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This is the first column from a new MCNews.com.au contributor, Warren Toombs.  Warren has been around motorcycles all his life, the son of famous Australian road racing identity Ron Toombs, Warren is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and currently works...
By Trevor Hedge Honda’s stripped out Gold Wing based bagger has arrived. Dubbed the F6B (Flat 6 Bagger), it marries the excellent chassis and powerplant of Honda’s premium luxury flagship, with less trinkets and a slimmer profile. The result is lighter...
Unifilter Universal Pods available from $32.50 Unifilter Australia have announced that after feedback and significant demand, their Universal Pod (UP) filters will now be available in black foam, where they were previously only available in red or green. With over 55...
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...
2018 Husqvarna TE250i - EFI Enduro two-stroke Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff Osborne The all-new KTM fuel-injected two-strokes have been met with universal approval. Of course, the 2018 Husky TE250i comes from the same stable. We have had the TE for...
BMW K 1600 GT Review / BMW K 1600 GTL Review (2011) - By, Trevor Hedge BMW’s latest attempt at a new game changing model arrived in Australia this month with the new K 1600 GT and GTL set to take...
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...
Here is a video taken yesterday (April 29) at the Australian release of the CBR600RR. We did plenty of laps on the new machines and were also pleased to be able to ride Shannon Johnson's Australian Supersport machine. In this...
Suzuki certainly isn’t the first name that springs to mind when you think of a large capacity v-twin cruiser but the Japanese brand has been quietly going about building a strong range of machinery ranging from 250cc through to...
While in Queensland for the 3rd round of the Shell Advance Australian SuperBike Championship I had an MV Agusta F4 at my disposal courtesy of the nice chaps at the Paul Feeney Group, Australian distributors for MV and Cagiva. My...
New Shoei X-Spirit III The all-new SHOEI X-Spirit III is track certified by Marc Marquez & Bradley Smith,  two of the fastest road racers on the planet! The X-Spirit III is a proven race weapon for those who aren’t willing to...
Ficeda announce 2019 Ixon Winter range Ixon have launched their 2019 winter range right when you need it! For decades, Ixon has provided high quality road gear to the Australian motorcycle market, and all Ixon products are fully CE approved....
1986 GSX-R750 - The birth of a legend Suzuki's first GSX-R 750 made it's debut at the 1984 Cologne Motor Show, it made a splash then and continues to do so now.  The lineage is long and proud.  The first GSX-R...
By, Rick McDowell & Trevor Hedge It takes either complete insanity, absolute bravery or a high level of commitment at least to hang to the handlebars of a motorcycle producing 1200 plus Hp as it hurtles down the quarter mile...
Suzuki recently celebrated winning the International Motorcycle of The Year award for the fifth time from six years. A record in the 17 year history of the award. In 1996 Suzuki won the award for the ground breaking GSX-R 750T...
First up we will start off with the technical babble that many of you have read here before.  The 2001 GSX-R 600 was developed by the same team of engineers responsible for the awesome GSX-R 750 and coming GSX-R 1000. Compared...
2016 Yamaha WR450F Review By Todd Jarratt - Images by Greg Smith When Yamaha introduced the redesigned WR250F in 2015, many consumers questioned why its big brother WR450F didn’t receive the same major updates. Then one year later as the 2016...
2019 BMW F 750 GS Review By Wayne Vickers Whilst their model naming conventions might defy logic, begging the question how/why is a 750 actually an 850?, the BMW engineering boffins sure know what they’re doing. It’s a seriously thorough package when...
Honda's CRF250L Rally Review Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff Osborne I have to put a couple of things on the table... I love the look of the new Honda CRF250L Rally but I’m so far removed from its target market that...
The day I had the biggest of the Intruder range on test was hot to say the least. Over 40° C in fact. In spite of the heat I covered around 200 kilometres aboard the VL 1500. The roads covered...
Cruising Coast to Coast | Heavyweight Baggers Comparo Part Six Phillip Island to Perth Cruiser Comparo Back to Part One - Back to Part Two - Back to Part Three - Back to Part Four - Back to Part Five Harley Road King, Indian Springfield, Triumph...
Olly Simpson goes Fox hunting at 14…and now he’s preparing to race in his first grand prix at Phillip Island Fourteen-year-olds don’t normally say a lot – let alone plucking up the courage to front the owner of the Phillip...
Ixon Crank & Crank Air jackets Ficeda Accessories and Ixon have announced the arrival of the Ixon Crank leather jacket in both men's and women's sizes, as well as the Crank Air leather jacket in men's sizes. Leather jackets have always...
Gifts for every budget from Honda Motorcycles It's that time of year again, with Father's Day quickly approaching and the question of what Dad really wants on everyone's minds. If he's a Honda tragic, then we've got the gift ideas...
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...
Airoh’s history as a helmet manufacturer actually extends back to 1986 as Locatelli S.p.A., producing helmet components for a number of premium European brands before launching their own range under the Airoh brand. Now available in 55 countries around the world, Airoh helmets focus on innovation, research and development with strong racer input, including with their 100 percent Italian made premium helmets like the GP 500 and Aviator 2.2.
50 year old Canadian executive, Cliff Randall, has a hankering for modifying bikes and we are going to be featuring a few of his creations here over the next couple of weeks. This 1993 Kawasaki 1500 Super Vulcan is one...
Unifilter introduce all new oil filter range Ficeda have announced the expansion of the successful Unifilter product range, to now include oil filters. Unifilter Australia has worked closely with a world leading manufacturer and now brings the Australian market a high...
Ficeda introduce Scott 2018 450 MX Gloves Ficeda Accessories has introduced the 2018 range of 450 gloves from Scott Motosports, with the new range of 450 MX gloves offering a high end model, with a silicone tacky lever grip for...
Husqvarna 2016 Motocross Range Unveiled The new Husqvarna 2016 motocross line-up represents a revolutionary step forward. Beginning a new era, every detail of this new from the ground up motocross range has been specifically designed to improve performance. Featuring massive...
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