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  • SPY SHOTS: CFMoto’s MT-800 adventure bike

    SPY SHOTS: CFMoto’s MT-800 adventure bike

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    Here’s a first look at the KTM-powered adventure bike from the Chinese factory. After catching a glimpse CFMoto’s MT-800 in test camouflage a couple of months ago, we’ve finally got a look at the new adventure bike in finished form. The bike’s been built as part of a partnership between KTM and the Zhejiang Chunfeng…

  • Biker groups call on government to recognise the role of bikes and scooters during the coronavirus crisis

    Biker groups call on government to recognise the role of bikes and scooters during the coronavirus crisis

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    A coalition of the UK’s largest biker organisations has submitted a White Paper which calls for the government to recognise the role of motorcycles and scooters during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The coalition includes the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), the Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC), the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF) and the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF)…

  • Brixton Motorcycles 1200 concept WILL go into production. Bonneville lookalike coming for 2021?

    Brixton Motorcycles 1200 concept WILL go into production. Bonneville lookalike coming for 2021?

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    It’s been confirmed that Brixton Motorcycles is gearing up to mass-produce its 1200cc Triumph Bonneville lookalike that was show at last year’s EICMA show. It’s a big move from the Austrian brand, which has focused its attentions on a steady supply of smaller capacity machines up to this point. But now, it’s been confirmed that…

  • LEAKED: Spy shot of Aprilia’s new mini-adventurer. The Terra 250.

    LEAKED: Spy shot of Aprilia’s new mini-adventurer. The Terra 250.

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    A spy shot captured in China confirms that Aprilia is getting ready to launch its new Terra 250. Building on the success of its Terra 150 in Asia, Aprilia’s preparing to launch a 250cc version of its dual-sport machine – and a spy shot has emerged on www.newmotor.com.cn which shows the bike in nearly finished…

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Expedition – Day Two

    The Best Exotic Marigold Expedition – Day Two

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    Delhirium If I’m honest, the first few hours in Delhi were a bit of a shock. I felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the city (the estimates vary, but the population without including the urban surroundings is close to 20 million), the intense heat, the chaotic traffic, the hoards of beggars and the fact that…

  • Zontes 800cc triple coming for 2022? MT-09 challenger from China.

    Zontes 800cc triple coming for 2022? MT-09 challenger from China.

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    A graphic render is doing the rounds which suggests Chinese factory Zontes is working on an 800cc triple – and if looks anything like the design, it’s one to get excited about. Zontes has made a name for itself over the past few years – thanks to its consistent output of stylish, capable and affordable…

  • Honda CLOSES two motorcycle factories in China due to CORONAVIRUS outbreak.

    Honda CLOSES two motorcycle factories in China due to CORONAVIRUS outbreak.

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    Following the coronavirus outbreak, Honda has announced that it will extend the closure of two of its Chinese factories in Tianjin and Taicang. Responding to requests from the Chinese authorities following the outbreak of the coronavirus, Honda has announced that it’s keeping two of its motorcycle factories shut until February 9th. The two Chinese factories…

  • MV Agusta’s President confirms “an adventure bike is coming”.

    MV Agusta’s President confirms “an adventure bike is coming”.

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    In an interview with Motociclismo.it, Timur Sardarov the President of MV Agusta has been speaking about the Italian factory’s plans for the future – and the big news is that there’s an adventure bike on the way. Speaking about the news the MV Agusta’s moving a part of its production to China, Sardarov confirmed that…

  • Photo snapped at dealer conference in China confirms small Harley-Davidson 350 WILL appear later this year – new Benellis coming too.

    Photo snapped at dealer conference in China confirms small Harley-Davidson 350 WILL appear later this year – new Benellis coming too.

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    A ‘stolen’ photograph of an official future model line-up in China has confirmed some of the Benelli models we will see in 2020 – and it confirmed that the small Harley-Davidson HD350 will be on sale sometime this year, too. The deft piece of image grabbing shows clearly that several machines are going to be…

  • MV Agusta celebrates its 75th birthday

    MV Agusta celebrates its 75th birthday

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    Exotic Italian marque first appeared in 1945 They’ll need a massive cake in Varese this week – because the good folks at the MV Agusta factory will be blowing out 75 candles as they celebrate three-quarters of a century making sweet motorbikes. Launched by Count Giovanni Agusta as a subsidiary of his aviation firm (which…

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