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The arrival of Honda’s CBR250R 18 months ago turned the learner bike market on its head. Smart, high-tech and at the bargain price of $5490, Honda came out hard to upset Kawasaki’s long running Ninja 250R party. And upset...
2017 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye X Review - BMW's premium off-road adventure-tourer By Mark Willis - Images by iKapture So, an adventure launch? I am happy to admit straight off the bat that I was more than a little anxious...
Triumph’s modern day incarnation of the café racer legend needs no powerful size nine hoof to kick it into action and won’t leave any oil stains on the pavement. It also won’t have you wobbling into the wrong lane...
Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Review - By Trevor Hedge Harley-Davidson’s XL883N ‘Iron’ Sportster is the second most affordable machine in Harley-Davidson’s 32 model line-up. At $13,350 ($14,995 ride away) it is only fractionally undercut by the XL883L Superlow. Climbing aboard any...
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...
BMW G 310 R Test Trevor Hedge reports in from the Australian launch of the new BMW G 310 R After recently covering 7000km on the biggest and most well appointed machine in the massive BMW line-up, the awesome K 1600...
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...
This was more of an adventure than just a road test. We covered around 350 kilometres aboard the new XR through the Snowy Mountains. The terrain was awesome, at times we were nearly 6000 feet above sea level and riding...
Triumph Thruxton Review - Triumph Thruxton Test By Trevor Hedge - Also known as the Tan Terror Many motorcycle manufacturers are riding the retro boom right now but none are doing it better than Triumph with their burgeoning Bonneville based range....
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...
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...
BMW K1300R Review  | By Trevor Hedge (2009) BMW broke the mould when they first introduced the K1200R. While its brutish looks were a bit hard to take at first glance back in 2005, its hard edged Germanic take on nakedness...
--  PTR tuned Suzuki Bandit 1250 - When too much grunt is never enough! --  By Trevor Hedge Suzuki’s latest 1255cc liquid-cooled Bandit engine boasts some mighty muscles in stock form. Prodigious bottom end torque delivered in a silken fashion that...
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...
--  Husqvarna TR650 Strada and TR650 Terra Review --  By Trevor Hedge While Husqvarna’s TR650 Terra and Strada might not be such a big deal to the majority of Australian motorcyclists, those that find their two wheel fun primarily on relatively...
BMW F 800 S and F 800 ST Tested Motorcycle Review 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...
2017 Triumph Bobber Review by Trevor Hedge Triumph have spun off yet another variation from the new Bonneville platform, and this one is sure to be a top selling star in their burgeoning ‘Modern Classic’ line-up. The handsome Bonneville Bobber is out...
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...
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...
2016 BMW S1000XR – SPEED AND STRENGTH By Boris Mihailovic I try to make every ride, even my daily commute, an exercise in sporting adventure, regardless of what I am riding. I am assisted in my endeavours by people updating their...
2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 Review By Todd Jarratt – Images by  Toby Stocks Much like the Suzuki RM-Z450, the little brother RM-Z250 features mainly cosmetic updates for the 2017 season. This comes without surprise as manufacturers typically make a host of changes to...
--  2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900 Review --  By Trevor Hedge Dirtbike specialist Husqvarna has taken to the streets for the first time in 50 years with the launch of the Nuda 900 and it’s a machine that refuses to be pigeonholed. Minimalist...
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...
2017 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer - Mile-munching LAMS sports tourer By Boris Mihailovic, Images by Greg Smith It’s very good of Yamaha to solve a problem so many L-platers seem to have. And that problem is they won’t leave the city and...
Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 Tested By Trevor Hedge Harley's move to smaller and more affordable products manufactured in India has been a big win for the American icon. Over 35,000 of the new 'Street' models in their original two configurations (500cc...
--  Triumph Speed Triple Review By Trevor Hedge Triumph’s Speed Triple has always been a hairy chested brute of a bike, particularly the early models due to the way they steered and handled, rather than due to a surplus of power. The...
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory Review | 175hp, 121Nm Words: Jock McLunchlan, Photos: Geoff Snackborne Note : This is a review of the 2016 model - The 2017 model gains a TFT dash and even more sophisticated electronics package Test bikes come...
Spinning through Joshua Tree National Park at a leisurely pace allowed me time to observe the interesting terrain. A group of Joshua trees to my right, a clump of weird cacti to my left, and a pile of remarkably...
ASBK 2013 Championship winning Suzuki GSX-R1000 Tested by Steve Martin for MCNews.com.au at Phillip Island - The bike Wayne Maxwell rode to the Title Wow how time flies… It was last century, 1999 to be precise, when I last got...
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...
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