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Dealers list best and worst motorcycle brands

Dealers in Harley Davidson, Triumph and KTM are the most satisfied with the brands, according to the latest National Motorcycle Dealers Association survey in the UK. The least-valued franchises are Piaggio Group, Honda and Ducati. The biannual survey examines how dealers view the major issues currently affecting them, while also evaluating how these views are …

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Triumph Bonneville Bobber is a styling hit

Triumph Bonneville Bobber a styling hit

There is no doubt the new 1200cc Triumph Bonneville Bobber is an elegant styling hit, but does its handling and performance live up to the hype? Michael Oliver of Oliver’s Motorcycles, the top Triumph dealer in Queensland, says there is a lot of interest in the bike, so he asked us to take his demo …

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Gladstone No. 1 at The Bike Shed

When Gladstone Motorcycles launched in 2013, it was the first brand-new bespoke British motorcycle manufacturer since Hesketh in 1984. Only nine Gladstone No.1 motorcycles have been built and we stumbled upon one recently in The Bike Shed, in Shoreditch, London. It’s a second-hand bike with just a handful of kilometres on the odometer and is priced at …

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Indians on a corporate retreat

Riding is the latest corporate retreat

We’ve heard of corporate retreats at beachside golf resorts, but it seems going for a ride with fellow business people or attending motorcycle events is the latest business trend, at least in India. The subcontinent is currently experiencing an explosion in middle-class wages and most motorcycle manufacturers are now either directly importing to India or …

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Triumph Street Triple XR tiger offers

Triumph announces new Tiger prices

Triumph has announced the prices for the new Tiger range which has been extended to four models. They are the Tiger XC $16,590 (plus on-road costs), XCx $17,690, XR $15,099 and XRx $16,590, all with traction control, switchable ABS and Ride by Wire technology. Triumph Australia has announced at the Melbourne Moto Expo that the …

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Triumph sued over suspension concerns

Triumph Motorcycles in America is being sued for trying to conceal defective rear suspension in 2006-09 Daytona 675 and Street Triple models. The case was filed in the California federal court last week accusing the British motorcycle maker of knowingly selling vehicles with defective suspension systems that can cause the motorcycles’ rear wheel to lock-up. Triumph counsel has …

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Triumph’s 2 new cruisers and 4 Tigers

Triumph will add four Tiger models and two cruiser variants to its range after adding three Bonneville editions last month. The new Triumphs were launched at the EICMA show in Milan following on from the Bonneville unveiling at Intermot in Cologne. To market the four new versions of the Tiger 800, Triumph has used TV …

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Triumph reveal three new Bonnevilles

It’s difficult to update a modern retro bike, so Triumph hasn’t bothered tampering with the Bonneville except to add three more special edition models which they unveiled at the Intermot show in Cologne. It is not yet known whether Australia will get any or all, but if they, they are worth snapping up as they …

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Triumph Street Triple 660

Street Triple 660 important to Triumph

Australia is so important to Triumph Motorcycles, the company updated the Street Triple 660 especially for our learner-approved motorcycles (LAMS) market. Triumph Australia flew out global export sales boss Peter Huckin for the Brisbane Moto Expo last weekend to reveal the bike for the first time to Australian riders. He says it was important for …

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