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Road Rider Bike Guide

No. 9

Road Rider Bike Guide, profiles more than 350 road bikes, ensuring there is enough information for readers who are looking to buy a new bike. This guide covers everything from cruisers, sports and adventure tourers to enduros and scooters. Each vehicle listed here comes with a snapshot of the bike as well as all the information that buyers will need to know, including LAMS, warranty info, ratings and specs. There are also features on some great ride ideas throughout Australia and New Zealand, perfect for getting new riders started.

Land:
Australia
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
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IN DIESER AUSGABE

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still choosing …

We live in interesting times. From any angle, the Australian motorcycle industry is as exciting and diverse as it has been at any other time since we went metric.With new models hitting the sales floors of new shops right across the country, we’re seeing an ever-increasing number of newcomers as well as returning riders who are now in a position to fulfil those youthful dreams.People aren’t just buying new bikes; they’re riding them. According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, 45,013 new road bikes were sold in 2015, a 2.6 per cent increase on 2014. A total of 37,892 off-road bikes were also sold, an increase of 0.8 per cent.Scooter sales declined by 22.7 per cent from 2014 and on that basis, we have chosen to concentrate on motorcycles.The…

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supersport

YAMAHA R1M: Blurring the lines between street and racetrack.APRILIA RSV4 R APRC $24,000Aprilia’s RSV4 R is their entry-level racetrack-ready motorcycle that can also be street registered. Equipped from the factory with traction control, launch control, wheelie control, three ride-by-wire power modes and a quick shifter.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: Liquid-cooled V4-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinderDisplacement/Compression: 999.6cc/13.0:1Power/Torque: 135kW@12,250rpm/117Nm@10,000rpmTransmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate slipper clutch, chain final driveTyres: F: 120/70/ZR17 R: 190/55/ZR17 (optional 190/50 or 200/55)Seat height: 845mmKerb weight: 186kgFuel capacity: 18.5LWarranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/10,000km or 12 monthsVERDICT: AIM HIGHAPRILIA RSV4 FACTORY APRC $30,000From Aprilia’s production line, the RSV4 Factory includes everything from the RSV4 R as well as the high-tech and factory-fitted high-end Ohlins suspension.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: Liquid-cooled V4-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinderDisplacement/Compression: 999.6cc/13.0:1Power/Torque: 133kW @ 12,250rpm/117Nm @ 10,000rpmTransmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate…

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naked

TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE T100: One of the most underrated naked bikes available in Australia. A good basis for your own version of naked beauty.APRILIA SHIVER SPORT $14,000The Aprilia Shiver sport is filled with all the characteristics that people have come to expect from the Aprilia brand: passion, commitment and innovation.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: Liquid-cooled V-twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinderDisplacement/Compression: 749.9cc/11.0:1Power/Torque: 69kW @ 9000rpm/81Nm @ 7000rpmTransmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final driveTyres: F: 120/70/ZR17 R: 180/55/ZR17Seat height: 810mmKerb weight: 189kg (dry)Fuel capacity: 15LWarranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/10,000km or 12 monthsVERDICT: EXCELLENT MID-WEIGHTAPRILIA TUONO V4 RR/FACTORY APRC $23,000/$26,000Since its launch in 2002, the Aprilia Tuono has won accolades from every corner of the motorcycling world for its innovative style, thundering performance and outstanding handling. It is hard to believe that it can…

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cruisers

INDIAN SPRINGFIELD: An all-new chassis forms the basis for this 111 Thunderstroke-powered cruiser.BRP CAN-AM SPYDER F3/F3S/F3 TRIPLE BLACK $25,790/$28,890/$29,990Do not underestimate the cruising abilities of the Spyder F3 range. With their unique UFit custom fitting system, riders’ footpegs and handlebars can be adjusted to suit riders of all sizes. Rotax 1330 ACE inline triple high-torque engine provides mountainclimbing torque. F3 is six-speed manual, and all other versions are semi-automatic six-speed.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: Liquid-cooled Rotax 1330 ACE inline triple, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinderDisplacement/Compression: 1330cc/NAPower/Torque: 86kW @ 7250rpm/130Nm @5000rpmTransmission: 6-speed with reverse, belt final driveTyres: F: 165/55/R15 R: 225/50/R15Seat height: 675mmKerb weight: 386kg (dry)Fuel capacity: 27LWarranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/5000kmVERDICT: TRICKY TRIPLEBRP CAN-AM SPYDER F3T/F3 LTD $30,990/$34,990The bagger versions of the Can-Am Spyder F3 add hard luggage and premium sound systems…

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sports touring

SUZUKI GSX1000S: An alternative to the narrow-focussed GSXR1000. An ideal choice for those who want comfort with their sport.BENELLI BN600GT/S $8990After the successful debut of Benelli’s first four-cylinder, the BN 600R, the next BN 600 model to be launched is the latest version of Gran Turismo naked born in Pesaro: the BN 600GT and BN 600GTS. This new, visionary sports-tourer is mid-sized and suitable for all types of riders, including those contemplating touring for the first time.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: Liquid-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, 4-strokeDisplacement/Compression: 600cc/11.5:1Power/Torque: GT: 60kW @ 11,000/55Nm @8000 – GTS: n/aTransmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final driveTyres: F: 120/70/ZR17 R: 180/55/ZR17Seat height: 800mmKerb weight: 223kgFuel capacity: 27LWarranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/10,000km or 12 monthsVERDICT: MID-SIZED SPORTS TOURERSBENELLI TREK 1130 $18,490Benelli has always endeavoured to build motorcycles based on the…

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adventure touring

The adventure begins where the tarmac ends. Adventure tourers allow you to keep riding, regardless of the road surface.APRILIA CAPONORD 1200 STRADA/TOURING/RALLY $22,990/$23,000/$24,000The Caponord 1200 range takes advantage of the experience Aprilia has acquired in world championship competition, making — once again — technology available to all. All three models come with ATC and ABS, the Touring and Rally also include ADD, Aprilia’s own exclusive semi-active suspension.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: Liquid-cooled V-twin, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinderDisplacement/Compression: 1197cc/naPower/Torque: 95kW @ 8500rpm/115Nm @6500rpmTransmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final driveTyres: F: 120/70-R17 R: 180/55-R17Seat height: 840mmKerb weight: 247kg (dry)Fuel capacity: 24LWarranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/10,000km or 12 monthsVERDICT: CHOOSE TECHNOLOGYBENELLI TREK 1130 AMAZONAS $19,690A high-torque adventure tourer with power to lead you exactly where you want to go. Perfect for the rider…

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