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Wonderful or Worrying? 2019 KTM 790 Adventure 12,000 Miles Review

Table of Contents Introduction KTM 790 Adventure Spec Sheet I Put My Money Down The KTM 790 Adventure S and R Model KTM 790 Adventure Add-Ons Break-In Period Out On The Road KTM 790 Button and Functions Modifications KTM My Ride App Final Thoughts Introduction In 2018, I did a long-term review of the exciting and class-defining Kawasaki Ninja H2SX SE. It was an in-depth look at that superb motorcycle over 10,000 hard miles (16,000 km). I still think it’s an underrated motorcycle despite hav...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Review, Australia, Ebay, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Morocco, Oxford, Bmw, North America, Google Maps, Duke, British Columbia, Calgary


Retromotive: Stylish New Car Magazine From Down Under Is Just What Us Gearheads Need

For those of you that like your gearhead information in an old school format, might we suggest Retromotive. It’s a stylishly produced car enthusiast magazine out of Australia that is making it’s U.S. debut, and boy, does it pack a wallop. On many levels. More Than a Novelty Yeah, I know, a magazine. In 2021, saying you’re rolling out a new magazine is akin to saying you’re going to make a steam train. Except it’s not. People still read books and magazines, and a lot of those people are ...
Tags: Australia, Magazine, Autos, Mario Andretti, Nathan, Petersen Automotive Museum, Duff, Man Cave, Nathan Duff, Bruce Meyer, Retromotive, ISO Bizzarini AC, Bub Lutz, Bob Lutz Tony Borroz


Announcing the Agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TC Sessions: Mobility is back and we’re excited to give you the first look at who is coming to the main stage and what we plan to talk about. The event will be virtual, but never fear, we will bring you the same informative panels and provocative one-on-one interviews and networking you’re used to. The new format has provided one massive benefit: democratizing access. If you’re a startup or investor, you can listen in, network and connect with other participants here in Silicon Valley. Plus, you...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Europe, Technology, Australia, China, Africa, Articles, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Ceo, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive


Speed Read, 18 April 2021

This week we’ve got a racy SuperHawk from Australia, a sleek Sportster from Jakarta, news of Go Takamine’s hookup with Indian, and a seriously weird little ATV from Russia… Honda VTR1000F by Francis Von Tuto Australian-based builder Francis Von Tuto is heading back to his Italian homeland. We loved his CBR600RR a couple of months ago, and he’s now signing off with this VTR1000F Firestorm sportbike—a model better known to riders in the US as the SuperHawk. It’s a 1998 spec bike, which arri...
Tags: Australia, Russia, US, Motorcycles, Brisbane, Bmw, Francis, Barnett, Jakarta, Exif, Yamaha, Evo, Jakarata, Carey Hart, VTR, Paul Cox


Speed Read, 21 March 2021

There’s an intercontinental vibe to this week’s selection. We’ve got a Triumph Bobber from Beijing, a new sidecar rig from the French brand Mash, a pair of Royal Enfields from Bali, and a thrilling new motorcycle movie from Australia. Triumph Bonneville Bobber by Mandrill Garage The Bobber has been a sales hit for Triumph, with excellent performance and surprisingly good handling. It’s also one of the most ‘custom’ looking bikes on sale today, but that doesn’t stop the occasional builder f...
Tags: Europe, Bali, Australia, France, China, Russia, US, Beijing, Motorcycles, Queensland, Tasmania, Jakarta, Mash, Harley, Yamaha, Ural


One-Eyed Racer: a retro CBR600RR from Francis Von Tuto

We’re suckers for retro sportbike style. And if it’s married to classic Honda build quality and engineering, you’ve got an intoxicating mix. That’s why this 2006 CBR600RR ticks all our boxes. It comes from Italian builder Francis Von Tuto, who has just returned to his homeland after eight years in Queensland, Australia. His tools and personal ride are in transit to Italy right now, but he’s left this latest build behind—and some lucky Ozzie is going to have it in their garage soon, because it...
Tags: Australia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Queensland, Brisbane, Francis, Honda, Florence, Renault, Ozzie, Brembo, Queensland Australia, CBR, Suzuka, Honda Motorcycles


FIM Launches MiniGP World Series to Help Kids Get to MotoGP

In order to climb the professional ladder in the racing world, it’s no secret that you must live in Europe. No matter if the racing medium is cars or motorcycles, you must live in Europe to have the best shot at going pro. Though small series take place worldwide, they aren’t necessarily helping you get to the professional level. Those who wish to become a contestant on the world stage of racing often have to take the risk and move to Europe. The FIM and Dorna are introducing the FIM MiniGP Worl...
Tags: Europe, News, Australia, Canada, United States, Motorcycles, MotoGP, Pirelli, National Federations, Dorna Sports, Dorna, Valerio, LIO, Ohvale GP-0, Ohvale, Jorge Viegas


