MV Agusta Brutale 800 America USA solo

Aussies push MV Agusta USA sales

MV Agusta plans to go racing in the USA to boost sales as the Australian importers launch the new Brutale 800 America and seek racers for the 2018 MotoAmerica series. Australian importing group Urban Moto Imports was selected to take over the importing of Italian MV Agusta bikes into the USA and Canada in January …

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End of the Ducati L-twin Panigale?

End of the Ducati L-twin Panigale?

Ducati has released a teaser video that seems to hint at the end of the L-twin Panigale line with a limited-edition World Superbike tricolore livery. The 17-second video doesn’t show much and ends with the slogan “When the end tells the whole story”. To us that hints that the new V4 superbike, powered by a …

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MotoGP Valentino Rossi and Marc arquez

Insurance decision threatens motorcycle racing

A Slovenian farm worker was knocked off his ladder by a reversing tractor so now an insurance crackdown may jeopardise motorcycle racing. That’s the warning from the British Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), the Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). It all stems back to the farmer who was injured in his …

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Ellaspede Dust Hustle

Garry McCoy races in Dust Hustle

Former MotoGP and World Superbikes legend Garry McCoy will compete in the third annual 2016 Ellaspede Dust Hustle fun race event this Saturday (September 3, 2016). McCoy will be wheeling out a ’74 Yamaha MX125 in the Old Mates class and will compete in two pro exhibition races in the lunch hour on modern race bikes against young guns such …

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WorldSBK 2016 Phillip Island Davide Guigliano, Michael van der Mark, Nicky Hayden, Jono Rea, Sylvain Guintoli

Phillip Island secures MotoGP WSBK for decade

The annual pilgrimage to Phillip Island in Victoria for the MotoGP and World Superbikes will continue for another decade after the circuit has secured the rights to host the events. This could jeopardise plans for a motorcycle track extension of the Bathurst circuit which developers has hoped would attract either MotoGP or WSBK. Phillip Island …

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Jake Dolan superbikes

Meet us at the World Superbikes and win

Motorbike Writer performance bike reviewer and former Southern Californian superstock champion Jake Dolan will be mixing with the racers and the crowd at the World Superbikes this weekend at Phillip Island. Jake will be talking to his mates from the racing circuit, as well as walking through the crowds and bike displays over the weekend, …

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Aprilia RSV4 - BRembo - KTM to join Australian Brembo recall

Aprilia RSV4 adjusts for each corner

While sister company Moto Guzzi released three new models at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan over night and announced a fourth is coming, Aprilia had only minor modifications to its RSV4. Updates include new ‘Superpole’ graphics, revised rear suspension and the V4-MP multimedia platform as standard. The V4-MP system is a telemetry system that …

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MV Agusta Brutale

Buy a Brutale and go to World Superbikes

If you buy a 2015 MV Agusta Brutale before the end of the year, you have the choice of $2000 in genuine accessories or a trip to the World Superbikes at Phillip Island. It’s an interesting deal and not the first time innovative importers Urban Moto Imports have offered something similar. Last year, they offered …

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2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R gears

Hi-tech Kawasaki ZX-10R arriving soon

The completely reworked and electronically enhanced 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R will be unveiled in Australia at the Sydney Motorcycle Show in November. Pricing will be revealed closer to the release date in late November at the media launch at Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn. Rather than a cosmetic update, the new ZX-10R has received a total revamp …

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Aprilia Tuono

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 beefed up

Aprilia has given its street-fighting Tuono V4 more punch with a bigger engine. The 1000cc V4 engine has been bored out to 1100cc with power up 7kW to 130kW and torque up to 8.5Nm to 120Nm. Meanwhile, the Tuono’s seat height has been lowered 15mm to 820mm and the handlebars have been narrowed for a …

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