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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...
There has been a lot of buzz in the press and on the Internet lately about the new Triumph Thruxton and I have to admit to being more than a little curious myself. I am a long-term fan of...
Triumph Sprint GT Review By Trevor Hedge Triumph’s Sprint GT looks fairly bland and riding the bike for the first time I couldn't help but think UJM. That unflattering descriptive acronym once so often used to describe Japanese motorcycles. A term...
Introduced in 2003 the CBR600RR has gone on to dominate Supersport competition around the world. Brisbane’s Chris Vermeulen won the World Supersport Championship onboard a CBR600RR in that debut year for the model and his team-mate Karl Muggeridge wrapped...
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...
Every once in a while you are lucky enough to ride a motorcycle that just seems to feel right. I was fortunate enough to have that privilege on Wednesday when mcnews.com.au was invited to the launch of the revolutionary...
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 Day Two (click here for day one), of our Coast...
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 MT-01 Review - By Trevor Hedge Marrying a huge long-stroke v-twin to an agile sporting chassis has been done before. Harley-Davidson was probably the most successful at it sales-wise with their long running Sportster line-up. Sister company Buell also enjoyed major...
Harley-Davidson Softail Slim By Trevor Hedge Harley-Davidson has nipped and tucked its Softail to create the ‘new’ Softail Slim. Put simply, it’s a new model that underneath is essentially much the same as the rest of the Softail line-up; it sports...
The latest Fireblade is a big step forward for the model. A strict diet and lots more power are not the only improvements to the blade. Some people always think that upgrading from a previous model to the next is...
A little over a decade ago American snowmobile and ATV giant Polaris dipped their toe in the water of the mainstream motorcycle market with the launch of Victory Motorcycles. In doing so they declared their mission to go head...
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...
Vespa Primavera Review - By Trevor Hedge Vespa was cool before hipster was cool, and remains cool now that hipster is so not cool; the same way as Vespa has seen other trends come and go it has remained current...
2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Review Motorcycle tested by Trevor Hedge Images by Dean Walters and TH The mid-capacity twin-cylinder adventure bike market is about to get so much hotter in 2019 with the arrival of KTM’s 790 Adventure, and then...
The Falco is the slightly softer cousin of the more sports oriented RSV Mille and serves as Aprilia's first foray in to the highly competitive V-Twin Sport-Touring market.  The 998cc  engine revs very quickly and is extremely strong in the...
2017 Yamaha FJR1300 Review - Buttery smooth villainy By Boris Mihailovic, Images by Boris, Yamaha Motors Do you do a lot of big miles? Do you do them with a pillion? And when you do these big miles do you occasionally...
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...

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...
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...
Yamaha Niken Test Okay, let’s get some things out of the way first Yes the headline was a poor allusion to Animal Farm The Niken has three wheels. A pair of 120/70-15s up front, and a single conventional 190/55-17 at the back. Yes...
Honda CBR 600 History and CBR600RR Multimedia Review  By, Trevor Hedge In a major new step forward for MCNEWS.COM.AU we present our first major multimedia based production. This eight minute long presentation covers the history of the CBR600...
As the early morning sun bursts through the valley, the fir trees a vibrant green against a cloudless blue sky, some of the mountains seem cold and dark in shadow, contrasting sharply to the sun bathed slopes. Remnants of...
It has been a long time between drinks for Honda quad aficionados that have an addiction for maximum performance. I am pleased to say their thirst has been well and truly quenched with the release of the new TRX450R....
Yamaha claim their new FJR 1300 has the chassis performance of a sportsbike along with the ergonomic amenities of a long-distance touring machine. We recently covered some 2,000 kilometres on Yamaha's new touring flagship and put those claims to...
Indian back in the game - By Trevor Hedge America’s oldest motorcycle brand, Indian was recently relaunched in a manner few industry watchers would have expected. Plenty of enthusiasts, however, were more than willing to bet cold hard cash on...
2018 Yamaha WR250F Review Motorcycle Test by Callan May & Ben Wilkins Photos by iKapture I was excited to head to Bathurst, not only to check out the street race track which is a public road when no racing is on, but also...
With big splashes occurring in the cruising market waters these days, Triumph’s Rocket III and Kawasaki’s Vulcan 2000 take a bow, the recent release of Yamaha’s Road Star Tour Deluxe is more of a ripple than a wave. No...
Honda CB500X Review Honda hits the sweet spot Motorcycle Review by Marty Thompson Images by Colin Rosewarne & Trevor Hedge Around 12 months ago, I had the opportunity to ride both the F and R incarnations (naked and faired respectively,) of Honda's 500cc...
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...
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