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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.

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Australia
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English
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Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
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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 $24,000 Aprilia’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. SPECIFICATIONS Engine: Liquid-cooled V4-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Displacement/Compression: 999.6cc/13.0:1 Power/Torque: 135kW@12,250rpm/117Nm@10,000rpm Transmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate slipper clutch, chain final drive Tyres: F: 120/70/ZR17 R: 190/55/ZR17 (optional 190/50 or 200/55) Seat height: 845mm Kerb weight: 186kg Fuel capacity: 18.5L Warranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/10,000km or 12 months VERDICT: AIM HIGH APRILIA RSV4 FACTORY APRC $30,000 From 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. SPECIFICATIONS Engine: Liquid-cooled V4-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Displacement/Compression: 999.6cc/13.0:1 Power/Torque: 133kW @ 12,250rpm/117Nm @ 10,000rpm Transmission: 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 $14,000 The Aprilia Shiver sport is filled with all the characteristics that people have come to expect from the Aprilia brand: passion, commitment and innovation. SPECIFICATIONS Engine: Liquid-cooled V-twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Displacement/Compression: 749.9cc/11.0:1 Power/Torque: 69kW @ 9000rpm/81Nm @ 7000rpm Transmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive Tyres: F: 120/70/ZR17 R: 180/55/ZR17 Seat height: 810mm Kerb weight: 189kg (dry) Fuel capacity: 15L Warranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/10,000km or 12 months VERDICT: EXCELLENT MID-WEIGHT APRILIA TUONO V4 RR/FACTORY APRC $23,000/$26,000 Since 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/$29,990 Do 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. SPECIFICATIONS Engine: Liquid-cooled Rotax 1330 ACE inline triple, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Displacement/Compression: 1330cc/NA Power/Torque: 86kW @ 7250rpm/130Nm @5000rpm Transmission: 6-speed with reverse, belt final drive Tyres: F: 165/55/R15 R: 225/50/R15 Seat height: 675mm Kerb weight: 386kg (dry) Fuel capacity: 27L Warranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/5000km VERDICT: TRICKY TRIPLE BRP CAN-AM SPYDER F3T/F3 LTD $30,990/$34,990 The 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 $8990 After 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. SPECIFICATIONS Engine: Liquid-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, 4-stroke Displacement/Compression: 600cc/11.5:1 Power/Torque: GT: 60kW @ 11,000/55Nm @8000 – GTS: n/a Transmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive Tyres: F: 120/70/ZR17 R: 180/55/ZR17 Seat height: 800mm Kerb weight: 223kg Fuel capacity: 27L Warranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/10,000km or 12 months VERDICT: MID-SIZED SPORTS TOURERS BENELLI TREK 1130 $18,490 Benelli 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/$24,000 The 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. SPECIFICATIONS Engine: Liquid-cooled V-twin, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Displacement/Compression: 1197cc/na Power/Torque: 95kW @ 8500rpm/115Nm @6500rpm Transmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive Tyres: F: 120/70-R17 R: 180/55-R17 Seat height: 840mm Kerb weight: 247kg (dry) Fuel capacity: 24L Warranty/Service interval: 2 years unlimited km/10,000km or 12 months VERDICT: CHOOSE TECHNOLOGY BENELLI TREK 1130 AMAZONAS $19,690 A high-torque adventure tourer with power to lead you exactly where you want to go. Perfect for the rider…

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