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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...
BMW's 2017 F 800 GS Adventure put to the test... Is the the F 800 GS the perfect cross-Australia explorer? Words: Peter Elliott Photos: Geoff Osborne Out there, somewhere in my imagination, I can see a path. Three thousand odd kilometres across a...
2017 Triumph Street Cup Review - Cafe racer inspired Bonneville Motorcycle Test by Peter Elliott - Photos: Geoff Osborne & Triumph I will admit that I am a strange person occasionally, but every time I got on this bike, or saw...
New style Shoei EX-Zero McLeod Accessories has announced that Shoei's EX-Zero is due to hit Australia in July. A classically inspired design while still pushing the boundaries with modern elements and top notch features that are only implemented so smartly when...
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...
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...
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Test Riding the Africa Twin | Day One By Trevor Hedge The Australian and NZ launch of Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin kicked off on Monday with a 240km ride from Picton through to Hanmer Springs.  The first 40km...
Factory Turbocharged Motorcycles With Phil Hall In the continuing series of bikes that seemed like a good idea, but proved not to be in practice, so far we have looked at the Honda MVX250, the Yamaha XZ550 and the terrible TX...
Airoh Commander Adventure helmet - $599.95 RRP Arriving in Australian motorcycle stores November Moto National has announced the Airoh Commander Adventure helmet will be arriving in November and is suited for all-terrain, all-round riding experiences, featuring two different configurations - with...
Harley-Davidson XL1200CX Roadster By Trevor Hedge Harley-Davidson recently released the sportiest machine for some time in its seven-bike Sportster line-up. Dubbed the ‘Roadster’, or XL1200CX in Harley’s traditional alpha-numeric methodology, the $19,495 twin is the best-handling Sportster since the long-departed and...
After 850 kilometres astride the CBR 600 I have found just how truly versatile the F4 is. 800 of those kilometres included some pretty hard riding over 2 days, without my body getting too sore from the experience. The CBR is...
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...
--  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...
New Dririder Highway Helmet ECE 22.05 Approved Open Face - $149.95 RRP Advertorial McLeod Accessories have announced the arrival of the new Dririder Highway helmet as a high quality, lightweight ECE 22.05 approved open face helmet. Featuring a UV protected, tinted drop-down sun-visor for daytime riding,...
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...
What a hoon machine! Immediately after pulling out of the Witch Cycles driveway aboard the biggest of the Bandit range I fed some throttle in and was greeted by the front wheel promptly leaving the deck. Three gears later it...
2018 Aprilia Shiver Review - 2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro Review Trev tests Aprilia's new 900cc Nakedbikes Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge - Images by Ben Galli Both Aprilia's Supermoto-styled Dorsuduro and its more amenable naked sibling, the Shiver, first began life a decade...
Harley Softail Review Harley's new Softail range is making waves By Paul Owen There’s plenty of buzz about the new 2018 Softail range from Harley-Davidson. There is also a fair dose of angst as well...  Paul Owen headed to California to try...
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...
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....
2017 Suzuki GSX-S750 Review - Mid-capacity screamer Motorcycle Test by Boris Mihailovic - Images by TBG & Half Light I used to look at the outgoing GSR750 (pseudo Bandit) with a benign indifference. It was a bike neither fish nor foul,...
2019 Fly Racing Maverik Boots Special introductory pricing of $199.95 RRP Fly Racing and McLeod Accessories have announced the 2019 Maverick Boot, which as a limited introductory deal is available for $199.95 RRP and is available in both Adult and Youth sizes. The...
Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress review Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff Osborne The Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress is an audacious beast. The design is daring and few machines have the visual impact of Guzzi's MGX-21. It's not just the stunning...
Phil Aynsley tracks down a unique Lambretta 250 Grand Prix Racer Sometimes things just work out. Many years ago I saw an old period B&W photo of a 1950s racing Lambretta in a book. It was a beautiful looking thing...
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Shoei RYD Helmet Review - High spec, competitively priced from $599.90 By Kris Hodgson Shoei’s RYD helmet now offers a great entry-point into the brand’s premium products for the more price conscious and I’ll admit I’ve been won over, as this...
Airoh GP500 Review - Road & Track performance from $599.95 Review by Marty Thompson The Airoh GP500 exudes Italian style and being completely handmade, the fit and finish is absolutely superb. It's been nine years since I purchased a new helmet, so it...
Harley-Davidson 48 Review By Trevor Hedge   Harley’s new 48 Sportster is perhaps the coolest new motorcycle of the year. It is Steve McQueen or James Dean cool. Like Triumph’s Thruxton the 48 provides riders with best of yesteryear styling without the...
Dunlop Sportmax Q4 arrives in Australia Ficeda Accessories have announced the arrival of the Dunlop Sportmax Q4 tyre, offering a purpose built track day tyre capable of lean angles of up to 62 degrees, more than any other street legal tyre...
Scott Dual Raid DP Adventure Jacket & Pant Pants $399.95 - Jacket $649.95 Scott Dual Raid DP Jacket Scott Sports Dual Raid DP Adventure Jacket looks like a versatile option for long adventures where durability, ventilation and comfort are a necessity. Featuring a removable DRYOsphere...
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