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 Bikes Reviews

  • February 10, 2016

    Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Test Riding the Africa Twin | Day Two By Trevor Hedge Yesterday’s first 240km introduction to Honda’s new Africa Twin, which I covered here on Tuesday, was backed up today by day two of our four-day adventure traver ...Read More>>

  • February 9, 2016

    Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Test Riding the Africa Twin | Day One By Trevor Hedge The Australian and NZ launch of Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin kicked off on Monday with a 240km ride from Picton through to Hanmer Springs.  The first 40km was ...Read More>>

  • December 22, 2015

    2016 Yamaha WR450F Review 2016 Yamaha WR450F By Todd Jarratt - Images by Greg Smith When Yamaha introduced the redesigned WR250F in 2015, many consumers questioned why its big brother WR450F didn’t receive the same major updates. Then one year l ...Read More>>

  • October 28, 2015

    2016 Honda CRF450R Review By Todd Jarratt - Images by Toby Stocks In 2015, the Honda CRF450R sold out completely worldwide and as a result the focus for 2016 is based around making small, yet detailed, modifications to the already hugely popular bi ...Read More>>

  • October 14, 2015

    2016 Yamaha YZ250 Review By Todd Jarratt Todd Jarratt on the 2016 Yamaha YZ250 Yamaha are one of the only manufacturers still producing a 250 two-stroke motocross machine and in 2016 it has undergone a few minor refinements, as well as seein ...Read More>>

  • October 14, 2015

    2016 Yamaha YZ250FX Review By Todd Jarratt Todd Jarratt on the 2016 Yamaha YZ250FX For many years Yamaha produced the YZ250F for motocross racers and the WR250F for trail enthusiasts, but a gap remained between those two machines. In 2015, Y ...Read More>>

  • October 14, 2015

    2016 Yamaha YZ250F Review By Todd Jarratt After winning the 2015 AMA Supercross West Coast Lites Championship; AMA Motocross Lites Championship; MX Nationals MX2 Championship; MX Nationals MXD Championship; and MX Nationals MXR Championship, Yamaha ...Read More>>

  • September 23, 2015

    Suzuki GSX-S1000 Review - Suzuki GSX-S1000F Review Tested by Trevor Hedge Nakedbike fans have been making street-fighters out of GSX-R1000s for years. To be honest, I always thought why ruin a perfectly good sportsbike? Most backyarders pulled the ...Read More>>

  • August 10, 2015

    2016 Yamaha YZ450F Review – Todd Jarratt The 2016 Yamaha YZ450F has undergone a host of changes from its 2015 predecessor, designed to continue to build on Yamaha’s class leading performance in the big-bore motocross category. Essentially an ...Read More>>

  • July 21, 2015

    BMW R 1200 R Review BMW R 1200 R Ridden And Reviewed by Trevor Hedge BMW’s R 1200 R has always been a bit of an oddball in the modern motorcycling world.  Classified as a Roadster, rather than a regular nakedbike, it has previously presented so ...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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