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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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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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