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2017 Triumph Street Scrambler Review - Worthy of the Scrambler name Words: Peter Elliott Photos: Peter Elliott, Geoff OsborneWhen a cloudless blue sky beckons, and the hot, dry hills of childhood adventure are disappearing behind you – accompanied by a...
Spinning back to my home in North Carolina from Moto Guzzi’s North American headquarters in Woodstock, Georgia, opened a floodgate of memories that took me back to my formative motorcycling years in southern England. I had ridden my well-worn...
Australia is currently going scooter crazy and with fuel exceeding $1.50 a litre it is no wonder.I recently spent two weeks with a great little four-stroke scooter, the Bolwell Gmax 150 epitomises what is great about scooting.I covered nearly...
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...
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...
Carving through an uphill left-hand turn, with the mountains turning shades of misty blue ahead, I felt my knee puck grazing the smooth asphalt. The new Aprilia Factory wasn’t even trying and felt so totally in control I was...
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...
2017 KTM Adventure Review Super Adventure 1290 R & S, Adventure 1090 R Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Greg Smith/iKaptureWhat a launch, what an occasion and bloody hell... what a bike! Well, bikes actually. When you hear the launch ride is set...
Motorcycles are generally placed into categories such as sports, cruiser, nakedbike, etc. Every now and then however a machine comes along that is so different and so remarkable that it deserves a class of its own. Yamaha’s VMAX is...
Ducati are well renowned for making some stunning looking motorcycles, the new Multistrada is not one of them. It does grow on you a little but even its mother could not come to really love the way it looks.Luckily...
Triumph Thruxton Review - Triumph Thruxton Test By Trevor Hedge - Also known as the Tan TerrorMany motorcycle manufacturers are riding the retro boom right now but none are doing it better than Triumph with their burgeoning Bonneville based range....
2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Launch Report - Sydney Motorsport Park Test by Mark Willis, Images by SMAC! Media & KTMSydney Motorsports Park played host to part one of the MY17 launch of KTM’s Street range of motorcycles and here...
Honda dealers and riders have been screaming for a lightweight road legal enduro bike for years, and with the arrival of the CRF250X their prayers have been answered. Yamaha have been able to challenge Honda for the #1 sales spot...
The Gold Wing has been around for well over two decades now and in 2001 the new Gold Wing is lighter, more luxurious and a great deal more powerful than ever before.The new 1,832cc engine delivers 118 horsepower and...
While in Sydney earlier this year I took the opportunity to sample Harley-Davidson’s 2004 Wide Glide.My first impression was that the new 1,450cc (88 cube) engine is simply miles ahead of the earlier 1,340cc unit. While still no arm...
Honda CB500X Review Honda hits the sweet spot Motorcycle Review by Marty Thompson Images by Colin Rosewarne & Trevor HedgeAround 12 months ago, I had the opportunity to ride both the F and R incarnations (naked and faired respectively,) of Honda's 500cc...
Honda's CBX500 - For the adventurous LAMS spirit Words by Jock McLauchlan,  Photos by Geoff OsborneThis motorcycle testing malarkey can definitely throw up the odd quandary. Sometimes we test a bike that’s as trick-as-all-hell and yet the ride experience falls...
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 OsborneOut there, somewhere in my imagination, I can see a path. Three thousand odd kilometres across a...
2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Test with Mark Willis I finally had a chance to throw a leg back over a litre-capacity sportsbike at one of best tracks in the world. Excited? You Bet!The weather is almost perfect and there is nothing quite like...
I first rode a Deauville around a year ago when Honda had a single model in Australia for evaluation purposes. That was just a quick squirt around the confines of Phillip Island, but recently I utilised a Deauville for...
2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 ReviewBy 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...
At only $12,190 Honda's VT750D Shadow offers people another very affordable motorcycle in the increasingly popular mid-size cruiser segment of the market.Power is provided by way of the normal cruiser powerplant layout, a V-Twin.  While it is not strong...
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...
Ducati’s Supersport family has served the Italian company very well for a long time now.  However, over the last decade the 900SS had fallen well behind the times. A rather asthmatic and fairly uncivilised engine never won my heart....
The YB11 is powered by a lightly modified Yamaha YZF1000 ThunderAce donk (go here for dyno charts).    This particular Bimota I tested had steel brake lines and an Arrow muffler as the only departures from standard trim.  And...
Kawasaki 2017 650cc LAMS machines reviewed Motorcycle Test by Kris Hodgson, Images by Nick WoodKawasaki 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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