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0 Bike review: Ducati XDiavel

There is only the XDiavel. Nothing else counts. Not if you want a cruiser that’ll rip the hearts out of all those pretenders that prance down boulevards telling the girls that 60, 80 or even 100 horsepower is tough. I make no bones of the fact I love lazy, inefficient,…

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0 REVIEW: DUCATI MULTISTRADA ENDURO

The Multistrada Enduro is so extraordinarily good you’d think Ducati had Dakar-dominating heritage going back years, not all that Superbike-winning experience. A handful of factors have influenced the outstanding result of the Enduro’s development. First, Ducati’s highly advanced electronic technologies have all adapted well to an off-road role, with no…

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0 Bike review: Harley Roadster

If I sounded a bit hard on the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight in issue 123, it’s only because it wasn’t a Roadster. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the Forty-Eight and embraced its short, uncomfortable suspension and other compromises because its compromises were what make it such an endearing and focussed motorcycle.…

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0 Review: Yamaha MT-03

Can a 300cc motorcycle really qualify as a Yamaha MT? The MT designation has variously stood for Monster Torque, Mighty Torque, Massive Torque and probably other interpretations of what should by now be an obvious theme. Torque. This is not torque as we know it in the 1600cc MT-01 that…

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0 Jack Daniels Indian selling high for Black Dog

A limited-edition Jack Daniels Indian has already exceeded $40,000 in a charity auction supporting the Black Dog Ride, but bidding isn’t closed yet. The eBay auction features a very limited edition Chief Vintage model celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniels distillery. Only 150 have been produced for sale…

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0 Indian Springfield is ready to travel

Indian has annoucned a new touring bike in its 111ci Chief lineup, the Springfield, which takes aim at Harley’s Road King. The Springfield is intended to be more versatile, though, and can be stripped down to a bare cruiser or built up into a more heavy-duty touring bike. It differs…

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0 First ride: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

KTM is roaring into the sports-touring segment with the introduction of the 1290 Super Duke GT. And when I say roaring, I mean it. With a 1301cc, 127kW, 144Nm engine and weighing in at 205kg dry, the GT isn’t short on the sports side of the equation. Having KTM’s rip-snorting…

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0 Revealed: Victory Octane

It’s a sign of how significant the Australian market is to Victory Motorcycles that the first flesh-and-blood examples of the new Octane, outside North America, have been unveiled here in our wide, brown land. We were privileged to be at the Sydney launch at Victory’s Paramatta Rd showroom, replete with…

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0 First Ride: Triumph Bonneville Street Twin

Sweet! The new Street Twin, the base model in the revised Triumph Bonneville range, is exactly what we hoped: cool, cute, pretty and oh so much fun to ride. Streaming over the Black Spur, it felt fantastic in the way I wanted it to, that is, not perfect like a…

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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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