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0 Royal Enfield Himalayan is a unique ADV machine

Royal Enfield’s new Himalayan adventure-tourer is on its way to Australia, bringing with it a brand new engine and  a unique take on all-road exploration. The Indian manufacturer has named its adventure-tourer for the highest mountain range in the world, which runs across the country’s northern borders and has become…

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0 Victory hits Ignition on powerful new engine

Victory Motorcycles will raise the bar on power-cruisers with its new 100hp-plus, 1200cc V-twin, which had its debut in a custom bike called Ignition. The new powerplant bears a strong resemblance to Indian’s Scout engine, and it’s no surprise that the two Polaris-owned brands would share some technology and resources.…

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0 SWM in Australia with RS650R

Italian brand SWM has been reborn after 30 years and is coming after the enduro and adventure markets with its first model, the learner-legal $8,990 RS650R. Made in the old Husqvarna factory in Biandronno using an engine designed for Husqvarna under Cagiva ownership, the SWM is the product of SWM…

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0 1000cc Indian Scout Sixty for 2016

The $17,995 Indian Scout Sixty introduces a cheaper, smaller, 78hp model to the American brand’s mid-size cruiser range. The power may be down, but the Scout Sixty has more than any other cruiser of about the same capacity, something you’d expect of the high-tech Indian engine. In this guise it…

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0 Upgraded 2016 Suzuki SV650

Suzuki’s sweet SV650 is back in 2016 with a heap of upgrades including a slimmer frame and an interesting low-rev electronic rider aid. The brand-new Low RPM Assist function is deisgned to raise revs slightly when starting off or riding at very low speeds, and the company says it’ll make…

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0 2016 Ducati XDiavel: world’s toughest cruiser?

The 2016 Ducati XDiavel threatens to be the world’s toughest cruiser as Ducati takes a new approach to its muscle-bike range. The XDiavel delivers its torque in a wildly different way from the Diavel, its 129Nm peaking at just 5000rpm compared with 131Nm at 8000rpm … a change that promises…

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0 2016 BMW G 310 R learner-legal roadster

Economy, agility, innovation and all-round usefulness are some of the key points of BMW’s new Indian-made G310R roadster. BMW is aiming high with this motorbike, saying: “Designed as a light, dynamic roadster, it combines athletic talents with solid comfort to make a perfect partner for all situations – due to…

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0 2016 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 high-tech bagger

The MGX-21 is Moto Guzzi’s high-tech, aggressive, performance-focussed attack on the growing bagger class of motorcycles, lifting the bar even higher than its previous 1400cc California models. Styled by the Piaggio Advanced Design Center in California, the bike they’ve nicknamed the Flying Fortress has a bold look that only Guzzi…

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0 2016 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and Bobber

Moto Guzzi has built a new 850cc engine which will power two new custom motorbikes, the V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber. Based on the V7 engine, the heavily revised V9 promises to give responsive, flexible performance as well as propelling the unique Guzzi V-twin towards its 50th anniversary without running…

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0 Triumph reveals new 900cc, 1200cc Bonnevilles

Triumph’s retro Bonneville range has been reinvented with two new liquid-cooled 900 and 1200cc engines powering a five-model line-up of Street Twin, T120s and Thruxtons. The new powerplants are what you might call retro-tech; except for their slim-line radiators they look like 1960s twins but they feature eight-valve heads, liquid-cooling,…

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