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Cyril Klopper

Cape Town -  Want to save fuel and on a hunt for a scooter? Perhaps you have a need for speed and desire a sporkbike? A number of motorcycles have been launched in South Africa during the past year.

From Aprilia's stylish bikes to Harley-Davidson's classic tourers, and everything in between, Cyril Klopper lists new motorcycles available locally.

New motorcycles in SA

Some of the bikes listed are completely new while others received a facelift in 2016. We excluded motocross bikes and mopeds.

Here are 31 motorcycles that went on sale in 2016: We've included prices and specification.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory

What is it? An honest-to-goodness race bike.
Specs: 999cc, 135kW @ 12 500rpm, 117Nm @ 10 000rpm.
Price: R315 000

Aprilia Tuano V4R

What is it? A semi-naked sports tourer.
Specs: 999cc, 125kW @ 11 500rpm, 113Nm @ 9500rpm.
Price: R225 000

BMW F 700 GS

What is it? A commuter with adventure pretensions, facelifted.
Specs: 798cc, 55kW @ 7300rpm, 77Nm @ 5300rpm.
Price: R139 990

BMW F 800 GS

What is it? A middleweight adventure bike, same facelift as the 700GS.
Specs: 798cc, 63kW @ 7500 rpm, 83Nm @ 5750rpm.
Price: R143 990

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BMW R nineT Scrambler

What is it? A retro dirt bike for the city.
Specs: 1170cc, 81kW @ 7750rpm, 116Nm @ 6000rpm.
Price: R193 990

Ducati Hypermotard 939

What is it? A humongous stunt bike – biggest wheelies ever!
Specs: 937cc, 83.1kW @ 9000rpm, 97.9Nm @ 7500rpm.
Price: R143 900

Ducati Monster R

What is it? A naked sports bike for the weekend.
Specs: 1198cc, 117kW @ 9250rpm, 131Nm @ 7750rpm.
Price: R230 000

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

What is it? A huge adventure bike.
Specs: 1198cc, 117.7kW @ 9500 rpm, 136Nm @ 7500rpm.
Price: R242 900

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak

What is it? A pimped-out adventure bike.
Specs: 1198cc, 117.7kW @ 9500rpm, 136Nm @ 7500rpm.
Price: R274 900

Ducati 959 Panigale

What is it? A stylish yet compact superbike.
Specs: 955cc, 115.5kW @ 10 500rpm, 107.4Nm @ 9000rpm.
Price: R183 00

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Ducati 1299 Panigale

What is it? A stunning superbike that’s far too pretty to race with.
Specs: 1285cc, 150.8kW @ 10 500rpm, 144.6Nm @ 8750rpm.
Price: R274 400

Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

What is it? A retro dirt bike that’ll probably never go on farm roads.
Specs: 399cc, 30.2kW @ 8750rpm, 34.6Nm @ 8000rpm.
Price: R89 900

Ducati XDiavel

What is it? Only people with leather pants and tribal tattoos need apply.
Specs: 1 262cc, 114.7kW @ 9500rpm, 128.9Nm @ 5000rpm.
Price: R243 900

Honda CB125F

What is it? A great first bike for your 16 year-old.
Specs: 124.7cc, 7.9kW @ 7750rpm, 10.2Nm @ 6250rpm.
Price: R35 000

Honda NC750X

What is it? A commuter with touring potential.
Specs: 745cc, 40.3kW @ 6250 rpm, 68Nm @ 4750rpm.
Price: R99 999

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

What is it? A continent-crossing adventure bike.
Specs: 998cc, 70kW @ 7500rpm, 98Nm @ 6000rpm.
Price: R189 999

Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883

What is it? An affordable Harley with street credibility.
Specs: 883cc, 68Nm @ 4750rpm
Price: R130 000

Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

What is it? A Sportster with more attitude.
Specs: 1202cc, 96Nm @ 3500rpm.
Price: R155 000

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Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster

What is it? A Sportster with garage-built custom style.
Specs: 1202cc, 96Nm @ 4000rpm.
Price: R163 000

Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob Special

What is it? A bobber with some touring potential.
Specs: 1690cc, 126Nm @ 3250rpm.
Price: R184 000

Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S

What is it? A mean-looking low rider.
Specs: 1801cc, 156Nm @ 3500rpm.
Price: R255 000

Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S

What is it? A Spartan Harley with a huge engine.
Specs: 1801cc, 145Nm @ 4000rpm.
Price: R274 000

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Special

What is it? A heavy bruiser for the city streets.
Specs: 1690cc, 126Nm @ 3000rpm.
Price: R269 000

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

What is it? A traditional dresser – lots of chrome and leather.
Specs: 1690cc, 125Nm @ 3000rpm.
Price: R270 000

Harley-Davidson Road King

What is it? White wall tyres, saddle bags and blinding chrome.
Specs: 1745cc, 150Nm @ 3250rpm.
Price: R308 000

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra

What is it? Fairing and panniers, ready for an epic road trip.
Specs: 1745cc, 152Nm @ 3250prm.
Price: R352 000

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

What is it? A barhopper with outlaw styling. Must have a beard to own.
Specs: 853cc, 40.4kW @ 6250rpm, 62Nm @ 3000rpm.
Price: R169 000

Triumph Bonneville Street Twin

What is it? An old school runabout with lots of character.
Specs: 900cc, 40.5kW @ 5900rpm, 80Nm @ 3230rpm.
Price: R129 500

Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

What is it? A so-called action tourer.
Specs: 847cc, 84.6kW @ 10 000rpm, 87.5Nm @ 8500rpm.
Price: R140 000

Yamaha MT-10

What is it? A fearsome, naked superbike.
Specs: 998cc, 118kW @ 11 500rpm, 111Nm @ 9000rpm.
Price: R230 000

Yamaha XSR900

What is it? A naked café racer with retro styling.
Specs: 847cc, 84.6kW @ 10 000rpm, 87.5Nm @ 8500rpm.
Price: R160 000


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