LONG TERM UPDATE: SWM RS500R Part 4
Three weeks romping about the outback with stops at Longreach (gidday Rocket Rod), Birdsville and the Flinders Ranges should be enough to put a smile on anyone’s dial.
LONG TERM UPDATE: SWM RS500R Part 3
Just in case you hadn’t noticed, I’m not a fan of the SWM RS500R’s seat. It’s bone hard and plain uncomfortable for any ride much further than Maccas.
LONG TERM UPDATE: SWM RS500R Part 2
Rain, rain go away – and as soon as it did, I consummated the blossoming relationship between me and the SWM RS500R.
LONG TERM UPDATE: SWM RS500R Part 1
It's not every day the Editor of ADB magazine calls you up and says: “Hey, mate, how would you like to take custody of our next long-term test bike?
2017 Honda CRF450R: The Desert Weapon
ADB Tech Editor Mat Boyd has been clocking up the race hours lately and recently conquered the Sporties 12hr desert race in Alice Springs.
ADV TEST: RALLY-RAID BMW G 310 GS
Out of the box, the BMW G 310 GS is best described as a soft-roader, with it’s reverse-head motor, plush suspension and 19/17-inch cast aluminium wheels.
LONG TERMER: 2018 Beta RR430
Being entrusted with an ADB long-termer is the closest thing to landing a factory ride a swapper like me will ever experience and is the biggest perk of the job.
FACTORY TEST: Motul Pirelli Sherco 450 SEF-R
In case you hadn’t noticed, desert racing is big in Australia. Finke and Hattah are massive, drawing a lot of competitors and huge numbers of fans.
REVIEW: 2019 Husqvarna TC250
There was a time when 250cc two-strokes reigned supreme. Where the smell of Castrol R castor oil and racing fuel filled the air at motocross and supercross events.
REVIEW: Gas Gas Enduro GP250
We caught our first glimpse of the Gas Gas Enduro GP250 early last year. In fact, we saw the GP before we knew anything about the 2018 Gas Gas range.
REVIEW: Suzuki DR-Z400E
At the after party for the KSP KTM Wodonga Alpine Rally one punter came up to me and asked, “So what bike were you riding, Grabbo?” I told him I was mounted on a mighty Suzuki DR-Z400E and he scoffed.
LONG TERMER: 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450
I’ve just got news that my time with the RM-Z450 is coming to an end. As disappointing as this is, I am happy to be parting with the Suzuki on the best of terms.