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Honda first introduced the VFR750 more than 24 years ago and over that time the model has built up an enviable record for great reliability and a wonderful blend of performance and practicality. The move to VFR800 nomenclature happened...
I first spied Honda’s new CB400 on the back of a ute at the launch of the 2008 CBR1000RR Fireblade at Phillip Island. The assembled throng of Australia’s motorcycle scribes were immediately drawn away from the exciting new Fireblade...
2016 Yamaha WR450F ReviewBy Todd Jarratt - Images by Greg Smith When Yamaha introduced the redesigned WR250F in 2015, many consumers questioned why its big brother WR450F didn’t receive the same major updates. Then one year later as the 2016...
2015 Yamaha WR250F Review - By Trevor Hedge Yamaha’s WR is a pretty big deal to Australian off-road enthusiasts. We buy more of them than any other nationality in the world.The original four-stroke WR range was the brainchild of a...
KTM has now been around as a manufacturer for fifty years but only in recent times has the company reached a position where it can take on the Japanese in the sales race.The name KTM is derived from the...
A motorcycle that provides a good mix of acceptable performance on both bush trails and tarmac makes for a versatile adventure machine. Motorcycles that offer these benefits can be split in two camps. Bikes such as the DR650 Suzuki,...
BMW round out the R nineT range with the Pure and Racer Words by Ralph Leavsey-MoaseDoes this tell you anything? The retro ranges of Triumph, with the Classics; Ducati with the Scramblers; and BMW with the R nineTs have all...
The RF900R has one major downfall, most people do not like the way it looks, I think it looks OKAY, some love it, most loathe it. But after you get past that first impression and have ridden the 937cc...
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...
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...
2018 Husqvarna TE250i - EFI Enduro two-stroke Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff OsborneThe all-new KTM fuel-injected two-strokes have been met with universal approval. Of course, the 2018 Husky TE250i comes from the same stable. We have had the TE for...
Honda's CBX500 - For the adventurous LAMS spirit Words by Jock McLauchlan,  Photos by Geoff OsborneThis motorcycle testing malarkey can definitely throw up the odd quandary. Sometimes we test a bike that’s as trick-as-all-hell and yet the ride experience falls...
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...
When I first rode KTM’s 950 Supermoto model early last year I was most impressed, and judged it as the most practical all round roadbike yet to come from the Austrian manufacturer. An excellent fuel range and ergonomics...
The big bore 'Naked Bike' class is booming in Australia and Suzuki's latest offering has the goods to shoot straight to the top of the class.Nobody could accuse the GSX 1400 of being small or a lightweight but that...
Honda dealers and riders have been screaming for a lightweight road legal enduro bike for years, and with the arrival of the CRF250X their prayers have been answered. Yamaha have been able to challenge Honda for the #1 sales spot...
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Test Day Two Report Here / Day One Report HereRiding the Africa Twin | Conclusions By Trevor Hedge Day three was the penultimate day of our four-day Africa Twin test traversing New Zealand. The route today took us from Christchurch through...
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 1290 Super Duke R Launch Report - Sydney Motorsport Park Test by Mark Willis, Images by SMAC! Media & KTMSydney Motorsports Park played host to part one of the MY17 launch of KTM’s Street range of motorcycles and here...
The ZX9R Ninja is one of the most exciting rides around, this is mainly because of it's very lively and entertaining power delivery.The 899cc donk is of an oversquare design allowing for big valves while providing a short stroke...
Honda VFR800X Crossrunner Review | Tested by Trevor HedgeTake a VFR800, put some high-rise bars on it, add a bit more suspension travel, dress it in pseudo adventure-touring clothes and you have the new Honda VFR800X Crossrunner.Unlike many had...
 KTM RC390 Review - Tested by Trevor HedgeKTM 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...
Honda’s entry into the performance four-stroke enduro market was a long time coming but the wait proved worthwhile. Honda’s CRF250X was introduced in 2004 and has steadily improved ever since. The latest model is slimmer between the knees than...
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...
Triumph Speed Triple and Speed Triple R (2016) Motorcycle Review by Trevor Hedge - Images by Jeff Crow Introduced in 1994, Triumph’s Speed Triple was a motorcycle that really reinvigorated the Triumph brand.  The original new-era Speed Triple was a bold,...
It was like a weird Biker Boyz déjà vu. Tucked in behind the fairing of the new Yamaha R1, engine screaming toward its stratospheric 13,750 rpm redline, I looked over to see my reflection in a mirrored visor. Smiling...
2016 Yamaha MT-03 Tested Yamaha's new MT-03 reviewed by Boris MihailovicI am always a little nonplussed when I’m plonked on a Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM) bike and asked to review it, presumably so beginners will be enthralled enough to consider...
By Trevor HedgeOkay, let’s start with the most important piece of news about KTM’s new 390 Duke. KTM Australia originally priced the machine at $6995 plus on road costs via a statement over a month ago, an impressive price...
2017 Triumph Street Scrambler Review - Worthy of the Scrambler name Words: Peter Elliott Photos: Peter Elliott, Geoff OsborneWhen a cloudless blue sky beckons, and the hot, dry hills of childhood adventure are disappearing behind you – accompanied by a...
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V Review By Trevor HedgeIf you like the idea of riding something distinctly different and perhaps even a little eccentric, then perhaps a Guzzi is part of your destiny.While most European brands have embraced the latest...
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