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Gassit Garage
14 February 2019

Living with the Royal Enfield Himalayan

“It’s the same formula but they’re two totally different bikes, eh?” offered my riding mate Andy as we gulped down water after a particularly difficult section of cricket ball-sized rocks. He was on his kitted-out Suzuki DR-Z400 and I was on a Royal Enfield Himalayan. And

Gassit Garage / Columns
13 February 2019

Not forgotten - Brian Payne

Bend it like Brian, he was motorcycling’s maestro of metallurgy

Gassit Garage
13 February 2019

How they do stuff - Navigating Dakar

The first thing to learn is that the quickest way from A to B is via X, Y and Z

Gassit Garage / Columns
09 February 2019

In Pit Lane - Get your GOAT

Trees are tall. But they do not touch the sky. I offer this cod philosophy to help keep things in proportion. When you are up too close to something, it is easy to over-inflate its importance. With a few weeks to look back on the MotoGP season, it still inspires awe. But what

Gassit Garage / Columns
08 February 2019

Reader Rides

It doesn’t matter if it was a free-to-a- good-home paddock basher you pulled from the neighbour’s shed, or a shiny new showroom model you saved your hard- earned cash for, no one forgets their first.

Gassit Garage / Columns
08 February 2019

Where are they now? Richard Reid

Richard Reid – the bloke to win Kawasaki’s first road race

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05 February 2019

It’s not bye bye HayaBusa

Aussie sales continue while a new model gets developed

Gassit Garage / Columns
02 February 2019

Old school - Parallel universe

An Outback thunderstorm slowly rolled towards me as I sat on the ancient timbers of a cattle yard at Coward Springs railway siding. The Oodnadatta track was about a kilometre away. If just 1mm of rain fell it would turn the packed dirt surface into a dangerously slippery ice rink

Gassit Garage / Columns
02 February 2019

Fast Talk - Midori Moriwaki

Fed-up with lacklustre results, the 2019 WorldSBK season will see something very close to a full-factory effort from Honda. We nab a rare interview with the woman behind the assault

Gassit Garage / Columns
01 February 2019

He did what? - A well-timed accident

Aussie pioneer Tim Gibbes’s ploy foils the ISDT timekeepers

Gassit Garage / Columns
29 January 2019

Revolving racer - Ted Collins

Ted Collins: I’ve ended my first season in the premier class of Australian road racing as Rookie of the Year. What a roller-coaster rider it was. We started the ASBK season off at Phillip Island qualifying in 23rd place and turned it all around by finishing the last race of the

Gassit Garage / Columns
28 January 2019

MotoGP Tough 10, for all 10

One of my year-end pleasures is putting the mighty 320-page Motocourse tome to print. And one of the pleasures of editing it for the past 15 years or so is the chance to nominate the editor’s Top 10. This is both easy, and difficult. Easy because it is a whimsical and often