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Honda's #1 Scooter Leads The Way (Australia) Honda's #1 Scooter Leads The Way (Australia)

With strong, dependable performance, easy handling and go-anywhere styling, Honda's Lead 100 scooter offers a unique combination of style, practicality and economy tailor-made that has continued to position it as the number one seller in Australia for the first six months of 2010.

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Yamaha's new FZ8N and FZ8S Sportbikes (Australia) Yamaha's new FZ8N and FZ8S Sportbikes (Australia)

Yamaha is pleased to announce two new motorcycles that open up a whole new class within the popular FZ sportsbike range - the FZ8N and FZ8S. The FZ8-series is based on the idea of a high-performance all-rounder with the power and character to make every ride an exhilarating sports ride.

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Review: Vespa GTV Classic Scooter Review: Vespa GTV Classic Scooter

A truly great example of a new born classic, the Vespa GTV 250 Classic creates a sense of De ja vue. It pays tribute to the original Vespa Scooter. Fitted with modern components, a first-rate colour scheme it not only brings back memories, it relives them.

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Review: Piaggio MP3 250 - The Three Wheel Scooter Everyone's Talking About Review: Piaggio MP3 250 - The Three Wheel Scooter Everyone's Talking About

With such high fuel prices these days, it’s no wonder that we’re starting to see such a growth in sales of motorcycles and scooters. Add to that, the growing traffic congestion in the major cities, we could only predict that this trend will continue. But for most, the problem with motorcycles and scooter has always been the lack of safety and practicality. It would only make sense for us to go out and see if we could find something that could offer a safe and practical alternative to a car that...

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Review: Triumph Rocket III Classic, Size Matters Review: Triumph Rocket III Classic, Size Matters

After two weeks of riding Triumph’s Rocket III Classic I’ve walked away grinning and for once not wanting more. Anyone that says size doesn’t count is either small or hasn’t ridden a Rocket III Classic. Unlike the other guys in the PressPortal garage I like my engines massive, the bigger the better. Forget turbos, blowers, chips, octane booster and NOS, you cannot substitute cubic capacity. I like high-revving power, but I love my torque, and fortunately for me the Rocket III Classic serves...

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The New BMW S 1000 RR (Australia) The New BMW S 1000 RR (Australia)

The BMW S 1000 RR features an all-new, race-bred 999cc water-cooled, DOHC, sixteen valve, inline four-cylinder power unit, developing a maximum output of 142 kW (193 hp) at 13,000 rpm and maximum torque of 112 Nm at 9,750 rpm.

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Triumph's Touring Treat! (Australia) Triumph's Touring Treat! (Australia)

To celebrate Triumphs 'Nullarbor Adventure' (March 4th - 7th /10), Triumph have announced they will be giving away $2000 worth of genuine Triumph accessories and clothing 'free' with every new 'Rocket Touring' sold before March 31st 2010.

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The new Twin-Cam powered BMW RT and GS arrive (Australia) The new Twin-Cam powered BMW RT and GS arrive (Australia)

BMW Motorrad Australia and New Zealand is pleased to announce the arrival and pricing of the new BMW R 1200 RT, R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. These class leading models are due to enter BMW Motorrad showrooms this month, providing customers with more power, more torque and an even more dynamic riding experience. All models are powered by a 1,170-cc Boxer engine that's been specifically designed and built for higher engine speed ensuring supreme power under all conditions and in all...

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2010 Triumph Rocket Launched (Australia) 2010 Triumph Rocket Launched (Australia)

Six Journalists from some of Australia's leading motorcycle magazines took part in a road ride from Melbourne to Heathcote Dragway in Regional Victoria. The bikes were put through their paces over and over again in an elimination 'Chicago Shootout' competition that resulted in a final race off between Jeff Ware of Rapid Bikes Magazine and diminutive Kellie Buckley of AMCN, the latter taking out the trophy with an impressive 12.14 sec' pass! Especially impressive when you consider that it was...

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Hyosung GT650R top Sports Bike in January (Australia) Hyosung GT650R top Sports Bike in January (Australia)

Hyosung's GT650R was the top selling Sports Bike in January, with a 26.5% increase in sales over 2009. The Hyosung GT650R outsold its nearest rival, the Yamaha R1 by 4 units. "This was an especially pleasing result for Hyosung", commented Hyosung's Marketing Manager Mal Jarrett. Since the release of the new fuel injected range last year, sales of the Hyosung range in general has lifted significantly. The GT650R has an amazing list of running gear that is supplied as standard,...

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Monash Uni And Hart Calling All Returning Riders For Safety Study Monash Uni And Hart Calling All Returning Riders For Safety Study

If you have recently returned to motorcycle riding after a break of five years or more and would like to make a contribution to the study of motorcycle safety, then Monash University and HART want to hear from you. The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) are seeking "returning riders" to participate in a study which aims to help identify the types of training, licensing and countermeasures that would be most beneficial for...

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Husqvarna's 2010 SM 510R with fuel injection (Australia) Husqvarna's 2010 SM 510R with fuel injection (Australia)

The Husqvarna SM 510R has seen some quite radical changes reflecting the experience gained from wins in the World Championship. All the new body panels have IPD (in-mould plastic decoration) graphics and are made of stronger, more flexible plastic. The front and rear lights are more powerful. The rear houses LED lights and an integrated dual purpose number plate holder for road use or racing. The front mudguard is also new.

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Yamaha Racing Team announces full road race program Yamaha Racing Team announces full road race program

Yamaha Motor Australia's successful road race team Yamaha Racing Team (YRT) has announced a full program for 2010. The team will compete in the Australian Formula Xtreme Championship series as well as selected international events such as the Yamaha World Superbike round at Phillip Island. Yamaha Racing Team will field three riders for 2010, all reigning national champions in their respective classes. National 600cc supersport champion Bryan Staring will compete in the FX1000 and FX600...

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The New 2010 Triumph Tiger is Released (Australia) The New 2010 Triumph Tiger is Released (Australia)

A truly versatile bike the Tiger is equally at home scratching, touring or commuting and has won a legion of fans the world over thanks to its all round ability. At the Tiger's heart is the amazing 1050cc, fuel injected, three-cylinder engine, renowned for its addictive character and spine-tingling triple howl. There's ample reserves of both torque and horsepower to make two-up fully laden tours a breeze. Peak power of 113PS is delivered at 9,400rpm, with 98Nm torque at 6,250rpm. The...

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2010 Triumph Street Triple (Australia) 2010 Triumph Street Triple (Australia)

A global hit since its introduction for 2008, the Street Triple fuses the style and attitude of the iconic Speed Triple with the performance and agility of the class leading Daytona 675 supersports machine. The result is a truly impressive middleweight streetfighter that has attained critical success around the world. The Daytona 675 derived triple packs a powerful punch of 106PS peak power delivered at 11,700rpm, complemented by incredibly strong low and midrange performance. The Daytona...

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2010 Triumph Street Triple R (Australia) 2010 Triumph Street Triple R (Australia)

Triumph's Street Triple R. The most fun you can have on two wheels. One of the purest motorcycles on the planet. Voted bike of the year in the UK's Bike magazine and many others. It is a phenomenon. Taking the standard Street Triple as its base, Triumph added supersport specification suspension and brakes, mixed in some premium colour schemes and charged their outstanding development engineers with honing the package to perfection. The result? A motorcycle that has won universal acclaim...

