Travel Stories
0 Ah, Queensland

Perfect one day… …full of discriminatory legislation the next. We won’t go into detail about Queensland’s raft of what could be seen as anti-motorcycle legislation, but it’s hard to avoid the impression that it is not a State that welcomes bikes. In fact, of course, the opposite is true; the…

Cruiser Bikes
0 Aussie bobber

Not chopping, bobbing As William Shakespeare once said, “There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.” One of them is the bobber, and here is a beautiful Australian example Before teeny boppers, there was the bobber. Before Betty Boop — well, no,…

Special Features
0 Davo does distance

Iron Butt Secrets How does Australia’s best-known long distance rider do it? Photos: Lou Martin, Davo It’s almost 11pm, I left home at midnight. That was Queensland and I am now almost to Adelaide, SA. The road through Burra twists and weaves and there are people on the verandah of…

Cruiser Bikes
0 Honda Fury

Bad sister A while back, Porsche ran an ad campaign for some five-door car they make (forgive me, I know I’ve mentioned this before — but another twist of the knife never hurts, if you know what I mean). It was headed “If you always wanted to date the bad…

Gear
0 BaaadyMates

Time to upgrade your undies, and more. Following the successful launch of Woolerina’s BodyMate range of Australian made premium quality merino products, it has added new items for 2008. Woolerina’s policy of selecting its own wool has ensured it makes a quality garment with all the natural features of merino.…

Bike
0 Aprilia NA 850 Mana

Something wicked There have been automatics before. Will this one succeed? Among Polynesian and Melanesian peoples, mana is a supernatural force or power. Maoris believe mana may be either good or wicked. Aprilia obviously thinks its Mana is a good thing, but it may be that a touch of wickedness…

Blog
0 Road Rider Blog

Terri . – Friday, June 04, 2010 Last night, the rainblasted rider surfing through horrendous torrents that intermittently flooded the road and trying to see through horizontal rain, had no idea he had a guardian angel following him. He was probably glad the tailgaters had gone, and grateful for the…

Cruiser Bikes
0 All the LAMs cruisers

Purgatory’s cherubs Hey, you have to start with these. Might as well have fun Words: Terri Dodd. Photos: Factories, Peter Thoeming You’ve heard of purgatory — that’s where you go until you’re ready for heaven. The motorcycling equivalent is your time as a learner and P-plater. And here are the…

Bike
0 Suzuki GS500F / GSX650F / GSX1300R

The top Sports Tourers Don’t look at us – you put them there! According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) list of the top-selling sport touring motorcycles for January to December 2009 (and again in early 2010), Suzuki took all three places on the podium. The GS500F took…

Blog
0 Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Tuesday, April 06, 2010 Should bicycles be registered – and should riders need a licence? What do you think of this press release Ive just received? The Independent Riders’ Group (IRG) supports the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (VECCI) call for road bicycles to be…

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