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01 May 2019

Hybrid Piaggio Elettrica X

In July this year Piaggio plans to launch the Elettrica X, a serial hybrid version which will double the range to 200km or even more. That’s because the self-same brushless electric motor in it will be paired with an air-cooled 100cc two-valve four-stroke combustion engine with

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29 April 2019

Pricing for new BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT

The new BMW C 400 X is priced from $8,990* The new BMW C 400 X ion is priced from $11,290* The new BMW C 400 GT is priced from $10,240* The new BMW C 400 GT ion is priced from $11,890* Single-cylinder engine with a directly integrated CVT gearbox Output of 25kW

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28 April 2019

ARAI Profile-V - New Helmet

The Profile-V is a brand-new helmet from Arai. It has a fresh, aggressive style unique in the range and is designed to welcome riders to the Arai family with the plush comfort, protection and features expected of the brand but also something else – easy access on and off. Like

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26 April 2019

Honda on the radar

New patent applications published in Japan show that Honda is working on front-mounted sensors for motorcycles that could be part of a radar-assisted cruise control or auto-braking system to help prevent accidents. This would likely activate an adaptive cruise control, accelerati

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25 April 2019

RIP Dick Dale

Dick Dale, pioneer of Sixties twang’n’surf guitar music and one of the first generation of chopper customisers, has died, aged 81 years. In what sounds like the entry in a hipster clothing manufacturer’s blog, Dale and his mates rode their choppers down the California penin

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25 April 2019

Indian R means race?

Indian’s recent new application for a stylised ‘R’ trademark appears to hint at a future sportsbike range. The trademark application, notably filed in sportsbike-oriented Europe rather than cruiser-mad America, is simply the letter ‘R’ in a distinctive, modern font. Ind

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24 April 2019

7 questions answered on the safety of electric bikes

Big issues to face after devastating fire

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23 April 2019

Next-gen YZF-R1 gets MotoGP tech

Euro 5 emission laws spark a revolution

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22 April 2019

Zero to hero

Torque is 35 percent more than Ducati Panigale V4’s maximum!

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22 April 2019

Yamaha’s Niken as the official support bike for the Tour de France

Yamaha’s Niken leaning three-wheeler has been announced as the official support bike for the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta. The three-year deal will raise the Niken’s profile worldwide, including Australia, as these cycling grand tours are widely televised.

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20 April 2019

Euro 5 explained

Next year’s new Euro 5 emissions rules will herald a new generation of high-tech bikes. This is what you need to know

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18 April 2019

Inside a motorcycling renaissance

We are living in an age that is about to replicate the dawn of motorcycling. This time the technology is being driven by electric motors, not the wheezy combustion-engines that launched motorcycling at the start of the 20th Century. Electric motorcycles account for less than o