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The 2010 Triumph Sprint ST has arrived (Australia) The 2010 Triumph Sprint ST has arrived (Australia)

The Sprint ST is a bike that defies compromises. Sporty enough to carve corners effortlessly but with levels of comfort that make long distance touring a delight. Essentially a stunning blend of poise, power and all round practicality. Powered by Triumph's highly-acclaimed 1050cc, fuel injected, three-cylinder engine, the Sprint ST has huge reserves of torque for linear drive in any gear and great reserves of horsepower for when it's needed. Peak power is an impressive 125PS at 9,250rpm...

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Triumph Releases The 2010 Triumph Speed Triple (Australia) Triumph Releases The 2010 Triumph Speed Triple (Australia)

Triumph's Speed Triple has become an iconic model since the launch of the original version in 1994, delivering unparallel attitude in a uniquely styled package. Over the years it has been consistently developed in order to maintain its position as the definitive factory streetfighter, and the latest Speed Triple is the sharpest yet. The 1050cc fuel-injected three-cylinder engine is key to the Speed Triple's brutish charm, pumping out a great surge of bottom-end torque, followed by a massive...

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The New 2010 Triumph Daytona 675 is Released (Australia) The New 2010 Triumph Daytona 675 is Released (Australia)

The best supersport bike in the world or a simply in a class of its own? Designed for the racetrack, to compete with the best in the supersport class, Triumph's Daytona 675 is the bike to beat on both road and track. With its brilliant, narrow three-cylinder engine the Daytona 675 is a unique proposition in an otherwise conformist sea of across the frame fours. The latest specification 675cc engine pumps out 126PS at 12,600rpm and revs to a 13,950rpm redline, while the triple cylinder...

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Triumph Launches The New Retro 2010 Bonneville T100 (Ausralia) Triumph Launches The New Retro 2010 Bonneville T100 (Ausralia)

Riders looking for a Sixties-style Bonneville need look no further than the wirewheeled T100 model, a motorcycle with looks straight out of ‘the day’ combined with thoroughly modern technology and manufacturing techniques. Adding subtle touches to the uncluttered Bonneville form, the T100 echoes the classic ‘deluxe’ speedster of the Sixties. The T100’s full-blooded and responsive 865cc, parallel twin-cylinder engine delivers throaty acceleration, amplified by the mellow backbeat from its...

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Triumph and BE1 Racing announces four rider line-up for 2010 Triumph and BE1 Racing announces four rider line-up for 2010

Triumph Motorcycles and BE1 Racing will enter four riders in the 2010 Supersport World Championship, including French two-time world champion Sebastien Charpentier, who returns to the series following a two-year absence. The youthful ParkinGO Triumph Factory Team will consist of British rider Chaz Davies and American Jason DiSalvo, while Charpentier will be joined by Spaniard David Salom in the ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing squad. All four riders will be running identical BE1 Racing-prepared...

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Triumph launches new 2010 Bonneville & Limited Edition (Australia) Triumph launches new 2010 Bonneville & Limited Edition (Australia)

Bonneville. Probably the most famous name in motorcycling. A legend. An icon. The latest Triumph Bonnevilles represent more than 50 years of engineering excellence, a thoroughly modern interpretation of a 'proper' motorcycle that is even more accessible thanks to its low and narrow seat, clean and efficient fuelinjected engine and lightweight 17 inch wheels for even sharper handling.

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LTB Australian store launch at Chadstone Shopping Centre (Australia) LTB Australian store launch at Chadstone Shopping Centre (Australia)

LTB Jeans, one of Europe's premier denim labels launched their first store in Australia on October 28th at Chadstone Shopping Centre, Australia's Fashion Capital. Seen around the catwalks of Milan, Paris, Rome and New York LTB has established a name as one of the most sought after denim labels for both men and woman. Among the celebrities on the night Victory made their appearance with their stunning 2009 Hammer model. Featuring Victory's orange tribal paintwork and plenty of bling, the...

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2010 Thunderbird has been launched in Australia 2010 Thunderbird has been launched in Australia

Triumph's first middleweight cruiser has taken the market by storm since it introduction in June 2009. Voted as US magazine Cycle World's 'Cruiser of the Year' the Thunderbird rewrites the rules on the way cruiser motorcycles should perform, bringing Triumph's reputation for handling and engineering excellence to the mainstream cruiser market for the first time.

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Victory Unveils The New Standard For Hard - Baggers: Cross Country & Cross Roads Victory Unveils The New Standard For Hard - Baggers: Cross Country & Cross Roads

Only Victory could offer the Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™ - high-performance, high-comfort interpretations of the ultra-popular hard bagger cruiser with distinctively fresh Victory styling. The fairing-equipped Cross Country™ and windshieldequipped Cross Roads™ provide long riders with the best power, handling, ride, comfort and cargo space they've ever enjoyed on the open road. Of course, these bikes feature distinctive, forward-thinking, creative styling - a Victory hallmark.

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Triumh Launches the 2010 Speedmaster (Australia) Triumh Launches the 2010 Speedmaster (Australia)

With its bad boy good looks the Speedmaster is a tough-looking, no-nonsense sports cruiser that's dripping with attitude. Powered by a fuel injected, 270º crankshaft version of Triumph's distinctive 865cc parallel twin engine, this stripped down factory custom delivers peak power of 61PS at 6,800rpm, with maximum torque of 72Nm available at just 3,300rpm. Minimalism is key to the bike's harder edge, with slash cut silencers, black engine covers, black cast wheels, 18 inch at the front and 15...

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The new 2010 Rocket III Roadster (Australia) The new 2010 Rocket III Roadster (Australia)

Five years on from the introduction of the original Rocket III comes an even meaner version of this cult classic: the Rocket III Roadster. As the name suggests, the Rocket III Roadster moves away from the original's cruiser orientated styling, taking more of a streetfighter stance with its mid-mounted pegs and blacked out components, but retaining the very essence of what made the original Rocket III great: massive presence, surprisingly sharp handling and a stomping 2,294cc three-cylinder...

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Triumph releases the 2010 America (Australia) Triumph releases the 2010 America (Australia)

With its wide bars, forward set pegs and relaxed riding position, the Triumph America mixes classic British engineering with style straight from the American highways, delivering an authentic cruising experience in a package that's pure Triumph. Sharing the same 270º parallel twin engine as the Speedmaster the America's loping exhaust note and smooth power delivery is big on easy-going drive and full of character. The riding position is relaxed for both rider and pillion and offers a...

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Limited edition Rossi Special R1 races in (Australia) Limited edition Rossi Special R1 races in (Australia)

None of us will be able to ride like Rossi, but we can look just as fast with the new limited edition YZF-R1SP. This special Rossi liveried version of Yamaha's 2010 model YZF-R1 supersports bike will hit the showrooms in March 2010. The YZF-R1SP will be available in strictly limited numbers at RRP (inc GST) $21,299. Customers are urged to contact their dealers to place an order to avoid disappointment. The YZF-R1SP is based on a 2010 R1 but fitted with Rossi decal kit that includes #46...

