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About Jeff Ware

Syndicated motorcycle journalist, editor/owner BikeReview.com.au
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Retro Racer: Cam Donald Harris XR69
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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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Racer Test: Bimota YB5 T-Rex Racing Classic Superbike
9.3
7 months ago

Racer Test: Bimota YB5 T-Rex Racing Classic Superbike

35-years-old and this highly modified and very rare Bimota YB5 could well be one of the best handling retro motorcycles on the planet. Back in 2016, Jeff headed to the …
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Video Review: 2020 Suzuki V-STROM 1050XT, Voyager Pack
8.8
7 months ago

Video Review: 2020 Suzuki V-STROM 1050XT, Voyager Pack

The Suzuki V-STROM first appeared in 2002 and 18-years later has been developed into one of the most refined and reliable motorcycles on the planet. It was already good but …
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Throwback Thursday: Video – Resto & Ride, 1989 Yamaha TZR2503MA Reverse-Cylinder
7 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Video – Resto & Ride, 1989 Yamaha TZR2503MA Reverse-Cylinder

Darren bought this TZR2503MA as a blown up sight unseen import late 2019. The 1989 model is the most sought-after TZR and the most YZR250-like of any TZR. With a …
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