REVIEWS

MCNews are a dedicated team of true motorcycle enthusiasts. With passions for racing and motorcycles whether it be dirt, road, trials or adventure. MCNews editor and owner Trevor Hedge conducts most of the motorcycle testing all around Australia and specialists such as Mark Willis and Darren Smart are called upon for more race focussed machinery. Testing and reporting on motorcycles is something we love doing to assist you in making the right decision when purchasing your next bike. We report honestly with a true report on our findings, thoughts and views on the bike.

Latest Reviews

  • May 19, 2016

    2016 Yamaha MT-03 Tested Yamaha's new MT-03 reviewed by Boris Mihailovic Yamaha MT-03 I am always a little nonplussed when I’m plonked on a Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM) bike and asked to review it, presumably so beginners will be enthra ...Read More>>

  • May 18, 2016

    Benelli Leoncino Words and images by Phil Aynsley One of the more interesting features of classic Italian motorcycles is that occasionally models are made in both 2-stroke and 4-stroke versions. The Parilla Slughi was one, the Benelli Leoncino anot ...Read More>>

  • May 11, 2016

    Phil Aynsley shoots a Parilla Slughi at the Doffo Winery I’ve been known to enjoy the odd glass of wine or three so when I received an invitation to visit Marcelo Doffo’s vineyard & winery and photograph some of his extensive motorcycle coll ...Read More>>

  • May 11, 2016

    Shoei launches new J.O Classic open face helmet This new premium model from Shoei and McLeod Accessories also features a flip down visor Shoei J-O from McLeod Accessories Shoei J.O is the brand-new Custom/Cruiser Open Face helmet from Shoei ...Read More>>

  • May 10, 2016

    IXON RS HP Pro Gloves Gloves are an accessory often overlooked yet they protect what connects you to your motorbike, and can drastically improve your riding experience. IXON has engineered the latest generation of high-end racing gloves focused on c ...Read More>>

  • May 10, 2016

    Triumph Speed Triple and Speed Triple R (2016) Motorcycle Review by Trevor Hedge - Images by Jeff Crow Introduced in 1994, Triumph’s Speed Triple was a motorcycle that really reinvigorated the Triumph brand.  The original new-era Speed Triple wa ...Read More>>

  • April 29, 2016

    Yamaha Historic Racing at Sunday Ride Classic The Circuit Paul Ricard recently roared with the sounds of yesterday as the Yamaha Historic Racing Team took part in the Sunday Ride Classic in France. Yamaha Classic Racing Team Iconic screami ...Read More>>

  • April 28, 2016

    Suzuki Katana By Boris Mihailovic It was 1980, and I had a poster of a naked girl on my wall. But this naked girl was sitting on the wickedest-looking motorcycle the world have ever seen, so she was somewhat less interesting to me than she would no ...Read More>>

  • April 27, 2016

    Yamaha XSR700 by Bunker Custom Motorcycles With spring well and truly underway Yamaha heads to Istanbul in Turkey to collaborate with a new member of the Yard Built family, Bunker Custom Motorcycles. Brothers Can and Mert Uzer are not your typi ...Read More>>

  • April 27, 2016

    The Bigotry of MotoGP - The Vile Valeban By Marty Thompson Bigotry- (Definition) - stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own. What an absolutely stunning ride by Valentino Rossi at Jerez on Sund ...Read More>>

Trevor Hedge has been a full-time professional motorcycle journalist for over 15 years and has extensive experience across all facets of non-competition motorcycling.

Long distance motorcycling is something Trev very much enjoys; he has ridden a VFR1200F 16,000km around Australia in 15 days. Piloted a Fireblade from Phillip to Perth in 40 hours. Rode across America on a Harley-Davidson. Ridden a Suzuki DR650 across Australia and has plenty of adventure riding under his belt including APC Rally experience.

After recently selling his KTM 990 Adventure R and is currently refurbishing a 1993 Fireblade and 1996 Fireblade. Off road Trev rides a Honda CRF450X and also has extensive experience in the ATV and UTV arena. His first bike was a Motobecane 50cc moped complete with pedal start! Other previous bikes owned include a Kawasaki ZX-9R, Honda VFR800, Suzuki RF900R and KTM 990 SMT. He is currently deciding whether the next bike he buys will be a new KTM 1190 Adventure or BMW R 1200 GS.

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