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BMW Motorrad defies market trend (Australia) BMW Motorrad defies market trend (Australia)

BMW Motorrad Australia has capped off a strong 2009 to defy the industry trend and post sales just 2.4 percent down over the previous year. In a market that saw a decline of 13.6 per cent over the course of the year BMW Motorrad have reason to celebrate. Recording solid sales in December, the total number of BMW Motorrad units sold in 2009 was 1,897 units, just 46 units fewer than 2008. "Starved of key stock at the end of the year due to the seamless run-out of the R 1200 GS, R...

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Hyosung Positioned Well For 2010 (Australia) Hyosung Positioned Well For 2010 (Australia)

Hyosung charged back with a stronger 2009 2nd half helped by new model upgrades. The 1st half decline was fuelled by the GFC and old model run-outs and was not unexpected according to Hyosung insiders. "Our range was due for facelift and the new EFI 250cc and 650cc range didn't reach the market until the 2nd half of the year. Sales were wound down as we prepared for the new models and this created a gap we weren't able to claw back in the short 2nd half period." said Hyosung Brand...

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Piaggio Group Scooter Brands on top for 2009 Piaggio Group Scooter Brands on top for 2009

It's been a tough year for most of the motor industry and even more so for the motorcycle and scooter industry which did not benefit significantly from the business stimulus package except for perhaps some ATV's purchased by primary producers. Nonetheless the last ¼ of 2009 has shown some stability return to the market and the signs are favourable for the year ahead. The scooter market was hardest hit but this comes on the tail of 6 years of triple digit percentage growth and a record 2008....

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Triumph Announces 2010 World Racing Plans Triumph Announces 2010 World Racing Plans

Triumph will continue its partnership with the Italian BE1 Racing team in 2010, competing in the Supersport World Championship and collaborating on an exciting new one-make series using Triumph's award-winning Street Triple R, the Triumph ParkinGO European Series. BE1 Racing will again campaign a pair of Triumph Daytona 675s in the Supersport World Championship as the British factory's official team, with Australian legend Garry McCoy joined by rising British star Chaz Davies to create one...

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Triumph Introduce 2010 Rocket III Roadster Triumph Introduce 2010 Rocket III Roadster

Higher spec for the world's largest capacity motorcycle Legendary British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph is introducing the baddest version yet of its 2.3 litre Rocket III, the Rocket III Roadster. The Rocket III Roadster moves out of cruiser territory and transcends into that of the ultimate muscle streetfighter, bringing with it the biggest torque figures found on any production motorcycle.

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All Yamaha YZ250F is ultimate corner carver All Yamaha YZ250F is ultimate corner carver

Ask any motocross rider where races are won and lost and odds on he'll tell you its all in the corners. A light, nimble and supreme handling MX bike can pick its lines and stick to them, enabling its rider to hang on longer and go harder.

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Honda Goes Wild With VT1300CX Honda Goes Wild With VT1300CX

Capturing the pure, undiluted chopper essence and tapping into an extensive legacy of experience in building motorcycles of all types, Honda’s engineers have devised a design to make this new bike handle, function and ride according to Honda standards.

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2010 Suzuki Boulevard C109RT Arrives In Australia 2010 Suzuki Boulevard C109RT Arrives In Australia

Suzuki's 2010 Boulevard C109RT cruiser is now in Australia, featuring sensational new, two-tone Black / Grey and Red / White liveries. The Boulevard C109RT is a variant of the Boulevard C109R cruiser, an all-new concept introduced to Australia in 2008, giving riders even more choice in the popular cruiser range.

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The new BMW F 800 R arrives in Australia The new BMW F 800 R arrives in Australia

The F 800 series was launched in 2006 and struck out a new segment in the mid-size category with the sporty F 800 S, the F 800 ST with its touring capabilities and then in 2007 the series was supplemented with the F 650 GS and more recently with the highly successful F 800 GS - two dynamic adventure models in keeping with BMW GS tradition.

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Mito SP525 - Recollections of a Racer in New Colours Mito SP525 - Recollections of a Racer in New Colours

"Cagiva Mito" are words from racing that still deserve to be heard even after all these years. It was in 1991 when the Cagiva Mito logo first appeared on a rider's leathers. The leathers belonged to Eddie Lawson who rode a Cagiva, albeit the 500, a dream motorbike and the very best in its category. "Cagiva Mito" was emblazoned on his breast. The name was used again in 1989 on the 125 road version that was created as a racer without a fairing but that it acquired one year...

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Mission One Electric Motorcycle - Possible Mission One Electric Motorcycle - Possible

Today, Californian based Mission Motors unveils a revolutionary vehicle, the Mission One, the world's fastest production all-electric motorcycle, at TED2009. Mission Motors CEO, Forrest North, along with lead designer Yves Béhar, founder of fuseproject, will present the vehicle in development onstage to the TED audience on February 4. Mission Motors will exhibit the vehicle throughout the conference at the Kohler LivingHome at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, and will be on hand to...

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Honda's New 2009 CRF450X Honda's New 2009 CRF450X

Closely based on the high-flying big-bore CRF450R, the enduro winning CRF450X has been claiming victories in such off-road arenas as the Baja and WORCS series races in America since it first appeared on trails across the world. On home soil, the CRF450X took out the 2007 and 2008 Australian Safaris with its dynamic power, slim form and rugged, long-travel suspension for light, neutral handling and performance. Augmented by the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), which eases control...

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Ducati 1198 S - Unleash the spirit of Troy Bayliss Ducati 1198 S - Unleash the spirit of Troy Bayliss

Ducati's technical excellence and Troy Bayliss' passion are united to create the new Superbike 1198 S. While maintaining the same look as the previous multi-awarding and BoTY winning 1098 S, the 1198 S is essentially a total new bike. Incorporating all of the World Superbike technology derived directly from the 2008 World Championship winning race bike of Troy Bayliss, the 1198 S, just like the 1098 S before it, truly is engineered by the stopwatch and designed by the racetrack. It has more...

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The 2009 Husqvarna WR 300 2 Stroke range The 2009 Husqvarna WR 300 2 Stroke range

The WR 300 started life as a transformation kit for the WR 250 but is now a fully-fledged member of the Husqvarna Enduro family to meet the demand for machines of this engine size. As a perfect replica of the winning machine raced by Sebastian Guillaume in Class 3 of the Enduro World Championship series, the WR 300 always offers the rider progressive, useable power but, at the same time, is capable of superb performance when outright power alone is what counts. The increase to 300 cc is...

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2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic

The Rocket III Classic is a real cruising motorcycle with a firm focus on rider and pillion comfort. It's aimed squarely at those who prefer a more laid back approach to motorcycling and features a relaxed riding position with forward set footboards, pull-back handlebars and a supremely comfortable stitched touring seat as standard. The incredible flexibility offered by the 2294cc engine makes for effortless riding whether two-up, fully loaded with luggage or solo. Sophisticated fuel...

