World launch -Ducati Panigale V4 R
It’s the lightest and fastest series production bike Ducati has ever built, Jonny Rea and Kawasaki will need to watch their backs
Quick spin -1984 BMW R 100 GS Paris-Dakar winner replica
A little guy with a big heart won the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally on an enormous motorcycle. Jump on
Ducati Panigale V4 S
Introducing the Ducati Panigale V4 S as the winner of the AMCN 2018 Motorcycle of the Year!
Yamaha Tracer 900 GT
When released in 2015, Yamaha’s Tracer gained a reputation as a well-built, value-for-money sports tourer. For 2018, Yamaha has given the Tracer 900 an upgrade.
Triumph Tiger 1200 XCa
The past 12 months has seen electronic safety systems and super-smart riding aids take another leap forward. Items considered cutting edge in 2017 became accepted, and even expected in 2018. Features which were only found of high-end sportsbikes until recently, can be found on bi
KTM 790 Duke
We were served a smorgasbord of new models throughout 2018, and choosing just 8 finalists for Motorcycle of the year was a tough ask. But to choose the best of the best we had to get on and ride them.
Kawasaki Ninja SX SE
MoTY 2015 saw the first supercharged motorcycle take part in our end-of-year shootout, and while Kawasaki was applauded for returning supercharging technology to motorcycling mainstream with its H2 and H2R models, it missed out on the coveted gong. Three years later, Kawasaki
How good has the big-bore nakedbike battle for supremacy been over the past few years? Well, not as good as it could have been, and that’s because here in Australia a major player has been missing – Honda. That changed for 2018 when the CB1000R returned to our showroom floors
Harley-Davidson Fat Bob
When Harley-Davidson released its new Softail range in 2017, the Fat Bob stuck out like a sore thumb with its USD fork, twin 300mm disc brakes up front, and Dolphin-torch-style headlight. But a year on, it’s growing on us. Combining the Harley-Davidson name with a dash of pe
Learner approved - Benelli Leoncino
The gap between the technology haves and have-nots for AMCN Motorcycle of the Year 2018 is the widest it’s been in the long history of the annual shootout. At one end of the scale is Ducati’s Panigale V4 S, and way down the other is Benelli’s twin-cylinder Leoncino – the
MOTORCYCLING’S ELECTRIC FUTURE
On my way to this year’s motorcycle show Intermot in Cologne, I stopped in a small, pretty German town for lunch. In the car park were three spaces reserved for topping-up electric vehicles, with a sign saying: ‘Free parking while charging’. This is an increasingly common s
2018 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750 & GSX-R1000
When it comes to race-bred inline four-cylinder Suzuki sportsbikes we’re spoilt for choice