V4 magazine

V4 tipped to replace Honda Fireblade

The rumour mill is buzzing again with tips that Honda will replace the Fireblade superbike in 2019 with a V4 to compete with the Ducati V4 Panigale. Of course, it won’t be a CBR1000RR as in the Japanese  Young Machine magazine cover above, but more likely a VFR1000RR, although they could retain the venerable Fireblade name …

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Mr Superbke Robbie Phillis on his Suzuki XR69

Mr Superbike returns for historic race

The golden days of motorcycle racing in Australia will be rekindled when “Mr Superbike” Rob Phillis returns to ride in the 2015 Australian Historic Motorcycle Road Racing Championships. Event ambassador and GP legend Daryl Beattie says it will be the first time Robbie has raced in South Australia since “those great days of the early 1990s …

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Ducati 1299 Panigale

Aussie price for Ducati 1299 Panigale

The new 1299 Panigale will arrive in Australia in the next month at $1000 more than the previous model, but with a lot more technology and power. It will deliver more than 200 horsepower for the first time with a peak of 205hp and 10% more torque at 144.6Nm, but weighin only 166.5kg. The 1299 …

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Aprilia RSV4 RF

More powerful Aprilia motorcycles coming

The more powerful Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono have been confirmed for Australia in the second half of 2015. Importers John Sample Automotive say prices for the bikes will be announced closer to their arrival. The new Aprilia RSV4 R has been made more compact and features a newly designed front fairing. However, the biggest update …

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Ronax 500 two-stroke superbike

Two-stroke road-legal superbike

  Just when you thought two-stroke was dead, German company Ronax has produced a 500cc two-stroke machine that is road legal but wouldn’t be out-gunned on the MotoGP grid. SEE ALL THE PHOTOS HERE The Ronax 500 is powered by a fuel-injected 500cc two-stroke V4 with 119kW at 11,500rpm. Yet it weighs only 145kg (dry) …

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Benelli BN302

Benelli – Italian design and Chinese price

Italian company Benelli will undercut the top-selling bike in Australia when it releases its BN302 later this year. The Benelli will cost “under $6000” according to importers Urban Moto Imports, which is $199 less than the Kawasaki Ninja 300. To further sweeten the deal, former Benelli Superbike racer Peter Goddard, in association with expert trainers …

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Ducati Panigale review

The Ducati Panigale is one hot bike. Not just because it’s Italy’s most powerful production bike, Ducati’s fastest yet and designed with Italian passion. No, it’s also hot because your bum and legs will burn in the heat pouring out of the fairing. But that’s ok. This is not an everyday, ride-to-the-shops-in-your-jeans type of bike. …

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