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Piaggio's MP3 leans in to win Scooter of the Year Award Piaggio's MP3 leans in to win Scooter of the Year Award

Piaggio's awesome 3 wheeled MP3 has taken out the inaugural 'Scooter of the Year award'. Piaggio's Mal Jarrett said "The MP3 provides unparalleled road grip and stability levels, and being available in 250cc and 400cc engines, the MP3 offers power, performance and an ease of use that makes for a thoroughly entertaining ride. The MP3 is a scooter that you just have to experience to be able to appreciate. It's very satisfying to see the MP3 receive the recognition that we feel it justly...

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2009 Suzuki RM-Z450 Now In Australia 2009 Suzuki RM-Z450 Now In Australia

The 2009 model of new Australasian Supercross Champion Chad Reed's weapon of choice, the Suzuki RM-Z450, is now available in Australia. The first mass-produced motocrosser to feature a fuel injected engine, the RM-Z450 has revolutionised off-road racing, taking Suzuki to success across the globe. With Reed at the helm, the Suzuki RM-Z450 stormed to the inaugural Australasian Supercross Championship, winning six of the seven rounds. Sporting a bold new look, the 2009 model is powered by...

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Honda Releases Limited Edition Black 2009 CRF250R - (Australia) Honda Releases Limited Edition Black 2009 CRF250R - (Australia)

Honda has released a limited edition black 2009 CRF250R, featuring fresh graphics and aggressive styling. The master of the 250 class keeps getting better, and the latest edition of the CRF250R is no exception. A pure, race-bred heir to the all-conquering CRF450R, the CRF250R is a commanding presence on Supercross and Motocross racetracks around the world. Benefiting directly from its big brother's technologies and componentry, the smaller powerhouse is renowned for its fast-revving...

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Triumph Street Triple takes the prize! Triumph Street Triple takes the prize!

Triumph's sublime Street Triple 675 was recently pitched against the 'who's who' of middleweight naked bikes and is still sitting pretty on top of the pile! Bikes included were the Suzuki SV650, Kawasaki Z750, Ducati Monster, Yamaha FZ6N, Honda CB600F and, of course, the mighty Street Triple. Comments such as "The best kept secret in motorcycling", "This is without doubt the best mapped fuel-injected engine I've ever experienced", and "Not only is this bike amazing in...

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New Suzuki 2009 DR-Z400E And DR-Z250 Now Available In Australia New Suzuki 2009 DR-Z400E And DR-Z250 Now Available In Australia

Two of Australia's most-popular trail/enduro bikes, Suzuki's 2009 models of the value-packed DR-Z400E and DR-Z250 are now available down under. Low-maintenance, durable, lightweight and rugged, the 2009 Suzuki's offer the ultimate versatility for all kinds of riding and are built to suit Australian conditions. Well known for their reliability, both of these iconic Suzuki models appear in the top ten for year-to-date sales figures in the Enduro category. Ideal for new riders looking for...

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Honda's New Naked 2009 CB1000R Arrives Honda's New Naked 2009 CB1000R Arrives

Honda's highly anticipated new release into the naked bike market - the CB1000R - has arrived. The CB1000R features a dynamic, hard-edged design that immediately grabs attention with its unmistakeable look of muscular performance. Its short, slim tail cowl, brawny fuel tank and side cowls convey an image of awesome street performance whilst its mechanical parts including magnesium head, nickel-plated Allen-head bolts and ACG covers, exude a high-tech look of purposeful...

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2009 Ducati 1198 S is for Sexy, Sporty, Seductive, Sold 2009 Ducati 1198 S is for Sexy, Sporty, Seductive, Sold

Producing 170hp (125kW) and with a dry weight of just 169kg (372.6lb), the new 1198 S now incorporates more World Superbike technology than ever before by taking the 1198 Testastretta Evoluzione engine and adding top-of-the-range suspension, lightweight chassis components and a true racing-style traction control system designed for road use. The "S" version comes in the famous Ducati red and midnight black contrasting superbly against the sophisticated bronze finish of the frame...

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2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 Released, Ultimate Cruiser 2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 Released, Ultimate Cruiser

Headlined by the all-new Boulevard M90, new 2009 models from Suzuki's popular Boulevard cruiser line-up are now available from Australian Suzuki dealers. The Suzuki Boulevard M90 and Boulevard M50 are part of Suzuki's sensational cruiser range, with two existing Boulevard models already among the Top 10 best-selling cruisers in Australia. "Suzuki is thrilled to unleash the brand-new Boulevard M90 as the newest addition to our Boulevard family," Perry Morison, General Manager,...

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2009 Ducati 1198, A Step Above the Game 2009 Ducati 1198, A Step Above the Game

The new DUCATI 1198, while maintaining the same look as the previous 1098, is in fact a totally new bike. The 1198, which produces a powerful 170hp (125kW) from its new Testastretta Evoluzione engine, and has a dry weight of just 171kg (377lb), incorporates all of the World Superbike technology derived directly from the 2008 World Championship winning race bike of Troy Bayliss. The 1198 is powered by the powerful Testastretta Evoluzione, a liquid cooled, L-Twin, Desmodromic engine, the...

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2009 Suzuki DR-Z125L Lands Down Under 2009 Suzuki DR-Z125L Lands Down Under

The 2009 Suzuki DR-Z125L is now available in Australia, ready to provide tomorrow's champions with hours of off-road trail riding fun. A four-stroke, 124cc engine gives youngsters plenty of smooth and easy-to-enjoy power, with the DR-Z125L offering a more powerful option to progressing riders. Among a host of high-performance components derived from its bigger brothers in Suzuki's off-road range, the DR-Z125L's frame and swingarm have been created for ample rigidity and light weight to...

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2009 Suzuki GSX-R600 Arrives In New Colours 2009 Suzuki GSX-R600 Arrives In New Colours

A proven race winner around the world, Suzuki's GSX-R600 supersport machine has arrived in Australia with three brand new colours available for 2009. Piloted by Josh Waters in Australia's Supersport Championship this year, Suzuki's GSX-R600 was an instant performer on the race track, coupling an all new chassis design and 600cc, four cylinder, liquid cooled engine for ultimate performance. With its cutting edge race-bred technology evident through Waters' consistent high level performance...

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2009 Limited Edition Suzuki Boulevard M109R 2009 Limited Edition Suzuki Boulevard M109R

A brand new 2009 model limited edition version of Suzuki's flagship Boulevard M109R cruiser is now available in Australia. With its stunning White livery and chrome finish accented by a Pearl Blue centre stripe, the limited-edition 2009 Suzuki Boulevard M109R further enhances the most-dominant big-bore Japanese cruiser in the market. The Boulevard M109R features a potent 109 cubic-inch, liquid-cooled, V-Twin power plant - with the largest reciprocating gasoline engine piston of any...

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BMW F800 GS Wins at the UK Motor Cycle News Awards BMW F800 GS Wins at the UK Motor Cycle News Awards

It was another successful evening for BMW Motorrad UK at this year’s Motor Cycle News (MCN) Awards, as Europe’s largest and most successful motorcycle manufacturer scooped a brace of honours. The BMW F 800 GS won Best Trailie Bike of the Year while the marque also received a ‘Special Commendation’ in the Accessories category for its Lowered Suspension Option, available on almost a third of its motorcycle range. The awards, which took place at the Carole Nash International Motorcycle and...

