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Holden’s shocking two-wheel plans | NEWS

Kanga, Goanna, Dingo and Drongo ?

Holden is about to start producing motorcycles a Holden insider said a top-secret project could be revealed today!

Holden will leverage GM’s close links with Suzuki, which helped develop the Cruze small car that was built in Australia until last year. Suzuki has been asked to supply motors, including the 250cc twin from the forthcoming GSX250R.

Holden wants to repeat the formula that worked with cars for decades and could even retool an old advertising song as “Football, meat pies, kangaroos and motorbikes”. It is understood to have registered the names Kanga, Goanna, Dingo and Drongo.

Government assistance could extend to offering the next contract with Australia Post so Holden can pursue a plan for a postie bike to be called the Modern Mail. This bike, which would provide critical volume, is understood to already be pounding the footpaths at Holden’s Lang Lang Proving Ground.

by David Hassall