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Triumph Street Twin Review - Launch Test By Trevor Hedge Triumph’s Bonneville range just scored it’s biggest revamp yet.  In 2005 the hugely successful model range grew in capacity from 790cc to 865cc, then scored EFI in 2009. For 2016 the...
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...
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...
BMW R 1200 R Review BMW R 1200 R Ridden And Reviewed by Trevor Hedge BMW’s R 1200 R has always been a bit of an oddball in the modern motorcycling world.  Classified as a Roadster, rather than a regular nakedbike,...
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...
Inside the Ducati Factory Part Two - With Phil Aynsley Continued from part one last week... No records remain for this 50cc 2-stroke design that featured fan-forced cooling. It dates from around 1975. This 1975 modified bevel twin motor was used to test a...
Triumph T120 Bonneville Review | Test Trevor Hedge recently spent a couple of days in the Adelaide Hills on the new Triumph T120 Bonneville and T120 Black. Almost sixty years after the original T120 shone brighter than all its peers, this...
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...
Bridgestone Battlecross E50 New enduro tyres from Bridgestone Bridgestone have introduced their new FIM/DOT approved Battlecross E50 Enduro tyres with three sizes currently available in Australia at launch. The Battlecross E50 is road homologated, can be used in all Enduro competitions, and incorporates Battlecross...
Suzuki DR-Z400E Review Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge Well here we are, almost 20 years since the DR-Z400 first landed on Australian shores, I have been again banging about the bush on Suzuki's versatile enduro bike for the masses. Since its...
2017 Triumph Street Cup Review - Cafe racer inspired Bonneville Motorcycle Test by Peter Elliott - Photos: Geoff Osborne & Triumph I will admit that I am a strange person occasionally, but every time I got on this bike, or saw...
New style Shoei EX-Zero McLeod Accessories has announced that Shoei's EX-Zero is due to hit Australia in July. A classically inspired design while still pushing the boundaries with modern elements and top notch features that are only implemented so smartly when...
he GSX-R 600 is a race-replica if there ever was one.  Racer boy ergonomics, peaky top-end power, reasonable brakes and fantastic handling make the GSX-R a pretty sharp package. Surprisingly enough though I didn't find the little GSX-R that uncomfortable...
After 850 kilometres astride the CBR 600 I have found just how truly versatile the F4 is. 800 of those kilometres included some pretty hard riding over 2 days, without my body getting too sore from the experience. The CBR is...
Harley-Davidson XL1200CX Roadster By Trevor Hedge Harley-Davidson recently released the sportiest machine for some time in its seven-bike Sportster line-up. Dubbed the ‘Roadster’, or XL1200CX in Harley’s traditional alpha-numeric methodology, the $19,495 twin is the best-handling Sportster since the long-departed and...
--  Husqvarna TR650 Strada and TR650 Terra Review --  By Trevor Hedge While Husqvarna’s TR650 Terra and Strada might not be such a big deal to the majority of Australian motorcyclists, those that find their two wheel fun primarily on relatively...
2018 Aprilia Shiver Review - 2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro Review Trev tests Aprilia's new 900cc Nakedbikes Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge - Images by Ben Galli Both Aprilia's Supermoto-styled Dorsuduro and its more amenable naked sibling, the Shiver, first began life a decade...
Airoh Commander Adventure helmet - $599.95 RRP Arriving in Australian motorcycle stores November Moto National has announced the Airoh Commander Adventure helmet will be arriving in November and is suited for all-terrain, all-round riding experiences, featuring two different configurations - with...
What a hoon machine! Immediately after pulling out of the Witch Cycles driveway aboard the biggest of the Bandit range I fed some throttle in and was greeted by the front wheel promptly leaving the deck. Three gears later it...
Triumph Thruxton Review - Triumph Thruxton Test By Trevor Hedge - Also known as the Tan Terror Many motorcycle manufacturers are riding the retro boom right now but none are doing it better than Triumph with their burgeoning Bonneville based range....
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...
Harley Softail Review Harley's new Softail range is making waves By Paul Owen There’s plenty of buzz about the new 2018 Softail range from Harley-Davidson. There is also a fair dose of angst as well...  Paul Owen headed to California to try...
2017 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer - Mile-munching LAMS sports tourer By Boris Mihailovic, Images by Greg Smith It’s very good of Yamaha to solve a problem so many L-platers seem to have. And that problem is they won’t leave the city and...
Shoei RYD Helmet Review - High spec, competitively priced from $599.90 By Kris Hodgson Shoei’s RYD helmet now offers a great entry-point into the brand’s premium products for the more price conscious and I’ll admit I’ve been won over, as this...
It had been six years since I last rode around the northern and central parts of Western Australia so when the opportunity arose to explore the area again I jumped at the chance. My mount for this sojourn was BMW’s...
2017 Suzuki GSX-S750 Review - Mid-capacity screamer Motorcycle Test by Boris Mihailovic - Images by TBG & Half Light I used to look at the outgoing GSR750 (pseudo Bandit) with a benign indifference. It was a bike neither fish nor foul,...
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This was more of an adventure than just a road test. We covered around 350 kilometres aboard the new XR through the Snowy Mountains. The terrain was awesome, at times we were nearly 6000 feet above sea level and riding...
Airoh GP500 Review - Road & Track performance from $599.95 Review by Marty Thompson The Airoh GP500 exudes Italian style and being completely handmade, the fit and finish is absolutely superb. It's been nine years since I purchased a new helmet, so it...
Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress review Words: Jock McLauchlan Photos: Geoff Osborne The Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress is an audacious beast. The design is daring and few machines have the visual impact of Guzzi's MGX-21. It's not just the stunning...
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