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The boom in scooter sales has cooled off but that hasn’t stopped an influx of new manufacturers releasing swags of new models. Honda has been one of the winners in the declining scooter market by increasing their market share...
A new era in motocross has just been born with the inception of KTM’s 350 SX-F Motocrosser. Not since Yamaha revolutionized the way we look at motocross bikes back in 1998 with the YZ400F, has a manufacturer made such...
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...
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...
Kawasaki KX250F (2011) Review By Mark Willis Since its inception back in 2004, the Kawasaki KX250F has built up an impressive CV of race and championships wins both here and overseas, especially in the USA with the all-conquering Pro Circuit race...
Suzuki SFV650 Gladius Review By Trevor Hedge Gladius is the Latin term for sword. Suzuki chose that moniker for its more modern and somewhat funky take on their long running and hugely successful SV650 middleweight. Dynamically, the Gladius is not quite...
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...
The Monster line-up has been a huge sales success for Ducati spanning over 15 years. The stripped down machine allowed a legion of new customers to enjoy ‘The Ducati Experience’ through competitively priced entry level models right through to highly specified...
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...
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...
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V Review By Trevor Hedge If 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...
Harley-Davidson 48 Review By Trevor Hedge   Harley’s new 48 Sportster is perhaps the coolest new motorcycle of the year. It is Steve McQueen or James Dean cool. Like Triumph’s Thruxton the 48 provides riders with best of yesteryear styling without the...
BMW Comfort Shell Jacket and Pants By Trevor Hedge After more than a decade in this moto-journalism caper and double that as a road going motorcyclist I have gone through a fair bit of motorcycle gear. Not only due to wear...
Kawasaki KX250F (2011) Review By Mark Willis Since its inception back in 2004, the Kawasaki KX250F has built up an impressive CV of race and championships wins both here and overseas, especially in the USA with the all-conquering Pro Circuit race...
--  Yamaha XVS1100A By Trevor Hedge I am not a cruiser kind of guy but I came away quite enamoured with Yamaha’s middle of the road XVS1100A offering. Priced at $15,699 it’s certainly at the cheaper end of the cruiser scale for...
--  BMW S 1000 RR; A year on with the Bavarian Bahnstormer By Trevor Hedge Since riding BMW’s new S 1000 RR at Portimao last year we have now ridden the S 1000 RR at Phillip Island in both standard and...
--  Triumph gets adventurous --  Pictorials - Triumph Tiger 800 XC Launch Images - Triumph Tiger 800 XC Detail Images - Triumph Tiger 800 XC Fully Optioned Images --  Video - Download 30Mb WMV British manufacturer, Triumph, have taken aim at another sector of the...
--  Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Review By Trevor Hedge There was a time when Kawasaki made some of the most practical road going sportsbikes with exciting engines and good road-tuned suspension, combined with friendly ergonomics. The 1998 through to 2003 ZX-9R Ninja...
--  Honda CBR250R Tested --  By, Trevor Hedge On the back of an earlier preview of Honda’s latest addition to its learner line-up and after spending 500 meaningful kilometres together, I am happy to report the CBR250R lives up to its...
--  Triumph Speed Triple Review By Trevor Hedge Triumph’s Speed Triple has always been a hairy chested brute of a bike, particularly the early models due to the way they steered and handled, rather than due to a surplus of power. The...
--  Kawasaki ZX-10R (2011) Review --  By Trevor Hedge It’s no secret that for many years Kawasaki has been left behind by their Japanese brethren, in the race for 1000cc sportsbike supremacy. Taking a different development cycle to their competitors, who...
--  Suzuki GSX-R750 (2011) --  By Trevor Hedge In 1985 Suzuki shocked the sportsbike world with the release of the GSX-R750. Derived from experienced earned through Suzuki’s successful World Endurance campaigns, the GSX-R750 was the first true race replica motorcycle from...
-- Harley-Davidson Wide Glide Review -- By, Trevor Hedge Harley-Davidson has lopped more than $3000 off the retail price of one of its most successful models, the Dyna Wide Glide. Despite classic Harley styling and one of the best rides in...
--  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...
--  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...

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