What’s in the Latest Issue?

BIKES

Yamaha Ténéré 700
The highly anticipated Ténéré 700 has finally broken cover, and our international correspondent Simon Hargreaves got to enjoy Spain from the rider’s seat.

Kawasaki W800
The all-new W800 Street and Café bring some classic character back to Kawasaki’s offerings after a long absence. Adam Child rode them in Japan as they rolled off the line.

BMW K 1600 B
Paul learns exactly what ‘torque’ is all about, from the saddle of BMW’s bonkers K 1600 B, courtesy of 1649cc of inline-six German engineering!

Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE
The new Kawasaki Versys 1000 ‘Special Edition’ has a lot of cool tricks up its sleeve, especially for an adventure bike. Just make sure you don’t lose the instruction manual!

 

FEATURES

Facebook Poll – Rider Training: Yes Or No?
Continuing our ‘ask the people’ section, we focus on how many riders are actually getting adequate training. The results are quite surprising!

Metzeler Cruisetec
Paul went across the ditch to see how far ‘cruiser’ tyres have developed lately, at the launch of the new Metzeler Cruisetec. Oh, and then they went to a racetrack…!

Too Loud?
After the rampant success of our earplugs article last month, Scott wanted to delve deeper into the subject, finding out first-hand how much difference ear-protection can make on a bike.

MCN Motorcycle Show
Our good friends Doug and Tina Cornes recently ventured to the UK, at the same time London’s biggest bike show just happened to be on. We quickly set them up with media accreditation for an inside look!

Longtermer – Yamaha Niken GT
Yamaha NZ have kindly loaned us a shiny new Niken GT ‘for a while’, so Paul and Kerry wasted no time in getting to grips with the third wheel on the new ‘Touring’ version.

Ducati Adventure Tour
Mike Gilbert hopped the ditch to Australia for the inaugural Ducati Adventure Tour, reuniting with a friendly Scrambler, and discovering MX skills that he didn’t remember having!

Father And Son
There’s nothing quite like the bond that motorcycles can create between individuals. Swannie discovers that bond can nurture an even stronger kinship between two blokes of the same surname.

Tech Talk – Motorcycle Service Manuals
In this month’s Tech Talk, Scott shows us what we’ve been missing by reneging on reading the instructions: our bike’s Service Manual.

Training – Open Your Eyes
Good vision is pretty essential when it comes to riding motorcycles. Scott focuses on focal training this month, and how we can better use our eyes to become safer and more aware riders.