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06 July 2016

Quickspin 2016 Yamaha XSR700

Yamaha unleashes a new retro-inspired budget middleweight During the presentation of the Yamaha XSR700 I decided to have a quick game of word bingo. Hipster, Scrambler, fashion, customisation, retro… yes, the XSR700 is another bike designed to appeal to a fashion-conscious b

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05 July 2016

Quick Spin- BMW C650GT

Firstly, a disclaimer – I, like many of you out there, have a deeply ingrained dislike of scooters. Sure, I’m as open minded as the next guy, but the whining noise and pip-squeak power I’ve witnessed from this genre never fails to grind my gears. Nonetheless, BMW’s C650GT

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04 July 2016

TRIUMPH THRUXTON R LAUNCH TEST

Behind its refined café racer veneer, Triumph’s new Thruxton offers riders a serious performance rush

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04 July 2016

Ducati’s Multistrada Enduro

Flying over the European Alps towards my island destination of Sardinia and staring down at the vast semi-wilderness with boyish awe seemed a fitting way to approach the world launch of Ducati’s Multistrada Enduro. There’s no better way of realising the appeal of adventure ri

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02 July 2016

2004-2011 SUZUKI DL650 V-STROM

Suzuki’s middleweight V-Strom dual-sport could well be the motorcycle equivalent of the Swiss army knife. Suzuki’s dual-sport (or adventure touring) model, the DL1000 V-Strom, arrived in 2002, a competent and affordable alternative to BMW’s excellent big-bore ‘duallie

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28 June 2016

2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

Are you bored of sharp scenery? Yearning to make the bella-vista a blur? Even when they’re touring, KTM are ready to race. How can a motorcycle be soft and approachable, but also sharp and brutal? It depends on what you’re comparing it to, and also on the sophistica

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28 June 2016

Honda’s Africa Twin

Honda’s reborn Africa Twin has a lot to live up to and much more competition than the now legendary original ever had to fend off

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27 June 2016

Bike Test – Suzuki DR-Z400SM

One of Suzuki’s most dependable and fun-loving bikes turns ten this year, and what better birthday bling to give than the gift of gold? The Suzuki DR-Z400SM. In the often ill-defined world of Super Motard, the Suzuki DR-Z400SM stands out as the longest-running example with

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26 June 2016

Martin’s Martek

Guy Martin’s labour of love turbo Suzuki, built by his own hands, and described in his own language.

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24 June 2016

Quickspin on Yamaha XSR900

Yamaha gives the MT-09 a café racer makeover

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23 June 2016

TWO-UP TOURING ON BMW S1000XR

When the owners of the famous Pole Home on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road said most people who visit turn up with a BMW, we decided to follow suit

Bike-tests
23 June 2016

Triumph Tiger 800XcX

An uncaged tiger that won’t bite Triumph keeps rolling them out and the Tiger keeps getting better. With two styles in the series, the XR and the XC as the road based and the adventure touring platform respectively in three stages of spec’ plus a low seat option the 800cc