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On taking my helmet off at a service station, pool of water appearing underneath me, and dripping from 200 very wet kilometres aboard the new KTM Adventure, another customer filling his vehicle remarked, “Not a good day for that...
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The 500cc class of the World Road Race Championships, which was competed on two-stroke machines until 2001, became a mixed two- and four-stroke competition in 2002 with the start of the new MotoGP regulation. And, as...
I first spied Honda’s new CB400 on the back of a ute at the launch of the 2008 CBR1000RR Fireblade at Phillip Island. The assembled throng of Australia’s motorcycle scribes were immediately drawn away from the exciting new Fireblade...
Father's Day gift ideas from Ficeda Accessories Looking for the perfect present for Dad this Father's Day? Ficeda Accessories have some great options like the Sartso 360 Jeans or Oxford Kickback shirt, both offering great protection and a style, with...
At only $12,190 Honda's VT750D Shadow offers people another very affordable motorcycle in the increasingly popular mid-size cruiser segment of the market. Power is provided by way of the normal cruiser powerplant layout, a V-Twin.  While it is not strong...
Steven Cotterell, Yamaha Managing Director, talks 2016 Australian road racing plans Trev: I'm here with Steven Cotterell Managing director of Yamaha motor Australia. Where at the Sydney motorcycle show. The announcement has just been made for the 2016 Australian SBK...
Croz and the Kawasaki Z900RS Words: Jock McLauchlan & Graeme Crosby - Photos: Geoff Osborne It must have been the mid-70s, my first ever visit to Manfeild race track near Feilding. I thought I was a young teenager but perhaps I...
Fox - 2014 Glen Helen Intake LE Given Instinct Boots - $589.95 | Available 24/05/14 Comfort and Support: Insole: The athletic footbed acting as the first stage in Instincts progressive cushioning system is similar to one that you would find in...
4-into-2 - with Phil Hall When Honda debuted the CB750/4 in 1967, the manufacturer unwittingly created a template, elements of which would still be followed some 50 years after its inception. While it is true that Kawasaki reaped the benefit...
Ipone Katana Off Road - Advanced Esters for Fast, smooth Shifting. Ipone has re-invigorated it’s product range, with new bottles, new labels and most importantly, brand new formulations to ensure that every motorcycle rider has the best experience possible, no matter...
Triumph have made the triple cylinder configuration their own in recent years. In-line three cylinder engines have been the signature engineering layout for the brand since the company reinvented itself in 1990. A brief foray into big bore four-cylinder machines...
Axo Pentagon Morpho and Bio Frame Protectors Morpho - $154.95 RRP; Bio -  $129.95 RRP Axo and Australian distributor Ficeda have introduced the Pentagon Morpho Frame Protector, which weighs in at just 1.45kg and has been designed with comfort in mind, incorporating all...
Ixon CrossTour Jacker and Pants - Versatile waterproof touring gear The Ixon CrossTour offers a stylish modern full Jacket and Pant combo, full of technical innovation, ensuring great comfort, fit and protection in all conditions. Features include a full 360...
Road motorcycle sales finish strong in 2014 but total sales down on 2013 Off road bikes and scooters down again - ATV sales up Australia’s new motorcycle market ran a solid race in 2014, with total motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales...
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 is the brand-new Custom/Cruiser Open Face helmet from Shoei Ultra-compact and Superlight, the Shoei J.O combines style and...
Local bike shops getting pounded - With Greg Leech a.k.a. Snag The retail landscape for motorcycles is changed forever. And we better get used to it. There is more pain to come. Talk to any motorcycle retailer and they will tell...
2017 Suzuki RM-Z450 Review By Todd Jarratt - Images by iKapture Built on championship winning performance, the Suzuki RM-Z450 has seen only minor adjustments for 2017, however the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” definitely applies. Since 2005, the...
New Ficeda Product Release - Scott 2018 450 Apparel Ficeda Accessories has announced the arrival of the redesigned 2018 450 range of apparel from Scott Motosports. The new Scott 450 range is a new and revised innovation in lightweight durable race...
A short pictorial history of Moto Devil with Phil Aynsley Another obscure Italian marque was Moto Devil This short-lived company (1953-57) was a part of the well established machining firm OCMA Fiorano al Serio that had its manufacturing base in Bergamo....
Barry Sheene Remembered By Phil Hall This time last week motorcycle race fans remembered the death of British motorcycling hero, Barry Sheene. Barry passed away on the 10th of March 2003 after a long battle with cancer. This weekend Australia remembers Sheene via...
There are plenty of retro bikes on the market but no Japanese offering comes across anywhere near as authentic as the CB1100. Triumph’s current Bonneville and Thruxton models have been a huge success for the British brand and faithfully echo...
Firstly a note for our overseas readers - Australia only receives one version of the CBR 600 and it is the sport model.  In Australia it is known as the CBR 600 F4i. The CBR 600 debuted in...
Todd Jarratt tastes his first racetrack experience on Yamaha's new YZF-R6 at SMP What you’re about to read is a short story about a young kid’s dream becoming reality... From an early age, my life has been engrossed with motorcycles –...
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 traversing New...
Honda Africa Twin reviewed by long-term owner MCNews.com.au reader Stewy McPhee reflects on 14,000km and 18 months with the CRF1000L Firstly I'll explain how the Africa Twin came to be my choice of ride. I had my trusty 2005 VFR800 in for...
Bell's Star helmet now features MIPS 'Multi-directional Impact Protection System' Five shell sizes -1500g - From $649.95 RRP Since its introduction back in 1967, the Bell Star has long represented the standard in head protection. Revered as the first full-face helmet on the market,...
Kawasaki KX250F (2011) Review By Mark Willis Since its inception back in 2004, the Kawasaki KX250F has built up an impressive CV of race and championships wins both here and overseas, especially in the USA with the all-conquering Pro Circuit race...
Motorcycling Australia Whole of Sport Review recommendations Motorcycling Australia President Braxton Laine On behalf of the Motorcycling Australia (MA) Board, the Council and Review panel, I would like to thank everyone for their valued contribution to the Whole of Sport Review....
The Fuchs Kawasaki's Andrew Pitt assisted German inline skater, Dirk Auer, to a new world speed record in Germany on Sunday. Auer, who was dragged behind a Kawasaki ZX-12R by the reigning World Supersport Champion, reached a speed of 291.8Km/h,...
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...
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