Speed Read, 31 January 2021

The Swedish electric bike company Cake takes on poaching in Africa, and Triumph cranks the Speed Triple up a notch. Plus we look at a custom Ducati Scrambler 1100 and Indian FTR 1200, and a new whip from the creative director of Super73. Cake Kalk AP The Swedish electric bike manufacturer Cake has just joined forces with the Southern African Wildlife College in South Africa, to form the ‘Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Coalition.’ It’s exactly what it sounds like: an initiative that uses ...
Tags: Cake, Australia, Africa, South Africa, Motorcycles, Ducati, Paris, Long Beach, Chris, Southern Africa, Electric Motorcycle, Chris Nelson, IMU, Ducati Scrambler, Indian motorcycles, Garrett King


These custom Rolls-Royces feature everything from rose gold to thousands of iridescent feathers - see inside

Rolls-Royce Sportive Collection. Rolls-Royce The Bespoke Collective is a Rolls-Royce team of craftspeople, engineers, and designers. Their job is to create custom and bespoke cars for customers. One of the cars that Rolls-Royce featured recently had 3,000 iridescent feathers inside. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some Bad Stuff happened last year. Even luxury boutique automaker Rolls-Royce acknowledges this. But at least its customers weren't hit so hard that they coul...
Tags: Transportation, Australia, Russia, Trends, Middle East, Autos, Tokyo, Rolls Royce, Royce, Cullinan, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Esther Mahlangu, Kristen Lee, Arctic White


Nissan 400Z Revealed

The elusive new Nissan 400Z has been photographed in a recent Nissan patent filing with IP Australia, the first look at what the production model will look like. These images appeared on newnissanz.com.   Details about the new 400Z have been sketchy at best. My contacts have been sworn to secrecy, and haven’t divulged any […] The post Nissan 400Z Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Australia, Autos, Nissan, Sports Cars, Enthusiasm, News Blog, 400Z


SA1NT Announces Jump into North American Market

The Australian motorcycle apparel company SA1NT, has announced its entrance into North America with local distribution. This announcement came today after much anticipation for the company to expand outside of Australia. SA1NT will be in North America in 2021 with its own direct-to-market online and warehousing solution. SA1NT was originally developed by riders for riders. They have answered the prayers of all riders looking to wear protective gear without announcing it to the world. SA1NT’s ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Australia, Motorcycles, Apparel, North America, Denim, Unbreakable, Motorcycle Pants Reviews, Riding Gear, Best Riding Pants


Tame Toyota GR Yaris Advert Banned For Promoting 'Unsafe Driving'

Regulators in Australia is forcing Toyota to edit an advert featuring the GR Yaris before it can be shown again
Tags: Australia, Autos, Toyota


Tirox’s SnapJack SS Wheel Stand is Here For Single-Sided Swingarm Bikes

Single-Sided Maintainance On The Go Although owning a motorcycle with a single-sided swingarm shows elegance and the importance of styling, it’s also a pain in the ass to work on. Most of my friends keep their motorcycles parked in the garage on the center-stand ready to go for any kind of maintenance or tweaking that may be required. This is not the case with individuals rocking single-sided swingarm bikes. Tirox is here to remedy that issue with the introduction of the SnapJack SS Wheel Stand...
Tags: Australia, America, Canada, Motorcycles, North America, North America Europe, Motorcycle News, Tirox, Snapjack, Center Stand, Wheel Stand, SnapJack SS Wheel Stand


Three Unconventional Tire Sizes & Where to Find Them

Tires are arguably the most important part of your entire motorcycle. They are the only thing separating you from the earth’s crust on your two-wheeled travels. First, understanding how tire sizing works is necessary when looking for your own tires. Reference the image below to get an idea of what those weird numbers are on the side of your tires. Today, we cover some of the tire sizes you won’t see every day. Whether it be for mini trail slayers or behemoth road warriors, these bikes requir...
Tags: Japan, Australia, US, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Honda, Ken Block, Dunlop, Honda City, Philippines India, Ryker, Motorcycle Tires, Pirelli Pirelli, Canada Fortnine Ireland, Honda Today, Kenda Kenda


