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Honda Rebel: Sorry guys, but you just don’t do Harley

HONDA MOTORCYCLES has announced a new motorcycle for 2017 that, the bikemaker says, is "a totally fresh take on custom cool - the Rebel". How cliched... Anyway, if any of you remember a film called 'Easy Rider' you're probably old enough to remember flashback bikes such as this and maybe even buy one. Slim, blacked-out… Continue reading Honda Rebel: Sorry guys, but you just don’t do Harley

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Delicious Ducati takes Eicma ‘best in show’

12 appearances, eight wins, at Eicma 31% of show/site voters said 'Ducati' 'Sport bike for everyday use, too MILAN, Italy - The Ducati SuperSport has been declared the most beautiful bike of the 2016 Eicma motorcycle show - for the eighth time. This year's (2016) event was the 74th, a five-day extravaganza of bikes and… Continue reading Delicious Ducati takes Eicma ‘best in show’

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2017 BMW F800: Bikes revised for road and trail

BMW favourite gets 2017 makeover F800 coming in two models, lots of options Similar look - but looking much smoother MUNICH, Germany - BMW Motorrad has revised its popular mid-range category by revising the F800 R roadster and the sport touring F800 GT... and each appears to be belt-drive. "The two-cylinder machines." BMW Motorrad says,… Continue reading 2017 BMW F800: Bikes revised for road and trail

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This is the most exclusive BMW yet built

Pure carbon-fibre frame, wheel rims Will this be the 2017 BMW for MotoGP? Teaser demo bike at Eicma 2016 in Milan 2017 BMW HP RACE: This is an artist's impression of the final motorcycle. Below are more pictures of the machine as presented at Eicma 2016 in Milan, Italy. Image: BMW Motorrad You're looking at… Continue reading This is the most exclusive BMW yet built

2017 BMW K 1600 Image: BMW Motorrad
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BMW’s big cruiser: Even better for 2017

118kW at 7750rpm, 175Nm at 5250rpm. Extra weather protection, emergency call New features, topbox, better riding position MUNICH, Germany - Some will call it the ultimate touring bike; Harley-Davidson fans will disagree; and car drivers, bless 'em, will continue to wonder why anybody rides a motorcycle anyway. BMW fans, however, will be solidly behind the… Continue reading BMW’s big cruiser: Even better for 2017

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Pedrosa reckons he’s fit for Valencia MotoGP

LONDON, England - Spaniard Dani Pedrosa is planning to compete in Sunday's (Nov 10) MotoGP weekend - the last of the season - though it's only a few weeks since his big fall in Japan. He broke a collarbone, a leg and a foot in the crash. Reuters has reported, from a statement issued by… Continue reading Pedrosa reckons he’s fit for Valencia MotoGP

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Return of the monkey-bike – it’s the Motochimp

Compact and cool new electric bike Fast-charged in 60 minutes for 60km range Motochimp will be priced from $2000 SINGAPORE, Malaysia - Here comes a compact new electric motorbike which, its designer says, will change urban mobility for ever. Let's start with its dollar price - the equivalent (Nov 9 2016) of R26 800. "The… Continue reading Return of the monkey-bike – it’s the Motochimp

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SA to take on best of World motocross

SA 'old-timers' heading for US Glen Helen challenge from a top four Local champs to take on world's best A South African team is in the US for what is said to be the most attractive international World Motocross Vets race on the calendar and staged at the world-famous Glen Helen track in California. The… Continue reading SA to take on best of World motocross

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Torbet takes on the mountains

Suzuki motorcycles has released the first episode of a new three-part series about soldier-turned-famed adventurer and explorer. The bikemaker says it proves you don’t need to head too far from home to have your own adventure. WATCH the first episode here. Torbet, keen to extol the virtues of Britain, goes to Scotland and the historic,… Continue reading Torbet takes on the mountains

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Ryan Hunt: Four decades of MX triumphs

  Ryan Hunt (Team Tork Craft), at age 46, has won the 2016 MX3 Class overall to take his fourth decade of SA National MX titles - his lifetime goal. No other South African has achieved this in a Motocross career - indeed, few have raced for 35 years, and still be winning, through four decades.… Continue reading Ryan Hunt: Four decades of MX triumphs