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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...
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...
A motorcycle that provides a good mix of acceptable performance on both bush trails and tarmac makes for a versatile adventure machine. Motorcycles that offer these benefits can be split in two camps. Bikes such as the DR650 Suzuki,...
Introduced in 2003 the CBR600RR has gone on to dominate Supersport competition around the world. Brisbane’s Chris Vermeulen won the World Supersport Championship onboard a CBR600RR in that debut year for the model and his team-mate Karl Muggeridge wrapped...
KTM 1290 Super Adventure Review - Tested By Trevor Hedge There are fully loaded adventure tourers and then there is KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure  @mcnewscomau on Instagram, or @mcnewscomau on Twitter and Facebook MCNews.com.au KTM’s original twin-cylinder Adventure bikes were the real hard core adventure-tourer....
2017 Suzuki DL650 Tested in FNQ with Trevor HedgeSuzuki’s DL650 V-Strom has been around since 2004 and has been a very popular model for the brand. The smaller sibling of the DL1000, the more affordable DL650 has outsold its...
New twins born from the BMW stable By, Trevor Hedge BMW likes to do things a bit differently. From their Boxer engines through to their duolever and paralever suspension systems, the German manufacturer has never been content to follow the status...
When I first rode KTM’s 950 Supermoto model early last year I was most impressed, and judged it as the most practical all round roadbike yet to come from the Austrian manufacturer. An excellent fuel range and ergonomics...
Honda’s entry into the performance four-stroke enduro market was a long time coming but the wait proved worthwhile. Honda’s CRF250X was introduced in 2004 and has steadily improved ever since. The latest model is slimmer between the knees than...
Remember those kids your mother told you not to play with when you were young? Well, don't let your mother see you on a new Aprilia Tuono or you'll be grounded for a month! I recently spent a day...
Harley Road King - Indian Springfield - Triumph Thunderbird LT - Moto Guzzi California Touring across Australia Heavyweight Baggers Comparo - Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part FourCocklebiddy, our start point for day four, is near the...
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...
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...
It is big, in some ways unique, and with its overtly futuristic styling Victory’s Vision certainly stands out from the crowd. It looks like the type of motorcycle George Jetson would ride to work at Spacely Space Sprockets in...
The guys at the UK's SuperBike magazine recently took Suzuki's new GSX-R 1000, Honda's CBR 929 Fireblade, Yamaha's R1 and Kawasaki's ZX-9R to the Almeria circuit in Spain followed by some road miles around Europe to see how they...
--  Suzuki GSX-R750 (2011) --  By Trevor HedgeIn 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...
he GSX-R 600 is a race-replica if there ever was one.  Racer boy ergonomics, peaky top-end power, reasonable brakes and fantastic handling make the GSX-R a pretty sharp package. Surprisingly enough though I didn't find the little GSX-R that uncomfortable...
BMW Comfort Shell Jacket and Pants By Trevor HedgeAfter 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...
Suzuki has raised the bar in the Pro-Lites category with the all new 2010 RM-Z250 L0.MCNEWS.COM.AU was lucky enough to put the new machine through its paces at the picturesque Barrabool Moto X circuit west of Geelong.The RM-Z250 L0...
--  PTR tuned Suzuki Bandit 1250 - When too much grunt is never enough! --  By Trevor HedgeSuzuki’s latest 1255cc liquid-cooled Bandit engine boasts some mighty muscles in stock form. Prodigious bottom end torque delivered in a silken fashion that...
Triumph T120 Bonneville Review | Test Trevor Hedge recently spent a couple of days in the Adelaide Hills on the new Triumph T120 Bonneville and T120 Black. Almost sixty years after the original T120 shone brighter than all its peers, this...
And now for something different - a spin on the new 2010 KTM 450 SX-F. This was my first real hit out on a current generation orange motocross bike and something that I had been looking forward to for...
Honda's ST 1100 model ran for 12 years and during that time earned itself an enviable reputation amongst touring motorcyclists.  Now the ST has grown up and matured in to the ST 1300.Weight is down, power is up.  But...
Honda's new CBR600RR has been one of the most eagerly awaited motorcycles in recent time.  So it was with more than a little excitement that I first lifted a leg over their new weapon. My first thought was that even...
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...
2017 KTM Road Launch - 1290 Super Duke GT - LAMS RC 390 and 390 Duke Test by Mark Willis, Images by SMAC! Media & KTMPart 2 of my initiation of the 2017 street range of KTM motorcycles was a road...
Indulge me for a minute as we attempt to get into a collective fantasy here! You pick up a scratch and match ticket from the local newsagent and manage to hit the jackpot. Fifty thousand big ones, and all...
Bikes simply don’t come any bigger than Honda’s Gold Wing. Some have engines larger than the Gold Wing’s 1832cc donk but none combine gargantuan dimensions, a massive 147 litres of storage capacity, heated seats and grips, wonderful seats, weather...
Harley Road King - Indian Springfield - Triumph Thunderbird LT - Moto Guzzi California Touring across Australia Coast to Coast Heavyweight Baggers Cruiser Comparo by Trevor HedgeToday marks the beginning of a 4000 kilometre coast to coast adventure being undertaken...
Honda Kid's CRFs Reviewed - CRF50F, CRF110F, CRF125F Words: Jock McLauchlan, Ben Wilkins, Photos: Geoff Osborne Honda offers a great range of their CRF machinery ideal for junior riders and covering a wide age range, whether that's starting on the CRF50F,...

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