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01 January 2017

Reader story- 2016 TTMC, PI Track Day Report

The VW Touareg Club meets at Phillip Island – some motor bikes were bought along... just in case

Gassit Garage
31 December 2016

In Pit Lane - Proud, happy, and ready to kick

I am proud and happy to be able to write this column about this great sport of ours. A sport where all concerned shall henceforth live by the creed of Professor Pangloss. “Everything is for the best, in the best of all possible worlds.” Prof Pangloss (I am proud and hap

Gassit Garage
29 December 2016

He did what? Nick Lidstone - From Betws-y-Coed to Berrima

Lidstone’s fantasy of circling the globe stalled in the land down under.

Gassit Garage
29 December 2016

New tech - Stopping everyone

Old technology for emerging markets could be the most significant safety advancement yet

Gassit Garage
29 December 2016

Old School - Bikie blow-up 1972

A few Monday nights ago I was propping up the bar with some hunters at the Cheltenham pub in New Zealand. Once an important coach stop in the Manawatu, it is now a classic country watering hole, perfect for a lone motorcyclist looking for a night’s accommodation. The deer st

Gassit Garage
29 December 2016

Where are they now? Robert Hinton

Three-times 1970s Australian GP winner Robert Hinton was 72 in August and is still active in racing as a race-bike owner in Forgotten Era events. His Yamaha TZ350F has won three Australian Historic Period 5 championships with three different riders. Hinton last raced, on that

Gassit Garage
28 December 2016

Ed’s letter - Can’t get enough

It was such a great year that Márquez winning the title often played second fiddle to the spectacle being delivered on track

Gassit Garage
27 December 2016

They did what?- Cannonball Down Under

This serial US record breaker also made his mark in Australia

Gassit Garage
27 December 2016

Head to head- 2006 Suzuki Boulevard M109R & 2006 Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan

Why these two? These power packed super- cruisers spawned a generation of highway warriors 2006 Suzuki Boulevard M109R This big-bore musclebike was given its name owing to the 109 cubic inches of displacement. Like so many of Suzuki’s perfor

Gassit Garage
24 December 2016

Ed's letter- Transition complete

When I’m on a bike, idiots like this enter and leave my life over a period of five seconds

Gassit Garage
20 December 2016

Head to Head- 1979 Honda XL500S & 1979 Yamaha XT500

Why these two? These two thumpers triggered dirty dual- sport debauchery across the globe, and left a legacy that continues to this day 1979 Honda XL500S Street sweet and dirt worthy, Honda’s XL500S arrived to challenge the Yamaha in 1979, wit

Gassit Garage
20 December 2016

Revolving Racer - Irene Vasilas

Allow myself to introduce myself. My name is Irene Vasilas, I’m 32-years of age and living in the MacArthur region of New South Wales. If you’re wondering who the hell I am, that’s fine - I still regard myself as a ‘unknown’ racer in the Australian Off-Road Champion