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Just Bikes

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Whether you’re into collectable classics or the latest superbike, Just Bikes is the only magazine you need if you want to buy, sell or just dream. Just Bikes is it the largest selling bike magazine in Australia. There’s no better place to find your next dream machine, or to find a like-minded mate who’s going to take care of yours if you need to sell it. Even if you’re not in the market to buy a bike right now, it’s practically free to dream. Not to mention convenient.

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Australia
Language:
English
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JUST AUTO Classifieds Pty Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

6 min.
yamaha previews yzf-r7

The mid-sized supersport road bike is not dead. At least not if Yamaha has anything to say about it, as the Japanese manufacturer has unveiled a new middleweight machine that combines a proven engine and chassis with streamlined sports styling - the YZF-R7. Taking its name from a bike that was Yamaha’s homologation model for World Superbike competition back in 1999, the new R7 will essentially fill the gap in the lineup left by the R6, which was last offered in roadgoing form in 2020, although a track-only ‘R6 RACE’ is still available. According to Yamaha, the nature of the supersport world is changing, and while models like the R1 continue to find devotees amongst experienced riders, and the R3 and R15 serve as introductions to the Yamaha supersport family, there’s nothing…

2 min.
gasgas release junior balance bikes

GasGas already have an electric model – the MC-E 5 - in their range for younger riders. They now have one for the youngest riders, too, with the release of electric balance bikes. Like the electric balance bikes offered by Husqvarna and KTM, the GasGas units have been developed in partnership with Stacyc, with two models available. Both are liveried in the style of the GasGas factory motocross bikes and feature aluminium frames, a BMX-style front fork, functioning brake and throttle, composite wheels with pneumatic tyres and electric motors that offer selectable power modes to suit youngsters’ developing skills. The GasGas Factory Replica 12eDrive is the smaller of the two, aimed at kids around the 3-to-5-year-old age bracket, or with an inner leg measurement of at least 35cm. With 12-inch wheels, a…

1 min.
bmw announces 2021 gs experience programme

BMW Motorrad’s GS Experience is back for 2021, offering the chance for existing and potential GS owners to put bikes from the entire GS range to the test. Unlike the multi-day GS Safari and GS Safari Enduro, which cater to GS owners, with the latter event adding an advanced off-road component, the GS Experience is held over two days and serves as more of an introduction to BMW’s adventure touring range in a milder, less challenging environment. “BMW Motorrad’s program of events on offer throughout 2021 is remarkable, underscored by the fact that both GS Safaris sold out within hours of going on sale,” said BMW Motorrad General Manager Andreas Lundgren. “If riders are looking to put our excellent GS range through its paces in Australia’s real GS conditions, the GS Experience is…

3 min.
harley-davidson relaunches livewire as standalone brand

Seven years after it was launched, Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire has been launched again, but this time as a standalone all-electric brand and not just a model within the Milwaukee manufacturer’s lineup. The move to make LiveWire its own brand allows a new, dedicated focus on the electric space and also frees it from any heritage shackles as a Harley-Davidson model, allowing the brand to redefine the idea of electric motorcycles without the need to honour Harley-Davidson tradition. LiveWire won’t be entirely separated from Harley-Davidson, though. It will still be retailed through the Harley dealer network, but there will be dedicated EV showrooms in the future, as well as virtual showrooms, so customers can “discover the brand on their own terms”. The mix of physical and virtual retailing will be tailored to suit each…

1 min.
husqvarna presents ‘vektorr’ electric scooter concept

Following the recent announcement of its E-Mobility initiative and the E-Pilen concept (an electric version of the Svartpilen/Vitpilen motorcycle), Husqvarna Motorcycles unveiled the ‘Vektorr’ electric scooter concept on 5 May. Described as an eco-friendly offering that brings the future of personal urban transport into the present, the Vektorr concept is the first electric scooter ever produced by Husqvarna. According to Husqvarna, the Vektorr is aimed squarely at the urban commuter who demands a compact, stylish and effective personal transport solution to fit their busy lifestyle. Styled and ridden like a conventional scooter, the Vektorr will deliver a top speed of 45km/h and offer a range of up to 95km. Alongside the E-Pilen concept that was previewed in April, the Vektorr concept offers a vision of what Husqvarna’s move into electric urban mobility will look…

2 min.
new leadership team at norton

More than a year after they bought Norton Motorcycles, TVS Motor Company has announced two senior management appointments in the next phase of their revitalisation of the famous British motorcycle brand. On 13 May, Dr. Robert Hentschel was appointed as CEO, replacing Interim CEO John Russell, while Vittorio Urciuoli has been appointed to a newly-created Chief Technical Officer (CTO) position. Hentschel comes to Norton from Valmet Automotive Holding GmbH & Co KG and was previously Director of Lotus Engineering. Urcioli’s past roles include Director of URVI Ltd and Head of Powertrain at Lotus Cars. He was also previously a Project Leader at Ferrari and Aprilia Racing. According to Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director of TVS Motor, both appointments are key to Norton’s revival: “TVS has created a plan for Norton to transform into…