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Australian Motorcyclist October 2020

"The brainchild of two of Australia’s best known motorcycle journalists – Peter “The Bear” Thoeming and Stuart Woodbury. Together The Bear and Stuart provide you with all of the latest and greatest motorcycles and especially all of the best places to travel on your motorcycle. Each month you get our regular Pub of the Month column, along with our two free pullout maps – the only motorcycle magazine in Australia to provide such a unique feature. On sale around the middle of each month and of course you can guarantee your copy each month by subscribing! Make sure you are part of the AMM motorcycling community and enjoy your motorcycle even more."

Australian Motorcyclist Magazine Pty Ltd.
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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor speaks

Pull my finger out YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME telling you I blew the engine up in the FZR1000 race bike back in late 2019? Well, it has taken a lot of money to gather all the parts in preparation to start rebuilding it. All of them have been sitting, ready and waiting, for a couple of months now so I finally pulled my finger out and asked maestro Shaun at D Moto where he wanted me to start with building it. He said to start with the head as that would take the most time. With Shaun’s close eye and a lot of assistance I started with washing all the parts for the head, then started lapping valves. We did have to replace three valves that kissed a piston but apart…

1 min
branching out

CFMOTO will start 2021 with an even-bigger bang with the arrival of the first of three full-power 700CL-X modern-classic models. Unveiled at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and launched recently in CFMOTO’s Chinese domestic market, the 700CL-X will be available in Australia in Adventure, Heritage and Sport guises, kicking off with the 700CL-X Heritage naked bike from February followed by the 700CL-X Adventure and 700CL-X Sport soon after. The 700CL-X Heritage will also launch a wide range of accessories, including classic-style panniers, a diamond-stitched seat, protection and bar-end mirrors, to encourage customisation along with a rider apparel and lifestyle collection. CFMOTO Australia director Michael Poynton says the 700CL-X is a watershed model for the brand as its first full-power bike to take on Australia’s middleweight naked segment. “The 700CL-X is extremely important…

1 min
garage sale

It is profoundly sad for Compass Expeditions to announce that COVID-19 travel restrictions have caused them to shut down operations.This is however a great opportunity for you to pick up a bargain during their online “Garage Sale” clearance of stock and equipment they have located at their depot in Melbourne,Australia. They are clearing out the depot, selling off a huge list of Compass Expeditions Merchandise, expedition equipment, motorcycle parts and tyres, tech and communications gear, workshop equipment and a lot more. This is a liquidation sale so everything has been priced to clear so get in quick before the bargains disappear. Many items will be able to be shipped to your door however please be aware that a number of larger and heavier pieces of equipment will be marked for collection from…

1 min
ride to work week

The motorcycle industry’s annual week of two-wheeled commuting, Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week, will take a different approach in 2020. Running from September 21 to 27, the 2020 edition of Ride Your Motorcycle To Work Week will see ‘To Work’ temporarily crossed out of the event logo. Instead, the initiative will encourage two-wheeled enthusiasts to ‘Ride This Thing Out’, dust-off their bikes and scooters for good mental health and socially distanced recreation. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Motorcycle Manager Rhys Griffiths said the week was an opportunity to have some fun, whether commuting or riding for recreation. “There’s no doubt 2020 has been challenging, but together we can ride this thing out,” said Rhys.“The pandemic has hit everyone hard and the mental health benefits of riding are well documented. Riding makes you happy and…

1 min
something to watch

Jake Ashe is one of the makers of Wide of the Mark, a new feature-length motorcycle film that’s set in the wilds of Tasmania. Due for release early next year, Motul supported the film, providing oils and lubricants for the bikes. Wide of the Mark is a film idea that sent six riders around Tasmania with road bikes they’d custom-built into off-road bikes. It was two weeks traversing the rugged landscapes of Tasmania and essentially living off the backs of the bike, is what Jake had to say. Keep an eye on wideofthemark.com.au for more.…

1 min
ready to save the day!

Rider Support Australia is a 24/7 Motorcycle Roadside Assistance program that offers help and support for motorcyclists when they need it the most. Rider Support Australia offers a range of market-leading roadside assistance inclusions across two simple to understand packages, that include core components such as jump starts, flat tyre assistance and towing as well as emergency accommodation and car rental, ambulance cover, onward travel assistance and transport for your bike should you be unable to ride home due to illness or injury just to name a few.Add to all this their ever-growing range of moto-centric exclusive member benefits, through partnerships with leading outlets, suppliers and brands around Australia to provide members with discounts on motorcycle products, accessories, and events that more than outweigh the cost of membership! Join now…