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0 Harley 2016: Softails get grunt

Harley-Davidson is injecting a dose of High Output grunt into the Softail range for 2016, but the Fat Boy and Slim are going a step further by getting the 110ci CVO powerplant for propulsion. At the same time, the Sportster range is being updated with improved suspension and other tweaks.…

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0 Can-Am Spyder F3 S in Triple Black

Can-Am’s next Spyder F3 will be a sinister-looking beast in Triple Black colour scheme, the latest in the brands Special Series range. The small screen has a dark tint and the wheels are black chrome, adding to the roadster’s dark character. Can-Am expects to announce pricing next month, and will…

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0 BMW S1000XR first ride

BMW’s new S1000XR “adventure sport” bike is a superbike at heart with a civilised riding position and love of wild routes instead of race tracks. Based on the superbly sporty S1000RR, the new flyer is definitely not a four-cylinder GS, and BMW has been at pains to paint it as…

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0 Victory for electric bikes: Empulse plugs in

Victory Motorcycles has confirmed it will release the Empulse TT electric motorbike, but no decision has been made about bringing it to Australia. The production Empulse follows on from Victory’s success in electric bike racing at the Isle of Man TT, where it currently holds the outright electric speed record,…

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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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