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0 Tenere spirit, Tassie style

Ever wondered how good the ADV riding is Tasmania? The Tenere Tragics did and after their recent 2017 Tasmanian Devil Run, they’ll tell you it delivered endless doses of Tenere goodness. It’s the taste of two-wheel travel that’s on everyones’ lips these days. To some it’s the new-found motorcycling ‘demographic’…

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0 A guide to group riding

Getting them there (and back again) Good advice for organisers and participants of group rides Some time ago, I was involved in writing a guide to group riding for the Snowy Region Motorcycle Safety Group. The project was initiated by the Motorcycle Council of NSW and financed by the Motor…

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0 Possum’s tour test

Honda CBF1000 Tour test Honda’s new litre bike looks good to go – so we sent the Possum (a BMW rider normally) out to see if it is I first saw the CBF1000 in the trade tent at the Phillip Island Superbike races. My first impression was, “at last, someone…

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0 Camping dos and donts

Experience, the great teacher Camping dos and don’ts from Elspeth, who knows! In the process of carefully packing my gear for what was to become a 6500-kilometre solo journey across Australia on a Honda CB250 during the winter of 2001, I diligently wedged a hardback copy of the Macquarie Dictionary…

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0 Bent ’Busa

Bend that ’Busa Noel took a Hayabusa and bent it to his will — with spectacular results OK now, we know — sort of — that Suzuki Hayabusas are not cruisers. Truly, we do. But our readers, it seems, don’t. Take Noel Muller from Crestmead in Queensland. Noel took his…

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0 10 ways to Save Fuel

Save Fuel Yes, they are mostly obvious, but do you use them? I am slowly getting used to paying $20 or more when I fill my bike’s tank. No, that’s not true. I am not getting used to it. I am getting to hate it more and more every time…

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0 Reader Ride – Victoria to SA

From coal to Adelaide Sunset Boulevards Two mates cruised west on their Suzis Alcohol — the root of all evil! Well not always, as I imagine many a motorcycle road trip has been discussed, planned and argued about over a few glasses of either grape or grain. But not many…

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0 Tyre Trials

Tyre test We are putting as many different tyres as we can on our long-term Yamaha FZ8S to get a consistent idea of each tyre’s wear, grip and handling characteristics Tyre Test — Avon Storm ST 2 Ultra Category: Sports touring Weather conditions: A bit of everything Total kilometres: 2483…

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0 Camping in NZ

Free & Easy Thank you, Your Majesty John Steinbeck invented the campervan, so it’s said, but it was in New Zealand that it had its first and most spectacular flowering. The reason for that is simple: Unzud is the most camping-friendly place in the world, for motorcyclists just as much…

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0 Washing up

Washing up The 10-step way to really clean your bike Delight is in the details Stuart Woodbury Everyone has their ideas on how to wash a motorcycle but just using a bit of motorcycle shampoo and maybe giving your bike a polish will not keep it looking as if it…

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