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Retro Veldt motorcycle helmet review

Thin-profile, retro-styled helmets like this from Isle of Man helmet manufacturer Veldt are the latest fashion accessory, but are they comfortable and safe? Veldt recently sent us a limited-edition helmet to review. It was made especially to celebrate the launch of the American Vanguard Roadster motorcycle. Prices on their website …

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Yamaha to build engines in Indonesia

The engine in your next Yamaha R1, MT-09 or big cruiser could come from Indonesia. Yamaha will soon begin building engines over 700cc in their Indonesian factory for worldwide export in motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. The Japanese company starts big-engine production this year and will invest tens of millions of …

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Confusion grows over uniform road rules

Attempts to draft uniform national road rules, including helmet and filtering laws, may leave riders even more confused and prone to copping fines from police. Lawyers and motorcycle advocates have warned that draft road rules drawn up by the National Transport Commission (NTC) proposals are fatally flawed and have begun …

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Get your lean on with Kawasaki H2

The updated supercharged Kawasaki H2 now tells the rider just how far they have been able to lean the bike with a bank angle indicator. It is one of several technical updates to the 2017 model now available in Australia for $36,700 plus on-road costs. That’s $2700 more than the …

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Indian motorcycle unveils Scout Bobber

Indian Motorcycle has jumped on the bobber bandwagon with their minimalist, low-slung Scout Bobber in a choice of five colours. The new Scout Bobber will be available in Australia in late October in Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red, and Thunder Black Smoke from $18,995 ride away. …

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