Davida Koura their first full-face helmet

UK helmet manufacturer Davida has launched their first first full-face helmet, the Koura, at the EICMA motorcycle show last week. Davida is better known for their open-face helmets, but now they have followed in the footsteps of brands such as Bell, Biltwell and Veldt in producing a retro-styled full-face helmet. Their open-face helmets have a […]

Rossi and Deus big-bore trackers

Big-bore trackers could be the next big thing with MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi receiving a Yamaha XJR1300 tracker from fans and Deus Ex Machina making a Kawasaki Z900RS tracker. The Rossi tracker was gifted from his VR|46 friends, a custom-built flat tracker called “VR46 Mya”. Rossi is a big fan of flat track racing and has […]

Indian offers 116-cube big-bore kit

Indian Motorcycle has again upped the ante in the engine capacity war with Harley-Davidson by offering the Thunder Stroke 116 Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit.  The big bore war with Harley started in 2013 when Indian Motorcycle was reborn with the 111-cube (1818cc) Thunder Stroke engine. At the time, Harley’s big production engines were […]

Honda recalls Fireblade over tank leak

Honda Australia has recalled the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade over a defective fuel cap seal that may allow fuel to leak from the tank, or water to enter. The official recall notice has been lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: In the worst case scenario, water entering the fuel tank may cause the engine […]

Newcastle Toy Run marks 40 years

The 40th anniversary of the Newcastle Toy Run – Australia’s longest-running toy run – is expected to attract more than 10,000 riders on Sunday December 3, 2017, for families in need. It’s a far cry from the 20 bikes that participated in the first 1978 event. Over the years, the Bikers For Kids Toy Run in […]

Why are motorcycle clubs so popular?

New motorcycle clubs continue to spring up and many established clubs are brimming with members. Some riders love the freedom of the open road and being isolated, alone and one with their bike. They ascribe to the Groucho Marx adage: “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” […]

Triumph recalls Speed Triples for electrical short

Triumph Motorcycles Australia has recalled the Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S over a possible electrical short and engine stall issue. The notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says a bracket may interfere with the link lead. That could damage the outer protective sheathing and over time potentially expose the wire. Contact […]

Full-face Hedon Heroine helmet arrives

The Hedon Heroine helmet, the British helmet company’s first full-face model, is finally available in Australia. Hedon helmets are distributed in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia by Perth company, The Design Collective. Spokesman Chris Burke says Deus ex Machina in Sydney have a collection of Heroine helmets along with www.motofemmes.com and www.motorcyclestuff.com.au. He says there will be additional stores following […]

Is Indian Motorcycle primed for a learner bike?

Novice riders may be wondering if Indian Motorcycle is gearing up to produce a learner bike based on the Scout flat-track platorm. Speculation follows the runaway success of the Indian FTR750 on the American flat track circuit and the appearace of a production-ready FTR1200 (pictured above) at last week’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Indian’s […]

Benelli unveils Ducati doppelganger models

Chinese-made and former Italian brand Benelli has introduced a range of new models that seem to be Ducati doppelganger models. It’s not unknown that Chinese manufacturers copy the intellectual property of other manufacturers, but Benelli has not been so blatant in the past. Doppelganger models The new 402S looks like a small-capacity doppelganger of the […]