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Honda Kid's CRFs Reviewed - CRF50F, CRF110F, CRF125F Words: Jock McLauchlan, Ben Wilkins, Photos: Geoff Osborne Honda offers a great range of their CRF machinery ideal for junior riders and covering a wide age range, whether that's starting on the CRF50F,...
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...
KTM 1290 Super Adventure Review - Tested By Trevor Hedge There are fully loaded adventure tourers and then there is KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure  @mcnewscomau on Instagram, or @mcnewscomau on Twitter and Facebook MCNews.com.au KTM’s original twin-cylinder Adventure bikes were the real hard core adventure-tourer....
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...
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...
2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 Review Big-bore Suzuki receives major overhaul for 2018 New frame - Updated powerplant - Better brakes Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff Osborne After several years of what has looked like an identical bike, Suzuki has given its big-bore motocross machine...
The Varadero is Honda's large capacity adventure-tourer. With a big 996cc V-Twin (sourced from the Firestorm) providing the motivation Honda's Varadero can easily cruise at any reasonable speed you require. V-Twins are notorious for using quite a lot of fuel...
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...
More than 20 years since Suzuki first introduced the hugely successful RMX250 the Japanese brand has reinvigorated the RMX nomenclature for their all new RMX450Z enduro weapon. Just as that original RMX250 was based on Suzuki’s top flight RM250 two-stroke...
Honda's hugely successful FireBlade debuted in 1992 and re-wrote the rules for big bore sportsbikes like no other before it.  A further refinement of the excellent Year 2000 model (929), the new 6th generation FireBlade offers plenty of improvements. ...
Triumph have made the triple cylinder configuration their own in recent years. In-line three cylinder engines have been the signature engineering layout for the brand since the company reinvented itself in 1990. A brief foray into big bore four-cylinder machines...
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...
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...
The picturesque Barrabool motocross circuit just west of Geelong in Victoria was the location for the press launch of the revamped RM-Z450 L0. Suzuki was first onto the market in 2007 with a production based fuel injected motocross machine. With...
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...
2018 KTM two-stroke TPI Enduro range reviewed at the famous Erzberg iron mine Words: Jonathan Bentman - Photos: Marco Campelli & Sebas Romero If anything could define the might, the muscle, of KTM, then bringing the first fuel-injected two-stroke enduro to...
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...
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Review  By Trevor Hedge Despite leading the motorcycle sales charts on and off for many years, Kawasaki had been short changing Australian learners by only offering them an outdated version of the venerable Ninja 250, long cast aside...
Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 Tested By Trevor Hedge Harley's move to smaller and more affordable products manufactured in India has been a big win for the American icon. Over 35,000 of the new 'Street' models in their original two configurations (500cc...
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Test Riding the Africa Twin | Day One By Trevor Hedge The Australian and NZ launch of Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin kicked off on Monday with a 240km ride from Picton through to Hanmer Springs.  The first 40km...
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...
--  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...
Piaggio MP3 300 By Trevor Hedge There have been numerous attempts at reinventing the wheel in regards to developments in motorcycle chassis design. Most have ended up as nothing more than engineering oddities quickly discarded by the mainstream. Bucking the established...
Bikes simply don’t come any bigger than Honda’s Gold Wing. Some have engines larger than the Gold Wing’s 1832cc donk but none combine gargantuan dimensions, a massive 147 litres of storage capacity, heated seats and grips, wonderful seats, weather...
Honda's CRF250L Rally Review Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff Osborne I have to put a couple of things on the table... I love the look of the new Honda CRF250L Rally but I’m so far removed from its target market that...
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...
Last week (2005) Honda invited a swag of their sponsors and a number of journalists to Winton Raceway to celebrate their 2005 success on the racetrack by letting some miscreants loose on the Joe Rocket and No Fear race...
Cruising Coast to Coast | Heavyweight Baggers Comparo Part Six Phillip Island to Perth Cruiser Comparo Back to Part One - Back to Part Two - Back to Part Three - Back to Part Four - Back to Part Five Harley Road King, Indian Springfield, Triumph...
2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Launch Report - Sydney Motorsport Park Test by Mark Willis, Images by SMAC! Media & KTM Sydney Motorsports Park played host to part one of the MY17 launch of KTM’s Street range of motorcycles and here...
--  BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black --  Words and images by Trevor Hedge BMW has released a spec’d up version of their uber adventure tourer, the R 1200 GS - and it comes in black, well triple black to be...
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