Yamaha YZ450-FX

Yamaha YZ450-FX

2016 bike test & launch
We fly to New Zealand to ride a bike that could well be the most versatile Japanese machine ever built
Yamaha YZ450F

Yamaha YZ450F

2015 bike test
When just fine tuning the small things makes all the difference
Yamaha YZ250X

Yamaha YZ250X

2016 bike test
Yamaha has answered more prayers than the Pope with the release of the YZ250X, but it comes with strings attached
Toby Price's KTM 500 EXC

Toby Price's KTM 500 EXC

2016 bike test
We throw a leg over Australia’s most successful desert racing machine, fresh from victories at both Finke and Hattah: Toby Price’s Factory KTM 500 EXC
2015 Yamaha YZ 250FX

2015 Yamaha YZ 250FX

2016 bike test
Light, agile, grunty and predictable — it’s the 2015 Yamaha YZ250FX
KTM 450EXC
The KTM 450EXC is the best 450F enduro bike on the market.
Suzuki DR250

Suzuki DR250

2016 bike test
The Suzuki DR250 has been devoid of serious updates for donkey’s years. Why? Well, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
Suzuki DR 650

Suzuki DR 650

2016 bike test
The DR650 is a living legend and there are some blokes who would take exception to any criticism of it via physical violence.
Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

2016 bike test
SMOOTH OPERATOR: Is Suzuki’s V-Strom 650 ABS a sleeping giant — or a hopeless pretender that should never leave the comforts of suburbia?
2014 Suzuki RMZ450

2014 Suzuki RMZ450

2014 bike test
The Suzook has been a popular mount in the 450 division for quite some time.
2015 YAMAHA WR 250F
Yamaha brings the Japanese back into the quarter-litre enduro market with its best 250F for more than a decade. But can it take down the dominant Euros?
2014 Yamaha YZ450F
The Yamaha is easily the most improved bike in the fleet; it is also the only one that received major change
2012 Husaberg FE570
Husaberg has gone a long way to revitalising the big-bore market with its FE 570. If it’s power and glory you want, look no further.
2013 Suzuki RMZ 250

2013 Suzuki RMZ 250

2013 bike test
BALANCING ACT: Suzuki juggles the art of making more power while trying to keep the noise down
2010 Suzuki RMX 450Z

2010 Suzuki RMX 450Z

2010 bike test
DODGING TREES ABOARD SUZUKI’S NEWEST ADDITION TO THEIR COMPREHENSIVE OFF-ROAD RANGE
Yamaha Super Ténéré XTZ 1200
BLUE’S BEAST: Yamaha’s Super Ténéré has quickly risen (once again) to become one of the world’s first choice adventure bikes.
2012 SUZUKI DRZ 400

2012 SUZUKI DRZ 400

2012 bike test
As William of Ockham once proclaimed, keep it simple, people. The DR-Z does just that and nobody’s complaining.
2012 Yamaha YZ 450F
DEEP BLUE: Yamaha’s YZ450F has attracted more scrutiny and criticism than any other Japanese bike. Is it really warranted?
HONDA CRF250R ENDURO
Imagine a bike that performed like a CRF250R but with the trail-ready nature of the CRF250X. Enter the Honda CRF250R Enduro
2014 Honda CRF450R

2014 Honda CRF450R

2014 bike test
In 2007–08, Honda and the CRF450R were kings of the jungle.
2012 Honda CRF 450X

2012 Honda CRF 450X

2012 bike test
A DATE WITH THE X: Nothing has changed for the 2012 Honda CRF450X — you can still ride her as hard as ever!
2013 Honda CRF 250L

2013 Honda CRF 250L

2013 bike test
BIT OF BOTH: Ride in the trails on Sunday, cruise to work on Monday
2013 HONDA CRF 450R Part 1
The 2013 CRF 450R has had a major overhaul; with a new look and a host of changes underneath it harbours plenty of promise. Welcome to part one of Australia’s most comprehensive review on the 2013 Honda CRF450R
2013 Honda CRF 450R Part 2
Part two of Australia’s most-comprehensive 2013 Honda CRF450R test: Scott Bishop puts the all-new machine through its paces
2012 Yamaha YZ 450F
DEEP BLUE: Yamaha’s YZ450F has attracted more scrutiny and criticism than any other Japanese bike. Is it really warranted?
2012 Honda CRF 450R

2012 Honda CRF 450R

2012 bike test
The Honda CRF450F has struggled for top billing in recent bike tests and comparisons.
2014 KTM 250SX

