The recent Milan show saw a host of fresh unveilings, and we expect that most will make it downunder in 2013 -- after which we start getting out and about on the new tackle

Mark Fattore – Bikesales Network editor
The recently announced S 1000 RR-powered Bimota speaks for itself – it should be ferociously fast. For cruise value, the Moto Guzzi 1400 has some appeal, while for something different the custom F6B --  a pared-back Gold Wing – has piqued our interest. Back onto some hard cornering, the KTM 690 Duke R has all the hallmarks of being a real humdinger, and it’d be great to see the concept Suzuki V-Strom shown at Milan this year come to fruition – and that also holds for the MV Agusta Rivale, whose function is best described as supermoto-ish. Finally, Honda’s CBR500RR will be worth a spin, because it could just become Australia’s biggest selling bike in no time at all.

Rod Chapman – Bikesales Network contributor
Topping the list for me would have to be the Triumph Trophy, but there’s a bevy of two-wheeled beauties heading our way I’ll be eager to throw a leg over. Erik Buell Racing’s EBR1190RS, the Confederate X132 Hellcat, the Moto Guzzi 1400 (the Custom for me, over the Touring) – there’s plenty in the pipeline to look forward too. Of course, it goes without saying I wouldn’t pass over a strop on Honda’s planned V4 superbike, although there are no guarantees we’ll be seeing that in 2013.

Martin Child -- Bikesales Network contributor
…Or where we’d rather ride them. The latest superbike in our clogged-up, police-controlled city has nothing on a $2000 bike ridden on fantastic roads to an awesome destination. Maybe this is the year to forget the new bike and book that road trip. I can taste the freedom from here…




Published : Tuesday, 1 January 2013
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