Harley-Davidson posters for kids

Maybe your kids will grow up to be riders just like you if you have these Harley-Davidson posters hanging in their bedroom. In its latest innovative online marketing campaign, titled “Road of Imagination”, Harley-Davidson Australia is offering a chance to win these canvases autographed by the Aussie artists. The fantasy land campaign is being run on Instagram …

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WA Harley hire

Learners can hire a Harley Street 500

The first Harley-Davidson hire company in Australia to offer learners and novices rides on their learner-approved Street 500 is WA Motorcycle Hire and Tours in Perth. Owner Paul Morgan says he set up the company from January 1, 2016, to help learners, novices and returned riders get some valuable road experience.   “I used to …

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Best new motorcycle models of 2015

It’s been another great year for new motorcycle models and 2016 will be even bigger, pointing to a worldwide resurgence in our favourite pastime. In 2015, we welcomed more hi-tech additions that make riding faster and safer at the same time, plus stayed in touch with our past thanks to retro models. We also went …

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Heavily accessorised Street 500

Street 500 bumps up Harley catalogue

The introduction of the popular Street 500 has bumped up the number of accessorises featured in the 104th annual Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts + Accessories catalogue. Harley-Davidson Australia spokesman David Turney says the number of pages in the 920-page “big book” is the same as last year, but the number of accessories has increased. “They …

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Harley Street 500

Harley-Davidson Street 500 recalled

Harley-Davidson Australia has voluntarily recalled the Street 500 over a fuel issue as the popular learner-approved motorbike soars towards the top of the sales charts. It is part of a global recall notice and is yet another example of the local distributor getting in first to be on the front foot over recall issues, unlike some other manufacturers …

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