We’ve rounded up INFO MOTO’s most popular stories from April, 2020.
10 motorcycle myths exposed
Myth one: ‘If you want to be fast, you need a dedicated sports bike’.
The reality: We’ve all heard this one. It’s one of the main selling points for sports bikes and a misconception that motorcycle manufacturers, and dealers for that matter, are quite happy to see persist.
After all, it keeps the ‘revolving door sportsbike buyer’ on the treadmill and that’s good for business.
Cafe racer mania runs its course, but the modern retro is here to stay
With renewed excitement for the romance of yesteryear, the cafe racer trend of the last decade brought a new style and culture to the motorcycling community, and in turn, more exposure in popular media.
And it was h-u-g-e. It seemed you couldn’t turn on the television without seeing a bearded thirty-something wielding an angle grinder in a dimly lit garage, or tall leather-clad models leaning against custom SR400s. When I saw a Bonneville in an insurance commercial, I knew things had gone too far.
What’s so special about the 2020 Yamaha Tenere 700?
It came as a bit of a surprise to find that the Yamaha Tenere 700 had topped the sales charts in the first quarter of 2020. The capable, yet simple adventure bike is Australia’s most popular road-going motorcycle, but what makes it so appealing?
Harley-Davidson still committed to electric as company reports 45 per cent profit plunge
Harley-Davidson has reported a 45 per cent decline in profits for the first quarter of 2020, as motorcycle sales are hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Milwaukee-based company’s net income fell from $US128m in the first three months of last year, to $US70m during the same period in 2020.
Five great sports touring bargains
The sports tourer. The thinking person’s motorcycle. New ones are expensive, not getting around that. But there are cheap rippers out there with a few kays on them…
I have to own up here. This has always been my favourite category. For mine, the sports tourer really does what is says on the packet – cuts out big miles in relative comfort and does it with a good degree of sporting ability. Perfect.