09 Sep 2020

Yamaha shows off the new 2021 WR450F

More power, sharper handling and improved braking for MY21 enduro favourite. Ahead of its release later this year, Yamaha have previewed the 2021 version of the WR450F. A firm favourite with Australian enduro riders, the WR450F has built its local reputation on reliability and performance in both work and play

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07 Sep 2020

Yamaha’s special Aussie Edition WR450F

Australian-exclusive MY21 WR450F to feature unique graphics and Australian-sourced accessories. To acknowledge the success of their WR450F enduro model in Australia, Yamaha will release a special “Aussie Edition” later this year that will be exclusive to the Australian market. Since its local launch in 1998, the WR450F has been an

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31 Aug 2020

XTR Pepo: Hot little CFB 250 custom

XTR Pepo takes a humble CBF 250 commuter and turns it into a hot little custom Words: Mike Ryan Photos: Cesar Godoy Jose “Pepo” Rosell would have to be one of the most prolific custom bike builders going around. It seems there’s a new project rolling out of his Madrid

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27 Aug 2020

Adventurous Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel revealed

Adventure tourer comes with panniers, windscreen, heated grips, auxiliary lights and smartphone-compatible multimedia platform as standard. Moto Guzzi have expanded their V85 TT family with the arrival of the V85 TT Travel. While the V85 TT already offers abundant capability for road and off-road, the Travel comes with long distance

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25 Aug 2020

Norton trio consigned for Shannons Online Auction

Three Commandos, led by a rare John Player 850, listed for timed online auction. Shannons second online-only auction – the 2020 Winter Timed Online Auction – this 19-26 August will feature thirteen motorcycles amongst the 149 lots of automobiles, commercial vehicles, petroliana, garagenalia, collectables and heritage number plates. The expected

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19 Aug 2020

Tyre Review: Weekend away with the Metzeler Karoo Street

Joining a long list of ADV tyre choices, the Metzeler Karoo Street offers something a bit more comfortable but without much compromise. Adventure tyres might seem a dime a dozen but really, how often is it that you truly find the perfect blend between on-road manners and off-road performance? So

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18 Aug 2020

World Superbikes cancel San Juan de Villicum

World Superbikes joins MotoGP in moving to a Europe-only calendar for remainder of 2020 season. The 2020 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship could consist of as little as eight rounds following the cancellation of the Argentine round at San Juan de Villicum. Scheduled for 9-11 October, the Argentine World Superbike

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17 Aug 2020

2020 Yamaha NMAX 155 Scooter

LAM’s approved scooter is a good option for new riders but also quick urban transport for the experienced.  Looking for an alternative transport go-to for the daily bus and train crush and urban traffic crawl? Yamaha’s NMAX 155 scooter might be the perfect fit. For those after practical transport, the

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14 Aug 2020

CFMOTO 700CL-X adventure bike arriving 2021

Stylish adventure bike joins CFMOTO lineup. CFMOTO has confirmed the arrival of the first of three full-power 700CL-X modern-classic models, following up the full-fairing sportsbike the 300SR. Unveiled at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and launched recently in CFMOTO’s Chinese domestic market, the 700CL-X will be available in

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10 Aug 2020

Kawasaki Ninja 650L and Z650L review

Kawasaki’s LAMS-approved Ninja 650L and Z650L may be two sides of the same coin, but it’s a pretty handy coin to have. Kawasaki is ringing in the changes this year. The Ninja 1000 and Z1000 have been updated for 2017, and the all-new Versys X-300 mini-tourer has just arrived. On

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07 Aug 2020

Benelli TNT 135 review

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

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04 Aug 2020

2020 Kawasaki Z H2

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

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29 Jul 2020

Q&A: Motorcycles as art with Falco and Guilfoyle

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

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24 Jul 2020

Feature: Heiwa Motorcycles BMW R NineT Custom

For their first crack at a custom BMW, Heiwa Motorcycle took an R nineT Scrambler and turned it into a slick streeter. Words: Mike Ryan and Tadashi Kohno        Photos: Hiromitsu Yasui Following the R nineT custom project of 2014, BMW Motorrad turned to Japan again, specifically Heiwa Motorcycle in Hiroshima,

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21 Jul 2020

Benelli Leoncino Review

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,

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