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bmw, f850gs, motorbike review, motorcycle reviews -

The entirely new in-line twin unit in the f series Beemer is the headliner of the show. A real cracker of an engine.

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bmw, f750gs, f850gs, gs, motorcycle reviews -

Since the announcement of the new BMW f 750 gs and f 850 gs BMW adventure motorcycles, there's been a lot of anticipation around the latest models. To replace the faithful workhorses that were the f700 and f800, they are big shoes to fill.

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Harley Davidson, motorcycle reviews, Sportster, xl1200, xl883 -

Harley says that they’ve “really changed the Harley Davidson 883 inner workings.” – not just cosmetics. Is it just another marketing scheme? In a word, “no.” Before the launch, HD wanted to create a Sportster that you could buy to keep rather than using it as a stepping stone to the bigger Harleys. Our weekend aboard the XL 883 & XL 1200C certainly proved that point. The most significant difference on all 2004+ Sportster models is the new rubber mounted engine that required a complete reworking of the frame. These changes resulted in a stiffer chassis and smoothed out the...

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2003, Ducati, monster, motorcycle reviews -

The Ducati Monster 800 is the middleweight member of the monster family and also one of the entry-level bikes from Ducati. Many regard the 800 as being the pick of the bunch. Not too small or on the porky side of the scale. Balance is really what the Monster is about.

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cb1000r, honda, motorbike review, motorcycle reviews -

I recently had a quick ride on the 2018 Honda CB1000r, so just a few initial impressions. Reading the news release and seeing the pics, even though I'm not a big Honda fan - I was intrigued. This thing looked impressive. I had to see it in the flesh, and I wasn't disappointed. This bike looks fantastic and is adorned with a stack of great details and high-quality materials. The Honda CB1000r is by far the most impressive Honda I've seen in the showroom for years. I'm in the process of expanding on this, so just a few key points and...

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bmw, boxer, motorcycle reviews, R1200R -

The new BMW R1200R liquid-cooled naked just added some pepper to the old recipe. This one has the looks and the performance.  The new BMW R1200R is loaded with so much tech, I'm wondering had the moon landing used so much? I'm glad to report that unlike past experiences with tech - this bucketload simple works, and it works brilliantly. A Rip-snorting power-plant that is smooth and grunty from the bottom end, and unlike ye-old boxer, this one rips to the redline. On paper, the figures may not be that impressive, but the power is everywhere, and I can't quite recall being on a...

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bmw, boxer, motorcycle reviews, R NINE T, r1200, XL1200CX -

An owner's comical long term review of living with the BMW R Nine T.

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2017, fxdl, Harley Davidson, low rider, motorbike review, motorcycle reviews -

The story of how I went looking for an 883 sporter and ended up riding into the sunset on a Harley Low Rider. Me and my bro-in-law collecting the low rider. He looks happier than I do. Coming across the Harley Low Rider was a coincidence. I've owned a Harley Sportster 883 Iron before, which I sold in frustration but consequently ended up missing it badly. In my nostalgia, I found myself at the local Harley dealer with the intent of getting back the old 883 in some form. There are some new glossy versions, flaked and even the old matt-black that I...

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bmw, motorbike review, motorcycle reviews, R1100s -

So how did I come to buying an old BMW r1100s from a k1300r? A 2002 BMW r1100s - how? I had a pretty lousy finance deal on the k1300r, so I decided to sell up and pay it out. Not to mention the k1300 is a magnet for the boys in blue and only fun when breaking the speed limit by an extra 3 digits. In test riding boxer-powered Beemers I've discovered they are as much fun to cruise on, as they are at going fast. Inline 4s are fantastic on-song but sounds and feel mundane otherwise. While waiting for a...

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bmw, k1300r, k1300s, motorcycle reviews -

Recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on a 2013 BMW k1300r and will be writing up a long term review of the beast.  The BMW k1300r - Living with this bike now for over a half a year I can genuinely say it is among the best all-round motorcycles’ I’ve ever ridden. Not just the fastest but as a package, it simply rocks.’ It’s easy to ride, brutal manageable power, comfortable, has a stack of gadgets, safety gear and the presence of a heavy-weight gorilla without the handling issues. This is a bike you could keep for quite...

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bmw, F800, F800ST, motorcycle reviews -

The BMW f800 ST has never been in the highlights of the GP or drag-strips, but this midweight BMW is a fantastic bike that shouldn't be glossed over. A somewhat quiet and non-offensive overachiever. In most single areas it won't be breaking records as it isn't the fastest, lightest or most avant-garde design out there. What the BMW f800 does do particularly well is make a darn good package overall. It is one of the best bikes in the midweight ST category for overall rideability, comfort and safety. This motorcycle is remarkably easy to ride and live with on a...

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dyna, Harley Davidson, motorcycle reviews, super glide -

It was very possibly somewhat un-Australian to be riding a Harley on Australia day, but hey we don’t make any bikes here! Not anything worthwhile anyway. I had the choice of sitting in a park all day or getting on board a Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide 35th anniversary edition. I was up at the crack of dawn to pick it up. There is something about the simplicity of the Dyna family that appeals to me. To me, they represent the quintessential Harley with the timeless styling and more on the bike than necessary. This particular model was the 2006...

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Harley Davidson, motorcycle reviews, Street Rod, Vrod, VRSC -

Performance, agility and sport-like riding are not what most people associate with Harley Davidson. Classic styling, heavy metal and laid back cruising are more likely to click with the legendary name even though this hardly describes the new Harley Davidson V Rod. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s perfectly normal for any given manufacturer to slap on a new set of mirrors, rims, and a paint job to justify a new model. The Street Rod is anything but a minor automotive “nip and tuck”. At first glance, the Street rod might look like a customised V-Rod to some who...

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Harley Davidson, motorcycle reviews, Sportster, xl1200, xl883 -

Harley says that they’ve “really changed the Harley Davidson 883 inner workings.” – not just cosmetics.  Is it just another marketing scheme? In a word, “no.” Before the launch, HD wanted to create a Sportster that you could buy to keep rather than using it as a stepping stone to the bigger Harleys. Our weekend aboard the XL 883 & XL 1200C certainly proved that point. The most significant difference on all 2004+ Sportster models is the new rubber mounted engine that required a complete reworking of the frame. These changes resulted in a stiffer chassis and smoothed out the...

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Aprillia, motorcycle reviews, RSV -

Ever since I first rode the R version of the Aprilia RSV Mille, I’ve rated it as one of the very best production bikes you can ride on a track.

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