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EDITOR SPEAKS

what’s he blabbing on about now? As much as everyone probably thinks that The Bear and I are riding bikes all the time, you’d be surprised to know that 90% of the time we are stuck in the office typing, just like I’m doing right now! But I got out on the new Ducati Multistrada...
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FROM THE BEAR

GRIZZLING This fairly standard pinup photo ran on one of our favourite motorcycle blogs, Cyril Huze Post (cyrilhuzeblog.com/). It attracted plenty of comment, too; almost all of which complained about the fact that the girl hides too much of the bike… WHAT CHANCE HAVE WE GOT? “A...
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NEWS

HOW DID THEY GO?Aussies at the 2015 IomTT A bag of mixed results for the three Aussies who tackled the Isle of Man TT this year. The best was Dave Johnson who bagged a 10th in the Super bike race, an 11th and 10th in the two Supersport races, an awesome 6th in the Super stock...
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EVENTS

SIGNING SEMIOTICS WITH YOUR BIKE, SIR? I know, I know! It’s killed my emotion more than once. Not on a bike, though. Better tell Gt to stop before he goes blind… Right. All we have to do now is find some freeks to buy these. Well, I should think so, too. Try to learn how to spell...
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BIKE TEST

Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVTMulti-ply the fun Words Stuart Woodbury Photos Nick Wood Since the Ducati Multistrada’s introduction a few years ago, Ducati has been spruiking its “4 bikes in 1” philosophy. That has now changed – in a big way. Technology has always been at the...
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TRAVEL

BEAUTIFUL, BLOODY BALKANS THE WAR IS OVER; NATURE ABIDES WORDS THE BEAR PHOTOS THE BEAR & PRIMOŽ “PINEAPPLE”BRIC Hvar is not the place for boy racer games. So what was Claudio’s R 1200GSA’s front wheel doing trying to get the inside line into the next corner? Not that he had...
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COMMUTING

APRILIA V HOLDEN TAKING IT TO THE REAL WORLDWORDS – STUART WOODBURY PHOTOS – THE BEAR Facts PRICE OF 95 PREMIUMUNLEADED – $1.60.9 TOTAL WEEKLYKILOMETRES (5 DAYS X 64KM) – 320KM 2015 Aprilia Scarabeo 200 NEW PRICE – $4850 (+orc)AVERAGE FUEL USED PER 100KM –...
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READER’S RIDE

ON THE BRIDLE TRACK BEYOND BATHURST WORDS/PHOTOS BOB WOZGA I remember as a child on family holidays looking out the passenger window of our old Simca at groups of motorcycles overtaking us on country roads or parked along footpaths in front of weatherboard shops in whatever town...
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BIKE LAUNCH

Stuart is wearing a Shoei NXR helmet, Berik Force 2.0 suit, Alpinestars GP Tech gloves and Alpinestars Supertech R boots. Pick an exhaust, any exhaust! Pick a colour, any colour! SPECSYAMAHA YZF-R3 PRICE: $6099 (plus on-road charges)WARRANTY: Two years, unlimited...
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TEAR OUT MAP #30

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK TRIPS OUT OF GERALDTON WORDS/PHOTOS THE BEAR Whether you travel by hook (via Kalbarri) or by crook (out to Denham) or even in a more or less straight line (to Mullewa), Geraldton’s surroundings have a lot to offer. GERALDTON Founded as a sleepy outpost of the...
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