20/20 Hindsight

BMW R 1100/1150 GS: A retrospective

When the BMW R 1100 GS made its first appearance in Australia way back in 1994, it was met with a pretty universal frown, based almost entirely on its weird looks. While we have become...

Kawasaki ZX-12R: The planned Hayabusa killer

The ZX-12R had troubled beginnings, none of which were of its own making. Delivery delays, forced engine reconfigurations both prior to, and after release, politics… Looking to build a hyper sports motorcycle (a new term...

Budget track bikes and advice for first timers

Ride days are fun. Let’s look at a couple of very cheap options for fun aplenty. And, we’ll toss in a lovely little exotic as well. Rider training is now pretty firmly entrenched in the...

Dealer’s nightmare! Showroom Duds Part Two

More bikes that could have sold like hot cakes, but were cast iron hang gliders in the marketplace. Motorcycling in the ’90s in Australia was in a pretty poor state when it comes to participation....

Bikes that bombed: Showroom Duds

The bikes they couldn’t give away in the naughty Nineties, but are collectors now. The ’90s. Not that long ago? Well, when you consider that our television dials were tuned into things like Frasier, Seinfeld,...

BMW K 1200/1300 GT: A retrospective

Here’s a range of big beauties that eat miles for brekky. Snag looks hard at the bruising K 1200 and 1300 GT of 2003-2011. When the K 1200 GT hit Australian shores in 2003, the...

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