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2009 Harley Davidson XR1200 Debuts in America 2009 Harley Davidson XR1200 Debuts in America

The Harley-Davidson XR1200 is now poised to boost adrenalin levels on streets, roads and highways around the world. The XR1200 is a powerful new Harley-Davidson hot rod motorcycle that was initially designed and launched only in European markets in April 2008. With the high degree of interest and passionate reception surrounding the bike's European release, as well as demand from Harley riders and competitive brand owners alike, the XR1200 is now being launched in all markets. Drawing...

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A day with the Ducati Panigale and a Melbourne bike Courier A day with the Ducati Panigale and a Melbourne bike Courier

When the guys from PressPortal asked me to road test the Ducati Panigale, I was a little hesitant to work on such a classy bike. However I was interested to see how it would hold up on the streets of Melbourne. As I’m a bike courier I’m used to riding some beat’n up bikes and treating them pretty poorly… This would be an interesting day. I started my test ride down St Kilda road on a south set, clicking through the gears, trying to get the chain to crunch, but failed miserably. When out of...

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Ducati Panigale – it’s been fun Ducati Panigale – it’s been fun

After close to a month with the very impressive Ducati Panigale urban street bicycle it was time to say goodbye. We come across a lot of products here at PressPortal so it’s not normal to get so attached, but geez we’re really going to miss this one.

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2009 BMW GS Safari to take on Tasmania. 2009 BMW GS Safari to take on Tasmania.

The annual BMW GS Safari heads south to Tasmania in March 2009 to take on some of Tasmania's amazing riding, set amid eye-opening scenery. Owners of all BMW Motorrad off-road machines are invited to attend this week-long extravaganza, where the engineering and design put into all BMW GS machines can be experienced to the full. BMW Motorrad now offers more GS models than ever before, so demand for the limited number of places available is expected to be intense. The route takes in the...

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TE 310 arrives in Australia and completes the 2009 TE Enduro range TE 310 arrives in Australia and completes the 2009 TE Enduro range

The new TE 310 Husqvarna has widened Husqvarna's the Enduro range. This machine has been created to meet the demands of a particular section of the market that wants a motorcycle that is mid way between a 250 and a 450 cc 4-stroke. The Husqvarna TE 310 has a completely renewed frame that is 1 kg lighter than the 2008 4-storke models, is more rigid and offers the rider better feel and manageability.

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Adventurous Spirit With The New Honda XL1000V Varadero Adventurous Spirit With The New Honda XL1000V Varadero

The 2008 Honda XL1000V Varadero is for riders who seek adventure without compromise. Built for power as well as comfortable riding, the brand new adventure tourer is at home on the city streets as well as the open road. The latest release Varadero combines high performance with fuel efficiency and low emissions, equipped with a fuel-injected 996cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine, giving riders the confidence to take on new adventures at the pace they want. Designed for comfort over long...

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Bimota introduces the ground breaking - DB7 'Oronero' Bimota introduces the ground breaking - DB7 'Oronero'

On June 2nd 2008, near the Adriatic Sea in Italy a new star was born, the 2009 Bimota DB7. This was the date of the international press launch of the newest Superbike from Bimota Motorcycles of Rimini Italy. Journalists from around the world gathered at the demanding Misano Adriatico World Circuit in Italy to put the new DB7 to the ultimate test for a sport bike - professional pilots at full race speeds on a world-class racetrack. Misano challenged both pilot and the DB7 with blurring top...

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Suzuki's GSX-R750 Gets New Colour Options - (Australia) Suzuki's GSX-R750 Gets New Colour Options - (Australia)

Suzuki's GSX-R legend continues, with the 2009 GSX-R750 available in Australia with three brand new colour schemes. Bursting onto the world scene in 1985, the introduction of the GSX-R750 changed the world of sportsbikes forever; as the first mass produced race replica, it was a race bike first and a street bike second. A truly individual street machine, Suzuki's GSX-R750 is the only 750cc sportsbike in the market and comes complete with significant developments keeping it at the...

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2009 Ducati Streetfighter, Soul of a Superbike, Attitude of a fighter - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Streetfighter, Soul of a Superbike, Attitude of a fighter - (Australia)

The Streetfighter's Superbike soul combines fighter attitude and naked sophistication to create a machine of pure adrenaline. Stripped to the bare essentials, its combination of state-of-the-art race technology, exposed styling and cultured design takes Ducati's big naked concept to the very top of the fighter food chain. With 155hp of awesome Ducati L-Twin muscle harnessed in a stripped-down, super-light bike that packs more punch for its weight than any other contender, this fighter is...

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2009 Ducati Sportclassic, Retro Café Racer - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Sportclassic, Retro Café Racer - (Australia)

The SportClassic family recreated the original styles produced by Ducati throughout the 1970s, motorcycles characterised by minimalist, sports designs with exposed frames and classic bodywork shapes typical of the 'Café Racer' era. To emphasis the unique style of these bikes, Ducati applied modern engineering techniques and finishes to original component designs, featuring plenty of chrome and polished finishes that literally mirror the beautiful details of the original motorcycles. The...

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2009 Ducati Multistrada, Challenge Every Road - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Multistrada, Challenge Every Road - (Australia)

The Multistrada family of sport bikes excel on every road you challenge with amazing sports performance, outstanding comfort and everyday-use versatility. Ideal for a day in the mountains, the daily commute or a weekend tour, the Multistrada offers sport bike aggression on twisty roads, yet is smooth and relaxed when scenery beckons. Developed on the winding mountain roads and city streets of Italy, the Multistrada is a real-world motorcycle for real-world riders, a dream come true, a high...

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2009 Ducati Monster 696 - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Monster 696 - (Australia)

Enhancing the "less-is-more" philosophy that has made the Monster a global legend, the Monster 696 continues to redefine expectations. Every finely engineered element of the chassis and engine is on display allowing the true beauty of the 696 to be showcased for all to see. Naked ambition has never been so graphically described. With its thinner waistline and wide handlebars, the Monster 696 provides unrivalled ergonomics for all riders whether cruising the concrete jungle or...

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2009 Ducati Hypermotard - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Hypermotard - (Australia)

Two wheels, one purpose - to thrill The Hypermotard takes on urban canyons and mountain curves with total abandon. Its purpose is single-minded - to thrill. The aggressive 'motard' styling and stance combine with Ducati 'Superbike' technology to deliver the best of both worlds. With a riding position that ensures total control, the exceptionally slim and incredibly light Hypermotard is ready to dominate every inch of asphalt with big-bore acceleration and dynamic road holding that...

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Yamaha FZ1 Abarth Assetto Corse Concept Bike Yamaha FZ1 Abarth Assetto Corse Concept Bike

Modifying material with the force of passion. This philosophy, which is close to the Yamaha and Scorpion brands, has inspired the creation of a unique Concept Bike, on which ideas of exclusiveness and beauty add value to the standard production. The FZ1 is the most powerful "naked" bike on the market, thanks to the 150 bhp of its engine derived from the supersporty R1; it has been embellished by carbon, aluminium and titanium components, ultra-adjustable suspension, monobloc brake...

