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By Trevor Hedge Honda’s stripped out Gold Wing based bagger has arrived. Dubbed the F6B (Flat 6 Bagger), it marries the excellent chassis and powerplant of Honda’s premium luxury flagship, with less trinkets and a slimmer profile. The result is lighter...
BMW K 1600 GT Review / BMW K 1600 GTL Review (2011) - By, Trevor Hedge BMW’s latest attempt at a new game changing model arrived in Australia this month with the new K 1600 GT and GTL set to take...
The ZR-7 is a retro-style 750 that is very competitively priced in Australia at only $9,790. I rode the bike for around 150 kilometres and was impressed by its light feel and agility.  The Kawasaki figures say the ZR-7 weighs...
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’s YZ250F looks in good stead to be...
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Review Test Sports-Touring with a mental case  @mcnewscomau on Instagram, or @mcnewscomau on Twitter and Facebook MCNews.com.au By Trevor Hedge Ever since the 1290 Super Duke GT was officially confirmed by KTM last year I have been champing at the bit to...
The latest Fireblade is a big step forward for the model. A strict diet and lots more power are not the only improvements to the blade. Some people always think that upgrading from a previous model to the next is...

Ducati 900SS

The 900SS Ducati is the Italian Marque's largest capacity 'SuperSports' bike. Ducati refers to it's 748 and 996 range as 'HyperSports' models and these two are clearly a step above the 'SS' range in performance, with price tags to...
It had been six years since I last rode around the northern and central parts of Western Australia so when the opportunity arose to explore the area again I jumped at the chance. My mount for this sojourn was BMW’s...
--  Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 Review --  By Trevor Hedge Aimed fair and square at stealing the limelight from BMW’s hugely successful R 1200 GS, Triumph engineers set their sights from the concept stages in 2006 and have now pulled the...
There has been a lot of buzz in the press and on the Internet lately about the new Triumph Thruxton and I have to admit to being more than a little curious myself. I am a long-term fan of...
Kawasaki’s venerable KLR650 is one of the least powerful big bore dual-sport motorcycles on the market. The KLR has been around since God was a boy, feels and looks a little dated and has about as much sex appeal...
Honda has finally responded to Yamaha and KTM’s sales onslaught in the high performance enduro bike category with the upcoming release of the new CRF450X. Closely based on the very successful CRF450R motocrosser the enduro focused CRF450X benefits from electric...
Suzuki DR-Z400E Review Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge Well here we are, almost 20 years since the DR-Z400 first landed on Australian shores, I have been again banging about the bush on Suzuki's versatile enduro bike for the masses. Since its...
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 all-new machine, the...
The Gold Wing has been around for well over two decades now and in 2001 the new Gold Wing is lighter, more luxurious and a great deal more powerful than ever before. The new 1,832cc engine delivers 118 horsepower and...
KTM 790 Duke Review Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge Let’s get straight to the point. KTM don’t do beige. Every single person I have met who works in the big KTM buildings that dominate the serene farming landscape surrounding the Mattighofen...
Ducati are well renowned for making some stunning looking motorcycles, the new Multistrada is not one of them. It does grow on you a little but even its mother could not come to really love the way it looks. Luckily...
A little over a decade ago American snowmobile and ATV giant Polaris dipped their toe in the water of the mainstream motorcycle market with the launch of Victory Motorcycles. In doing so they declared their mission to go head...
BMW F 700 GS Review Motorcycle Test by Jock McLauchlan - Photos by Geoff Osborne If you're not familiar with the BMW F 700 GS, prepare for confusion. It's actually the same capacity as the F 800 GS but offers a...
Who would have thought that a machine with massive cylinders hanging out the sides and a ready to ride weight nudging 230kg would turn out to be the World’s most sought after adventure bike? Well with over 100,000 R 1200...

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