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28 November 2018

MR SMITH: A SHARP MIND IN A BLUNT BODY

I was having one of my usual stress-filled days at Gassit HQ a few weeks ago, when an email from Bill McKinnon, former editor of Two Wheels magazine, lobbed into my inbox.

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29 October 2018

Topgear just in

Alpinestars Belize Drystar oiled leather boot The Alpinestars Belize Drystar oiled leather boot has a waterproof membrane. The boot is designed to offer flexibility and comfort and features include a TPU shift pad, a replaceable EVA foot bed, and both shin plate and instep buck

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25 July 2018

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II

The Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II uses two compounds applied in three zones on the front hoop and three compounds applied in five zones on the rear. The tyre is said to transfer racetrack performance into street versatility. Fronts (120/70ZR17) are priced from $239 and rears (v

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02 July 2018

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge

Be an armchair TT legend

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07 May 2018

Tow car - Toyota Fortuner

It’s entry-level price means it has hard plastics on the interior, a split key/central-locking button set up and a CD player. On the plus side, it’s got a chill box, seven-inch touchscreen with basic multimedia and Bluetooth, but no Sat Nav. You are also getting Toyota’s le

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06 May 2018

Bridgestone A41 & T31

Is there any tougher test bed than the harsh Moroccan desert to introduce a new adventure tyre to the market? Bridgestone doesn’t think so

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30 April 2018

Toyota tow buddy - Toyota Fortuner GX

We have not accidentally put a long-term vehicle on the Tested pages. These days, many motorcyclists require a quality tow vehicle to transport their bikes to the track, to the bush, or to a bike show. Not all cars are suitable for towing a couple of tons worth of trailer and mot

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27 April 2018

AGV Veloce S

Link International, the Australian distributor for the Italian AGV brand in Australia, has sent me the new AGV Veloce S helmet in the Rossi Ranch colour scheme.

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27 April 2018

Vintage TT year

Isle of Man TT 1973 hardcover book

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29 March 2018

Mr Smith: a sharp mind in a blunt body

I was having one of my usual stress-filled days at Gassit HQ a few weeks ago, when an email from Bill McKinnon, former editor of Two Wheels magazine, lobbed into my inbox.

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06 March 2018

Guy Martin Road Racer book

Guy Martin is among the world’s best known road racers, now famous as much for his film and television appearances as for his racing achievements. As the principal player in a 2010 TT documentary film, Guy dodged death in a spectacular 240km/h fireball crash. Working with TV

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26 February 2018

Whispering Smith by Barry Smith

Did you know that Aussie racer Barry Smith won a TT at the Isle of Man with a motorcycle he’d only done one practice lap on? I didn’t either, until I read his honest and entertaining autobiography Whispering Smith. Like Barry’s self-backed career, this book is self-publish