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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...
Honda's CBX500 - For the adventurous LAMS spirit Words by Jock McLauchlan,  Photos by Geoff Osborne This 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...
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-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...
BMW are certainly getting serious about performance. The new K Series four-cylinder machines have class leading power. Likewise, the latest series of R Boxer machines punch much harder than before while moving with a lot more agility than their predecessors....
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...
Cruising Coast to Coast | Heavyweight Baggers Comparo Part Five Phillip Island to Perth Cruiser Comparo - Back to Part One - Back to Part Two - Back to Part Three - Back to Part Four Harley Road King, Indian Springfield, Triumph Thunderbird LT...
During our recent visit to Brisbane to cover the Australian Formula Xtreme round at Lakeside we had organized 3 bikes to test – a new GSX-R 750 from Suzuki along with the latest model Yamaha R1 and Honda Fireblade. ...
Ducati XDiavel S Review Ducati XDiavel Tested by Trevor Hedge - Action images by Greg Smith Ducati, now over 90-years-old, is more widely known for producing cutting edge sportsbikes, rather than fat-tyred, low-slung cruisers, but the Diavel, first introduced in 2011,...
The Bimota SB6 is one expensive motorcycle, around $35,000 thank you very much. That is a lot of money when the current crop of Japanese hotshots are so good these days, at half the price. But if you are thinking...
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...
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Review Test Sports-Touring with a mental case  @mcnewscomau on Instagram, or @mcnewscomau on Twitter and Facebook MCNews.com.au By Trevor Hedge Ever since the 1290 Super Duke GT was officially confirmed by KTM last year I have been champing at the bit to...
Indulge me for a minute as we attempt to get into a collective fantasy here! You pick up a scratch and match ticket from the local newsagent and manage to hit the jackpot. Fifty thousand big ones, and all...
With the words to "Born to be wild" on my mind I quite happily sung my way through the twists and turns of Sydney's Royal National park.  Suzuki's VL 250 Intruder supplying the bass line through its small twin chrome...
Harley Road King - Indian Springfield - Triumph Thunderbird LT - Moto Guzzi California Touring across Australia Heavyweight Baggers Comparo - Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four After staying the night in Kimba, we got on the road...
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...
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...
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...
First things first… You have no doubt noticed by now the differences between Piaggio’s ground breaking MP3 model and conventional scooters. That’s right; an extra wheel positioned at the front of the machine. Your next questions would be does the machine...

Yamaha VMAX

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...
2020 Suzuki Katana Review Suzuki Katana Test by Trevor Hedge Suzuki Chief Engineer Saturo Terada, made it clear to the assembled press contingent at the world launch, staged amongst the bamboo forests that line Arashiyama-Takao Parkway, that the new Katana is...
On taking my helmet off at a service station, pool of water appearing underneath me, and dripping from 200 very wet kilometres aboard the new KTM Adventure, another customer filling his vehicle remarked, “Not a good day for that...
After a week and over 1,000 kilometres with Harley Davidson’s stunning new V-Rod I must say I was sad to be handing the machine back. This surprised me, I am a confirmed sportsbike addict, always hankering for the latest...
--  Kawasaki ZX-10R (2011) Review --  By Trevor Hedge It’s no secret that for many years Kawasaki has been left behind by their Japanese brethren, in the race for 1000cc sportsbike supremacy. Taking a different development cycle to their competitors, who...
The guys at the UK's SuperBike magazine recently took Suzuki's new GSX-R 1000, Honda's CBR 929 Fireblade, Yamaha's R1 and Kawasaki's ZX-9R to the Almeria circuit in Spain followed by some road miles around Europe to see how they...
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...
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...
--  MC News Test – 2013 Husqvarna TE250R/TE310R - ‘R’ Is For Race! --  By Darren Smart The 2013 Husqvarna TE250R and TE310R have an ‘R’ added to their names and more importantly both models have benefitted from recent race development...
Honda Africa Twin reviewed by long-term owner MCNews.com.au reader Stewy McPhee reflects on 14,000km and 18 months with the CRF1000L Firstly I'll explain how the Africa Twin came to be my choice of ride. I had my trusty 2005 VFR800 in for...
BMW F 700 GS Review Motorcycle Test by Jock McLauchlan - Photos by Geoff Osborne If you're not familiar with the BMW F 700 GS, prepare for confusion. It's actually the same capacity as the F 800 GS but offers a...
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