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About Jeff Ware

Syndicated motorcycle journalist, editor/owner BikeReview.com.au
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Throwback Thursday: 2011 WSBK Castrol Honda
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: 2011 WSBK Castrol Honda

I rode seven bikes during my day at the test event at Portimao, held on the Monday after the final WSBK round of the 2011 season. Each test was an …
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Editorial, with Jeff Ware: Merry Christmas All Motorcyclists!
2 months ago

Editorial, with Jeff Ware: Merry Christmas All Motorcyclists!

G’day, how was your 2020? It’s a question I’ve been asking motorcyclists, friends & family lately and one thing is clear, each and every one of us experienced the weirdness …
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Throwback Thursday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500
2 months ago

Throwback Thursday: ex John Kocinski Cagiva V593 GP500

This world famous Cagiva V593 belonged to huge motorcycle fan and avid collector, Steve Byrne. The bike held a spot at Steve’s bar with Andrew Pitt’s world title winning ZX-6RR. …
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Retro Racer: Cam Donald Harris XR69
3 months ago

Retro Racer: Cam Donald Harris XR69

Cameron Donald is a household name in the Australian motorcycling community for his Isle of Man status but equally as popular are his results in classic racing. He’s won plenty …
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Review: First Aussie Ride, 2021 BMW R 18 First Edition
9.3
4 months ago

Review: First Aussie Ride, 2021 BMW R 18 First Edition

With a meaty 118ft-lbs at three grand, the mighty BMW R 18 First Edition is all about that big, super sized, boxer twin. The surprise though, as we found out, …
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Throwback Thursday: Deep Purple – Riding a 1973 Kawasaki H2 750
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Deep Purple – Riding a 1973 Kawasaki H2 750

The ‘Modern’ H1 supercharged beast was a highlight a few years ago. After the test, I had to ride an original H1 500 or H2 Mach IV 750. I wasn’t …
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Video Review: 2020/2021 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX
9.5
4 months ago

Video Review: 2020/2021 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

The Ninja 1000 was a hit when it landed here in 2011. Dubbed by Kawasaki as a ‘Sportsbike for the real world’ engineers were given a green light to compromise …
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Throwback Thursday: T-Rex Racing Yamaha FJ1200
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: T-Rex Racing Yamaha FJ1200

The FJ1100 was a ground-breaker, the first Hypersport. It hit the road in ’84 and was an instant hit despite strong competition. When all manufacturers offered nakedbikes, sportsbikes or touring …
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Throwback Thursday: Troy’s Last Ride, testing the BMW Motorrad Motorsport S 1000 RR
4 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Troy’s Last Ride, testing the BMW Motorrad Motorsport S 1000 RR

Almost a decade ago I headed to Portimao to ride the WorldSBK machines. The BMW was of particular interest, as I had ridden the first model at the same circuit …
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Comparison – H-D Sportster Forty-Eight & Forty-Eight Special
7.5
4 months ago

Comparison – H-D Sportster Forty-Eight & Forty-Eight Special

The H-D Forty-Eight comes in two versions, upright Special or rider forward Standard. Both are identical in spec aside from seat height, weight & handlebar height but offer different ride …
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