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Australian Motorcyclist December 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."

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
you buy the coffee

ONE OF OUR FINE readers (as you all are) came into the office recently and along with taking away some of the bookcases we didn’t need, had a suggestion… he wanted to come along on a photoshoot to see what we do and be a part of the magazine. I told him it’s not overly exciting as all we do is pick a location, I ride back and forth while getting snapped and then pick a place to drink coffee. The suggestion that he’d buy the coffee, well, that was enough to convince me. LOL! So, one of the upcoming bikes we test I’ll get him along on a shoot and we might see if this becomes a bit of a thing that you guys might like to be a part of. Speaking…

6 min

GEAR UP! Ural outfits, in countries that are left hand drive – meaning the outfit is on the right versus the left for us have had the two-wheel drive version at least since Kursk. The Australian distributor has long pushed to get the 2WD model here and have finally done it. The advantage of having 2WD drive is you can go some places not even a two-wheeled (single drive) motorcycle can go. Just check out the fast flowing deep river crossing on YouTube - https://youtu.be/kZxhTjaCmso and this will give you an idea of the capability the 2WD Ural has. Ural Australia has confirmed the ‘Gear Up’ 2WD will be available in its own unique colour – Outback Orange which will be included in the standard colour range for this model. Pricing starts…

3 min
benelli 752s

IT HAS BEEN QUITE some time since Benelli had a non-LAMS motorcycle. This all-new 752S is in fact the first non-LAMS Benelli in the marque’s modern era and marks a return to the medium capacity segment. We grabbed the first and only one in Australia gave a proper , riding it through traffic, open roads and twisty back roads. The design of the 752S does look a little similar to another brand’s naked bike but that hasn’t stopped the 752S from being a very aesthetically pleasing machine to check out. The trellis frame, nicely shaped tank and stylish modern headlight all fit in well together and fit/finish is nice. The bike is well appointed with LED indicators and projector type headlight. The only two things that get in the way of…

1 min

BENELLI 752S PRICE: $12,990 (ride away) WARRANTY:Two years, unlimited distance SERVICING INTERVALS: Every 6000km or 12 months ENGINE: 754cc liquid-cooled parallel twin cylinder, 88x62mm bore/stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder POWER: 56kW @ 8500rpm TORQUE: 67Nm @ 6500rpm TRANSMISSION: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive SUSPENSION: Front, 50mm inverted fork, adjustable preload, compression and rebound, travel 130mm. Rear, monoshock, adjustable preload, travel 60mm. DIMENSIONS: Seat height 810mm, weight 220kg (dry), fuel capacity 14.5 litres, wheelbase 1460mm TYRES: Front, 120/70/ZR17. Rear, 180/55/ZR17 BRAKES: Front, twin 320mm discs with radial mount four-piston ABS calipers. Rear, 260mm disc, twin-piston ABS caliper. FUEL CONSUMPTION: 5.60 litres per 100km, premium unleaded THEORETICAL RANGE: 258km COLOURS: Green, Red, Black VERDICT: Check me out!…

12 min
santa wants you to finish 2020 with a bang!

ROCKY CREEK DESIGNS rockycreekdesigns.com.au GearLok – $38.95 Lock your helmet, jacket and bag to your bike. GearLok has a 1.5m long cable and a 4–digit combination lock, to lock your helmet, jacket, backpack or any other accessory to your bike. Once you have finished using it, roll up and insert into the neoprene bag provided. Motopressor Smart Pump – $169.95 Small and compact, this cordless, rechargeable tyre inflator with built in torch, is ideal for inflating motorcycle tyres, RV, car and bicycle tyres. It will also inflate pool toys charge your electronic device! You can set and store 4 separate pressures and it will automatically shut off after the pressure is reached. Sahara Chair – $139.95 Stores small, super strong and offers extra luxury after a long day’s ride. This chair offers a seriously comfortable “Apres ride” experience.…

1 min

EXR Helmet – $99 The EXR open face helmet is Eldorado’s flagship model. During development there was a heavy focus on bringing the best experience, safety and style to the rider. Specifically built for Australian conditions, the EXR has a specially designed interior to reduce road noise and offer increased comfort with hand–sewn soft touch Lycra lining. The EXR is also claimed to be the lowest profile open face helmet on the market and is approved for use under Australian Helmet standards. Available in matte black or gloss white, in sizes: XS – 2XL. ESD E10 Helmet – $89.95 The ESD E10 is claimed to be the best value for money 3/4 face helmet on the market. Designed for riders wanting a wide field of vision and protection from the elements on any ride.…