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About Roland Brown

Roland Brown is an author and Internationally syndicated motorcycle journalist with decades of experience testing new models and writing reviews for publications globally.
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Launch: 2020 Yamaha XTZ700 Tenere Review
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4 weeks ago

Launch: 2020 Yamaha XTZ700 Tenere Review

In one sense the long-awaited Ténéré 700 is very much part of a new generation of mid-sized adventure bikes that form this year’s most vibrant class. The group includes …
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Review: 2019 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Katana
7.8
3 months ago

Review: 2019 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Katana

I’d been expecting the new-generation Katana to bring back a few memories, but not quite like this. Back in 1981, I was aboard the original GSX1100S Katana for one of …
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Review: 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory
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4 months ago

Review: 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

It has to be one of the most thrilling experiences on two wheels. I’m hammering over the brow of the hill on Mugello’s long pit straight, head tucked behind …
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Launch: 2019 KTM 790 Adventure (standard)
5 months ago

Launch: 2019 KTM 790 Adventure (standard)

We’ve barely ridden a kilometre from the hotel on the standard 2019 KTM 790 Adventure and already I’ve repeatedly been reminded what a unique, exciting and challenging place Morocco is …
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Launch: 2019 KTM 790 Adventure R
5 months ago

Launch: 2019 KTM 790 Adventure R

For an anxious moment, the top of the dune looked out of reach. As I climbed the gentle slope in the Moroccan desert, twisting the 790 Adventure R’s throttle slightly …
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Review: 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
1 year ago

Review: 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Few bikes in recent history can approach the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701’s ability to turn heads and attract cameras before even turning a wheel. The striking café racer, whose name means …
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