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Trevor Collett | Nov, 18 2013 | 4 Comments

The 2013 Sydney Motorcycle And Scooter Show has been and gone, attracting the best attendance in almost ten years.

Over 28,000 people rolled through the turnstyles over the event's three public days, with 136 exhibitors on show.

More than 20 bike-builders were represented, along with numerous other bike-related stands for parts, accessories - and even overseas tours with US company Route 66.

Dare we add that the twice-cancelled Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) could learn a thing or two from the two-wheeled effort?

TMR was there, and we’ve picked out ten models (or entire stands) that grabbed our attention. It’s not a list of our favourite bikes, nor is it an exhaustive list of the models worth seeing.

Here they are, in alphabetical order…

Arctic Cat ATV Range

The American ATV-maker has arrived in Australia, bringing its Wildcat 1000X, Prowler 700HDX, Mudpro 700 Limited and the pint-sized DVX 90 models to the show.


BMW S1000 R Naked

Only weeks after its unveiling at the EICMA show in Milan, the 118kW and 112Nm BMW S1000 R naked was on display, expected to arrive in local showrooms in April next year.


Honda Goldwing F6B Tourer

If you can handle the 385kg kerb weight, the new Goldwing F6B from Honda with its 1832cc flat-six and five-speed gearbox including overdrive could be the tourer for you.


Indian Range

After more than 70 years on the side-lines, the Indian brand has returned with nine models on display including the Chief Vintage and Chief Classic; the latter with a special $28,995 ride-away price.


2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Limited Edition (Ohlins)

The numbers are what matters for the world’s fastest and most powerful production bike from Kawasaki and this version has 147-155kW and 162Nm on tap and a 268kg kerb weight.


KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Never seen before in Australia, the two-cylinder KTM 1290 Super Duke R naked produces 132kW with a 189kg dry weight and a fuel tank capacity of 18 litres.


Piaggio Vespa 946

The one-off, hand-crafted Piaggio Vespa 946 with its ‘saddle-style’ seat was on display, but all 946s allocated for sale in Australia have already been sold.


Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

The ever-popular V-Strom from Suzuki was on show in 1000 ABS form which first came to our attention in September. The new adventure-tourer is expected to hit local showrooms in autumn.


Yamaha MT-09 Triple

Yamaha’s new naked street bike has an 847cc three-cylinder engine and is currently priced at $11,999 ride-away.


Yamaha T-Max 530

One of the world’s best maxi-scooters has received its biggest makeover to date and now features a 530cc two-cylinder engine.

 
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