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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...
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...
2019 KTM 790 Duke Review By Wayne Vickers Some bikes take a while to grow on you, to properly understand how to get the best out of them. Where the sweet spot of the engine lies, the better shift points, body...
2018 Yamaha YZ450F - Motorcycle Review 2018 YZ450F Test by Todd Jarratt - Images by iKapture and Yamaha MCNews.com.au sent Todd Jarratt along to the launch of the 2018 Yamaha YZ450F last week and today he reports in his findings from...
Yamaha XJR1300 Review (2011) | By Trevor Hedge Thanks to modern emissions legislation, lovers of air-cooled big-bore fours have little choice in the market nowadays since the unfortunate removal of the GSX1400 from Suzuki’s line-up and the liquid-cooled ZRX1200 from Kawasaki’s...
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...
Scooter sale figures seem to suggest that predominantly scooter buyers are after cheap and efficient town transport. Six of the top ten selling scooters in the Australian market are 50cc and the largest capacity machine figuring highly in the...
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 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...
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...
Suzuki has raised the bar in the Pro-Lites category with the all new 2010 RM-Z250 L0. MCNEWS.COM.AU was lucky enough to put the new machine through its paces at the picturesque Barrabool Moto X circuit west of Geelong. The RM-Z250 L0...
Honda CMX500 Review / Quick Fang Ten Points  on the new Honda CMX500 Bobber / Rebel The CMX500 may look a bit strange at first, but the ergonomics actually work quite well. All the controls are in logical places and...
After spending the best part of a week with the Suzuki flagship (a ship out of Battlestar Galactica was how one onlooker described it) I have come to respect the Hayabusa as a good all-rounder. 5.8 kilometres after hopping aboard...
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 Cocklebiddy, our start point for day four, is near the...
Suzuki GSX250R Motorcycle Test Sporty 250 option from Suzuki Words by Stuart, Images by Nick Wood Attracting attention on this metallic blue version of the GSX250R is something you’ll have to get used to. Most of the people who talked to me about...
2017 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye X Review - BMW's premium off-road adventure-tourer By Mark Willis - Images by iKapture So, an adventure launch? I am happy to admit straight off the bat that I was more than a little anxious...
2016 Yamaha YZ250F Review By Todd Jarratt After winning the 2015 AMA Supercross West Coast Lites Championship; AMA Motocross Lites Championship; MX Nationals MX2 Championship; MX Nationals MXD Championship; and MX Nationals MXR Championship, Yamaha’s YZ250F looks in good stead to be...
2017 Suzuki DL650 Tested in FNQ with Trevor Hedge Suzuki’s DL650 V-Strom has been around since 2004 and has been a very popular model for the brand. The smaller sibling of the DL1000, the more affordable DL650 has outsold its...
This review examines the latest 2006 Harley Dyna machines with opinions from mcnews.com.au editor Trevor Hedge balanced with the views of experienced day to day Harley rider Neale Brumby.  Neale is the editor of Heavy Duty magazine which is...
I was lucky enough to be the first journalist in Australia to ride the SP1, way back in April 2000 when there was only one in the country. No doubt you would have read some of the endless hype and...
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...
Yamaha have given the full race replica treatment to learner bikes with the YZF-R125. The YZF-R125 looks as though it is doing 200km/h standing still but with all of 15 horsepower from its 125cc four-stroke single for motivation the only...
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...
The arrival of Honda’s CBR250R 18 months ago turned the learner bike market on its head. Smart, high-tech and at the bargain price of $5490, Honda came out hard to upset Kawasaki’s long running Ninja 250R party. And upset...
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...
Todd Jarratt tastes his first racetrack experience on Yamaha's new YZF-R6 at SMP What you’re about to read is a short story about a young kid’s dream becoming reality... From an early age, my life has been engrossed with motorcycles –...
My first few kilometres on Ducati’s new Streetfighter were not all that enjoyable. Upon thumbing the starter outside the Chifley Hotel near Eastern Creek Raceway, the big twin reluctantly fired into life. But with politically correct standard pipes the charismatic...
--  2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900 Review --  By Trevor Hedge Dirtbike specialist Husqvarna has taken to the streets for the first time in 50 years with the launch of the Nuda 900 and it’s a machine that refuses to be pigeonholed. Minimalist...
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...
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