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Australian Motorcyclist

Australian Motorcyclist September 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 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor speaks

Finding time YOU KNOW, LIFE CAN be a busy old thing, before you know it years have flown by. In my case, I hadn’t been for a ride with some old work mates for what turns out to be over five years. It seemed every time there was a ride on it was either deadline or I was away somewhere. However, this all finally changed and a day I was free (and the weather was good) I jumped on the CB1300S and caught up with ‘the guys’. It was a relatively short ride for this bunch of blokes as they normally punch out 400km day rides. On this one, being around 220km, we had plenty of time for coffee and plenty of BS over lunch. The ride started from Thornleigh McDonalds and…

9 min

PLAYING WITH APPLES Indian Motorcycle has announced the integration of Apple CarPlay to its model year 2020 lineup of bikes equipped with the 7” Ride Command system. That includes 2020 Chieftain, Roadmaster and Challenger models with navigation. All iPhone users can easily access Apple Music, Maps, send messages with Siri and more through the Ride Command 7” screen and a supported Bluetooth headset (not included) – all on a user-friendly interface that iPhone users will instantly recognise. This integration also increases global accessibility to navigation. Apple CarPlay is just one of several improvements made to Indian Motorcycle’s leading Ride Command system. Riders can now expect improved navigation location management, improved boot time, audio muting and control improvements (including navigation audio), widget fixes and a new fuel economy widget, and improved search functionality within…

5 min
triumph tiger 900 gt pro changes for the better?

WHAT DOES CHANGE REALLY mean? Essentially, change should mean letting go of the old and encouraging something new to develop. Something will become something else. We do not end up where we started. The end result is very different or completely different from what we started with. The reason I opened with this little definition of change is because when you jump on the new Tiger 900 it’s going to be totally different to what you’re used to with the outgoing Tiger 800 range. Is it for the better? From a riding perspective, yes. The engine is pretty much all-new, you might say. Yes, it is still a triple cylinder, but most of the internals are new and the main talking point is the new firing order. The 800 had a 120-degree…

1 min

TRIUMPHTIGER 900 GT PRO PRICE: $21,950 (plus on-road costs) WARRANTY:Two years, unlimited distance SERVICING INTERVALS: Every 16,000km or 12 months ENGINE: 888cc liquid-cooled three cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder POWER: 70kW @ 8750rpm TORQUE: 87Nm @ 7250rpm TRANSMISSION: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive SUSPENSION: Front, 45mm inverted fork, adjustable compression and rebound, travel 180mm. Rear, monoshock, electronically adjustable, travel 170mm. DIMENSIONS: Seat height 810-830mm, weight 198kg (dry), fuel capacity 20 litres, wheelbase 1556mm TYRES: Front, 100/90/19. Rear, 150/70/R17 BRAKES: Front, twin 320mm discs with radial four-piston cornering ABS calipers. Rear, 255mm disc, single-piston cornering ABS caliper. FUEL CONSUMPTION: 5.50 litres per 100km, premium unleaded THEORETICAL RANGE: 363km COLOURS: Korosi Red, Sapphire Black, Pure White VERDICT: Good, different.…

10 min
boorowa hotel

RATED 5 OUT OF 5 HELMETS Boorowa Hotel 37 Marsden St, Boorowa T: 02 6385 3000 E: Boorowa.pub@gmail.com W: www.boorowahotel.com.au SO ANYWAY, IT MUST’VE been around 10.30 when the shots started. From memory the first ones were green. Now, I don’t usually drink from thimbles, but I also don’t usually mix my drinks during a session. I don’t tend to frequent themed hotels. And I sure don’t go to places of worship all that much. But after an arvo spent in a Catholic church in central western NSW, followed by an evening in an ‘Irish’ pub drinking wine before switching to Guinness, I confess I continued chucking any semblance of usual behaviour and accepted an invite to knock back some ‘nobblers’ of various colours and constituents with a few lads. Welcome to Burrowa as it was known…

14 min
‘oils ain’t oils’ keep it slippery

KEEPING A LOT OF parts on a motorcycle slippery is essential for proper running, longevity and performance. Routine maintenance is just the start of keeping your bike at its peak. As a complimentary extra, we have included some fork oils, brake fluids, chain lubes and even grease. No, don’t thank us, just subscribe. We sent the call out to the various oil and lubricant distributers and here’s what they want you to know about. Think about that when making your purchase. YAMALUBE Yamaha dealers or shopyamaha.com.au RS4GP Full Synthetic (4 Stroke Engine Oil) – $33.25 (1L) $113.90 (4L) High performance , developed - racing bikes using the same technology as in the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP oil. Suitable for both road and off-road racing this oil provides the best performance and protection under normal…