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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 Features Reviews

  • July 22, 2016

    Bathurst 1980 through the lens of Phil Aynsley Gregg Hansford returned to Bathurst after two years of competition in the World Championships that had resulted in 2nd place in the 250 Championship and 3rd place in the 350 Championship in both ’78 a ...Read More>>

  • July 21, 2016

    A morning with Ian Hopkins and his collection By Phil Hall One of the many things to which I was looking forward on our big trip was going to Cairns. We have been there before and, while many people reckon that it's over-commercialised, I rather l ...Read More>>

  • July 15, 2016

    CM - Yet another gone and almost forgotten Italian motorcycle manufacturer With Phil Aynsley I’m not sure anyone has produced a tally of every Italian motorcycle manufacturer - the list seems endless! CM 175 - Image by Phil Aynsley One fair ...Read More>>

  • July 8, 2016

    Yard Built XSR700 'Otokomae' by Ad Hoc Café Racers Yard Built Yamaha XSR700 'Otokomae' by Ad Hoc Café Racers Yamaha's Yard Built Platform returns to Spain for a special build just in time for summer with Ad Hoc Café Racers. The partnership has d ...Read More>>

  • July 7, 2016

    1954 Derbi 392 / 4 two-stroke Images and words by Phil Aynsley In 2010 I was in Spain and visited the excellent Museu de la Moto at Bassella, a couple of hours drive into the mountains behind Barcelona (they have since opened an annex in central Ba ...Read More>>

  • July 1, 2016

    PS Importers take over Aprilia and Moto Guzzi distribution within Australia Piaggio Group comprises Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and Piaggio. Gilera, Derbi and Scarabeo are also part of the Piaggio Group but some of those brands do not have a retail p ...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 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>>

  • 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>>

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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