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Gassit Garage / Columns
11 November 2018

Revolving Racer - Troy Bayliss

As Appeared in AMCN magazine Vol 68 No 07 I’m really looking forward to the ASBK final at Phillip Island. The racing’s gone to another level this season in all classes with many lap records broken and I’m sure that will continue at the Island. The season started well fo

Gassit Garage / Columns
10 November 2018

WORLD’S FIRST CORPORATE ADVENTURE

Two 1950s thrill seekers went on the world’s first corporate-sponsored global adventure

Gassit Garage / Columns
10 November 2018

Money money money

MY LAST COLUMN about the 1980s got a few people talking about that decade. But here’s something they don’t want to talk about: what it cost to live back then. It’s hard to explain to someone who wasn’t there exactly what it was like living with home mortgage rates as hig

Gassit Garage / Columns
09 November 2018

The Vale Circuit - Pre-Panorama Bathurst

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

Gassit Garage / Columns
04 November 2018

2018 Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling

If you’ve seen the 1935 British musical comedy No Limit, you’ll understand the atmosphere of the annual Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling. George Shuttleworth, played by comic songwriter George Formby, builds himself an AJS racer in his garden shed for his assault on the

Gassit Garage
02 November 2018

Living with the Benelli TRK502

Benelli has been churning out good quality small- to mid-capacity motorcycles by the trailer load of late, among them its first parallel-twin, long-legged touring machine. But what adventure touring might mean to the old-but-new Eurasion brand would surely translate to something

Gassit Garage / Columns
31 October 2018

Where are they now? Dallas Rankine – Kiwi Ducati supertuner

At the dawn of World Superbikes 30 years ago, Kiwi Ducati fanatic Dallas Rankine was tearing his hair out. “I bought the first available 851 Superbike in association with Aussie Bob Brown for Robert Holden to race in WSBK,” he remembers. Ducati soul brothers obsessed with th

Gassit Garage / Columns
24 October 2018

Revolving Racer - Adam Senior

The other day someone told me that by the end of this season I will have clocked up 700,000km in travel while racing in ASBK. It’s only about 380,000km from Earth to the Moon! I first competed in 2006 but since 2012 I have raced every single round in the Superbike class, excep

Gassit Garage / Columns
23 October 2018

MOTO GP STARS FAVOURITE PARTS OF THE PHILLIP ISLAND GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT

The much-anticipated Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2018 is just around the corner, and the world’s best riders are reminiscing on their favourite parts of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Exhilarating racing, coupled with incredible scenic views, makes for on

Gassit Garage / Columns
23 October 2018

WHEN AMCN WAS A FLY ON THE TEAM DUCATI WALL AT PHILLIP ISLAND

Phil Aynsley and Hamish Cooper were “flies on the wall” at 2016 Australian Grand Prix for the entire race weekend. Every practice, qualifying and during the race they were inside Ducati’s pit garage and they both  gained the belief that Ducati was about to start something

Gassit Garage / Columns
22 October 2018

Tobacco and MotoGP

It was big tobacco that brought MotoGP Down Under

Gassit Garage
22 October 2018

Trailer bearing maintenance

Cos it’s no use having a perfectly prepared track bike if you can’t move it!