Special Features

Tourer Face-Off

How do some of these potential ‘touring twins’ shape up against each other? There is, proverbially, more than one way to can a skit. Scan a cot. Skin a cat, that’s it. Sorry, puss. There […]


Southward Car Museum

Sir Len’s shed A giant car and bike museum filled with mystery It’s probably true that, as I’m frequently told, I have one of the best jobs in the world. Editing a motorcycle magazine takes […]


Please follow style

Pub tip Recommend a hotel to your fellow cruiser riders. If there’s a pub that you like, just follow the template below and send us the details, including a few photos. cruiser@universalmagazines.com.au is the address. […]


BMW K1300 series

Lucky 13? Brendan Nelson almost sounds as if he’s sorry he ponied up for his Hayabusa Photos: Keith Muir, BMW Factory, Brendan Nelson Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer was using this year’s Superbikes at the Island […]


Yamaha XT660R

Is the R the Aussie bike that the X wasn’t? Sometimes it’s hard for me to work out what the importers are thinking, but then I think I’m hardly Robinson Crusoe there. I remember riding […]

Travel Stories

‘Adventure’ touring

Last year in Jerusalem One missed corner = one adventure Words and photos: Beaker What started off as a nice leisurely Sunday morning ride for breakfast turned into a mini adventure, complete with dirt tracks, […]

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Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Monday, November 30, 2009 Try selling to them… A few years ago, inspired by the large number of empty shops in Sydney’s CBD, I went to one of the more innovative bike […]


Marked man?

At first we thought this was a pre-production shot of a test helmet, but it isn’t. The Rjays Uni-composite SP2 R&D is meant to look like this. With its metallic gunmetal finish and, well, interesting […]