More than cheap and cheerful, the Benelli TNT 135 is a quality option. Back in 2017, Benelli burst onto the small bike scene with their TNT 125, battling against the likes of Honda’s Grom and the Kawasaki Z125 Pro. This year. Benelli has brought a new weapon to the funky
Kawasaki has taken its high-spec, high-performance H2 and made it available to the masses. Less than a decade ago, the idea of a supercharged motorcycle from a major manufacturer seemed pretty fanciful. Sure, there had been supercharged bikes in the past, but these were confined to the dragstrip and salt
We talk to the curators of a ground-breaking exhibition of motorcycles – past, present and future – that’s coming in Brisbane this year. How often do you see motorcycles in an art gallery? Not very often, but when you want to put on an exhibition that celebrates the motorcycle as
Benelli brings back an iconic name from its history and presents it in an all-new form. Australia’s current motorcycle market is nothing if not diverse. Not matter what your riding requirements and tastes are, there’s sure to be something to satisfy it. So, in a marketplace that’s crowded with styles,
In the New England High Country region of NSW, something very special is going on. With winter behind us, now’s the time for riding. And now’s the ideal time for riding in the New England High Country region. I’m sure I’m already preaching to the converted with some of you,
It’s winter, and warm gloves are a biker rider’s best friend. When I hear about any motorcycle gear claiming to be an all-rounder, I’m suspicious. The “jack of all trades” is master of none in my experience, but I was pleased to find an exception to that rule in the
It’s the SUPER of the FUTURE. Urban transportation gets a new spark with this all-electric commuter. If, like me, you remember Bernie Fraser and his monotone delivery spruiking industry superannuation funds in the late 1990s, you’ll know I’ve co-opted his slogan for the title of this review. So, what does
Double Act. While sharing engines, frames and a number of other parts, Royal Enfield’s long-awaited 650 twins are anything but identical. In the Bullet, Classic, Continental and Himalayan that Royal Enfield have released here to date, the growth in the model range has reflected the evolution of the brand, but
We may not like to admit it, but style is a factor when we’re looking to purchase a new motorcycle. All motorcycle manufacturers understand this and also understand that nailing the styling can often make or break a bike’s success in the marketplace. Styling is subjective, though, with the same
After a long and successful history in cruisers, Indian moved into new territory with the release of the FTR 1200 S. For an American brand that was built on – and reborn with – cruisers, Indian’s addition of the FTR 1200 range to their lineup was a bold move. Categorically
With sharp styling, smooth handling and sweet performance, Kawasaki’s all-new Ninja 400 also comes with the seal of approval from three-time World Superbike champ Jonathan Rea. When the entry-level motorcycle market in this country upsized from the traditional 250cc to 300cc, it was Kawasaki that led the way. Now, it
Our resident motorbike tester takes the Schuberth R2 helmet out for a spin. WHEN YOU hear the words ‘German Precision Engineering’, what usually comes to mind? A BMW, Audi or Mercedes, most likely. Maybe a Miele if you’re spending inordinate amounts of time in the kitchen during this self-isolation period.
Continental Tyre’s Proving Ground at Uvalde in Texas is part fun fair and part serious place of work…seems you can have your cake and eat it too. Here’s what we learned in our day testing tyres.
While some car makers are suggesting autonomous driving is still some way off, automotive systems supplier, Continental, reckons we’ll see self-driving cars by 2025.
Practical Motoring got behind the wheel of Continental’s Cruising Chauffeur self-driving tyre test vehicle at its Uvalde Proving Ground in Texas (and wasn’t allowed to touch a thing).