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In the September (current) issue of Australian Road Rider is an article written by a V-Strom rider.

Titled "Koala Corridor", it is the story of his multi day camping ride out around Armidale and Tamworth in NSW.

An interesting read with some good pics.

Nicely done story Josh (are you a member here I wonder?).
 

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The DL 650 wee got a nice write in the current issue of "Riding On" the Ulysses magazine also Ock,a lot of Ulysses members have them,I have met quite a few on the road.
 

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The DL 650 wee got a nice write in the current issue of "Riding On" the Ulysses magazine also Ock,a lot of Ulysses members have them,I have met quite a few on the road.
Yeah, there has always got to be one, so I'll play the devils advocate. I have a copy of Riding On in front of me and I can't agree on the "nice" write up on the D.L.650
A pointless mix on describing of 2011 and 2012 models. The V Strom was never released in 1100cc form to my knowledge. A detailed description of the new instrument cluster with a photo of the old. The dimensions column at the end for comparison sake shows the 2011 in dry weight compared with 2012 in wet weight. Why bother.
Yeah picky maybe but these one and two page "grabs" offer no more real detail than has been available in some cases for years.
ARR is classic with their one page "Ridden" articles. 100% copy of manufactures promo material nothing else. Don't believe me? Grab a copy and see and I've been a bit of a fan of the Bear since avidly reading installments of his overland trip in the seventies. Naughty naughty Pete.

Why do they bother? Tell ya!

It gets ya a free ride ( i'm feeling green to-day )
Page fillers ( oh look this issue is now 310 pages, just for you)

Aaah! feel better now, as you were!
 

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Yeah, there has always got to be one, so I'll play the devils advocate. I have a copy of Riding On in front of me and I can't agree on the "nice" write up on the D.L.650
A pointless mix on describing of 2011 and 2012 models. The V Strom was never released in 1100cc form to my knowledge. A detailed description of the new instrument cluster with a photo of the old. The dimensions column at the end for comparison sake shows the 2011 in dry weight compared with 2012 in wet weight. Why bother.
Yeah picky maybe but these one and two page "grabs" offer no more real detail than has been available in some cases for years.
ARR is classic with their one page "Ridden" articles. 100% copy of manufactures promo material nothing else. Don't believe me? Grab a copy and see and I've been a bit of a fan of the Bear since avidly reading installments of his overland trip in the seventies. Naughty naughty Pete.

Why do they bother? Tell ya!

It gets ya a free ride ( i'm feeling green to-day )
Page fillers ( oh look this issue is now 310 pages, just for you)

Aaah! feel better now, as you were!
Bloody ell Sat you read a whole lot more into that 1 page article than I did--maybe the last paragraph when the bloke said "I love em" made me think it was a nice write.If some dude was to fly me to Milan to test ride the latest Duke I would tell them just what they wanted hear:mrgreen:
 

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In the September (current) issue of Australian Road Rider is an article written by a V-Strom rider.

Titled "Koala Corridor", it is the story of his multi day camping ride out around Armidale and Tamworth in NSW.

An interesting read with some good pics.

Nicely done story Josh (are you a member here I wonder?).
Nice read and great pics :thumbsup:
 

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Do they post the articles to the web? I know that this Yank (at least) would like to read it.
 

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Do they post the articles to the web? I know that this Yank (at least) would like to read it.
Hi Doug.

They don't appear to have the story up on the website yet [but as it is in the current September issue they probably won't put it up yet anyway].

Here is a link to the website, there are plenty of other good stories and info on there to keep you amused for a while anyway.

Road Rider Magazine Australia - Touring Bikes Motorbikes Motorcycles Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Perth Adelaide Cruisers Motorbike Reviews Bike Helmets Bike Gear
 

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Thank you for the link. I enjoy reading about motorcycles and riding, including the portions of our globe that I am not ever going to get to ride on two wheels.
Maybe even especially the portions of the globe that I will never get to ride on two wheels. Kind of like National Geographic for motorcycling. :thumbup:
 
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