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Ducati Delivers First Panigale V4s

Bikes Borgo Panigale’s newest superbike is already winning the hearts and minds of sportbike purists and wealthy enthusiasts alike Will the Panigale V4 go down in history as the greatest superbike that Ducati—or any manufacturer—has ever produced?

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Greens oppose waiving Harley pollution fines

Environmental groups, 10 states and the District of Columbia are opposing President Trump waiving $US3m in pollution fines for Harley-Davidson. The American motorcycle manufacturer copped massive fines under the Obama administration fines for fitting 340,000 Screamin’ Eagle tuners that emit illegal amounts of pollution. Harley had agreed to buy back the tuners, …

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MV Agusta joins Brembo fault recall

MV Agusta Australia is the fourth motorcycle company to join the global recall over a fault in Brembo front master cylinders. The other brands which issued official recalls last month are Aprilia, Ducati and KTM. (Click on the brands in the previous sentence to see which models are affected by the recall.) …

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Axed Victory brand marks history

A year after Polaris surprisingly axed Victory Motorcycles, the company is celebrating the American brand with a book of its short 20-year history. The 192-page tome is called “Victory Motorcycles 1998–2017; The Complete History of an American Original”. Original it may have been, but it wasn’t original enough for the …

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Young riders face age limit and hi-vis

Young riders face more restrictions as a new paper suggests raising the motorcycle licence age to 18 as well as high-vis clothing and a night curfew for novices. The South Australian Government is considering the proposals from the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) which is based …

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Suzuki expects recall over chain issue

Suzuki Motorcycles Australia is expected to join a global recall of various models of GSX-R1000 over a fault that could snap the chain. Spokesman Lewis Croft says their service department will be publishing some information on the Government Recall Website soon about the recall. “My understanding is the condition is …

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How to ride around blind corners

Blind corners are among the most dangerous places for motorcyclists to ride, obviously because of the limited vision ahead. Corners can be blind because of bush at the side of the road, or obstructed by a cutting, building or even roadside signs. Many motorists, especially those who feel invincible in …

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Harley closes factory in global sales slump

The global motorcycle sales slump has forced Harley-Davidson to close one factory, while Royal Enfield sales cool and Indian Motorcycle sales boom. Harley will close their Kansas City plant which makes Softail, Sportster and Street models and move operations to their York, Pennsylvania, factory which assembles Touring, CVO and Trike models and …

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