Indian Motorcycle increases engine capacity

Indian Motorcycle increases engine capacity

Indian Motorcycle has increased engine capacity to up the ante over Harley-Davidson with select Thunderstroke models now having a 116 engine, replacing the 111 (1818cc). Actually it’s 115ci (1884cc), but it’s still a 20% power boost over the 111. The “116” was previously an aftermarket upgrade big bore kit, but is now standard in the …

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Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide review

When the mercury plummeted to -2C it was the only time I wished I’d had more equipment on the stripped-down Harley-Davidson  Electra Glide Standard, such as heated grips. The return of the famous Electra Glide name from the ’60s when the iconic batwing fairing was introduced is marked by this stripped-down version of the top-selling Street Glide. …

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Concept 9cento drawings BMW

BMW appears set for 9cento production

BMW Motorrad appears to be going ahead with a production version of the Concept 9cento that converts from a solo sports bike to a two-up tourer with luggage in a matter of seconds using strong magnets. The clue is in these design drawings filed with property offices in Germany and Brazil. It is difficult to tell from the …

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Harley-Davidson Sport Glide

Harley-Davidson Sport Glide turns heads

Harley fan and Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce turned some heads when he showed up on a Harley-Davidson Sport Glide to ride in yesterday’s annual Road Safety Ride to publicly launch NSW Motorcycle Awareness Month. The Sport Glide costs $27,750 ride away and features a small “batwing” fairing and hard panniers that detach to convert from tourer to cruiser. …

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Kawasaki H2 SX centre stand

Blown away by supercharged tourer price

While the supercharged Kawasaki H2 costs almost $40,000, the touring version will blow you away at $34,999 ride away including panniers and centre stand. Kawasaki Motors Australia national sales and marketing manager Robert Walker says the reason for the comparatively low price is simply “global volume”. He says the H2, H2 Carbon and H2R track-one …

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2016 Indian Springfield convertible hard bagger

First ride on Indian Springfield hard bagger

Indian Motorcycle now completes its range of tourers with the Springfield convertible hard bagger. It’s a stylish blend of a comfortable and competent tourer with a powerful and potent cruiser thanks to its quick-release windscreen and panniers. The Springfield arrives at $33,995 which is $1500 more than its direct competitor, the Harley-Davidson Road King. Read our two-way …

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Steel Horses

Steel Horses ride every weekend

“I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,” sang Jon Bon Jovi, but the Brisbane Steel Horses Cruising Motorcycle Social Club riders are no “cowboys”. They have a loyal membership of 35, of which 28 are riders, and unlike some clubs that ride once a month, the Steel Horse members ride every weekend of …

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