11 January 2024

Forcite MK1S helmet. High Tech Head Gear


First introduced in the early 1900s, motorcycle helmets were made of leather and were designed to protect the rider’s head from impacts. They weren’t very effective, and didn’t offer much protection. Technology has improved in leaps and bounds, and today, we have such things as ‘Smart Helmets’.

05 January 2024

Bimmer About Town: BMW C400X



BMWs new 350cc urban scooter is a lively and stable steed for getting around town.  Terry McCarthy stepped through for a whip around Hobart.

One of my beasts went in for a major service, so I was given the choice of any demo bike. There are 9 of them at Hobart BMW Motorrad.

17 December 2023

Get Down on Harley's Low Rider ST



We ride Harley’s crowd-pleasing Low Rider in its latest incarnation, the ST. 

Low Rider is one of those bikes that just keeps evolving. Harley-Davidson first used the name in 1977 to describe a “factory custom” variant of the venerable FX Super Glide with alloy wheels, twin front discs, extended forks with a 32° rake and a low 660mm seat height.

08 December 2023

Motorcycle touring: Ticking Off Thailand

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Lots of us have ridden all around the world but how many have done the Land of Smiles?

The notion of riding in SE Asia is not going to take most of us by surprise. Many of us have already ridden in places like India, Mongolia and Vietnam - and come home with all sorts of stories.

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