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Adventure Bike Reality TV

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Reality TV programs. Love them or hate them, they are the new wave of media entertainment. Production companies love them because they are cheap to produce and usually feature the average punter that, when a camera is pointed at them do something they wouldn’t normally do or simply crash and burn. Much like Trail Zone DVDs. (more…)

2015 BMW GS Safari-Enduro

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The BMW Safari Enduro is becoming one of the premier adventure bike rides in the world and has again been a roaring success.  Born out of the regular BMW GS Safari, which catered more for riders of all skills, the BMW Safari Enduro dishes up challenging trails, tough conditions and outback camping.

Check out this awesome preview clip by Adam Riemann of the 2015 BMW GS Safari-Enduro held in May 2015. 110 riders departed Bourke and followed the Darling River towards Mildura camping at amazing stations along the way.

The route included the challenging Murray Sunset Desert National Park, the iconic Border Track (Vic/SA border) and followed the Murray River to its mouth, close to Victor Harbour in South Australia.

The youngest rider was 17 y/o, the oldest 73 y/o and the mass of participants included four father and son combo’s.

Go to www.bmwsafari.com and register for the newsletter to be updated on future events.

Touratech ‘iBracket’ for iPhone 6

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Touratech’s iBracket for the iPhone 6 sees form and function unite. In order to do justice to the design, feel and shape of the iPhone 6, the components of Touratech’s iBracket have been reduced to the bare essentials.

The shape and technical components are designed for maximum stability, despite their delicate execution. UV-resistant silicone rings provide the intelligent 3D closure with the required tension.

The iPhone is positioned in very stable, protective plastic corners. This precision closure form, developed to fit the iPhone exactly, integrates the device into the iBracket with no play at all. All functions of the iPhone remain readily accessible.

  • The most important features in summary:
  • 3D closure with one-handed operation
  • CNC laser cut and CNC shaped stainless steel components.
  • Precision closure form, specially developed for the iPhone 6.
  • Touratech iBracket plastic corners with UV-resistant silicone rings.
  • Touratech vibration decoupling
  • iBracket handlebarbraket 90° turnable.
  • iBracket handlebar bracket for bicycle riders.
  • iBracket handlebar bracket suitable for use with motorbikes

Handlebar ‘iBracket’ for Apple iPhone 6 is also compatible with:

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Huawei Ascend Y530
  • And other popular mobile phones

Using our mounting adapters, this handlebar bracket can be fitted to almost any motorbike.

The mounting bracket can also be used with common silicone protective cases for the iPhone.

For more information, and to order the Touratech iBracket, visit the Touaratech Australia webshop for the iBracket for the iPhone 6 and the iBracket for the iPhone6 Plus.

BMW Safari Enduro Near Miss

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The wide open expanse of the Australian Outback invites wide open throttle riding. Like any country though, there is always the wildlife to be wary of that, when startled, will run right out in front of you.

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2016 Tenere Project Bike

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Post-Apocalyptic Ténérés

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Vehicles from the new Mad Max Fury Road were on display today ranging from trucks, sedans, pick-ups and motorbikes. In particular were two almost unrecognisable Yamaha XT660Z Ténérés.

It’s no surprise really, with the XT660Z’s indestructible reputation (except if your initials are TB) but these Ténérés are nothing like the farkled examples you’d see today. It’s obvious that in a war torn future the Ténéré nylon plastic tank will be replaced with something more robust and have more chance withstanding gun fire, harpoons and flamethrowers.

Other than two Ténérés the bike fleet featured two heavily modified Yamaha R1’s and a YZ450F with dual fork front suspension.

The promotion also featured some extraordinary cars including the Razor Cola, an XB Ford Falcon Coupe; The Giga-Horse, a twin 1959 Cadillac Devilles; The Doof Wagon, an 8×8 M.A.N Missile Carrier and The Nuxcar, a Chevrolet five-door coupe.

However, the centrepiece was the impressive War Rig, a bastardized Czechoslovakian Tatra and Chev Fleetmaster. A six-wheel drive 18-wheeler powered by twin V8 engines end-to-end, this fortified war machine with the soul of a hot rod has an elephantine scoop on the front and a massive double-payload of fuel tanks.

Four time Mr Motocross, multi-Australian motocross champion and now keen adventure bike rider Stephen Gall was the motorcycle stunt rider Motorcycle Specialist Team co-ordinator bringing on board motocrosser Cody Mackey, Robbie Marshall, Michael Addison and Trials Champion Rob Jones. At this promotion Yamaha Stunt Rider Dave McKenna made an appearance and could possibly feature in another sequel. According to Gally it was the most incredible experience he’d ever had. ‘To spend nine months in Namibia in South Africa with such a professional crew was the experience of a lifetime.’

If you haven’t already check out one on the many film trailers.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD will be released in Australian and New Zealand cinemas on May 14, 2015 and is rated MA15+.

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