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Honda TRX450 Quad Bike Upgrade - (Australia) Honda TRX450 Quad Bike Upgrade - (Australia)

Honda's brand new TRX420FA and FPA four wheelers have hit the market and now offer a power steering option that gives riders the confidence and comfort to tackle any job. Honda already makes four of the five top selling ATVs in the country due to their consistently superior performance in harsh Australian conditions. With a powerful liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 420cc longitudinally mounted engine, all new Dual Clutch and five-speed automatic transmission, the versatile TRX420FA/FPA...

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Review: 2008 Ducati Panigale, Tour de Melbourne Review: 2008 Ducati Panigale, Tour de Melbourne

Ahh there’s nothing like a Sunday with no prior commitments. With my fiancé at work I was able to spend some guilt free time with a sexy Italian which makes grown men bend at the knees. The Ducati Panigale is made in Italy, has curvaceous lines made from the finest 7000 series aluminium like the stuff used by Nasa, however this bike isn’t high maintenance thanks to an internal 8 speed transmission. For someone who lives in the heart of the city of Melbourne, I was more than happy to keep out...

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BMW F 800 R in Chris Pfeiffer Design - (Australia) BMW F 800 R in Chris Pfeiffer Design - (Australia)

Chris Pfeiffer rides the BMW F 800 R. The Street Bike Freestyle World Champion will once again demonstrate the physical limits of motorcycling. For his breathtaking freestyle show he will be using the brand new BMW F 800 R for the first time. BMW Motorrad is presented the medium category naked bike for the first time in Milan at EICMA 2008. In addition to the distinctive serial production machine, BMW Motorrad also unveiled a study of the F 800 R in Chris Pfeiffer design. In the...

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Suzuki Fills Up Burgman Scooters Suzuki Fills Up Burgman Scooters

As rising fuel prices hit home, Suzuki has upped the fuel economy of its Burgman 650 Executive and Burgman 400 scooters, offering $250* worth of free fuel with each new model purchased before the end of the year. Stylish, comfortable and practical, the popular ABS-equipped Burgman 650 Executive and the Burgman 400 are the best-selling Japanese maxi scooters in their respective class to date in 2008. Compliant with the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) in Victoria, South Australia,...

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Be Seen on a Boulevard With a Pair of New WileyX Sunnies Be Seen on a Boulevard With a Pair of New WileyX Sunnies

To mark the arrival of the stylish, all-new Boulevard M90 in Australia, Suzuki Australia will include a free pair of WileyX sunglasses with any new Boulevard cruiser purchased between now and the end of the year. With a standout fusion of street-tough styling and modern technology, the Boulevard M90 will become the fifth model in Suzuki's ground-breaking Boulevard cruiser line-up when it lands in Australia later this month. Featuring uncompromising power and rider-friendly...

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Suzuki's 2009 Bandit 650 Unveiled - (UK) Suzuki's 2009 Bandit 650 Unveiled - (UK)

Suzuki unveiled a new Bandit 650 range at the Milan Show this week, with both the 650 and 650SA models receiving styling and practical updates, that bring a new sharp and dynamic look to the 2009 middleweight class. With new edgy styling, the naked Bandit 650 is headlined by sleeker modern headlights, changing the face of the iconic Bandit. With newly styled mirrors, a slimmer tail light, new instrumentation, a black engine finish and newly shaped muffler ends, the Bandit 650 mixes proven...

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Honda Announces V4 Model Production and Further 2009 Motorcycle Models Honda Announces V4 Model Production and Further 2009 Motorcycle Models

Honda has announced the much anticipated news of its intention to commence production of the first V4 model in the first half of 2010 at this week’s Milan show and, showcased the final new motorcycle models for 2009 to include the stylish and ever-popular SH125i scooter, technical and design revisions to the legendary CB600F Hornet, as well as a next generation transmission system. V4 Production The exciting news of the V4 production model is the result of overwhelming response from...

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New BMW Motorrad F 800 R Roadster Unveiled - (Italy) New BMW Motorrad F 800 R Roadster Unveiled - (Italy)

BMW Motorrad has unveiled the latest model in its F 800 series, launching the sporting new F 800 R at the EICMA 2008 Milan Motorcycle Show. This highly distinctive new roadster, a naked BMW bike in the mid-market segment, has been designed to deliver uncompromising handling, agility and steering precision, as well as maximum riding enjoyment. Alongside the K 1300 R, this is the second BMW roadster to be launched this year. The F 800 R is set to be launched in May 2009 at an on-the-road...

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BMW's New 2009 F 800 R, High Level of Riding Dynamics - (Australia) BMW's New 2009 F 800 R, High Level of Riding Dynamics - (Australia)

BMW most recently struck out on a new path in the segment of medium category motorcycles with the F 800 series launched in 2006. In addition to the sporty F 800 S, the first model variation to be presented, and the F 800 ST with its touring capabilities, the fourth BMW Motorrad engine series was supplemented in 2007 with the F 800 GS and the F 650 GS - two dynamic adventure models in the very best BMW GS tradition. With the new F 800 R, BMW now takes the logical step of expanding the F 800...

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Video: BMW Lo Rider Concept Bike Video: BMW Lo Rider Concept Bike

Leading the way with concept studies – a BMW Motorrad tradition. BMW Motorrad has a tradition of coming up with new ways and ideas when it comes to motorcycling. Fascinating studies and designs have been produced in the past using ideas which then found their way into serial production. But studies by BMW Motorrad are about more than just trying to develop a motorcycle which has not existed in a given form before. In addition to functions and quality, BMW developers focus on the emotional...

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Chad Reed Unveils 2009 Suzuki RM-Z450 - (Australia) Chad Reed Unveils 2009 Suzuki RM-Z450 - (Australia)

Chad Reed unveils the 2009 version of Suzuki's fuel-injected RM-Z450 motocrosser at the recent Australian Motorcycle Expo Melbourne. The first mass-produced motocrosser to feature a fuel injected engine, the RM-Z450 has revolutionised off-road racing, taking Suzuki to the 2008 FIM MX1 Manufacturers World Championship. Locally, it's currently undefeated in the new Australasian Supercross Championship with Reed at the helm. Sporting a bold new look, the covers will be taken off the 2009...

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2009 Ducati Monster 1100 - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 - (Australia)

The arrival of the new 1100 and 1100 S now increases the size of the Monster family, a family that redefines the naked motorcycle and stakes its claim as the new icon of Italian excellence. Dedicated to those who want to make the ultimate expression, this jewel of style and performance is powered by the charismatic two-valve 1100cc Desmodromic twin-cylinder engine, famous the world over for its legendary torque and acceleration.

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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Details - (Australia) 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Details - (Australia)

The new generation of Suzuki's class-defining GSX-R1000 superbike will touch down in Australia in the coming months, taking the flagship model to another level. Continuing the legend of the GSX-R, the 2009 model has received significant improvements, including an all-new engine and chassis, along with major suspension, brake and bodywork developments. More powerful and lighter with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio, the new model is set to keep the GSX-R1000 at the front of...

