2017 Honda CMX bobber women riders

Honda announces CMX bobber price

Honda Australia has announced the CMX bobber will arrive here in April 2017 at $8995 ride away. While the learner-approved 471cc motorcycle is basically a Honda Rebel with a bit of a Yamaha Bolt ($11,999 + on-road costs) make-over, it won’t be called a Rebel here. In Australia, it will just be called the CMX bobber and …

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Harley-Davidson greenies safety recall

Do cruisers really turn corners?

This video is proof that a competent and committed rider can make a cruiser turn sharp corners, even with a lack of clearance and “slow” steering geometry. It features a rider on a Harley-Davidson Dyna carving the canyons on Mulholland Highway in LA through an infamous section called the Snake where videographers often line up to film riders …

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Yamaha Bolt C-Spec

Yamaha Bolt gets custom treatment

The mean-looking Yamaha Star Bolt C-Spec cafe version has arrived in Australia at $12,699, but there is no word yet on the Racer version. That’s only $200 more than the R-Spec with upgraded piggyback rear shock, yet it adds clip-on handlebars and footpegs relocated higher and further back for a more aggressive ride, new switches, traditional …

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What are your New Year’s motorcycle resolutions?

Forget about diets and giving up smoking; this year make some motorcycle New Year’s resolutions. Here are my top 5: 1 Ride more often. This time last year I vowed to ride every day, but overseas trips, family commitments and work often got in the way. However, this time I’m going to give it a …

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Yamaha Bolt cafe racer

Yamaha Bolt cafe racer

Yamaha was the “star” of the motorcycle section of the annual Tokyo Motor Show with five electric models, a new 250cc racer and a delicious custom cafe racer version of its Bolt cruiser. Tokyo is one of the few motor world shows where motorcycles muscle in among the cars. While most of the Japanese manufacturers …

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Yamaha Bolt & Harley Street scramblers

Should the Yamaha Bolt youth-oriented cruiser have been made as a scrambler? READ MY BOLT REVIEW HERE If the Japanese brand wants to capture the young, custom market, maybe that’s what they should have done. The bike makes an excellent scrambler with the simple addition of MX bars, higher rear suspension, knobby tyres and a …

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