Australian Motorcyclist

Australian Motorcyclist

August 2021

"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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1 Min
big moolah

This year marked a momentous occasion, where tens of thousands of dapper gentlefolk around the world came together in all their finery (except in Australia, where the ride was virtual) to celebrate a decade of riding dapper in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’s 10-year anniversary on Sunday, 23rd of May. The charity motorcycling event raised an incredible $4.1M USD in 2021, taking the global total of funds raised since the event began to over $31.5M USD. Not only was the ride run in May for the first time (it will continue to run then), but it brought together over 65,000 classic, custom and vintage motorcycle enthusiasts at a time where events and social connections have been impacted so heavily in 913 cities and 116 countries around the world. Getting riders together and…

8 Min
doin’ up your bike

WE ALL LOVE A bit of a tinker, that seems to be a thing with motorcyclists so we thought we’d put the call out to the various distributors for items that help you do just that – do up your bike! Even if you’re not looking at doing anything to your bike now, this can be a good ‘reference’ for later on down the track when you do want to think about it. Doing up your bike can be something as simple as a pair of heated grips to going all out and dipping the bike in 24 carat gold! Whatever it is, you’re improving your ride to how you want it to be, and that can only be a good thing. SELECT EDGE MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES selectedge.com.au Corbin Saddles Classic Solo saddle - BMW…

5 Min
royal enfield goes all out for custom kits you can buy

SOME MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS DO not like you to mess with their bikes. Note the way that guarantees evaporate if relatively minor changes are made to the bikes from various marques. Some others, however, reward you for customizing and upgrading their bikes – although perhaps only if you do so in the context of a competition or some other factory-controlled development. The marque best known for encouraging customizing is Harley-Davidson, although Indian and Yamaha (with its Yard Built initiative) have been busy too. Now you can welcome Royal Enfield to the party. It makes a lot of sense for RE to get into this. When it made the decision to upgrade the brand and take it seriously into the international market, owner Eicher Motors Limited kept its attention on the established reputation and…

5 Min
stuart gets glammed up… while gritting his teeth

Glammed up Shoei Glamster Resurrection helmet Price - $899.90 I needed a retro styled helmet for a range of bikes and what better way to add to my fleet of Shoei helmets than grabbing one of their awesome Glamster retro helmets. Modern features, comfort and tech, all housed in a retro styled look. The Shoei Glamster joins the highly acclaimed brand’s J.O. and Ex-Zero helmets to complete their retro-styled line-up. It is a beautiful helmet with a small, sleek shell that is free from much of the clutter you’ll find on ‘modern’ helmets. But make no mistakes; under the hood this helmet has all of the modern safety features that make Shoei the highly-respected name they deserve. The Glamster uses Shoei’s much lauded Advance Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM) shell design - a composite of 5 layers…

7 Min
riding the alps a different view

I STARTED RIDING IN THE Alps when I was 20 on a Yamaha RD350. It wasn’t the best suited with its hair’s breadth power band, but it was mine and I loved it. Long story short, I have been riding in the Alps for over 40 years, and during the last decade as a Motorcycle Tourism Company owner (Paradise Motorcycle Tours) and leading tours as a BMW Motorrad certified International Tour Guide. Riding the Alps in the summer has changed over the years, some things for the better, others, particularly traffic, definitely for the worse. Everywhere is open in the summer now, there are more visitors to the Alps in the summer months now then there are in the ski season. Cafes, restaurants and bars that used to have “no bikers” signs,…

5 Min
what say you?

WE LOVE TO HEAR FROMYOU, the letters are among the most keenly read parts of the magazine. Please try and keep letters down to no more than 300 words. We do reserve the right to cut them and, you do need to provide a name and at least your state, if not, town or suburb. Please address letters to contactus@ausmotorcyclist.com.au or Australian Motorcyclist Magazine, 17 Weeroona Place, Rouse Hill NSW 2155. All opinions published here are those of the writers and we do not vouch for their accuracy or even their sanity. LETTER OF THE MONTH WE LOVE A GREAT IDEA and John has an absolute ripper here. For that, you win the Motul Chain Pack! Well done, mate. Send me your postal address. SW DON’T GET KINKY Hi Peter, Just read your write up…