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Kawasaki W800 Review - By Trevor Hedge Kawasaki were the first of the Japanese brands to go seriously retro with their W650 more than a decade ago. Despite this, Triumph’s modern day Bonneville (also largely manufactured in Asia) had more...
--  Suzuki GSX-R750 (2011) --  By Trevor Hedge In 1985 Suzuki shocked the sportsbike world with the release of the GSX-R750. Derived from experienced earned through Suzuki’s successful World Endurance campaigns, the GSX-R750 was the first true race replica motorcycle from...
--  BMW F 800 GS Review (2013) --  By Trevor Hedge BMW have completed a comprehensive make over on the F 800 GS to help meet competitor challenges head on, with a combination of features unparalleled in the medium capacity adventure-touring...
The DR400 is Suzuki's latest entry in to the very popular and competitive 4-stroke MX and Enduro market.  A day with the kick-start enduro model was spent on a large home-made MX track with plenty of jumps and deep...
2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Australian Launch Test by Mark Willis, Images by iKapture Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, 80km west of the NSW capital, played host destination to the 2017 launch of the new range of adventure bikes from Austrian manufacturer,...
The Monster line-up has been a huge sales success for Ducati spanning over 15 years. The stripped down machine allowed a legion of new customers to enjoy ‘The Ducati Experience’ through competitively priced entry level models right through to highly specified...
After flying in to Melbourne at around 1700 and heading out to pick up the VTX 1800 I came to the realization that I had forgot to bring my gloves.  So there I was in the middle of a...
2018 Yamaha WR250F Review Motorcycle Test by Callan May & Ben Wilkins Photos by iKapture I was excited to head to Bathurst, not only to check out the street race track which is a public road when no racing is on, but also...
Aprilia is a company with a fine sporting pedigree. The likes of Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi enjoyed huge success with the Italian brand in the 125cc and 250cc ranks of MotoGP. Clearly Aprilia know how to build a...

HONDA VFR800

The VFR Honda has a fanatical following of enthusiasts who simply would not ride anything else.  Is it the balance between cruising, touring or fanging?  Is it the truly fantastic note of the V-Four engine when fitted with a more...
2016 Yamaha MT-03 Tested Yamaha's new MT-03 reviewed by Boris Mihailovic I am always a little nonplussed when I’m plonked on a Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM) bike and asked to review it, presumably so beginners will be enthralled enough to consider...
2018 Suzuki SV650X Review Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge Suzuki pretty much invented the modern breed of twin-cylinder middleweight motorcycles when they first brought the SV650 to market two decades ago. They have continued to update and spin-off new versions of...
BMW Comfort Shell Jacket and Pants By Trevor Hedge After more than a decade in this moto-journalism caper and double that as a road going motorcyclist I have gone through a fair bit of motorcycle gear. Not only due to wear...
I was lucky enough to be the first journalist in Australia to ride the SP1, way back in April 2000 when there was only one in the country. No doubt you would have read some of the endless hype and...
Carving through an uphill left-hand turn, with the mountains turning shades of misty blue ahead, I felt my knee puck grazing the smooth asphalt. The new Aprilia Factory wasn’t even trying and felt so totally in control I was...
In 2001 Yamaha redefined the small bore motocross class with the introduction of the first 250cc four stroke motocross bike, the all conquering YZ250F. As the first seriously competitive four-stroke 250 on the market it left other manufacturers playing...
2017 Suzuki SV650 Reviewed Words by Ben Wilkins - Photos by Geoff Osborne Just when we thought Suzuki's SV650 was due its long service award, a complete revamp brings it bang up to date. Gone is Gladius however, and so we welcome...
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...
--  BMW S 1000 RR; A year on with the Bavarian Bahnstormer By Trevor Hedge Since riding BMW’s new S 1000 RR at Portimao last year we have now ridden the S 1000 RR at Phillip Island in both standard and...
BMW HP4 Race By Mark Willis To say that I was a little bit excited to receive an invite from Trev to throw a leg over BMW's HP4 race is a massive understatement. I remember seeing the specs on the HP4...
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...
Suzuki have come out swinging for 2006 in their quest for a bigger slice of the huge 600cc road bike market with an all new GSX-R600 that is leaps ahead of its predecessor. Suzuki engineers left no bolt untouched in...
2015 Yamaha WR250F Review - By Trevor Hedge Yamaha’s WR is a pretty big deal to Australian off-road enthusiasts. We buy more of them than any other nationality in the world. The original four-stroke WR range was the brainchild of a...
--  Honda CBR250R Tested --  By, Trevor Hedge On the back of an earlier preview of Honda’s latest addition to its learner line-up and after spending 500 meaningful kilometres together, I am happy to report the CBR250R lives up to its...
Harley Road King - Indian Springfield - Triumph Thunderbird LT - Moto Guzzi California Touring across Australia Heavyweight Baggers Comparo - Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four After staying the night in Kimba, we got on the road...
Suzuki GSX250R Motorcycle Test Sporty 250 option from Suzuki Words by Stuart, Images by Nick Wood Attracting attention on this metallic blue version of the GSX250R is something you’ll have to get used to. Most of the people who talked to me about...
Yamaha MT-03 Review - The R3-based LAMS nakedbike proves a formidable option Test by Ben Wilkins, Images by Geoff Osborne It's 6am on a weekday. I don't need to be in the office for another three hours but I'm not in...
Yamaha FZ1N Review By Trevor Hedge First introduced in 2001 and born from the DNA of Yamaha’s cutting edge YZF-R1 the FZ1 nakedbike has been a steady seller for Yamaha over its now almost decade long existence. Like early R1s the first...
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...
Throttle to the stop, heading up the hill toward the corkscrew at Laguna Seca Raceway, the dashboard light blinking triggers my right wrist to back off a hair and my left foot to rise. Slipping effortlessly into the next...
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