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0 Crossing the Simpson Desert by BMW R 1200 GS

Two riders have just conquered the daunting Simpson Desert on a BMW R1200GS Adventure and BMW F800GS … unsupported on the longer, less trafficked WAA Line! Proving that he doesn’t make idle boasts about the ability of BMW motorcycles, the feat was achieved by BMW Motorrad Australia’s own marketing manager,…

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0 Ural cT delivers superior handling and performance

Ural has improved the dynamics of its unique sidecar platform by introducing the cT model, a lower, wider outfit that’s now available in Australia. Smaller 18-inch wheels and lower mounts for the sidecar body reduce the centre of gravity of the entire machine, and the revised mounts also push the…

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0 Full-power Yamaha MT-07 in Australia

The full-power Yamaha MT-07 is now available in Australia, boasting 55kW from the larger 689cc engine. The popular learner-legal 655cc MT-07LA (for Learner Approved) will remain on sale alongside the new MT-07HO (for High Output), and now all LAMS-approved ones will come with ABS brakes. The two models are identical…

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0 NEW APRILIA V4 TUONO AND RSV

The new Aprilia V4 Tuono and RSV are here, with 200hp in the superbike and a stonking 1100cc engine in the naked bike! The 1st of June is not my favourite date by any means, heralding as it does the onset of winter, but this year it was at least…

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0 Deus Ex Machina reveals R nineT kustom

Sydney custom motorcycle workshop Deus Ex Machina has revealed its BMW R nineT build, which features a few very cool design elements. The centrepiece of the project is the oversize fuel tank, inspired by the old Heinrich tanks which gave 1970s BMW longer range. The tank has a top section…

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0 Video: Victory to make high-performance engine

Victory is developing a high-performance V-twin engine which will be debutted in an assault on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, when it will be housed in a race chassis hand-built by Roland Sands Design. In a video released by the US manufacturer (above), no explicit details about the engine are…

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0 DUCATI MULTISTRADA DVT TEST

Ducati discovers true refinement without losing its mojo Ducati’s Multistrada made its mark in 2010. Released in 2003, previous models were a hard-nosed, uncompromising, love child of a motard and a sports-tourer. They competed with everything from a big BMW GS to a Honda VFR, but weren’t purposeful enough to…

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0 Blinged are the noise makers!

Victory has trumped its own radical bagger, the Magnum, with a more heavily customised, limited-edition version designed to shatter the peace by sharing your musical tastes with the world. This new Magnum is called the X-1, just like the legendary US jet aircraft that first broke the sound barrier, only…

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0 TEST: TRIUMPH TIGER 800 XCx AND XRx

Triumph has a two-bike Tiger 800 lineup, the XR and XC, and there’s such a significant difference between the two models that you should have no doubt which one was made for you. It all depends upon whether you chase dirt-road thrills or treat gravel roads as a necessary distraction…

Journeys
0 Adventures in Paradise

It’s day four of the BMW Safari in Tasmania, a couple of hours into a spirited 400km round trip from Hobart that weaves its way through the Southwest National Park to Strathgordon and Lake Gordon Dam. I’m riding for the first time a BMWR 1200RT, which is doing a remarkable job of pretending to be a sports…

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