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11 July 2016

DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO

One of the most coveted items in the world of press launches isn’t the T-shirt or the factory embossed Swiss army knife or even the ‘must bring back for the kids’ one-off baseball cap. No, we are talking here about the limited edition hardcover souvenir book. The one I now

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11 July 2016

First ride on the Harley-Davidson Roadster

As the bike rolled into the car park for my Sunday group ride, the owner of the new 883 beside me stared at the Roadster with dinner plate eyes. “What’s thaaat?” he queried, with a combination of wonder and longing in his voice. It was the same thing you hear at Christmas w

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09 July 2016

Yamaha YZF-R6 SP 60th Anniversary

The yellow, black and white Yamaha YZF-R6 is screaming bonkers through useless earplugs and holds only two gears throughout the tight track while the Bridgestones go through their warm-up cycle. We’re at Wakefield Park in NSW for some track testing, and it’s all a

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08 July 2016

MOTO GUZZI 500 V8 RACER

THERE is an aura about the Moto Guzzi 500 V8 that defies the fact that it raced for only two years (1956-57) and somehow never won a World Championship GP. Created exactly 60 years ago in a small workshop on the shores of Lake Como by a team of just 12 men, including the thre

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08 July 2016

SECOND HAND- HONDA CB400 2008-2015

This lovely middleweight showcases Honda’s flair for hi-tech design

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07 July 2016

ZERO SR 13.0

Near-silent brute force is the calling card of the Zero SR 13.0 – potentially the breakout electric sportsbike

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06 July 2016

AUSSIE LAUNCH YAMAHA MT-03

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06 July 2016

Quickspin -2016 Harley-Davidson Iron 883

On-trend styling and price tag ought to make the Iron 883 a big hit. You know Harley-Davidson is changing with the times when its marketing gaff quotes the bike’s stylist as saying, “It’s always been my vision that this bike will look better with some dirt. As it is ridd

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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