Australian Motorcyclist

Australian Motorcyclist February 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 期号


editor speaks

Roll on I HOPE EVERYONE has recovered from the busy Christmas and New Year celebrations. I always find it creeps up so fast every year and it’s then a mad rush to get everything organised. For those who bought or received a new motorcycle from ‘Santa’ – congratulations, for those who have a new motorcycle on the horizon – I bet you can’t wait. Did you get out for a ride over the Xmas/New Year break? I got out for a little play in the dirt as I was riding the Yamaha Super Tenere. It was nice to get out for a ‘scenic’ ride and not worry about anything too much. Riding out in the bush with no one else around seems to have that calming effect. For me, 2020 is quite exciting,…


TO THE EXTREME Getting your hands on a Metzeler calendar can be quite difficult to put it mildly, but when you do it’s like receiving gold, only better. For 2020, Metzeler offers the “Extreme 2020” calendar paying homage to those mad men involved in the world of extreme enduro. There is also the “Classic 2020” calendar which showcases images of yesteryear rarely if ever seen before. The print run is limited to 5000 copies, so you’ll have to beg, steal or borrow to get your hands on either one. BE CONNECTED Triumph introduces a whole new generation of motorcycle connectivity designed to deliver an enhanced rider experience with a host of class-defining connectivity features. The new My Triumph Connectivity System is available now for the Scrambler 1200 XC, Scrambler 1200 XE, Rocket 3…

triumph street triple

MY FIRST BITE into the Street Triple cake was in its 2007 675cc form. It was known as the mini-me version of the bigger bore Speed Triple and both became solid identities in the naked hooligan market. I sold my Daytona 675 (moving on to something bigger) and I remember some fantastic rides as I reacquainted myself in 2014 with the peppy Street Triple. The underslung muffler replaced the dual underseat version and the fantastic curvy roads of Tasmania beckoned on a press junket. It seemed perfect for the job at the time, apart from some much-needed extra mid-range drive, which would have been nice to have down on the island’s roads. The next layer of the gateaux, with the 765cc engine, ran from 2017 until now and didn’t fall into…


PRICE: $18,050 (plus on roads) WARRENTY:Two years, unlimited distance SERVICING INTERVALS: Every 10,000km or 12 months ENGINE:Triple cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves BORE x STROKE: 78mm x 53.4mm DISPLACEMENT: 765cc COMPRESSION: 12:5:1 POWER: 90.4kW @ 11,700rpm TORQUE: 77Nm @ 10,800rpm TRANSMISSION: 6-speed, wet multi-plate assist/slipper clutch, chain drive SUSPENSION: Front, 41mm USD fork, fully adjustable, travel 115mm. Rear, Monoshock, fully adjustable, travel 131mm. DIMENSIONS: Seat height 825mm, weight 166kg (dry), fuel capacity 17.4 litres, wheelbase 1405mm TYRES: Front, 120/70/ZR17. Rear, 180/55/ZR17 FRAME:Twin spar aluminium beam with a two-piece die-cast subframe BRAKES: Front, dual 310mm discs with four-piston radial monobloc ABS calipers. Rear, 220mm disc with single piston ABS caliper FUEL CONSUMPTION: 5.5 litres per 100km, premium unleaded THEORETICAL RANGE: 320km COLOURS: Matt Jet Black/Yellow or Silver Ice/Red VERDICT: BEST OF EVERYTHING…

maschine intelligence

WE LOVE EUROPE. We love riding bikes off-road. We love riding bikes on narrow twisty bitumen roads. We love exploring new places. We love eating good food. We love seeing places of great natural beauty. We love sharing good times with good people. With this in mind, our 2019 Maschine Adriatic Adventure tour along the Adriatic coast of Europe was promising to be a smorgasbord of good times. Highlighting our “to do” list on the 15 day tour was attending the KTM Adventure Rally Europe which for 2019 was based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Now, as for most Aussies, our knowledge of Bosnia & Herzegovina as a country was pretty limited and most of us would be hard pressed to point to it on a map of the globe. Nonetheless we…

what hat do you wear?

STICK A NEW HAT on your head, it’s always great to have a new helmet. Get rid of that old stinky thing and feel the fresh, luxurious feeling only a new helmet can bring. We’ve got all the latest from the distributors who want you to know about their products. Think about that when purchasing! SW SHOEI J-CRUISE II – From $799.90 The new improved (and just released) J-Cruise II is compact, lightweight, aerodynamic, and packed full of innovative technology. Featuring a lengthened QSV-2 internal sun shield for optimal sun-glare protection, enhanced aerodynamics, ventilation and noise-reduction technology, PLUS the ability to seamlessly integrate with the SENA SRL/ SRL2 Communication Systems, the J-Cruise II does it all while keeping you safe and connected with the road ahead. GT-AIR II – from $949.90 The new GT-AIR II…