Australian Motorcyclist December 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

2 min
yeah, baby!

WE’RE FREE! WELL, almost. I’m not going to go into the ‘vax v non-vax’ debate as I personally feel if you want to carry on similar in life to pre-covid you need it. I’m double vaxxed and my 5G antenna is working awesomely. No phone calls drop out and my internet connection has never been better! Anyway, being able to ride pretty much wherever we now want is such an awesome feeling and having a heap of new bikes landing in the garage I almost forgot I had to slog away in front of the computer and type out this issue! LOL! The weather has been a mixed bag of late too. Rain, no rain, hail, thunder, wind and some of the most glorious sunshine and perfect mid-twenties temps have made for…

2 min

SALT Motorcycles based in Brisbane are excited to announce the release of their Aussie designed and built two-stroke café racer. “It’s everything we set out to achieve,” said Chief Development officer of SALT Motorcycles, Paul Lewis. The former 500GP racer and multiple national champion adds, “The SALT two-stroke is the culmination of a dedicated team effort. Every SALT motorcycle is hand built to provide a true Australian riding experience where customers can have a choice of suspension setup, colours and upholstery.” At the heart of the machine is a brand new KTM 300 EXC TPI with a SALT expansion chamber, combined with a high compression TSP cylinder head and ECU, it develops a usable 52-horsepower at 8500rpm and 46.8Nm of torque at 7000rpm – making it ideally suited for use as a…

1 min
get on, get routed!

Now that our international borders are about to, or already open, international motorcycle shipping industry outfit, Get Routed has made some decisions about bike shipments to Europe in 2022. For 2022 there will be no shipments to Athens or Barcelona. All 2022 shipments will go to Felixstowe in the UK. This is part of a gradual opening up for Get Routed who have done no shipments for almost 2 years - Covid 19 has done a lot of damage. First 2022 shipments will be loaded so bikes can be collected in Felixstowe, UK (England’s East Coast, 110kms from London) on Monday 4 April. There will be another shipment so bikes can be collected in Felixstowe on Monday 11 July. Return shipments will be loaded in Felixstowe on Monday 18 July and Monday 10 October. For…

1 min
bravi tutti

The big 100! Moto Guzzi has turned 100 years old and Moto Guzzi Owners association NSW is planning a celebration ride… Motociclo in collaboration with the Moto Guzzi Owners association NSW are planning a fun day of Moto Guzzi tribute for Sunday 5th December. All Guzzi owners and enthusiasts are welcome to come along and be part of the historic moment, so save the date. The morning will commence with an informal gathering and bike display at ‘Harrys Café De Wheels’- Tempe, from 8.30am. Then around 9.30ish, a fun social group ride down the coast (through the National Park) to the Headlands Hotel Austinmer, for an early lunch meet and more bike posing. Then afterwards just make your way back at your own leisure. All Covid pending of course, it’s been a difficult time to organise…

1 min

MV Agusta pays tribute to the legend, Giacomo Agostini with a unique limited-edition series of the original Superveloce, now an even more exclusive top-of-the-range Superveloce Ago. To celebrate every single one of Giacomo Agostini’s race victories, MV Agusta has handcrafted 311 units, the first 15 of which are dedicated to the 15 world titles won in his spectacular racing career. The elegant fuel tank, characterized by an unmistakable racing form thanks to the refined leather strap is offered with a celebratory carbon fibre plate. What’s more, this exclusive plate - available from 01 to 15 units only - has unique graphics carrying both the trophy and the year of the world title won by Agostini. The Bergamo-based champion’s personal signature represents a further indelible value which makes this piece of motorcycle…

7 min
bmw s 1000 r m sport

LIGHTER, FASTER AND SO on and so forth. You’ve heard these words before for many other bikes on the market – bikes are continuously getting lighter and faster and to say the new BMW S 1000 R M Sport supernaked feels far lighter and far more stable than its predecessor is not only true, it is an understatement. The M Sport version of the S 1000 R is obviously the top of the range and is packed with drool worthy TEST goodness. As against the ‘standard’ S 1000 R, the M Sport comes with an M endurance chain (basically a DLC coated longer life chain), M GPS/lap timer, Akrapovic titanium muffler, M Sport seat, M lightweight lithium battery and M carbon wheels (sooo sexy!). Weight has been one of the main…