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.

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  • 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 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>>

  • 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>>

  • April 22, 2016

    Rumi | From submarines to motorcycles By Phil Aynsley An anchor hardly seems to be an appropriate part of a motorcycle company’s emblem, but for Rumi it made sense. Originally formed in the early 1900s to produce cast metal products such as prope ...Read More>>

  • April 21, 2016

    Phil Aynsley visits the Rock Store outside of L.A. There are some places that motorcyclists tend to hang out at. On a large scale, the Isle of Man for instance. On a somewhat smaller scale the Ace Cafe in London or the Rock Store in the hills just o ...Read More>>

  • April 20, 2016

    MV Agusta mini bike By Phil Aynsley I’ve photographed a fair number of MV Agustas over the years - from Grand Prix exotica to far humbler daily transport - but this bike is not what you normally think of when that famous name is mentioned! M ...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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