Ultimate Adventure Bike Issue 10

Our goal in ULTIMATE ADVENTURE BIKE AUSTRALIA is to appreciate everyone that’s having a crack — big or small — and enjoying whatever it is that’s an adventure to you. Hopefully, along the way we can steer you in the right direction (pun kinda intended) and bring to the fore just how much fun and how liberating adventure riding is. The adventure bike scene is one of the most vibrant across the globe and nowhere is it more relevant than in this vast sunburnt country. We were built by adventurers and the need to explore is in our blood. There’s never been a better time to do it on a motorcycle with an amazing array of machines and gear available for all. And now they’re finding freedom once again on bikes that take them back in bush and well beyond, in a less aggressive environment. Now is the time to reach those riders. Readers will be treated to the highest quality photography and journalism with bike tests and bucketlist rides leading the features. Each issue will also have dedicated ride tutorials and handy on track how to’s and will be chockas full of gear and accessories that we know this audience loves.

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in this issue

1 min
40th anniversary r 1250 gs

Front with “40 years GS” sticker The striking yellow “40 years GS” sticker on the front leaves no doubt about the origin of this bike. Hand guard in yellow as visual highlight The hand protector in striking yellow protects your hands and control elements from wind, weather, branches and debris. Black and yellow Option 719 cylinder head cover The high-quality black and yellow Option 719 cylinder head cover steers the focus onto the powerful boxer engine. Tank with “1250” lettering and “Option 719” logo Make it clear what this bike’s got. The expressive “1250” lettering in yellow and the “Option 719” logo make a strong statement. Seat in black-yellow The comfortable seat of the GS comes in an expressive black-yellow design and guarantees constant comfort on your trips. Gold handlebars with storage compartment The golden handlebars give your GS a noble…

1 min
honda cb125x

Honda has filed the design of the CB125X with the European Patent Offi ce, suggesting that the bike, which was introduced as a concept at the 2018 EICMA show, could be taking a step towards appearing on dealers’ floors. Based off the CB125R platform, a 125cc adventure bike might not be on the wish list of the majority of people, but we can never have enough models that offer in-roads to new riders. It’s doubtable that this would be a big seller in Australia — we’d actually be surprised if Honda Australia brought it in — but there can be no doubt it does look sharp in this guise. With the bench seat, curious headlight, carbon bashplate/engine guard and case guard, it’s more offroad-centric than a production model is likely to…

2 min
ktm releases 890 adventure r and adventure r rally

Just two years ago, KTM rewrote the adventure bike design book with the release of the 790 Adventure R. None of us had ridden anything like that before and it continues to stand alone through many of its engineering ideas. Alas, we didn’t know it was to be a surprisingly short journey for such an impactful model, which has now been superseded by the 890 Adventure R and the 890 Adventure R Rally. KTM has shifted both the Adventure and Duke model range up by 90cc, something that may concern those who were drawn to the bike’s capacity point in the first place. The new LC8 engine generates 105hp and 100Nm of torque, which is 10hp and 12Nm more than the 790. The crankshaft has 20 per cent more rotating mass, which…

10 min
lid life

SHOEI HORNET X2 SOVEREIGN TC-10 AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fibre) shell construction is smaller, lighter, more compact and extremely aerodynamic 4 shell sizes ensure a custom fit SM Shell: XS-SM helmets MD Shell: MD helmets LG Shell: LG helmets XL Shell: XL-2XL helmets Dual-layer, multi-density EPS liner accommodates a more compact design without compromising ventilation EPS liner has been engineered to provide varying densities of foam in key impact areas around the head, providing enhanced impact absorption CNS-2 face shield system is 3D injection-moulded and offers a distortion-free view Innovative ribs on the top ridge of the shield improve rigidity when opening and closing QR-N base plate system offers quick and efficient shield removal without having to remove the visor Thicker, more durable face shield gasket Improved shield locking system Pinlock pins and insert included 3D Max-Dry System II interior is 3-dimensionally shaped…

5 min
cardo freecom 4+

The Cardo Freecom 4+ Bluetooth communication headset is the ultimate four-way communication system, offering the ability to connect to any substantial Bluetooth headset up to a range of 1.2km. With the Freecom 4+ Duo Dual Pack, take the hassle out of connecting with other units with these pre-paired setups. The Freecom 4+ offers an all-new, always-on, natural voice operation where you will never have to press a button, turn a wheel or move a slider again. Whether you ride with a buddy or in a group of up to four, just say “hey Cardo” and your Freecom 4+ will do the rest. Bringing the ultimate sound experience to riders around the world, the JBL-Cardo partnership combines Cardo’s passion for the ride with JBL’s passion for sound. Specifically designed to work inside…

8 min
scott prospect enduro

The Scott Prospect Enduro goggle is designed specifically for the modern enduro rider. Boasting the same great features as the Prospect, it also comes with a double lens with Air Control System that prevents fogging and gives the enduro rider extra-clear vision in low-speed situations. In addition, it features an innovative Scott Lens Lock System and NoSweat face foam. To avoid slipping of the goggle, it is equipped with an extra-wide, no-slip silicone strap. This strap, together with the articulated outriggers, highly contributes to the improved helmet integration. FRAME TECHNOLOGIES Lens Lock System Articulated outriggers NoSweat 3-layer moulded face foam Extra-wide, no-slip silicone strap LENS TECHNOLOGIES Scott TruView double lens ACS Air Control System NoFog anti-fog lens treatment EXTRAS Microfibre goggle bag Noseguard GOPRO HERO 9 5K VIDEO Shoot stunning video with up to 5K resolution, perfect for maintaining serious detail even when zooming in.…