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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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20 May 2019

MAXIMA BMW'S MORGAN PARK TEST - 2019 MASTERS OF MORGAN PARK

It’s fair to say that the Maxima BMW team hasn’t quite exactly had the start to its 2019 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) season that they would have hoped for. The Victorian based team had decided to use the Pirelli Masters of Morgan Park race meeting, hosted by The

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16 May 2019

Wakefield battles noise complaints

The New South Wales circuit of Wakefield Park will be forced to defend itself in the NSW Land and Environment Court later this year, after the council says it is exceeding noise limits imposed on the facility. The track, which generates an estimated $15 million a year for the loc

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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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09 May 2019

The real Arlen Ness legacy

The custom motorcycle world is mourning the death of Arlen Ness, aged 79 years.

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08 May 2019

City of Townsville Council gives motorsport precinct the green light

We’ve had reports of proposed new permanent circuits at Bathurst and in Western Australia. Now the Queensland city of Townsville is on the map, with a plan to establish a race track, drag way, speedway and associated infrastructure 40km inland. The developers are seeking $18m f

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08 May 2019

Motorcyclist burglary in WA shopping centre

Two bungling burglars have been filmed in WA riding their sportsbike into a shopping centre’s jewellery store, then dropping their loot on the way out! Check out the video Police have appealed for help to find the pair. "Between 2:20am and 2:30am, two people forced entry

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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.

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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

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08 May 2019

Honda give you wings

We’ve heard of wing mirrors but Honda’s got the idea fitting bikes with mirror wings to cash in on the fast-growing trend for downforce-creating aerodynamics on sportsbikes. A new patent application reveals it’s is out to grab the intellectual property on an idea of usi

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08 May 2019

Yamaha’s turbo twin

Forced induction is gaining popularity as a way to increase performance while meeting tightening emissions rules. Now Yamaha is joining Kawasaki, Suzuki and Honda, who all have turbo or supercharged bike projects underway. Recent patent applications from Yamaha show a boosted

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07 May 2019

Boom time for Euro bikers

While Australia’s motorcycle market fell 8.7 percent in 2018, European sales rose 9.9 percent. The biggest markets were Italy (219,694), France (177,460) and Spain (159,946). Germany was fourth with 156,108 new bike registrations. The UK was a distant fifth with 100,439 sales,