LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Beta RR430 Part 4
IT's been a big month for the Beta RR430 long-termer, after Clubby gave me permission to have my way with her. I chucked out the stock tyres and have gone with a new arrangement from GoldenTyre.
TESTED: 2019 Kawasaki KX450
The Kawasaki KX450F has built a formidable reputation as a championship winner. It has won motocross and supercross titles in Oz but has experienced even more success in the U.S.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Yamaha WR250F Part 3
LAST MONTH I talked about finding more bottom-end for the Yamaha WR250F. Well, I found it, courtesy of the GYTR exhaust.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Beta RR430 Part 3
Editor Emeritus Andrew Clubb has given me his blessing to do what I please with his Beta RR430 long-termer as it looks like I’ll be taking care of it for a few more months.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 Part 3
THIS MONTH I have been shortening the muffler to improve gas flow and ramp up the power delivery of the RM-Z450.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 Part 2
There is not much racing this time of year and Christmas is fast approaching so I’ve just been spinning laps and enjoying the RM-Z.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Yamaha WR250F Part 2
I’m beginning to understand why Enduro Editor Geoff Braico loved the 2018 Yamaha WR250F so much at the press launch: it’s because this thing is custom-built for racers.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Beta RR430 Part 2
Two months into what was going to be Andrew Clubb’s Beta RR430 long-termer and what started as something fun and innocent is becoming much more serious.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 Part 1
This 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 is the first Suzuki long-termer I have had and first yellow bike since the ’97 RM80 that I used to tear around the bush on out the back of Gwandalan as a kid.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Beta RR430 Part 1
Andrew Clubb was meant to be stewarding the Beta RR430 long-term test bike but a pesky hernia in the Clubmeister’s back needs to come out so I’m looking after his stead for the next few months.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Yamaha WR250F Part 1
THE LAST YAMAHA long termer I had was in 2010 and it was a WR450F. I was coming off a six-year-old WR450F onto my first long-term test bike and I was excited to say the least.
DUALSPORT TEST | Ducati Desert Sled
The Ducati Desert Sled is like the labradoodle of bikes, it’s a cross between two very different types of motorcycle: dualsport and café racer.