BRM Bike Tests

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R: The Beast 2.0

With more power, aggressive styling and a razor-sharp chassis, the Super Duke R is going to need a serious case of self-restraint not...

Ducati Supersport First Ride Review

Ducati have just launched the all-new Supersport in Sydney, with the bike now filling what was a glaring gap in the Ducati lineup, but...

2016 KTM Duke 200:  Mini Moto

As the smallest of the Duke range, you could be forgiven for thinking the 200 would lack the charisma of the bigger capacity...

First Impressions: 2017 SWM Superdual

It’s taken a couple of years of development, but SWM’s Superdual adventure motorcycle is finally about to be released in New Zealand. Words: Mat Pics:...


Harley have launched the new Street Rod in Singapore today, but does it live up to the name? Words: Mat First things first, this Street Rod...

Triumph Bonneville Bobber first impressions

Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand has officially launched the Bonneville Bobber in New Zealand, and boy does it leave a good first impression. As with all...

Twins Test: KTM RC390 and Duke 390

KTM always do things differently, so when they penned their LAMS-legal Indian-built 390 series, they left the ‘ready to race’ theme going. Words and photos...

2016 SWM RS650R review

The name may not be familiar to many road riders, being as it was a dirt bike brand a couple of decades back but...

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

Learner Launch: Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Ducati are targeting the cool young (or young at heart) demographic with an offering that they hope will spark a new...

2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout review

What does CVO stand for? That would be “Custom Vehicle Operations”, which explains why Harley-Davidson threw the entire book of bling-ified goodness at the...
Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Quick Flick: Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Husqvarna’s Ice-cool big-bore single is perfect for tackling the twisties or letting you scare the begeezes out of the clip-on lads on a tight...

Harley-Davidson reveals dark new Road King Special

While Harley-Davidson are well known for their chrome clad road warriors, there are some of us who prefer a bike with less of the...

British Fighter: 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R

It’s the new British hope in the Supersport class but have the changes for 2013 done enough to get Triumph ahead of the...

Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

Words: Roland Brown Pics: Milagro (Cervetti/Zamponi) With the U.S.A an untapped market for Moto Guzzi, a bike designed Stateside that ticks all the ‘bagger’...

Yamaha MT-10 launch

The course was set – as in the course that the Australians are trying to get approved for a fully-fledged TT – for us...

Yamaha YZF-R3 – R-Yes!

By Roland Brown Yamaha are serious about lighting up the learner class but their new models are appealing to riders from more than just the...

KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Tech-Laden Flagship With 1301 reasons to like the biggest, most sophisticated motorcycle to come out of KTM’s factory yet, is this the new standard everyone...

Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster

Mad as a hatter, the Rocket III Roadster is one hell of a cruiser

Kawasaki H2 & H2R

Roland samples the brutal performance of Kawasaki's mental H2R

Kawasaki Versys 1000

A stunning engine, updated looks and ultimate practicality make the new Versys hard to beat

Ducati Multistrada

With all the latest electronic goodness combined with Italian style, does the new Multistrada go as good as it looks..?

Triumph Bonneville T214

Fancy a Bonneville with a bit more mongrel? We check out the T214

Aprilia Shiver 750

Is it a town terror or a backroad blaster? We check out the funky Aprilia Shiver 750

Norton Dominator SS

A modern icon, the new Norton encompasses the character of the original with a modern twist

Suzuki GSX-S1000

Iconic GSX-R1000 engine combined with naked styling makes for an entertaining and practical new model for Suzuki

Suzuki GSX-R750

It's got the perfect combination of lightweight handling and litre-bike power. And now it's an absolute bargain!

BMW R 1200 RT

Simple Elegance After four generations of RT, BMW’s elegant mile-muncher gets its biggest update yet thanks to receiving the latest water-cooled flat-twin and a raft...

Triumph Street Triple 660 LAMS

Maybe Triumph use Phar Lap clones to calibrate their dyno’s ‘horsepower’, ‘cause it sure doesn’t feel like an L-Plater. Impressed, we are.

MV Agusta F3 800

MV Agusta relaunched their racing pedigree with the released of the F3 675, competing and scoring wins on the world stage.

Indian Scout 2015

Lean and mean Hot on the heels of the International launch, BRM’s Eurodude, Roland Brown spent the flight home tapping out his impressions of the...

Harley-Davidson Street 500

Somewhere To Begin It may not be the largest or flashiest Harley model to hit the streets recently but it may well be the most...

2015 Yamaha MT-07

With Yamaha releasing the latest model to join the LAMs approved fleet, BRM headed to Sydney for a bit of commuting and a rip around the back roads to see if the sleeved-down MT-07 is as fun as it looks…

Honda VFR800

It really is one of the motorcycling world’s missing teeth. After the success the RC45 had, despite the capacity rules stacked against it, why was there never a V4 ‘Blade. This isn’t it by the way, but it’s a sweet mid-weight sports-tourer.

Aprilia RSV4-R APRC vs BMW S 1000 RR

When it comes to Superbikes, there are two that stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to power, gadgets and looks; BMW’s S1000RR and Aprilia’s RSV4-R APRC...

Kawasaki Ninja 300

This month Gemma joins the rest of the team for a shoot on the Ninja and takes a backseat in a bid to learn more…

MV Agusta Dragster RR and Rivale RR

Making spokes sexy is just part of the allure of the new Dragster RR, and the Brutale lives up to it name more than ever.

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

With the latest Superduke R receiving a breathed-on version of the Adventure’s LC8 powerplant, BRM went to find out if there’s life in the old twin yet…

Honda CB1100

Looking for a classic Japanese superbike but don’t want to pick up a spanner? Want Efi, decent brakes but with all the style of the big iron from back in the day? Now you can with the retro-styled CB1100 from Honda…

Ducati 1299 Panigale S

For the greedy sportsbike fan, who can never quite seem to get enough – power, good looks, technology… Maybe the bigger, faster 1299 has matched your wish-list.

Ducati Monster 821

Only announced in last month’s issue, Roland (insert your own favourite term here) Brown got to test the new welterweight Monster, in Ducati’s Italian back yard…Meh!

BMW R 1200 GS

It really is the bike that started the adventure market on the technology path. BMW have been hard at work making, what is the benchmark against which others are measured against, even more capable…

2015 BMW S1000RR

When it first hit the showrooms, the BMW S1000RR was a blatant challenge to everyone else. By leap-frogging the HP4, the ‘standard’ 2015 version is the biggest step since that very first ride on BMW’s flagship superbike.