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0 Sydney Motorcycle and Scooter Show

Oh! Darling! Good show, old chap(s) Should you ever be in the position to choose somewhere to hold a show in Sydney, go for the Convention & Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour. Compared with the pigeon-dropping-spattered Showground and the windswept agriculturality (it’s a new word) of Homebush, Darling Harbour ticks…

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0 Spencer, NSW

What’s in a name? And who cares, as long as the bacon and egg rolls are good? A rose is a rose is a rose, according to Gertrude Stein. But is a Spencer a spencer a spencer? And what is it? It could be a short, close-fitting jacket, worn by…

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0 Wet Weather Gear test 2

Suits and boots – will they keep you dry? You read about the supposedly waterproof gloves in ARR #51. That was the appetiser, this is the main course Were you surprised that several pairs of gloves weren’t actually waterproof (part 1 of this test)? Well, get ready to be surprised…

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0 Two’s company

The secrets of pillioning How you and your passenger can make two-up riding work Perhaps welling up inside you is the urge to share the joy of motorcycling with a loved one or friend. Perhaps someone has already said yes. Brilliant. You are about to add a major dimension to…

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0 Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Thursday, February 18, 2010 How long are we going to put up with this? The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has tender number RSSM0610 out for the “Investigation of Zero Blood Alcohol Concentration for all Motorcycle Riders in Queensland”. It is to “Provide research services…

Bike
0 Triumph Rocket III Touring

Houston, we have liftoff Mike Grant went to see the latest Rocket launch in Texas. Triumph launched its original Rocket III just over three years ago in front of an awe-struck motorcycling community. “Launch” was very much the operative word because striking up its 2.3-litre inline three-cylinder produced as close…

Travel Stories
0 Riding Japan

Low-speed sayonara Have you always wanted to go 285kp/h? You can, but not on your rental bike. Japan had not been high on my list of places to tour. But when an international group of 14 friends, guys and girls, from New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia invited…

Gear
0 The Fuel Truth

Horror story! You’ll never ‘just fill ’er up’ again after you’ve read this report by Stuart Woodbury Many riders are not fully informed about the main thing that makes their bikes go – fuel. Years ago when I was racing two-stroke go-karts, competitors were subjected to regular fuel testing at…

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0 Destinations

A modest proposal We’re just going to go through some of our favourite bike destinations: do tag along! I was answering a note from my friend Sian Gillanders CKDNZ* in New Zealand the other day. Right at the end of her email, she had written, “Any exciting tours planned? I…

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