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Gassit Garage / Columns
18 October 2018

Ed's Letter

There are times when I forget how long this magazine has been around. And then I take a phone call from one of the many great characters who have spent decades making the fortnightly pilgrimage to their local newsagency to enjoy the latest efforts from the dedicated team at Gassi

Tested / Riding Gear + Equipment
18 October 2018

Nelson-Rigg Hurricane and Journey Backpacks

Backpacks are an important part of a rider’s kit, but we want to know if motorcycling-specific packs are all they’re cracked up to be

News / Manufacture News
18 October 2018

Tracer 900 on the money

Yamaha’s heavily revised Tracer 900 has hit showroom floors, but the big news is that the new GT version comes standard in a premium specification and with a keen sticker price.  The standard version costs $15,499 plus on-road costs, while the GT sets you back $16,999. Yamaha

News / Local
18 October 2018

Bramich 2018 RK CHAINS TROPHY WINNER

Freshly crowned Australian Supersport 300 champion Tom Bramich has joined a host of Aussie legends, including Mick Doohan, Daryl Beattie and Mat Mladin, as a winner of the coveted RK Chains Samurai Trophy.  The annual award recognises the 21-year-old Victorian as Australia’s

Sport / Motogp
17 October 2018

Jack Miller ready for the Island

For four glorious laps, Jack Miller led his home Grand Prix last year. It won't be a surprise this time if he does it again. In a little over a week's time at the Island, Miller will make his Ducati debut at a circuit where top speeds on the downhill chute towards Turn 1 w

Bike Tests
17 October 2018

Winslow and Wicksteed Triumph Speed Twin

In the mid-1930s a pair of plucky young speed freaks set about breaking the Brooklands 500cc lap record

Bike Tests
17 October 2018

HONDA VFR800F 1998-2013

Despite stumbling early with V4-powered bikes, Honda mastered the concept, as demonstrated by the VFR800

Events
16 October 2018

The Vale Circuit

Fancy a ride around the fabulous road circuit that hosted the Australian Grand Prix and the Australian TT in the 1930s? It’s still there, and less than three hours from Sydney The original corrugated dirt surface is a thing of the past, and you can only wonder at the bravery o

News / Manufacture News
16 October 2018

More hype for motard

The most fun bike in Ducati’s range, the Hypermotard, will lose weight and go back to its design basics for 2019. The next-generation Hypermotard will also get a name change – from 939 to 950 – despite the engine capacity remaining unchanged at 937cc. We’ve obtained excl

Bike Tests
16 October 2018

2018 Benelli Leoncino Trail

Benelli continues to make inroads into the mid-capacity market on the strength of its liquid-cooled 500cc parallel-twin and trellis-frame platform. We have already seen the release of the road-orientated Leoncino  and TRK 502 adventure model, as well as the recent release of the

News / Manufacture News
16 October 2018

Customers ring the changes at Indian

Developed in direct response to rider feedback, Indian has announced new technology features to improve performance and comfort, as well as versatility for customising. The changes will first be seen on the 2019 Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models, while the Dark Horse ran

News / Manufacture News
14 October 2018

It’s here! Suzuki’s V-Strom 250

Suzuki is building on the popularity of its V-Strom adventure touring line-up, releasing its highly anticipated V-Strom 250 ABS into the market with a competitive ride-away price of $7190.