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

  • June 28, 2016

    Triumph T120 Bonneville Review | Test Trevor Hedge recently spent a couple of days in the Adelaide Hills on the new Triumph T120 Bonneville and T120 Black. Almost sixty years after the original T120 shone brighter than all its peers, this new Briti ...Read More>>

  • June 23, 2016

    1989 Kawasaki KX500 with tasteful modifications By Greg Smith 1989 Kawasaki KX500 - Brad Mustard - Image by Greg Smith MCNews.com.au recently caught up with VMX fanatic Brad Mustard at the VMX Classic Dirt 12 event held at Conondale. We tho ...Read More>>

  • June 22, 2016

    Cellularline Interphone headsets - A Safer Approach To More Torque Time The inception and constant development of the mobile phone has allowed us to be always connected anywhere at any time. With this, comes a world of avoidable safety hazards, espe ...Read More>>

  • June 10, 2016

    Husqvarna 2017 Enduro Model Line-Up 2017 Husqvarna TE300 Husqvarna Motorcycles has given us a sneak peek at the all-new 2017 enduro model range, a line-up of seven bikes designed to excel in all conditions.   The 2017 Husqvarna Enduro machines a ...Read More>>

  • June 9, 2016

    Yamaha Unveils 2017 Off Road Line-Up The changes to Yamaha's hugely successful YZF line-up for 2017 focus primarily on a major revamp to the Yamaha YZ250F for model year 2017, the new Yamaha YZ machines are expected to arrive in Australia late this ...Read More>>

  • June 1, 2016

    Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700 Yamaha XSR Tested by Boris Mihailovic You will all be pleased to know there is now a new segment of motorcycling called Sport Heritage. And there are beards involved, and probably grinders. But there are also very good mot ...Read More>>

  • May 25, 2016

    Phil Aynsley recounts a party with Fabio Taglioni In September 2000 I was in Italy and paid a visit to Maurizio Bavarescu, better known as Mr Pompone, at his restaurant near Paderno del Grappa. It turned out my timing was spot on as he invited me to ...Read More>>

  • 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>>

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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