2014 KTM 250SX

2014 bike test
We hit the track and reacquaint ourselves with KTM’s 250 SX, a popular choice for riders in the two-stroke vs four-stroke battle.
KTM 350EXC-F
The 350 changed the game; it’s that simple. It’s undeniable that the leap from a 250F to a 450F is a big one and when KTM addressed this it was met with mixed feelings.
KTM 200EXC
Fun. Total fun. Maybe the most fun dirt bike in the history of the Universe. Stretching it bit? Try one.
2012 YAMAHA WR 450F
THE NEW PLAYA: Yamaha has finally taken the WR450F back to the drawing board. Will it kill an old favourite or create a new one?
2014 KTM 500EXC
KING OF THE BIG BORES: The 500Exc has a long and awesome history as a bike that can win titles or conquer local hill climbs
KTM 350SXF
KTM made a range of small-detail changes to the 350 for 2014: the chain guide, seat foam and a few other things got some minor updates.
KTM 450SXF

KTM 450SXF

2012 bike test
KTM wasn’t really taking the class seriously as its investment dollars seemed to be directed at the smaller-capacity bikes.
2015 Kawasaki KLR650
It might not have as many buttons as the Intergalactic Space Station but the Kawasaki KLR650 is a very worthy adventure bike.
2013 KTM 125 & 250 SX
DOUBLE-DEUCE: We spent some quality on-track time with these two and they were so much fun we had to be asked to give them back
Kawasaki KX450F
the Kawasaki 450cc machine has been at the pointy end of shootouts and media awards around the world
2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R

2013 bike test
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: With the release of the all-new 1190 Adventure R, KTM has clearly stated its intentions in the Adventure bike market
2012 KTM 350 SXF

2012 KTM 350 SXF

2012 bike test
THE 350SX-F: The middle child who feels misunderstood but wants to be loved
2012 KTM 250 SXF

2012 KTM 250 SXF

2012 bike test
THE 250SX-F: The Lites class bike that’s winning fans big-time
2013 KTM Freeride 350

2013 KTM Freeride 350

2013 bike test
FREE AT LAST: KTM release what could be the most important bike on the market today
2012 KTM 450 SXF

2012 KTM 450 SXF

2012 bike test
LAST OF ITS KIND: DIRT ACTION cuts the final laps on the current incarnation of KTM’s open class weapon
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
A TRIUMPHANT ADVENTURE: Nothing like 450km in one day to get to know a motorcycle. That’s what we did on the Triumph Tiger 800XC
BMW R1200GS Adventure
While it’s facing stiffer competition than ever from the likes of KTM and Yamaha, the R1200GS still has what it takes to be the king of the big units.
BMW F800GS Adventure
For one-up adventure riding there is no better option in the adventure market. BMW nailed the F800GS Adventure on so many levels.
2014 BMW R1200 GS Adventure
ADVENTURE BOUND: An unusual and exciting or daring experience. That pretty much hits the nail on the head as to what you’ll get up to on this machine
2012 BMW F 800 GS

2012 BMW F 800 GS

2012 bike test
NO LIMITS: The motorcycle is the ultimate freedom machine and BMW is king of the adventure market. The 2013 F 800 GS takes no backward steps
2013 BMW R1200GS

2013 BMW R1200GS

2013 bike test
ALL-TIME ADVENTURER: BMW’s versatile new flagship adventure bike the R 1200 GS has arrived, bringing with it some impressive technology — and some radiators
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao

2012 BMW G650GS Sertao

2012 bike test
Adventure riding is for boring old guys who have too much money and want to relive their youth right? Hell no. I just spent two days in the Victorian high country aboard the new BMW G650GS Sertao and loved every second of it.
2013 KAWASAKI KX 250F
The 2013 KX 250F has been tweaked internally and externally with a host of updates. We headed to the track to put some laps in on the new green machine and see what the outcome is.
2014 Kawasaki KX 85
The Kawasaki KX85 has been completely refreshed. There’s life left in the Japanese two-stroke
Sherco SE 300SEF
This bike took us by surprise. It wasn’t that we doubted the Sherco was a good thing … just not this bloody good.
Sherco 250SE-R
The 250 two-stroke enduro bike at times falls in an odd-position between the 200cc and 300cc capacities.
2014 SHERCO 250 SE-R

2014 SHERCO 250 SE-R

2014 bike test
Sherco motorcycles have come out swinging with their first attempt at a two-stroke enduro weapon. Has the French manufacturer reset the benchmark with this E-start only machine?
Husqvarna FE 250
The 250F has never been better than it is now and we reckon the Husky has it nailed
2013 Husqvarna TE 310
EASY RIDER: Husqvarna’s 2013 TE310 is up against some serious competition but it won’t take any backward steps
2013 Beta RR350

2013 Beta RR350

2013 bike test
MID-SIZED MISSILE: The Beta RR350 rewards you for looking outside the box
2012 Husqvarna TC250
PLEASANT SURPRISE: DIRT ACTION spends a day on a track pounding laps on a much-improved Husqvarna 2012 TC250
2012 HUSQVARNA TE310
The Dirt Action project Husqvarna TE 310 has been in my care for almost 12 months and I certainly think there is a place in my dirtbike dream-quiver for such a machine.
2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra
ADVENTURE ALERT: Husqvarna ups the dual-sport ante with the TR650 Terra, which has dirt on its mind and adventure in its heart

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