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Terri . – Monday, July 12, 2010 We’re used to having things fly through the air and thwack into us while we’re out riding. You know, the usual nuisances; stones, very hard beetles, vast swarms of bees that kamakazi into you and leave your jacket and helmet oozing with furry…

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The Bear – Monday, August 30, 2010 Are Mark Twain’s jaundiced words appropriate in Victoria? LOntime motorcycle safety activist Damien Codognotto OAM, of the Independent Riders’ Group, sent me this note about an article in Melbournes The Sunday Herald Sun. It appeared on Page 13, August 29, 2010. “NO MORE…

Travel Stories
0 Off-road encounter

Bushwacked! Off-road hero Robert Crick didn’t plan it that way but he and his roadbike went decidedly bush It started the day before. Heading down the road to Armidale from Grafton, I decided to divert to Dorrigo for the night. There is a back road north of Waterfall Way that…

Cruiser Bikes
0 Customising 401

Welcome to the fourth in our series of customising stories. The idea here is to give you some ideas, demystify the whole customising thing and provide a few useful contacts. Please let us know what subjects you’d like us to tackle — we’re here for you. The art of sound…

Gear
0 Whatz NewZ

Eyes in the back of your helmet How many times have you wished you had eyes in the back of your head? The Reevu MSX1 rear-vision helmet has been astonishing everyone who’s seen it because of the way it bends light so you can see the road behind. It’s a…

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The Bear – Friday, July 31, 2009 Many of you will know that I produce a weekly motorcycle column usually called, predictably enough, Motorcycle Weekly, for some 100 newspapers around Australia. Well, it used to be 100 newspapers. Now it’s more like 80, because Rural Press, one of the newspaper…

Special Features
0 Destinations- Part 2

Come on, keep up! More of our favourite bike destinations for you to dream about — and to visit! Words & photos: Everyone at ARR, and then some In the most recent issue of ARR, we started a review of some of the bike destinations that really ring our bell.…

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0 Honda’s 500s hit dealerships

Honda’s hotly anticipated expansion of the middleweight market, the CBR500R will reach Honda Dealerships nationally this week along with its naked counterpart, the CB500F. The adventure touring CB500X will follow in early June. Sure to transform the entry market, these new releases which are all LAMS approved, offer the next…

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The Bear – Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Okay, let’s sort the sheep from the goats. Here are some questions for you. What is your favourite colour? No, no, not that Monty Python crap again. Here are some serious questions. Post your answers here. We will compile the answers and report…

Cruiser Bikes
0 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

The X File The bike Nick X built would be a winner anywhere I have always been interested in Japanese steel. I wanted to create a Japanese bike that could hold its own in the fabricated customising bike field, but which had a practical use and was not just a…

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