BMW S 1000 R naked motorbike

BMW has stripped off and gone naked with the S 1000 R roadster. It’s basically an S 1000 RR sportsbike without the fairings but with the same technology. It has 160hp, weighs just 207kg and features Race ABS, ASC and a choice of two riding modes as standard to be the most technological roadster on the market. Options …

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Kawasaki Z1000SX preview

Kawasaki has given its Z1000SX sports tourer more zap and pow. It now comes with electronic traction control with three levels of adjustment and two engine maps which can be selected via a toggle on the left switchblock. The Kawasaki Z1000SX also gets a power boost from 138hp at 9600rpm to 142hp at 10,000rpm, with …

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Aprilia SRV 850

Aprilia SRV 850 scooter review

The biggest and most powerful scooter – Aprilia SRV 850 – blurs the lines between bike and scooter. For a start it’s powered by a thumping 839.3cc over-square V-twin from the Mana with 57kW of power and 76.4Nm of torque. To accommodate the V-twin, it’s no longer a step-through, but more of a step-over. The …

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BMW R 1200 GS Adventure preview

2014 BMW R 1200 GS ADVENTURE PREVIEW BMW has finally broken cover with images and details of the new partially-water-cooled R 1200 GS Adventure. Like the GS it comes with the new 92kW engine, shaft on the left and muffler on the right. The main differences are 20mm more suspension travel, 10mm greater clearance, a 30-litre tank now made …

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Bosch safety for KTM 1190

Car stability control kings Bosch have developed a special system for two wheels. The first bikes to feature Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability System (MSC) will be KTM’s 1190 Adventure and Adventure R due next year. The system features linked anti-lock brakes and traction control. Bosch claims it will prevent side slipping when leaned over in corners, …

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Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 preview

The handsome new Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 will feature traction control, slipper clutch and ABS, but not electronic suspension like many of its competitors. Adventure riders will cheer the absence of too much high-tech as the V-Strom has made a name for itself over the years as a cheap, simple and robust go-anywhere machine. Suzuki Australia …

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Yamaha FJR1300A review

  The new Yamaha FJR1300A is a big-torquing sports tourer with a healthy dose of modern technology. While keeping the same lithe chassis, Yamaha has uprated the 1298cc inline four-cylinder engine for even more power and torque, added lashings of electronic wizardry and improved rider and passenger safety, comfort and convenience. The price is up …

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