All in one from Kinchrome

Here’s an innovative little screwdriver kit from Kinchrome, purveyor of quality tools to discerning motorcyclists everywhere. The six-in-one conventional screwdriver features dual-headed bits with six common blade, Phillips and socket types for multiple applications.  The […]

Special Features

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 […]

Cruiser Bikes

Suzuki M109R/C109R

Brothers-in-Arms How do Suzuki’s twin takes on the theme “extremely large cruiser” compare? The Germans have a wonderfully expressive term: Warmduscher, someone who showers in lukewarm water. I guess the expression is derived from Revelations […]

Travel Stories

Old Goulburn Brewery

Ride back in time A priceless insight into 19th century brewing. Oh, and a chance to have a real ale Back in the 1960s some time, a school inspector went to the Catholic primary school […]

Travel Stories

Lake Como, Italy

Rich folks Money isn’t everything… Words & photos: The Bear “Moto Guzzi dealers don’t become rich in money,” said Alis Agostini over lunch, “but in relationships.” We were sharing a huge plate of the local […]


Action Jackson

Jackson Equipment has new Australian summer jacket, the perforated leather F. Ceejay. It’s based on classic denim jacket style and available in black or beige in all sizes for men and women. Other colours and […]

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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 […]

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Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Wednesday, September 09, 2009 Another month as passed which means another new lot of prizes Congratulations to Bruce and Peter who won last months giveaways Remember anyone who leaves a comment on […]


Great Cruiser Rides #2

Blackwood buzz Just out of Melbourne, a sweet run There are many ways to get out of Melbourne and, unlike with Manchester, the recommended route is very rarely a bottle of Gordon’s gin. We like […]

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Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Tuesday, November 24, 2009 “Please find attached a news release regarding a new road safety campaign aimed at motorcyclists and headed up by five-time 500cc MotoGP World Champion Mock (sic) Doohan,” said […]