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0 Buyer beware: motorcycle accessories

Do your homework before buying bits for your bike to ensure it’s safe and rides like it should Bits for bikes. There’s a whole global industry that has grown up around improving and personalising a bike. A quick blast around the internet will throw up such a range of choices…

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0 Yamaha XJR1200/1300 buyers guide

Yamaha’s XJR1200 first saw the light of day in 1996, launched into a global marketplace that had made it clear it was looking for big-bore motorcycles with laid-back manners and slightly retro styling. We’ve come to know the category as the ‘Naked’, becoming a cornerstone of motorcycle market share, particularly…

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0 Looking back: The boxer engine

We all know BMW horizontally opposed engines as “Boxers”. But why? Glad you asked. Boxer engines got their name because each pair of pistons moves simultaneously in and out rather than alternately, like boxers showing they are ready to go into battle by touching their gloved fists against each other…

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0 Top five roads in Australia

We recently ran a poll on Facebook asking for your favourite roads in Australia, and we were overwhelmed with the response. It’s clear that we are blessed with hundreds of great stretches of bitumen here in Oz, so narrowing it down to just a few is no easy task. To…

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0 Suzuki SV650: Long term update

By Spencer Leech  There’s a good reason why we try to test bikes over an extended period of time. There are a lot of things you pick up on when you have to live with a bike. This means commuting, maintaining, travelling and anything else you might do with a…

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0 Buying with accessories

Do your homework before buying bits for your bike to ensure it’s safe and rides like it should Bits for bikes. There’s a whole global industry that has grown up around improving and personalising a bike. A quick blast around the internet will throw up such a range of choices…

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0 Top six new releases

Words: Spencer Leech  Last year’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan played host to the unveiling of a whole bunch of awesome machines. Now that we’re well into the new year, we’re starting to see many of them land Down Under. So in anticipation, we’ve rounded up the six bikes we…

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0 Choices for under $4000

So, you are on a budget that limits you to spending around $3000. Don’t despair, there is a range of options available in that price bracket. It’s fair to say that most of them are not the sexiest of choices, but you aren’t exactly over-flush with four grand to spend.…

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0 Excuses, excuses…

Spencer Leech explains his regrettable hiatus from the bike world, and why he came back. Growing up in the household that I did, it was impossible to avoid getting interested in bikes. I was one of those lucky few who were given a dirtbike at a young age and had an…

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0 The end of the my ride on ARR

Editing Australian Road Rider is both a pleasure and an honour, so I regret the fact I’m giving it up now. I’ve enjoyed enormous satisfaction over the past 44 issues from the publication’s popularity and the close community that has developed around it. The letters and emails I’ve had, the…

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