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2009 Suzuki Gladius SFV650K9 Unveiled - (Australia) 2009 Suzuki Gladius SFV650K9 Unveiled - (Australia)

Ahead of its arrival in Australia next year, Suzuki has taken the wraps off the Gladius, an all-new model offering a unique combination of performance, style and comfort in a fun package suitable for a broad range of riders. In the Gladius, a sporty V-Twin engine is coupled with Suzuki's advanced technology, a slimline chassis and distinctive looks. "The Gladius really typifies Suzuki's Way of Life approach," said Perry Morison, General Manager Motorcycles, Suzuki...

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Suzuki Boulevard M90 - Details - (Australia) Suzuki Boulevard M90 - Details - (Australia)

The Boulevard M90 becomes the fifth model in Suzuki's distinctive Boulevard cruiser line-up, with two existing Boulevard models in the Top 10 best-sellers in the category, offering riders the option of a lighter and more manoeuvrable cruiser with a 90 cubic-inch engine offering reduced fuel consumption. "Suzuki is proud of the results our Boulevard range has achieved, we couldn't be happier with how it's performing," Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia...

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2009 Yamaha YFM90 Raptor has bigger bite - (Australia) 2009 Yamaha YFM90 Raptor has bigger bite - (Australia)

Yamaha has released a new model Raptor with plenty of great features aimed to get youngsters on all fours safely. The new-from-the-ground-up Raptor 90 features a new 88cc SOHC wet sump engine mated to a fully automatic CVT transmission. And it comes with the peace-ofmind safety features that you would expect form Yamaha, such as a throttle limiter that allows you to adjust the YFM90R's acceleration and top speed to suit your kid's ability level. And a parking brake on the handlebar to...

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Honda Debuts Pioneering Motorcycle Safety Technology Honda Debuts Pioneering Motorcycle Safety Technology

Honda has today debuted a revolutionary new ‘Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication’ system, which – it is anticipated – could reduce road casualties of both motorcyclists and car drivers. The technology was demonstrated today for the first time, at the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium event which takes place over two days at the Opel Test Track in Dudenhofen, Germany. The demonstration exhibits the interoperability of the Honda life-saving system with other systems. Honda has been a member...

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New Suzuki Model On Display - (Australia) New Suzuki Model On Display - (Australia)

Exciting new arrivals and an international superstar will headline Suzuki's massive display at next weekend's Australian Motorcycle Expo Melbourne, the manufacturer's biggest ever at an Australian motorcycle show. Fresh from their worldwide launch in Paris last month, the all-new GSX-R1000 superbike, Boulevard M90 and Gladius will be on display ahead of their looming Australian arrivals, while reigning World Supercross Champion Chad Reed will take the wraps off of the 2009...

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The New 2009 Buell 1125CR, The Modern Cafe Racer - (Global) The New 2009 Buell 1125CR, The Modern Cafe Racer - (Global)

Naked styling and clubman-style handlebars give a respectful nod to the nostalgic era of Café Racers, but styled in a thoroughly modern package. A 146-hp liquid-cooled V-Twin engine is geared down for optimum acceleration. Sinister styling. Sophisticated technology. The 1125CR, Erik Buell’s 21st century interpretation of the classic Café Racer, is a new motorcycle that defies convention. Positioned behind the black-anodised, tapered aluminium handlebars and streamlined headlight and...

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2009 Suzuki V-Strom 650  - (Australia) 2009 Suzuki V-Strom 650 - (Australia)

Suzuki's 2009, dual-purpose V-Strom 650 and ABS-equipped V-Strom 650A are now available in Australia. Designed for comfortable road and trail riding, the V-Strom 650 features a relaxed riding position and wind deflecting adjustable windscreen. The V-Strom 650 is a perfect fit for riders wanting a multipurpose machine equally as capable on the streets as it is on outback roads, with long travel suspension and a 22-litre fuel tank ensuring long distances are well within reach. A proven,...

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New 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C109R Cruiser - (Australia) New 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C109R Cruiser - (Australia)

The all-new Boulevard C109R combines a potent V-Twin engine with massive torque, stylish cruiser looks and sensational rider comfort. It joins Suzuki’s growing and increasingly-popular cruiser range - with two Suzuki models among the top-10 selling cruisers. “The new Suzuki Boulevard C109R is causing a stir; combining the high performance delivered by advanced Suzuki technology with the clean, sweeping good looks of a classic cruiser,” Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki...

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Monster Motorcycle The GUNBUS 410 - (Germany) Monster Motorcycle The GUNBUS 410 - (Germany)

You may have been sent emails that look like a photoshopped enlarged monster looking motorcycle, however don't be fooled the guys at GUNBUS in Germany take their bike very seriously.

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Triumph sets new records at Bonneville Speed Week Triumph sets new records at Bonneville Speed Week

An American Triumph dealer has set two new land speed records, recording 162.47 mph on a turbocharged Triumph Bonneville at the world famous Bonneville Speed Week. Matt Capri of South Bay Triumph in California set two new unfaired 1000cc Blown Fuel records on his specially prepared twin-cylinder machine, recording a two-way speed of 162.472mph in the kilometre run and 161.188 mph in the mile. The speed demon recorded over 169mph on a one-way run but wasn't able to complete a run in the other...

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All-New 2009 TRX500FPE - (Australia) All-New 2009 TRX500FPE - (Australia)

Honda's newest four-wheeler – the TRX500FPE - now offers the most innovative options on the market today, making it more functional and convenient than ever before.

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Honda Motorcycle V4 Concept - (Global) Honda Motorcycle V4 Concept - (Global)

Honda Exhibits World Premiere V4 Concept Model, Signifying a New Era at the International Motorcycle Show held in Cologne, Germany.

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2009 Triumph Street Triple R - (Australia) 2009 Triumph Street Triple R - (Australia)

Following on from the phenomenally successful Street Triple, Triumph is introducing a new, higher specification version, for 2009 -the Street Triple R. With the Street Triple already regarded as the class-leading middleweight street fighter, the 'R' version takes the standard bike and adds a whole heap of attitude.

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Cars not the only stars at Australian International Motor Show - (Australia) Cars not the only stars at Australian International Motor Show - (Australia)

A handful of two and three wheeled machines are grabbing the attention of visitors attending the Australian International Motor Show at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Sydney Motorcycle Show stand features a host of incredible moto models, giving a small but tantalising insight into the lineup of motorcycles, scooters and ATVs that will be on show when the event comes to town from November 21-23.

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New Ducati Monster 1100 - (Australia) New Ducati Monster 1100 - (Australia)

The arrival of the new 1100 and 1100 S now increases the size of the Monster family, a family that redefines the naked motorcycle and stakes its claim as the new icon of Italian excellence.

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BMW Motorrad Celebrates 25 years of Special K - (Global) BMW Motorrad Celebrates 25 years of Special K - (Global)

Back in 1983, when many motorcycle manufacturers still placed their bets on inline engines with air cooling, liquid-cooled four-cylinder power units marked the highest level of technology in motorcycle construction. But instead of resorting to the usual engine layouts, BMW engineers Josef Fritzenwenger and Stefan Pachernegg succeeded in developing a brand-new future-oriented technical concept subsequently enhanced all the way to regular production quality.

