Special Features
0 Great Roads

Help us to Ride the world’s best roads! Here’s a bucket list with a difference I’ve decided that I want to put together another book. The idea is to go and ride the world’s greatest bike roads, photograph them and then write about them. Seriously, there is nothing I wouldn’t…

Special Features
0 A tribute: Erik Buell

Pegasus will fly no more Buell American Motorcycles closes its doors The announcement from Harley-Davidson was uncharacteristically terse, possibly an indication of just how difficult it had been to make the decision to close Buell. The money involved is pretty close to the major investment that H-D made in MV…

Travel Stories
0 Poatina Esses

Uphill battle Recently someone criticised the Bear for writing a story ‘that had nothing to do with motorcycling’. In response he wrote this. I am not a fisherman. I subscribe to the attitude expressed so succinctly in the comment that if you “give a man a fish, you feed him…

Blog
0 Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Friday, October 09, 2009 Another month as passed which means another new lot of prizes Congratulations to Ross and Raymond who won last months giveaways Remember anyone who leaves a comment on any blog post within the month goes into the draw. This months freebies: 1. Ewan…

Travel
0 Death Valley daze

Getting down Things are looking up down there Here’s a free tip for the national parks people responsible for Death Valley: tell potential visitors it’s just like going down into a mine — without the claustrophobia! A friend who was working in a copper mine told me once that when…

Special Features
0 St John Ambulance and you

The life you save … The Possum lays it on the thin red line St John Ambulance Australia has been part of the scenery in Australia since the movement arrived here in 1883. Since then, the organisation has been behind the scenes at most sporting fixtures and large social gatherings.…

Travel Stories
0 Born in the U.S.A.

They’ve got Elvis’ Harley down at the new museum, but the man on the stage was singing about the country today Born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. Who better than Bruce Springsteen to headline Harley-Davidson’s big 105th anniversary concert? With all due respect to The Boss,…

Cruiser Bikes
0 Triumph Thunderbird

The 97.4-inch solution* You read the Bear’s ride impression in the last issue — here’s Bob’s launch report Photos: Lou Martin, factory In late September, Triumph Australia invited the press to northern New South Wales for a leisurely look at its new baby, the Thunderbird. The new bike, plenty impressive…

Bike
0 Dragonslayer

This myth’s a hit Another special metric cruiser from the Kobbers Kruiser Klub My name is Rick, aka “Slayer”, Queensland President of the Kobbers Kruiser Klub, a motorcycle club for owners of Japanese and European cruisers (you can check us out at www.kobbers.com). The bike you see is a 2002…

Gear
0 Little Women 2

The Gaerne Donah high-heeled ladies riding boot gives the short-legged a little more security and the design pays particular attention to the anatomy of the female leg with special focus on the calf area which has elastic cordura inserts to ensure good fit. A full-length zip makes getting the boots…

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