Australian Motorcyclist July 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."

Australian Motorcyclist Magazine Pty Ltd.
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
blink and you’ll miss it

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED ISSUE #100, but did you see the blatant mistake I left in there? No? You better go back and have a look. Page 77 and I won’t say anymore than that. As I write this, I’m about to head off for this year’s BMW GS Safari, heading from Townsville to Cairns. I am doing the first ‘three’ days, and what I mean by that is I’m there for the opening dinner and first two days of riding. As I step back off the plane from Cairns I will be heading south to Kiama for the new Harley-Davidson Pan America launch. I’m rather interested to see how this bike fares in the dirt, however it might have to be post launch with a set of knobby tyres fitted that…

1 min
up she goes

We’ve held off as long as we could, but we’ve had to put the price of Australian Motorcyclist up. The increases in production, materials and distribution have resulted in the rise. Think of it this way – it’s not even half a cup of coffee each month; or a third of one schooner a month. We continue to give you articles and features no other magazine will give you in Australia and the quality of the magazine production has not wavered, unlike most of the other motorcycle magazines on the newsagent shelf who have put the price up and used cheaper materials in production.…

1 min

Harley-Davidson has announced the launch of LiveWire as an all-electric independent motorcycle brand. “LiveWire is more than a motorcycle. LiveWire plans to redefine electric, delivering the best experience for the urban rider, with personality and soul. LiveWire creates a unique connection between rider and vehicle. Today, the next chapter in the LiveWire journey begins,” said Jochen Zeitz. Jochen Zeitz is chairman, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson: “One of the six pillars of The Hardwire Strategy is to lead in electric – by launching LiveWire as an all-electric brand, we are seizing the opportunity to lead and define the market in EV. With the mission to be the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world, LiveWire will pioneer the future of motorcycling, for the pursuit of urban adventure and beyond. LiveWire also…

1 min
go juice

Australian motorists and the environment will be beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s plans to support the operations of fuel refineries in Geelong and Brisbane, including improvements in fuel quality standards, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The FCAI has engaged with Government during many years regarding the actions necessary to improve the poor quality of Australian fuel standards, which rank among the worst in the world. “The poor fuel standards in Australia relative to regions such as Europe and Asia have meant that some car companies have been unable to introduce some of the world’s best fuel efficient and environmentally friendly technologies to the Australian market,” FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said. “We now have an excellent opportunity to align Australian fuel quality with the rest of the world, encourage the…

1 min
speeding up

With the perfect combination of character, style and genuine sports performance, the new Triumph Speed Twin is significantly updated for 2021 with higher performance, better handling, enhanced technology and even more premium custom style and detailing. Here’s some of the details… • 3PS more peak power, now 100PS at 7250rpm.• Peak torque now lower down the rev range, with 112Nm at 4250rpm.• More responsive with a 17% reduction in inertia.• New higher specification Marzocchi USD forks with cartridge damping.• New higher specification Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers.• New higher specification Metzeler Racetec RR tyres.• New lightweight cast aluminium wheels.• Upgraded riding modes – Road, Rain and Sport.• More Premium Style and Detailing.• New stylish 12-spoke wheels.• New brushed stainless-steel twin upswept silencers.• New anodised headlight and mudguard mounts.• New distinctive tank…

1 min
family event

CFMOTO has unveiled its all-new 800MT adventure family at the 2021 Beijing motorcycle show. It is expected to arrive on our shores later this year, and will include two separate models – the 800MT Sport and the up-spec 800MT Touring. At the heart of the matter is KTM’s potent 799cc parallel twin, which produces 70kW at 8000rpm and 88Nm at 6600rpm. The 800MTs also have a slipper clutch, Bosch electronic fuel injection and a ride-by-wire throttle with three riding modes: rain, off-road and road. The 800MT Sport and 800MT Touring share the 19-litre fuel capacity, expansive rider and pillion seats, tubular steel frame, fully adjustable KYB suspension, crash bars, 825mm seat height, adjustable screen and Spanish J.Juan brakes with ABS. The major point of differentiation between the two is in the rolling stock:…