This Toyota GR Yaris Is Going Rallying In Australia

Going some way to make up for the cancelled GR Yaris WRC, a company has built a competition-spec 'AP4 version for the Australian Rally Championship
Tags: Australia, Autos, Toyota, GR Yaris WRC


Ride Vision raises $7M for its AI-based motorcycle safety system

Ride Vision, an Israeli startup that is building an AI-driven safety system to prevent motorcycle collisions, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. YL Ventures, which typically specializes in cybersecurity startups but also led the company’s $2.5 million seed round in 2018, Mobilion VC and motorcycle mirror manufacturer Metagal also participated in this round. The company has now raised a total of $10 million. In addition to this n...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Japan, Greece, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, Israel, Tech, Spain, Artificial Intelligence, Austria


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT launched in Australia, India arrival soon

Suzuki has launched the 2021 V-Strom 650 XT in Australia at AUD 13,490 which...
Tags: Australia, Autos, Suzuki, Australia India, Suzuki V Strom


New Life for an Old Soul: A Norton 16H from South Africa

In today’s digitally saturated world, communication is seamless, relentless and overwhelming. But Vic Matthews is part of a generation that didn’t grow up on the internet—his digital footprint is no larger than a seldom-updated Facebook profile. So I only found out about his painstakingly restored Norton 16H via a succinct text message from my father; “Vic has just rebuilt this Norton!” And the instant that message popped up, I knew that Vic had brewed up something killer. I arrange to mee...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Australia, South Africa, Motorcycles, Cape Town, East Coast, Bay, Norton, Cullinan, Pretoria, Gordon, Kathy, Vic, Classic Motorcycles, Norton motorcycles


2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: New Styling Cues Make it Look Less Like a Pontiac Aztek

You’ll see the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross that is slated to roll into showrooms early next year has shed the bloated look that was somewhat reminiscent of an old gym shoe. The exterior design of this new Eclipse Cross is more akin to a pair of Nike Air Force 1s. It has a slimmer, sportier look, a more refined interior, and better tech. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Powertrain Those are all positives, but the automaker primarily touts the eco-friendliness of this new Eclipse Cross, alt...
Tags: Texas, Australia, New Zealand, Autos, Mitsubishi, Sears, Austin Texas, Pontiac Aztek, Nike Air Force, CVT, Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Car News, AWC, MIVEC, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross


On Sale Now: The 2021 Bike EXIF Motorcycle Calendar

The world’s most prestigious motorcycle calendar is back. The 2021 edition of the famous Bike EXIF wall calendar showcases 13 incredible new customs from builders such as Rough Crafts, deBolex Engineering, K-Speed, Workhorse Speedshop, and Untitled Motorcycles—the creators of the radical Zero XP. This year, we’re producing it with the help of Iron & Air magazine. The cover star is provided by AMD Championship winner Zillers Garage: A BMW R nineT with pneumatic suspension, it’s one of the m...
Tags: Australia, Motorcycles, New Zealand, Amd, Exif, Yamaha, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Octane Press UK, Iron Air, BMW cafe racer, Andrew Stagg, Harley XLCR, Cafe racers, Cardsharper Customs Honda


Hyundai Recalling South Korean Kona EVs Over Fire Risk

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to issue a voluntary recall on Korean-market Kona Electrics as it addresses potential manufacturing defects it’s worried might result in short-circuiting battery cells. Roughly a dozen incidents of fire have been linked to the model, including isolated events in Australia and Canada, and the automaker is particularly keen to address them. […] The post Hyundai Recalling South Korean Kona EVs Over Fire Risk appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Australia, Canada, Recalls, Autos, Fire Risk, Hyundai, Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Motor Co, News Blog, Safety Recalls, Battery Fire, Hyundai Kona, Kona Electric, Kona Electrics, Autmotive Safety


Retrograde’s white hot Triumph T100R Daytona desert sled

It’s hard to express just how much Mark Drury loves vintage Triumphs. In his own words, he’s a “self-confessed Meriden groupie,” but his love for the marque is even more evident in the projects he takes on. Based in Northampton in England, Mark runs the workshop Retrograde Mechanica as an after-hours endeavor. And more Triumphs pass through his doors than any other make… regardless of the condition they’re in. This 1967 Triumph Daytona 500, for example, was pretty trashed when Mark took on th...
Tags: Usa, UK, England, Australia, California, Motorcycles, Northampton, Turner, Northamptonshire, Mark, Daytona, Neil, CNC, Meriden, Mark Drury, Neil Adams


