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Gassit Garage / Columns
12 July 2016

RACING LEGEND BARRY SHEENE

Temperatures were on the rise, and so was Barry Sheene on the two-stroke Suzuki

Gassit Garage / Columns
12 July 2016

Careering across the Coorong

When the Auto Cycle Union refused to ratify speed records between our two largest cities, speed demons in the City of Churches rejoiced.

News / Manufacture News
12 July 2016

VanderHeide - carbon-fibre feast

The market for crazy-expensive, super-exotic bikes appears to be booming as customers rush to get their hands on limited-run bikes like the Honda RC213V-S. And now those lucky enough to be in the market for an AUD $220,000 motorcycle have an even tougher decision to make. That

News / Manufacture News
12 July 2016

Aussie Motorcycle jeans capture global attention in the Motorcycle Brand Contest

“Game changing” Aussie Motorcycle jeans capture global attention in the Motorcycle Brand Contest of the German Design Council

Bike Tests
11 July 2016

DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO

One of the most coveted items in the world of press launches isn’t the T-shirt or the factory embossed Swiss army knife or even the ‘must bring back for the kids’ one-off baseball cap. No, we are talking here about the limited edition hardcover souvenir book. The one I now

Bike Tests
11 July 2016

First ride on the Harley-Davidson Roadster

As the bike rolled into the car park for my Sunday group ride, the owner of the new 883 beside me stared at the Roadster with dinner plate eyes. “What’s thaaat?” he queried, with a combination of wonder and longing in his voice. It was the same thing you hear at Christmas w

Sport
11 July 2016

Sykes Wins As Rea Retires In Race Two

A halted and restarted second FIM Superbike World Championship race at Laguna Seca was won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after the first attempted running got red flagged. The restart made 21-laps of the intense 3.619km circuit in central California. A final podium battle

Sport
10 July 2016

Rea From Sykes In Race One

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won his first ever race at Laguna Seca after a 25-lap contest with his team-mate Tom Sykes, who eventually finished 0.819 seconds behind. In third place Nicky Hayden (Honda World Superbike Team) held off a final corner attempted pass from his

Sport
10 July 2016

Sykes Again The Superpole Master

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) once again proved the fastest Superpole runner, taking his 37th career pole position and his seventh of the season with a lap of 1’22.155. In his latest pre-race triumph Sykes was 0.055 seconds ahead of his team-mate Jonathan Rea, and 0.324 sec

Bike Tests
09 July 2016

Yamaha YZF-R6 SP 60th Anniversary

The yellow, black and white Yamaha YZF-R6 is screaming bonkers through useless earplugs and holds only two gears throughout the tight track while the Bridgestones go through their warm-up cycle. We’re at Wakefield Park in NSW for some track testing, and it’s all a

Bike Tests
08 July 2016

MOTO GUZZI 500 V8 RACER

THERE is an aura about the Moto Guzzi 500 V8 that defies the fact that it raced for only two years (1956-57) and somehow never won a World Championship GP. Created exactly 60 years ago in a small workshop on the shores of Lake Como by a team of just 12 men, including the thre

Tested / Riding Gear + Equipment
08 July 2016

Roadskin Water Resistant Kevlar lined hoody and denim jeans

Roadskin Water Resistant Kevlar lined hoody The folks at Grinfactor sent me a Roadskin Water Resistant Kevlar Lined Hoodie to test. For most of the winter it has lived under my leathers while I ride, and has been ideal to wear as streetwear throughout the day. To the uninitiat