11 Sep 2020

2020 Yamaha TMAX 560 Review

With a bigger motor, better looks and sportiness in mind, Yamaha’s seventh generation TMAX may be the scooter that changes your mind about scooters. Yamaha’s TMAX 560 is like the station wagon of the motorcycle world. It’s practical and looks kind of ‘suburban,’ but is sporty enough to humiliate fellow

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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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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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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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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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15 Jul 2020

Touring in the New England High Country

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,

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08 Jul 2020

Super Soco TS1200R Review

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

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02 Jul 2020

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 review

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

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29 Jun 2020

Peugeot Django scooter review

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

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Indian FTR 1200 S
22 May 2020

Indian FTR 1200 S review

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

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12 May 2020

Kawasaki Ninja 400 review

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

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2018 Benelli Leoncino Trail Bike Review
31 Oct 2018

2018 Benelli Leoncino Trail Bike Review

Phil Suriano’s 2018 Benelli Leoncino Trail Bike Review with Price, Specs, Performance, Ride and Handling, and Verdict.

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