23 Sep 2020

Suzuki GSX-R 1000R 100th Anniversary edition detailed

Limited-edition 1000R features livery inspired by Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines. As part of its ongoing 100th Anniversary celebrations in 2020, Suzuki has announced the production of a limited-edition GSX-R 1000R that will be released in selected markets, including Australia. While Suzuki has been in existence for 100 years, their

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23 Sep 2020

Apple CarPlay is now on motorbikes

Indian joins Honda and Harley-Davidson by offering Apple CarPlay on its motorbikes. Indian Motorcycle are now offering Apple CarPlay on 2020-model Chieftain, Roadmaster and Challenger models equipped with the 7-inch Ride Command System. The integration of Apple CarPlay connectivity into these models is part of what Indian says is their

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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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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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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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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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10 Jul 2020

Held ‘Solid Dry’ 2-in-1 motorbike gloves review

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

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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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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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