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Bridgestone A41 Adventure Motorcycle Tyres Reviewed by Trevor Hedge If you have ever owned a big adventure bike, you know keeping it in off-road-specific rubber can become a massive drain on your wallet. The added off-road security of chunky tyres (particularly...
Yamaha XSR900 Review An affordable and charismatic retro triple that bangs hard Test by Jock McLauchlan,  Images by Geoff Osborne When we tested the all new, and rather cool Yamaha XSR700 LAMs machine (link to test), we came away more than a...
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...
Triumph Speed Triple RS Review Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge - Images by iKap If you have been watching recent developments in the Triumph range with a keen eye, you might have noticed that Hinckley are making a determined effort to...
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...
2019 Triumph Street Twin Review Motorcycle Test by Wayne Vickers I admit it, I didn’t actually expect the Triumph Street Twin to be all that different from the deliciously laid back Street Scrambler I’d spent a couple of weeks getting to...
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...
2016 Motorcycle Sales Figures - First Quarter Motorcycle Sales up in first quarter 2016 (compared to first quarter 2015) Honda breaks all-time March sales record to strengthen #1 spot on the charts Yamaha dominate off-road market The motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and scooter market...
Indian FTR 1200 S Review The new American kid in town By Trevor Hedge Indian may lay claim to being America’s first motorcycle company, pre-dating Harley by a couple of years, but it seems clear that their future success lies in moving...
2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Australian Launch Test by Mark Willis, Images by iKapture Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, 80km west of the NSW capital, played host destination to the 2017 launch of the new range of adventure bikes from Austrian manufacturer,...
KTM 790 Adventure and Adventure R Unifilters on the way Arriving June 1, 2019 Supplied pre-oiled, Unifilter's dual stage airfilter replaces the standard paper element for those looking to take their KTM 790 Adventure and Adventure R into the elements. Utilising 40...
Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross AX41 Bridgestone have announced a new Battlax Adventurecross AX41 tyre, which is set to arrive in Australia in January 2019. Bridgestone boast the new AX41 combines the brand's trail/road know-how with Battlax block placement technology to provide ideal...
Kawasaki 2017 650cc LAMS machines reviewed Motorcycle Test by Kris Hodgson, Images by Nick Wood Kawasaki recently updated their premium LAMS offerings with the 2017 Ninja 650L and Z650L, shedding weight, improving styling and offering a more refined ride. The move...
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...
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 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...
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...
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!...
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...
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...
Valentino Rossi answers what role people play in his life and other things. Father, Graziano. “Apart from being my father, Graziano has always been one of the main supports of my sports career. He was the one who introduced me and supported...
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...
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...
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...
Factory Turbocharged Motorcycles With Phil Hall In the continuing series of bikes that seemed like a good idea, but proved not to be in practice, so far we have looked at the Honda MVX250, the Yamaha XZ550 and the terrible TX...
Australian Motorcycle Council welcomes ratings system for protective clothing Motorcyclists around Australia and New Zealand will soon have access to more information about the safety of protective clothing with the formation of a working group and commencement of a pilot...
Phil Hall takes a look at the Yamaha XZ550 Orphans Pt2 While it is generally considered that the Americans invented the concept that, “If some is good, more is better” it was slavishly followed by the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers during the...
--  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...
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...
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