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Australian Motorcyclist

Australian Motorcyclist May 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."

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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
armidale road

ARMIDALE One of Australia’s oldest and most important inland cities, Armidale is known as the Cathedral City and has an interesting and historical streetscape which has been preserved carefully. Much of the city’s business revolves around education, involving the University of New England and several prestigious schools. Sitting as it does a kilometre above sea level, Armidale has a proper four seasons with occasional snow in winter. Cool climate wines and the craft brews of the Welders Dog brewery round out the attractions. WOLLOMOMBI There might be little or nothing of Wollomombi itself, but there is a walking track to Australia’s second-highest waterfall in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Wollomombi Falls is worth the slight detour. EBOR This little settlement on the banks of the…

1 min

KAWASAKI ZX-10R PRICE: $26,000 (plus on-road charges) WARRANTY:Two years, unlimited distance SERVICING INTERVALS: Every 12,000km or 12 months ENGINE: 998cc liquid-cooled in-line four cylinder, 76x55mm bore/stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder POWER: 149.3kW @ 13,200rpm TORQUE: 114.9Nm @ 11,400rpm TRANSMISSION: 6-speed, wet multi-plate 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 115mm. DIMENSIONS: Seat height 835mm, weight 207kg (wet), fuel capacity 17 litres, wheelbase 1450mm TYRES: Front, 120/70/ZR17. Rear, 190/55/ZR17 BRAKES: Front, twin 330mm discs with radial four-piston ABS calipers. Rear, 220mm disc, single-piston ABS caliper. FUEL CONSUMPTION: 7.92 litres per 100km, premium unleaded THEORETICAL RANGE: 214km COLOURS: Lime Green/Ebony/Pearl Blizzard White (KRT), Flat Ebony (KRT) VERDICT: Make the others green with envy…

1 min
who is motorrad tours

Motorrad Tours is an Official Travel Partner of BMW Motorrad, founded by Richard Millington, the man behind the words in this feature, and run by Chris Hone. Between them they have years of experience and literally millions of miles of route planning and tour delivery under their belts.Along with their team of tour leaders, they have a comprehensive knowledge of the best riding destinations on planet Earth and they’ve spent the last decade perfecting riding adventures around them. From the Highlands of Scotland to the rice paddies of Vietnam, Motorrad Tours trips keep people coming back time and time again. So if you want to see the best a country has to offer the adventurous motorcyclist, give Motorrad Tours a call on +44 (0)1622 776686 or log onto their website…

1 min

KAWASAKIVERSYS 650L (LAMS) PRICE: $ 10,799 (plus on-road charges) WARRANTY:Two years, unlimited distance SERVICING INTERVALS: Every 12,000km or 12 months ENGINE: 649cc liquid-cooled parallel twin cylinder, 83x60mm bore/stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder POWER: 41.3kW @ 8000rpm TORQUE: 55Nm @ 5500rpm TRANSMISSION: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive SUSPENSION: Front, 41mm inverted fork, adjustable preload and rebound (on separate legs), travel 150mm. Rear, laydown single shock, adjustable preload, travel 145mm. DIMENSIONS: Seat height 840mm, weight 216kg, fuel capacity 21 litres, wheelbase 1415mm TYRES: Front, 120/70/ZR17. Rear 160/60/ZR17 BRAKES: Front, twin 300mm petal discs with twin-piston calipers. Rear, 250mm petal disc, single-piston caliper. FUEL CONSUMPTION: 4.2 litres per 100km, premium unleaded THEORETICAL RANGE: 500km COLOURS: Candy Lime Green with Metallic Spark Black VERDICT:Ain’t no lamb…

1 min
it’s a goodun’

Court House Hotel Good staff, very friendly locals, quality blow-ins, decent food, reasonable drinks prices, secure bike parking and good accommodation, this place pretty much has it all – and that’s before considering the surrounding roads and countryside.And the surrounding Corryong-Towong-Tintaldra-Cudgewa-B400 to Shelley Rd-Shelley Rd(C547)-Murray River Road to Granya – Tallangatta – Koetong- Corryong loop is one of the best 3 hours of riding you’re going to ever do.Then there’s a 6-hour beauty down through the Nariel Valley to Omeo and back up through Mitta Mitta (great pub),Tallangatta and home and you’re going to need a couple of nights here.And remember, if you’re running late, ring ahead and you’ll still have dinner waiting. Five Helmets, 120 for value and on the strength staff and locals, 4.5 from 5 for character. Koetong Hotel A…

2 min
do have a cow, man

MOO MOO ROADHOUSE 5887 Tweed Valley Way Mooball, 02 6677 0057 WHEN YOU SEE A roadhouse painted to look like a Holstein cow – not the shape, just the colouring – what can you do but stop for a look and, in my case, fuel? The Moo Moo Café (or roadhouse, depending on where you read a description) has been there for many years, but it has become far more accessible since the road that runs past it is no longer the main northern highway. That’s taken care of by a nearby freeway. You no longer need to worry about being taken out by a semi when you turn into its driveway. This Tripadvisor review says it all: “A lovely drive to get to the café. There was lots of leather and lycra…