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Suzuki says bye-bye Busa

Suzuki has confirmed its barnstorming GSX1300R Hayabusa – or Busa to its legion of fans – will cease production this month as its engine no longer meets tough European emissions regulations. The first production bike to reach 200mph (321km/h) was given the Japanese name for the peregrine falcon which is …

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Police renew call to identify riders

ACT police have renewed their call for help to identify two riders who were videoed in separate incidents where a car swerved toward them while they were legally lane-filtering. The incidents occurred on Majura Parkway on Tuesday, October 30. One incident is shown in this video which we published on November 2. …

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Long wait for new Norton Atlas models

Customers who have put in orders for the two new hand-built Norton Atlas 650cc models are set for a long wait for delivery. The Atlas Nomad cafe racer and Ranger scrambler will not hit the assembly line until early Northern Hemisphere summer 2019. And even then they will only be built for the UK market, says …

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AGV adds retro X3000 and X70 helmets

Retro-designed AGV X3000 full-face and X70 open-face helmets are now available in Australia with two race legend tribute helmets. The X3000 range is led by a $999 limited-edition tribute to the legendary 15-time world motorcycle champion, Giacomo Agostini (pictured above). Top of the open-face X70 range is the $499 Pasolini which is …

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Police okay Santa novelty helmet covers

If you want to get into the Christmas spirit with a novelty Santa helmet cover, you can be assured the police will not play Scrooge and fine you for a non-compliant helmet. Motorbike Writer subscriber Travis Yap of Victoria asked us whether a novelty helmet cover would be illegal. He …

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BMW pricing for R 1250 models

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced pricing for the 2019 BMW R 1250 GS, GSA, R and RT models. They feature hi-tech such as hill start, emergency call button and variable valve timing as well as 100kW of power. The extra tech, engine capacity and power has added $1600 to the starting …

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BMW’s 2019 midsize adventurer prices

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced 2019 prices for its new midsize adventure bikes with a bigger 853cc parallel twin engine. The extra power, engine capacity and new hi-tech features of the new F 850 GS and F 750 GS will obviously cost customers more. The F 700 GS is now the F …

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