Poster of every Motor Trend "Car of the Year" from 1949 to 2020

The Australian insurance company Budget Direct created this nifty graphic of every Motor Trend "Car of the Year" winner in the United States. After the Plymouth Volare (1976), my eyes glazed and interest waned. They created similar graphics for awards in Australia and the UK. "Award-winning cars: Every Car of the Year Winner" (Budget Direct)
Tags: Post, UK, Design, News, Australia, Cars, United States, Vehicles, Automobiles, Budget Direct


Coffee to Go! A Ural with a La Marzocco espresso machine

Sydney is at the epicenter of the ‘third wave’ coffee movement in Australia—you can’t throw a single origin coffee bean without hitting a barista or a discerning customer. Combine that with the city’s thriving motorcycle scene, and it was only a matter of time before we got this: a Ural sidecar rigged up as a mobile cafe. It isn’t the first time we’ve seen a mobile barista workstation: Portland-based See See Motorcycles built one two years back. But we don’t see this as derivative—we’re seein...
Tags: Australia, Motorcycles, Sydney, Portland, Gasoline, Jason, Sean Taylor, Ural, Custom Motorcycles, Ural motorcycles, La Marzocco, Gasoline Motor Co, Jason Leppa, Icon Australia


Australian Company Develops An Electric Flat Tracker

Electric bikes are here, and they are growing in market share year to year, sometimes even month to month. Manufacturers big and small are involved, all the way from BMW and KTM down to Zero and Energica. And then you have tiny little companies like Australia’s Ed Motorcycles that come out with some awesome concepts. The bike in question today is their “Concept Z” flat track racer. For those unaware, flat track racing is a sport where you are almost constantly sideways, with the rear wheel on ...
Tags: Australia, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Electric Motorcycles, Yamaha, CNC, KTM, Motorcycle News, Energica, Tony Robers, Ed Motorcycles, Electric Flat Tracker


GM Launches Specialty Vehicle Brand Down Under; Holden Dealers Remain Pissed

There’s still quite a bit of bad blood between General Motors and the now-defunct Holden brand’s Australian dealers, with the retailers seeking compensation for the automaker’s February pull-out. As that saga plays out, GM announced that it will remain in the Aussie market, offering right-hand-drive specialty models grouped under the new GMSV brand. The brand […] The post GM Launches Specialty Vehicle Brand Down Under; Holden Dealers Remain Pissed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Australia, General Motors, Conversions, Gm, Autos, Holden, News Blog, Right Hand Drive


Rare Rides: A 1995 Ford Falcon XR6 Ute – Trucking With Tickford

Though North Americans were offered a few car-turned-truck vehicles like the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino between the 1950s and 1980s, domestic appetites for ute-type vehicles never approached that of Australia. Down Under, interest in such vehicles persisted for over 80 years. Let’s take a look at one of the most popular types, the […] The post Rare Rides: A 1995 Ford Falcon XR6 Ute – Trucking With Tickford appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Australia, Ford, Autos, Chevrolet El Camino, Tickford


America's Ford Ranger Raptor Will Get A Turbocharged Petrol V6

No weedy diesel inline-four in the US-spec Ranger Raptor - it'll be getting a meatier 2.7-litre V6, while Australia-destined vehicles with an optional V6 diesel
Tags: Australia, US, America, Ford, Autos


Slow Burner: A 1976 Honda CB550 from MONNOM Customs

Some custom builds strut like peacocks; others reveal their charms slowly. This is one of the slow burners, a seemingly innocuous CB550 that has been assembled with a great deal of craft and thought. It comes from furniture designer Mike Gustafson, who also wields a grinder when operating under the moniker of MONNOM Customs. He first came to our attention three years ago when he built a CB350 with wooden bodywork. That was his second build; this is his fourth. The ‘M4’ project began when ...
Tags: Dane, Australia, Canada, Motorcycles, Iowa, Mike, Rick, DES MOINES Iowa, Kemp, Ikon, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Dyna, Restomod, Honda CB550


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 21 June, 2020

A Honda CB650R scrambler inspired by the Dakar rally, a quirky shovelhead from Keino Cycles, and a peek at the latest bikes from rising Austrian brand Brixton Motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Shovelhead by Keino Cycles New York-based Keino Sasaki has several classic Harley builds under his belt—but most of them are choppers. For this personal project, Keino wanted to do something different while still maintaining his signature style. And he wanted to build a bike that’d be a blast to ride, too...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Motorcycles, Honda, Lisbon, Husqvarna, Brixton, Harley, Yamaha, Dakar, Daytona, McCoy, Dakar Rally, Francesco, Keino, Honda Motorcycles



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