URAL electric sidecar prototype

Ural Motorcycles unveils first electric sidecar

The iconic boxer heads sticking out the side are missing on the first electric sidecar prototype from Ural Motorcycles. Ural Electric Prototype is just the first development phase and there is no word on when — or if — the finished product will come to market. The Russian company estimates it would take about two years …

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Ural AIR with drone

Ural AIR outfit adds drone

Ural Australia will import the Russian Ural AIR outfit which includes a DJI Spark drone and a special discrete and waterproof compartment with a launching platform! Only 40 of the models will be released worldwide costing $27,990 (+ on road costs), says Ural Australia spokeswoman Clare Mailler. “We’ve certainly been getting quite a few enquiries …

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Can-Am Ryker

Can-Am confirms Australian Ryker prices

Can-Am Australia has confirmed that the new Ryker three-wheeler roadster will arrive early next year at substantially less than the current cheapest Spyder. The Ryker comes in three versions: a LAMS 600cc version for $A14,899 (standard colour); a 900cc version at $A17,299 (standard colour); and a 900cc off-road Rally Edition at $A18,999 (ride away prices). …

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Can-Am Ryker

Can-Am adds entry level solo Ryker roadster

If you ever wanted a three-wheeled roadster but couldn’t afford the Can-Am Spyder, there is now the Ryker which will cost about half the price. Click here for updated Australian pricing and arrival In Australia, the 1330cc F3 costs $28,890, so the 600/900cc Ryker should start at about $14,000-$15,000. Obviously the entry level solo-seat version …

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Yamaha Niken three-wheeler

Yamaha plans new leaning three-wheelers

Yamaha will this year launch its Niken leaning three-wheeler motorcycle based on the MT-09 and follow up with a learner model to complement their Tricity scooter. CEO and President Yoshihiro Hidaka has confirmed they will add more “leaning multi-wheel” models soon. Interestingly, he didn’t specify just three wheels as Yamaha has also produced four-wheel concepts, …

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Big-bike snobs damage motorcycling

Motorcycle sales are down around the world because many riders are big-bike snobs, while the industry has failed to reach out to women, minorities and millennials. These are findings from the American “Give a Shift” group of motorcycle industry luminaries, yet they are universal to the motorcycle world. They claim the industry has not reached …

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Can trikes park in motorbike bays? bashing

Can trikes park in motorbike bays?

Trikes, roadsters and other three-wheelers are classified as motorcycles, but are they permitted to park in motorcycle parking bays that are often smaller than the footprint of the three-wheeler? The issue was raised by an Adelaide rider who took the above photograph of a Can-Am Spyder taking up two motorcycle bays. And the issue is …

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