Posted On 21 Feb 2024
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This entry is part 3 of 25 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#23


AMM 2014 Bombala Bike Show

Some claimed it was the best ever,others said the show was the best in years, but either way, the Australian Motorcyclist Magazine 2014 Bombala Show was a great success! Thousands of spectators, heaps of bikes in the show ‘n’ shine, with hundreds more parked outside around the streets and heaps of stalls to buy stuff from, made for an awesome day out. Then Angry Anderson rocked the stage to make it a long night of good times. Bigger and better next year? You bet!


Forma Predator boots

Price – $535 Call them Avduro boots, beautifully made and finished for long haul adventures and an off-road boot that you can walk properly in! Forma has been making off-road boots for ages and the new Predator represents years of perfecting this type of highly protective boot. The inclusion

of a dual pivot system allows fl ex at the ankle but no lateral movement. As more and more enduro riders trade in their dirt bikes for adventure bikes the demands on protective footwear are changing and this is the perfect boot to ride in. Available in sizes Euro 41-49. Other colours from the boots in the photo are available upon request, contact Andy from Andy Strapz. Ph: 039770 2207, email: or visit the website www. and you can rest assured that if you get the wrong size in the mail they can be returned for the right size, for free.


Norton fi nally coming

NF Importers, the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Norton Motorcycles, is very pleased to announce that all ADR formalities and approvals have recently been completed which now allows for importation and sales to begin.

The current Norton range comprises the Commando 961 in three model variants, all classically inspired: the traditional Sport, the sporty Café Racer and the street naked SF.

Anticipated recommended retail prices (excluding dealer and statutory charges) are:

Commando 961 Sport – $29,990

Commando 961 Café Racer – $33,990

Commando 961 SF – $35,990

With the first shipment of motorcycles currently enroute from the UK, NF Importers is fi nalising its boutique dealer network which is expected to include:

NSW Fraser Motorcycles City – Sydney

VIC Fraser Motorcycles – Melbourne

QLD Rocker Motorcycles – Brisbane (new Redcliffe location)

SA Italian Motorcycles – Adelaide


NZ Cyclespot Group – Auckland

All Norton Motorcycles are hand built in Donington, UK and can be custom ordered with a number of factory fitted optional extras.


Barkbuster hand guards – various


Barkbusters, the world leading motorcycle hand guard specialist, extends the two point mounted hand guard options to include more road bikes to meet the increased demand for both impact and weather protection for motorcycle riders.

Now available for the Yamaha MT-09, KTM 200 and 390 Duke, Honda CB125E, CB500F and CB650F and the Suzuki Gladius SFV650.

All hardware kits feature Barkbusters bar end weights, black powder coated hardened aluminium backbones, all necessary mounting hardware and comprehensive installation instructions. They can be fitted with the Carbon, VPS, Jet and Storm guards.

See your local bike shop or visit


Orbost’s 5th Annual Poker Run

Running on Saturday 7th March 2015, Orbost’s 5th Annual Poker Run will be a great event to attend. All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House, Monash.

Registration starts at 9am at McDonald’s Barinsdale, with the ride leaving at 10am sharp. Cost is $30 per person. For more information (including accommodation), contact Mick on 03 5154 1003 or 0401 938 753


Oggy Knobbs for Honda CB300F and CBR300R

Price – $219 (CB), $249 (CBR) Fresh products from the great folk at Oggy Knobbs. This time for the sweet little Honda CB300F and CBR300R.

Help minimise the damage of your drop with a set of Oggy Knobbs. We’ve used them and can vouch for the amount by which they can reduce the damage. Grab a set from your local bike shop, or visit for your local seller.


Are you the next Milligan?

If you’ve ever wanted to become involved with the motorcycle and travel industries, here is your opportunity. Dave ‘Spiky’ Milligan of Get Routed wants to reduce his workload. To do that, he is spinning off his Australia/New Zealand bike shipping business. He will keep the US and European sides of Get Routed.

Milligan has built this business up over many years, and we’re happy to vouch for his honesty and even efficiency. The business comes with everything you will need to make it a success as well, including advice, contacts and the custom-made cradles which fi t straight into containers and which have made the business so effective – the bikes stand virtually no chance of damage.

So there it is – a fully-fl edged business shipping bikes to and from New Zealand, and Dave will even hold your hand while you’re fi nding your feet (neat turn of phrase, eh?) Contact Dave on 03 5625 9080 or at and tell him a little Bear told you about this opportunity…


Kovix Security KDL6 Disc Lock

Price – $69.95 The Kovix Security KDL6 alarmed disc lock features a hardened stainless-steel locking pin system and Zinc alloy body. A 120dB alarm powered by a CR2 lithium battery senses your rotor as you fi t the lock.

The lock beeps to notify it is armed and after fi ve-seconds it goes live and any movement will trigger the warning tone, followed by the loud 120dB alarm.

The alarm is easily disabled for situations where the alarm is not required yet the lock is. The assembly is also waterproof. See your local bike shop shopor contact the distributor – Ph: 07 3277 0693.


NF Importers

NF Importers is proud to announce that 2014 marks the company’s 50th year as a Ducati Distributor, an association which commenced in 1964.

During the recent Ducati Global Dealer Conference in Sorrento, Italy, the milestone relationship between Ducati and NF Importers was acknowledged and celebrated with a very special presentation by Ducati Motor Holding CEO, Mr Claudio Domenicali and Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mr Cristiano Silei awarding Mr Warren Fraser (MD) and Mr Warren Lee (CEO) a commemorative plaque, notably and suitably constructed of high-tech materials.

“It was a very special and proud moment for Warren Fraser and myself,” said Warren Lee – CEO NF Importers / Ducati Australia & New Zealand. “Warren and I naturally have had a very long and passionate involvement with Ducati where we have seen the company and brand evolve to where it is today, as the most exciting and dynamic in the industry.

To be recognised for this milestone by Claudio and Cristiano and to share the moment with our global Ducati dealer family was as I say, something very special and we must also sincerely thank our dedicated and passionate company staff, our dealers and most importantly our thousands of valued customers.”

Ducati motorcycles now being distributed in 85 countries worldwide, but the 50 year relationship between Ducati and NF Importers is the longest in Ducati history.

During the conference Ducati and NF Importers also took the opportunity to renew the milestone relationship by re-signing the next 5 year distribution contract between the two companies.


MotoXXX T-shirts

Price – $29.95 Available in a variety of cool designs, you can feel good in these ringspun cotton tees. They come with a tagless neck design and are available in sizes M-2XL. See your local bike shop or visit www. for more.


Surf City Detailing Kits

After that last minute Christmas gift for that someone special? Well how about one of the excellent Surf City detailing kits from Rollies Speed Shop! Three kits are available, from the full on Garage Detail Kit for $114 which is choke a block with everything you need, including a bucket, to the Black Ice Essentials Kit for $37 or The Works Detailing Kit for only $30. To fi nd your nearest Dealer, call Rollies on 07 3252 5381.

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