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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...
2016 Motorcycle Sales Figures - First Quarter Motorcycle Sales up in first quarter 2016 (compared to first quarter 2015) Honda breaks all-time March sales record to strengthen #1 spot on the charts Yamaha dominate off-road market The motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and scooter market...
Australian Motorcycle Council welcomes ratings system for protective clothing Motorcyclists around Australia and New Zealand will soon have access to more information about the safety of protective clothing with the formation of a working group and commencement of a pilot...
Kawasaki 2017 650cc LAMS machines reviewed Motorcycle Test by Kris Hodgson, Images by Nick Wood Kawasaki recently updated their premium LAMS offerings with the 2017 Ninja 650L and Z650L, shedding weight, improving styling and offering a more refined ride. The move...
2018 Aprilia RSV4 RF 'Factory' Aprilia RSV4RF on the road... Words: Jock McLauchlan; Photos: Geoff Osborne I must confess that for some years now my feelings have been torn concerning the Aprilia RSV4. On the one hand it's a beautifully engineered and...
Suzuki GSX-S1000 Review - Suzuki GSX-S1000F Review Tested by Trevor Hedge Nakedbike fans have been making street-fighters out of GSX-R1000s for years. To be honest, I always thought why ruin a perfectly good sportsbike? Most backyarders pulled the fairings off, chucked on...
A stylish learner legal machine with MT-07 performance, what's not to like! Yamaha XSR700 Review - A retro LAMS cruiser or bruiser? Words by Jock McLauchlan - Photos by Geoff Osborne Yamaha's XSR700 evokes a history of XS models but has been...
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-S1000 and GSX-S1000F By Boris Mihailovic Let’s be honest. There isn’t a Gixxer freak alive who hasn’t walked into his shed late at night, pulled out his spanners, and said to himself: “I am so gonna streetfighter this bastard up!...
Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer Review Limited Edition Numbered 'Custom Racer' Words by Stuart, Images by Nick Wood Photography Moto Guzzi's V7 Racer has always taken the custom theme straight from the showroom floor, with the V7 III carrying on that same...
Suzuki Katana By Boris Mihailovic It was 1980, and I had a poster of a naked girl on my wall. But this naked girl was sitting on the wickedest-looking motorcycle the world have ever seen, so she was somewhat less interesting...
2018 KTM 300EXC Review How does KTM's 300EXC compare to new TPI models? A while back it seemed as though manufacturers were trying to phase out the venerable two-stroke – despite the fact there was still strong demand. It appeared as...
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 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Reviewed at Phillip Island By Mark Willis - Images  by Robert Murdoch / Honda The glorious layout of the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit played host to the national press launch of the all new welcome to the digital...
Inside the Ducati Factory Part Two - With Phil Aynsley Continued from part one last week... No records remain for this 50cc 2-stroke design that featured fan-forced cooling. It dates from around 1975. This 1975 modified bevel twin motor was used to test a...
Valentino Rossi answers what role people play in his life and other things. Father, Graziano. “Apart from being my father, Graziano has always been one of the main supports of my sports career. He was the one who introduced me and supported...
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...
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...
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...
2017 Yamaha MT-10SP Review Powerful, agile and stylistically unique Words by Boris Mihailovic - Images by Nick Edards and Yamaha It’s virtually impossible to fault Yamaha’s flagship naked. The MT-10 is a superb motorcycle. It’s powerful, agile, and stylistically unique. When I...
Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black Words: Peter Elliott Photos: Geoff Osborne There I was zapping down the motorway to town, the 3:30 pm traffic had come to a crawl, swollen to corpulence with trucks and SUVs on school sports drops, and I...
--  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...
2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer - Retro character Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff Osborne I am what I am. That's the slogan Moto Guzzi proudly uses in its press blurb when describing the new V9 Roamer. The Italian manufacturer says the...
2016 Yamaha YZ250 Review By Todd Jarratt Yamaha are one of the only manufacturers still producing a 250 two-stroke motocross machine and in 2016 it has undergone a few minor refinements, as well as seeing the addition of black rims and...
Phil Hall takes a look at the Yamaha XZ550 Orphans Pt2 While it is generally considered that the Americans invented the concept that, “If some is good, more is better” it was slavishly followed by the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers during the...
Triumph Street Twin Review - Launch Test By Trevor Hedge Triumph’s Bonneville range just scored it’s biggest revamp yet.  In 2005 the hugely successful model range grew in capacity from 790cc to 865cc, then scored EFI in 2009. For 2016 the...
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...
Bridgestone Battlecross E50 New enduro tyres from Bridgestone Bridgestone have introduced their new FIM/DOT approved Battlecross E50 Enduro tyres with three sizes currently available in Australia at launch. The Battlecross E50 is road homologated, can be used in all Enduro competitions, and incorporates Battlecross...
BMW R 1200 R Review BMW R 1200 R Ridden And Reviewed by Trevor Hedge BMW’s R 1200 R has always been a bit of an oddball in the modern motorcycling world.  Classified as a Roadster, rather than a regular nakedbike,...
The ubiquitous BSA side-valve! What a proud boast for a basic, primitive design that is seen everywhere and taken very much for granted. The BSA M20 is the more common garden variety BSA side-valve; but how much did the...
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