Australian Motorcyclist

Australian Motorcyclist October 2018

"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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is there anything better?

THE WEATHER lately, albeit bad if you need water, has been awesome for motorcycle riding. Clear, crisp blue sky days and mid-twenties temperatures are what I class as the best riding conditions you could ever ask for. You don’t freeze your butt off, or sweat like a hippo chasing a cheetah. You can get to your turnaround point and bask in the filtered afternoon sun and not have a care in the world – what a life motorcycling brings to the table. If you haven’t been out for a ride, do it now! I’ve been riding a few different types of bikes during this time and no matter whether it was a big bore machine or a tiny 125 I’ve really had fun. I just wish my 1100 Katana was finished…


LIFT OFF! Get Routed owner Dave Milligan advises for his New Zealand shipments this coming summer that the Brisbane container is full (and there are 4 bikes on a wait list for a second Brisbane container; 10 bikes are needed to kick off a second container); there are 5 available spaces in the Sydney container and 4 in the Melbourne container – you’d better hurry! The current main attraction for Aussies taking bikes to NZ is very definitely the Burt Munro Challenge which runs from 8 to 11 February 2019. Get in touch with Dave now – Ph: 0412 689 849, Skype: Dave.Milligan6 or email JUMP TO IT A jump starter pack will give you power anywhere, anytime. It is one of the most important pieces of emergency kit you can carry…

triumph speed triple rs

REMEMBER THE ‘Original Hooligan’? The first Triumph Speed Triple released back in 1994 is the hooligan I’m talking about. It was an instant favourite with stunters and basically, mad poms that would ride… just like a hooligan! Rolling through twenty-four years since that first Speed Triple release the things worth noting were the move to twin round headlights in 1997, which lasted until 2011 and really caused a stir among the Speedy purists when Triumph changed to the new styled headlights. I can remember people saying, “Oh, they won’t sell another Speed Triple unless it’s got round headlights”… and the huffing and puffing went on. But, you know what the Speed Triple has only got better with each year that’s passed and the new 2018 model is one that I…

specs triumph speed triple rs

PRICE: $22,700 (plus on-road charges) WARRANTY:Two years, unlimited distance SERVICING INTERVALS: Every 16,000km or 12 months ENGINE: Liquid-cooled in-line three cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder BORE x STROKE: 79 x 71.4mm DISPLACEMENT: 1050cc COMPRESSION: 12.9:1 POWER: 110kW @ 10,500rpm TORQUE: 117Nm @ 7150rpm TRANSMISSION: 6-speed, wet multi-plate assist/slipper clutch, chain final drive SUSPENSION: Front, 43mm inverted fork, adjustable preload, compression and rebound, travel 120mm. Rear, monoshock, adjustable preload, compression and rebound, travel 130mm. DIMENSIONS: Seat height 825mm, weight 189kg (dry), fuel capacity 15.5 litres, wheelbase 1445mm TYRES: Front, 120/70/ZR17. Rear, 190/55/ZR17 FRAME:Twin spar aluminium BRAKES: Front, twin 320mm discs with radial mount four-piston ABS calipers. Rear, 255mm disc, twin-piston ABS caliper. FUEL CONSUMPTION: N/A THEORETICAL RANGE: N/A COLOURS: Crystal White, Matt Jet Black VERDICT: HOON IT UP, MAN!…

focus on the… boots!

YOU KNOW THOSE THINGS you walk around on – your feet, they are rather important and riding a motorcycle means you need to look after them even more. The worst thing that can happen is you grind your toes away, break your bones and smash your ankle into a million pieces. If you want to walk and function properly, then wearing proper motorcycle boots to provide protection is the only way to go. Trust me, I’ve seen what happens to someone’s feet/foot when they’ve ground them/it away while not wearing the right boots, it’s not pretty. We put the call out to the distributors of motorcycle boots and those who want you to be protected have supplied the following from their latest product lines… DRIRIDER URBAN BOOT - $149.95 Made from heavy duty…

ducati scrambler 1100 special

THE SCRAMBLER phenomenon has seen a new member spawned – the Ducati Scrambler 1100. I was a little sceptical of the 1100 when I first heard and saw pictures of it late last year. I didn’t think there was a place for it in the market as the 800 version is more than enough motorcycle to fit the bill as a daily rider and weekend blast machine. I also thought it looked too big - that was until I rode the 1100. Ducati has followed their original line of Scramblers from the ‘60s by offering three engine sizes – 400, 800 and now 1100. Of course, back in the 60s it was much smaller with a 250, 350 and 450; try getting one of those in great condition nowadays and you’ll…