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27 January 2019

KTM 790 Duke

We were served a smorgasbord of new models throughout 2018, and choosing just 8 finalists for Motorcycle of the year was a tough ask. But to choose the best of the best we had to get on and ride them.

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27 January 2019

Kawasaki Ninja SX SE

MoTY 2015 saw the first supercharged motorcycle take part in our end-of-year shootout, and while Kawasaki was applauded for returning supercharging technology to motorcycling mainstream with its H2 and H2R models, it missed out on the coveted gong. Three years later, Kawasaki

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25 January 2019

Honda CB1000R

How good has the big-bore nakedbike battle for supremacy been over the past few years? Well, not as good as it could have been, and that’s because here in Australia a major player has been missing – Honda. That changed for 2018 when the CB1000R returned to our showroom floors

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23 January 2019

Harley-Davidson Fat Bob

When Harley-Davidson released its new Softail range in 2017, the Fat Bob stuck out like a sore thumb with its USD fork, twin 300mm disc brakes up front, and Dolphin-torch-style headlight. But a year on, it’s growing on us. Combining the Harley-Davidson name with a dash of pe

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21 January 2019

Learner approved - Benelli Leoncino

The gap between the technology haves and have-nots for AMCN Motorcycle of the Year 2018 is the widest it’s been in the long history of the annual shootout. At one end of the scale is Ducati’s Panigale V4 S, and way down the other is Benelli’s twin-cylinder Leoncino – the

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20 January 2019

MOTORCYCLING’S ELECTRIC FUTURE

On my way to this year’s motorcycle show Intermot in Cologne, I stopped in a small, pretty German town for lunch. In the car park were three spaces reserved for topping-up electric vehicles, with a sign saying: ‘Free parking while charging’. This is an increasingly common s

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17 January 2019

2018 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750 & GSX-R1000

When it comes to race-bred inline four-cylinder Suzuki sportsbikes we’re spoilt for choice

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16 January 2019

FIRST RIDE - VEE TWO HAILWOOD REPLICA V2H

Imagine being able to ride one of the world’s most famous motorcycles and then riding a thoroughly modern exact copy of the thing two decades later. We did

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16 January 2019

FIRST RIDE - Yamaha Niken

With its innovative new Niken platform, Yamaha has gone and reinvented the wheel

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16 January 2019

Quickspin - 1978 TEAM AVON YAMAHA XS1100 RACER

A blast around Broadford uncovers all makings Yamaha’s XS1100 possessed to win the 1978 Castrol Six-Hour 

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13 January 2019

World launch 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R

It’s the lightest and fastest series production bike Ducati has ever built, Jonny Rea and Kawasaki will need to watch their backs

Bike-tests
04 January 2019

Quick spin - Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

Retro is hot property in motorcycling at the moment and I, along with many others, thought BMW, Ducati and Triumph were nailing it just fine with the R nineT Racer, Scramblers and Bobber respectively. But the Japanese want in too, with Kawasaki notably throwing the oh-so retro