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12 June 2019

Honda Africa Twin 850

A computer-generated image of an 850cc Honda Africa Twin has got fans of the Japanese brand revved up. With popular mid-capacity offerings available from its European rivals, and Yamaha’s highly anticipated Ténéré 700 due later this year, it’s high-time for Big Red to jump

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05 June 2019

How learner bikes are saving our bacon

All new KTM 390 Duke prototype proving low-capacity motorcycles are where it’s at

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30 May 2019

Yamaha switches on

A swathe of new patents from Yamaha make it abundantly clear the tuning-fork brand is working on ideas for electric models across its entire range. It’s latest patent application focuses on a small but important detail of any electric bike; where to position the charging soc

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29 May 2019

Honda and Mugen create an electric motocrosser

While there has been a big buzz around electric motorycles over the past 18 months, the reality is that it’s early days. Sales figures around the world are booming but they are coming off a very low base. Last year we nominated the motocross section as perhaps the easiest ma

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27 May 2019

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT

The Classic Enduro  has just arrived in Australia! Two colour schemes will be available and pricing is confirmed at $18,890* for the Grigio Atacama single colour scheme and $19,590* for the evocative Giallo Sahara tri-colour version. [caption id="attachment_42857" align="

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27 May 2019

BMW Motorrad Concept R18

Against the backdrop of a bustling mix of the traditional and the modern on show at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, BMW Motorrad presents the BMW Motorrad Concept R18 Dr. Markus Schramm, head of BMW Motorrad, describes the design as follows: "With this dream bike, BMW Mo

Manufacture-news
24 May 2019

TT amps up

The floodgates of electric bikes are well on the way to opening and there’s no doubt that the Isle of Man TT Zero – which is a decade old this year – has helped improve the technology. Mugen’s Shinden Hachi goes into the 2019 TT Zero has the overwhelming favourite. Now

Manufacture-news
21 May 2019

BMW's 1800cc cruiser donk breaks cover

High-profile custom build confirms BMW’s incoming cruiser engine

Manufacture-news
20 May 2019

Kawasaki on the radar

Big K is joining the list  of manufacturers aiming to including radar-assisted safety devices. We’ve uncovered evidence that Kawasaki plans to fit front and rear radar, with the focus mainly on how to mount and hide the components rather than the underlying tech. As an exis

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14 May 2019

CARL COX MOTORSPORT SUPPORTS NEW ZEALAND RACER JAY LAWRENCE'S TT RACES DEBUT

Kiwi newcomer Jay Lawrence will be making his debut at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy under the Buildbase Suzuki banner, with Carl Cox Motorsport support. Jay joins an eclectic group of supported riders for this year’s races, where Carl will also bring

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08 May 2019

Husqvarna’s Svartpilen 701

Husqvarna’s Svartpilen 701 STYLE is a new version of the high-regarded neo-retro that incorporates wire wheels, bronze paint scheme, CNC-machined footpegs and bar-end-mounted mirrors. We reckon it will cost north of $18K when available in a few months time. Start saving.

Manufacture-news
08 May 2019

Aprilia Unveils The RSV4 X

Ten years ago Aprilia launched a decade of V4 decadence with its RSV4 Superbike. To celebrate the birthday, just 10 track-only versions, called the RSV4 X, go on sale for $63K. Based on the latest RSV4 1100 Factory, the X is lighter (165kg, dry), more powerful (165.5kW) and featu