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The New 2009 BMW K 1300 GT, for the Ultimate Tourer - (Australia) The New 2009 BMW K 1300 GT, for the Ultimate Tourer - (Australia)

Introducing the new K 1300 GT, BMW Motorrad opens up new dimensions both in terms of riding dynamics and grand touring qualities, offering even greater supremacy through the drivetrain, an even higher standard of quality, an aerodynamic fairing enhanced to a new level of perfection, and a wide range of special equipment, the new K 1300 GT stands for Gran Turismo of the highest calibre. It combines maximum agility and sporting riding dynamics with the ideal package for long tours.

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The New 2009 BMW K 1300 R, Hold On - (Australia) The New 2009 BMW K 1300 R, Hold On - (Australia)

If you like your K naked and aggressive, the new K 1300 R fits the bill. The new K 1300 R is the most powerful naked bike BMW has ever built. Developing maximum output of 127 kW (173 hp) and weighing 243 kg with a full tank, this extravagant Power Roadster, one of the most powerful and dynamic machines in its segment.

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The New 2009 BMW K 1300 S, S is for Sports - (Australia) The New 2009 BMW K 1300 S, S is for Sports - (Australia)

The new K 1300 S is the most powerful and fastest BMW the world has ever seen. With an engine output of 129 kW (175 hp) combined with overall weight of 254 kg including fuel, this truly supreme motorcycle offers the utmost in dynamic performance and sports riding.

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Ducati Monster Breaks World Record - (Global) Ducati Monster Breaks World Record - (Global)

Ducati North Europe is proud to inform you that our legendary Ducati Monster broke the Guinness Book 'Largest Parade of Motorcycles of the Same Brand and Type' Record. This happened last Sunday, September 21st.

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Peugeot HYmotion3 Compressor Concept Bike - (France) Peugeot HYmotion3 Compressor Concept Bike - (France)

With elements of both a scooter and a car Peugeot have unveiled the HYmotion3 Compressor concept at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. As the name suggests the innovative concept is a hybrid, combining a 125cc petrol engine at the rear and two electric motors in each of the front wheels.

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New 2009 Yamaha Monster YZ450F Team Replica - (UK) New 2009 Yamaha Monster YZ450F Team Replica - (UK)

To celebrate David Philippaerts’ MX1 World Championship achieved on Yamaha Monster YZ450F, the manufacturer will be releasing a very limited number of 2009 specification Team Replica machines.

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2009 Suzuki Bandits Roaming Australian Streets - (Australia) 2009 Suzuki Bandits Roaming Australian Streets - (Australia)

Suzuki has added two new models to its best-selling sports touring range, welcoming a new naked, big-bore Bandit 1250 to Australia.

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Suzuki Further Enhances LAMS Range - (Australia) Suzuki Further Enhances LAMS Range - (Australia)

Suzuki has expanded its learner-approved range of motorcycles, already the largest in Australia, with the arrival of the 2009-model GSX650FU and SV650SU.

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Honda Unveils Limited Edition Winning Yellow Fireblade - (Global) Honda Unveils Limited Edition Winning Yellow Fireblade - (Global)

Honda Celebrates Steve Brogan’s British Superstock 1000 Championship Title Win With A Limited Edition Honda Fireblade.

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Suzuki Announce Anstey and Donal Replicas GSX-R - (Global) Suzuki Announce Anstey and Donal Replicas GSX-R - (Global)

At the 2008 Isle of Man TT races, the Suzuki Relentless by TAS team were victorious in virtually every solo category, taking Superbike, Superstock and Supersport wins. To celebrate this incredible feat, Suzuki GB is pleased to launch the GSX-R1000 Cameron Donald and GSX-R600 Bruce Anstey replicas.

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2009 Suzuki Gladius 650 - (Global) 2009 Suzuki Gladius 650 - (Global)

Suzuki's all-new Gladius 650 was unveiled recently in Paris

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New 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 - (Global) New 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 - (Global)

At Suzuki's 2009 model launch held in Paris today, Suzuki unveiled an all-new GSX-R1000 K9 model, alongside the new Gladius 650 and Intruder 1500 models.

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CGI: Ferrari Concept, But With Two Wheels - (Italy) CGI: Ferrari Concept, But With Two Wheels - (Italy)

Apparently Dino Ferrari had a history with Motorcycles, so if he was still with us today surely he would be proud of this CGI concept bike.

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Buell 1125CR Cafe Racer - (Global) Buell 1125CR Cafe Racer - (Global)

Part sportbike and part street, the 2009 Buell® 1125CR™ combines the soul of the classic Café Racer with the thrilling performance.

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2009 Husqvarna TC 450 - (Australia) 2009 Husqvarna TC 450 - (Australia)

The TC 450 2009 has been renewed thanks to the experience gained with test sessions and development by Andrea Bartolini.

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2009 Husqvarna 2-Stroke WR 250 - (Australia) 2009 Husqvarna 2-Stroke WR 250 - (Australia)

The first 2009 Husqvarna Enduro model arrives OZ - 2-Stroke WR 250.

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Brewers and Hardley-Davidson Rev-Up for Partnership - (USA) Brewers and Hardley-Davidson Rev-Up for Partnership - (USA)

The Milwaukee Brewers and Harley-Davidson, announced a unique business partnership today at a press conference at Miller Park.

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2008 Harley-Davidson XR 1200 - (Global) 2008 Harley-Davidson XR 1200 - (Global)

Harley-Davidson’s XR 1200 delivers Flat Track heritage with a European twist.

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Review Coming Soon Triumph Rocket III Classic - (Australia) Review Coming Soon Triumph Rocket III Classic - (Australia)

The team at PressPortal will be geeting their grubby fingers on the 2008 Triumph Rockt III Classic Motorcycle.

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2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring Dominates Mega Cruise - (Australia) 2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring Dominates Mega Cruise - (Australia)

Triumph's Rocket III Touring is boss cocky among the big-bore cruiser fraternity, according to American monthly magazine Cycle World.

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2008 Can-Am Spyder with customised paint - (Australia) 2008 Can-Am Spyder with customised paint - (Australia)

The first in an industry-wide series of eye-opening custom painted motorcycles has hit the streets.

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New 2008 BMW F 800 GS - (Australia) New 2008 BMW F 800 GS - (Australia)

Just one look and the F 800 GS tells you all you need to know about where it wants to go. It wants to go off on an adventure, and it wants to go now.

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New 2008 BMW G 450 X - (Australia) New 2008 BMW G 450 X - (Australia)

BMW Motorrad Australia introduces the G 450 X, its first competition enduro motorcycle; race-bred and battle-hardened.

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Honda Scooter Offers Free Fuel - (Australia) Honda Scooter Offers Free Fuel - (Australia)

With fuel costs out of control, Honda's latest promotion offers economical benefits that cannot be passed up.

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Piaggio MP3 250 Review - COMING SOON - (Australia) Piaggio MP3 250 Review - COMING SOON - (Australia)

We’ve just picked up the 3 wheeled Piaggio MP3 250 Scooter and ridden it through the city of Melbourne back to the PressPortal head office on Melbourne’s most beautiful boulevard St.Kilda Rd.

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