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A stylish learner legal machine with MT-07 performance, what's not to like! Yamaha XSR700 Review - A retro LAMS cruiser or bruiser? Words by Jock McLauchlan - Photos by Geoff Osborne Yamaha's XSR700 evokes a history of XS models but has been...
2018 Aprilia RSV4 RF 'Factory' Aprilia RSV4RF on the road... Words: Jock McLauchlan; Photos: Geoff Osborne I must confess that for some years now my feelings have been torn concerning the Aprilia RSV4. On the one hand it's a beautifully engineered and...
Suzuki GSX-S1000 Review - Suzuki GSX-S1000F Review Tested by Trevor Hedge Nakedbike fans have been making street-fighters out of GSX-R1000s for years. To be honest, I always thought why ruin a perfectly good sportsbike? Most backyarders pulled the fairings off, chucked on...
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!...
Kawasaki W800 Review - By Trevor Hedge Kawasaki were the first of the Japanese brands to go seriously retro with their W650 more than a decade ago. Despite this, Triumph’s modern day Bonneville (also largely manufactured in Asia) had more...
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...
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...
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...
Yamaha FZ1N Review By Trevor Hedge First introduced in 2001 and born from the DNA of Yamaha’s cutting edge YZF-R1 the FZ1 nakedbike has been a steady seller for Yamaha over its now almost decade long existence. Like early R1s the first...
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...
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...
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...
--  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...
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...
2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer - Retro character Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff Osborne I am what I am. That's the slogan Moto Guzzi proudly uses in its press blurb when describing the new V9 Roamer. The Italian manufacturer says the...
2016 Yamaha YZ250 Review By Todd Jarratt Yamaha are one of the only manufacturers still producing a 250 two-stroke motocross machine and in 2016 it has undergone a few minor refinements, as well as seeing the addition of black rims and...
Triumph Street Twin Review - Launch Test By Trevor Hedge Triumph’s Bonneville range just scored it’s biggest revamp yet.  In 2005 the hugely successful model range grew in capacity from 790cc to 865cc, then scored EFI in 2009. For 2016 the...
BMW F 800 S and F 800 ST Tested Motorcycle Review by Trevor Hedge BMW likes to do things a bit differently. From their Boxer engines through to their duolever and paralever suspension systems, the German manufacturer has never been content...
Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black Words: Peter Elliott Photos: Geoff Osborne There I was zapping down the motorway to town, the 3:30 pm traffic had come to a crawl, swollen to corpulence with trucks and SUVs on school sports drops, and I...
BMW R 1200 R Review BMW R 1200 R Ridden And Reviewed by Trevor Hedge BMW’s R 1200 R has always been a bit of an oddball in the modern motorcycling world.  Classified as a Roadster, rather than a regular nakedbike,...
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...
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 KTM Adventure Review Super Adventure 1290 R & S, Adventure 1090 R Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Greg Smith/iKapture What a launch, what an occasion and bloody hell... what a bike! Well, bikes actually. When you hear the launch ride is set...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
--  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...
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