Australian Motorcyclist

Australian Motorcyclist July 2019

"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 期号


deep space

After giving the bird to the pollies at Parliament House head north over Molonglo River (Lake Burley Griffin) on Commonwealth Avenue, take the off ramp onto Parkes Way and follow the river taking the Tuggeranong Parkway ramp to head south. After a couple of kilometres take the Cotter Road off ramp and turn right at the lights. After a kilometre or so take the left turn to stay on Cotter Road, and after another kilometre or so take the right turn onto Mount Stromlo Road (top blue route)and head up to the observatory. Once you’re done having a look around come back down to Cotter Road and turn right. Follow Cotter Road all the way, which turns into Paddys River Road. About ten kilometres along turn left onto Discovery Drive (bottom…


PRICE: $20,995 - base model, $22,995 - S, and $24,995 - Race Replica (ride away) WARRANTY:Two years, unlimited distance and includes two-years roadside-assist. SERVICING INTERVALS: First 800km, second 4000km, third 8000km, then every 8000km or 12 months. ENGINE: Liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder BORE x STROKE: 102 x 73.6mm DISPLACEMENT: 1203cc COMPRESSION: 12.5:1 POWER: 91.7kW @ 8250rpm TORQUE: 120Nm @ 5900rpm TRANSMISSION: Six-speed, assist and slip wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive SUSPENSION: Front, 43mm inverted fork, adjustable preload and rebound, travel 150mm. Rear, monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound, Piggyback IFP, travel 150mm. DIMENSIONS: Seat height 853mm, weight 222kg (dry), fuel capacity 13litres, wheelbase 1524mm TYRES: Front, 120/70/19. Rear, 150/70/18 FRAME:Tubular steel BRAKES: Front, twin 320mm discs with 4-piston calipers. Rear, 265mm disc, 2-piston caliper. FUEL CONSUMPTION: 6 litres per 100km, Premium unleaded THEORETICAL…

editor speaks

What’s wrong with these fools ARE WE AS A NATION getting dumber? I think we could be judging by the stupidity I witnessed on a recent trip north out of Sydney. More and more drivers (and some riders) are looking at the edge of their bonnet (front tyre for the riders) and not taking in what’s happening around them – whether that’s in front, to the side or especially behind them. People don’t give a stuff what the road rules are and it is no wonder so many accidents happen on the major roads out of our cities – no doubt out of frustration from other road users. In particular I’m talking about speed limits and the Keep Left Unless Overtaking rules. I’m all for going fast (most of the time) but…

the small time

MANY YEARS AGO, I found myself with a problem. Yes, I know, I’ve found myself with more than one problem over the years but this was a tricky one: seeing that I was involved with the beginnings of the Ulysses Club, I was being invited to all sorts of club events – and I simply didn’t have the time. It seemed more than a bit arrogant to have to say, again and again, “sorry, can’t make it…”. I had to come up with an answer of some kind that left me with a bit of free time without insulting the various branches. Inspiration came from the movies, where Mike Myers had introduced 2’ 8” actor Verne Troyer as his Mini Me – a cloned miniature version of his character Dr Evil. Okay, I…

tour operator directory

The guide to the stars - The who’s who in the zoo of motorcycle travel worldwide is what you’ll find here.These companies want to make your motorcycle travel the best it can be.We’ve travelled with many of them and know them all, so they come highly recommended. In alphabetical order, they are: ASIAN EXPERIENCE MOTORBIKE TOURS - Asia ADRIATIC MOTO TOURS Europe & Asia BEACH’S MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES - Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Isle of Man, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany and Austria BIKE TOUR ASIA - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,Vietnam, China & Myanmar. BLUE STRADA MOTORCYCLE TOURS – North Carolina USA CENTRAL OTAGO MOTORCYCLE HIRE AND TOURS – New Zealand COMPASS EXPEDITIONS - North and South America, Europe,Asia,Australia and Africa EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL – Worldwide tours* * Guided, Self-Guided + Rental EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE…

the pollies see stars

USUALLY, HEADING north or south out of Canberra can be the best thing you’ve ever done, but did you know up in them hills there above Canberra are some seriously fun twisties that must be enjoyed? CANBERRA Since becoming the nation’s capital in 1927, Canberra has grown into a cosmopolitan metropolis, with expansive open spaces interspersed by dense pockets of urban activity. Some of the nation’s best art galleries and museums are located in and around Canberra CBD, and there’s plenty of history too, both past and in the making – you can see Australian democracy in action at Parliament House before exploring its bygone days at some of the city’s many museums. Dining and nightlife opportunities abound, with Canberra’s scene rivalling those of its larger neighbours. But that’s not all, you…