Suzuki SV650X cafe racer becomes reality

Suzuki unveiled the SV650X cafe racer concept a couple of weeks ago with plans to gauge interest, but already they have unveiled the production model. Suzuki Australia says it will arrive in mid-2018 in full-powered and learner-approved versions. Final specifications and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch. Obviously Suzuki knew all along that it […]

Rail To Trail Bikeways Skirt Woods And Water

Minnesota has more paved rail-to-trail bikeways than any other state. The Paul Bunyan Trail is the longest paved trail. The trail begins in the Brainerd / Baxter area and connects to The Heartland Trail, Blue Ox Trail and the Cuyuna State Trail, totaling 110 miles from Brainerd to Bemidji State Park. It was recently named […]

Indian’s production ready FTR1200 – Motorbike Writer

Indian Motorcycle continues to tease with the unveiling of what looks like a production-ready Scout FTR1200 flat tracker at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan over night. The company has run and won its first return season in the Pro AMA Flat Track competition with its FTR750 against the Harley-Davidson XG750R. Understandably, the brand now […]

Kawasaki H2 SX supercharges touring

As expected, Kawasaki has unveiled a “touring” version of its supercharged H2 super bike called the H2 SX. The Japanese company recently stole the Tokyo Motor Show with its Z900RS, but kept something back for the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Their supercharged tourer has 150kW (200hp) of power, but better fuel economy than the […]

Motorcycle crash statistics scam – Motorbike Writer

Authorities that continue to selectively quote motorcycle crash statistics are perpetrating a scam that endangers vulnerable motorcycle riders. Yes, riders represent a higher proportion of the crash statistics than their number, but the trend for crashes is actually going down. However, police, authorities, road safety Nazis and media are conning us with their myopic view […]

Ducati adds midsize Panigale 959 Corse

The 2018 Ducati 959 Corse is designed as a midsize track-day bike that you can ride on the road. The Corse version features a titanium Akarpovic exhaust, Ohlins suspension, lightweight lithium battery, MotoGP livery and a suite of electronic rider aids. It arrives in Australia in late April with pricing announced closer to arrival. However, […]

Female riders trial for GS Trophy

Two female riders have been selected to represent Australia in a trial to compete in the female team at the International BMW GS Trophy in Mongolia in June 2018. Julia Maguire and Andrea Box fly out this week to South Africa to compete for selection in the international female team after qualifying last week. “The […]

Pirelli now sole supplier to MV Agusta

Pirelli has signed an agreement with fellow Italian MV Agusta to be the sole supplier of tyres for their motorcycles. And to celebrate, they have produced … wait for it … yet another limited-edition motorcycle. The result is the Brutale 800 RR Pirelli which will be unveiled at their EICMA motorcycle show stand in Milan this […]

Smoked Garage strutting its Ducati stuff

Smoked Garage is now strutting its latest big-build, a 2015 Ducati 848 Streetfighter with a show-stopping strut-supported tank so you can lift it to access the electronics. Marketing manager Benny Selboskar says the SG-848X (SG stands for Smoked Garage) took 12 workers nine months to complete at their Bali facility. Benny with the Smoked Garage […]