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I recently covered around 3,500 kilometres aboard an Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille and formed quite a bond with the Latin lovely during that time.   The Aprilia felt very high at first.  With a seating position that made me feel...
 KTM RC390 Review - Tested by Trevor Hedge KTM have certainly been ramping up their street bike assault recently and the latest shot across the bows of the established street bike players to come from Mattighofen is the new KTM...
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...
I covered around 1000 kilometres astride the R1 on roads which included tight/slow corners, fast open bends & straight touring stretches. Road surface quality varied considerably throughout. I compare the R1 to the ZX9R a lot here because people...
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but if that were the case this story would already be over, so I guess I better fess up. Unfortunately, there are no tales of wild nights and huge wins...
BMW HP4 Race By Mark Willis To say that I was a little bit excited to receive an invite from Trev to throw a leg over BMW's HP4 race is a massive understatement. I remember seeing the specs on the HP4...
--  2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Review --  By Trevor Hedge Yamaha’s headline feature for the updated for 2012 YZF-R1 is a new traction control suite. Yamaha have already used traction on their Super Tenere adventure-touring machine but the updated R1 is the...
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...
The DR400 is Suzuki's latest entry in to the very popular and competitive 4-stroke MX and Enduro market.  A day with the kick-start enduro model was spent on a large home-made MX track with plenty of jumps and deep...
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...
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...
2016 Yamaha YZ450F Review – Todd Jarratt The 2016 Yamaha YZ450F has undergone a host of changes from its 2015 predecessor, designed to continue to build on Yamaha’s class leading performance in the big-bore motocross category. Essentially an all-new machine, the...
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...
Suzuki’s DR-Z series has been a massive success for the brand. Legendary reliability backed by a great warranty and a retail price that seems to get lower each year have combined to earn the DR-Z a fantastic reputation amongst...
2017 Suzuki SV650 Reviewed Words by Ben Wilkins - Photos by Geoff Osborne Just when we thought Suzuki's SV650 was due its long service award, a complete revamp brings it bang up to date. Gone is Gladius however, and so we welcome...
--  2012 Yamaha YZ250F Tested --  By Mark Willis It doesn’t seem like two years since we attended the new model launch of the 2010 YZ250F at Cessnock in the Hunter Valley. Fast forward two years and we are in South...
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!...
KTM 790 Duke Review Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge Let’s get straight to the point. KTM don’t do beige. Every single person I have met who works in the big KTM buildings that dominate the serene farming landscape surrounding the Mattighofen...
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...
Scorching around Willow Springs raceway on Yamaha’s new 600cc Supersport weapon, I am filled with amazement. Sharing the track with me, Speed Channel’s Greg White is filming a small segment for Two Wheel Tuesday and this just blows me...
BMW K1300R Review  | By Trevor Hedge (2009) BMW broke the mould when they first introduced the K1200R. While its brutish looks were a bit hard to take at first glance back in 2005, its hard edged Germanic take on nakedness...

Bimota YB11

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's ZX-6R Ninja has always been one of the most popular bikes in this 600cc middleweight class and has always been rated a great all-rounder.  With the introduction of the 2001 model not too much has changed in that...
2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Test Ride Review / Engineering Analysis with Mark McVeigh @ MotoDNA When the Yamaha YZF-R1 was first launched it became an instant icon.  A tri- axis engine with GP style chassis was cutting edge technology in...
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...
2016 Indian Dark Horse – Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend By Boris Mihailovic I’ve come to talk with you again. Because the last time I talked with you, the conversation was fantastic. It involved pizza, beer, a BMW, and crazy mates. And...
--  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...
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...
BMW aficionados that hold the boxer layout dear to their hearts will swoon over the latest incarnation of the R 1200 RT SE. The RT name is derived from the German ‘Reise-Tourer’ which translates to travel tourer. From the early...

Ducati 900SS

The 900SS Ducati is the Italian Marque's largest capacity 'SuperSports' bike. Ducati refers to it's 748 and 996 range as 'HyperSports' models and these two are clearly a step above the 'SS' range in performance, with price tags to...
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