Joel Roelants dad to contest the Dakar Rally

December 8, 2020 0 Comments

Joel Roelants , Walter Roelants Joel Roelants father, Walter Roelants will head to the Dakar Rally in January at the age of 60 years old to contest the event. Roelants has decided to do this to raise money for the To Walk Again foundation. Joel Roelants crashed out during the 2014 MXGP of Italy at …

WP’s All-New (Closed) Cartridge Enduro Fork

December 7, 2020 0 Comments

After the release of the 2020 enduro model-ranges from KTM and Husqvarna, we talked a fair bit about the major setting changes made to their 48mm WP Xplor fork. We’ve also talked to the Authorised WP Suspension Centre, WP Newcastle, to get a handle on what various mod options to the OEM/standard WP Xplor fork …

2021 Dakar Rally: Environmental Initiatives

December 7, 2020 0 Comments

With climate change and caring for the environment an increasingly important issue for the global community, organsiers of the 2021 Dakar Rally have made the conscious decision to take action to reduce the 2021 event’s carbon footprint. For example, in addition to carbon offsets and the redistribution of uneaten food, all cars and trucks to …

2021 Beta RR ‘Racing’ Models: Pricing Revealed

October 29, 2020 0 Comments

A couple of weeks back, we got our first look at Beta’s up-specced 2021 RR Racing range, which now comes in eight versions, thanks to this year’s first-time addition of a 200cc two-stroke. Compared with its ‘standard’ RR model counterparts, the RR Racing models from the Italian manufacturer get a Kayaba AOS 48mm fork, an …

KTM 790 Adventure R: Real World Review – Part 2 (of 2)

October 27, 2020 0 Comments

Every Tuesday arvo, a bunch of two-wheel tragics rocks up at the NSW Central Tablelands property of enduro icon, Geoff Ballard. They come for two reasons: One, a wholesome Tuesday night feed that’s washed down by a few cheeky bottles of red, plus hours of bench racing and bike tinkering in the workshop for dessert; …

How-To: Moto-Camping

October 27, 2020 0 Comments

Want to know how to have the best weekend away? Well, it all starts with getting your camping set-up dialled.With the 10th annual Transmoto 12-Hour @ Batemans Bay on November 14-15 now on sale it’s almost time to say goodbye to the ‘Miso Soup’, feed the dog, and load up the ute with your mates …

KTM Enduro Model … With an Air Fork?

October 26, 2020 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, when KTM released their all-new WESS special edition model 350EXC-F – a bike that pays homage to KTM’s success in the WESS Enduro World Championship – it prompted a lot of social media discussion about the fact this enduro model was fitted with WP’s air-sprung AER fork (along with a …

Husky’s Special Edition 2021 Rockstars

October 26, 2020 0 Comments

Unlike their Austrian-made KTM counterparts, Husqvarna has never released up-specced models – such as KTM’s Six-Day models, Beta’s RR Racing machines, or Sherco’s Factory bikes. Maybe that’s because the enduro models from Husqvarna already come with a bunch of premium components that the KTMs don’t get. Admittedly, a year ago, Husky did release a Graham …

Tested: Thor Reflex Helmet

October 26, 2020 0 Comments

With so many high-quality top-of-the-line helmets on the market today, we are spoilt for choice. And just when we thought there couldn’t be any more new lids in the mix, Thor has dropped their latest and greatest, the Reflex. This new Reflex helmet not only looks the goods, but it’s packed with a raft of …

MA Launches New-Look Aussie MX Championship

October 21, 2020 0 Comments

Like many race series around the world, 2020 has been a tumultuous season for motorcycle racing in Australia, thanks to the ongoing effects of the global pandemic. In fact, the MX Nationals – the ‘brand’ under which the Australian Motocross Championship has run for 23 years – didn’t even get out of the gates this season. …