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  • Baloffski Posts: 2137
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    02 May 2020 06:25 PM
    As always I have been a purchaser of a magazine called the Motorcycle trader based in Hictoria.It gone, no longer publishing my news agent told me. WTF. I hang out for that magazine for dickens years. Wat is this world coming too?Pauly you know what’s going on, can you shed some light? Am outside freezing my tits off farcanal don’t track you’d be fairing much better down south either. But does anyone know where AUstralian Motorcycle Trader iis? Fucken Chinese I bet’
  • Ratbob Posts: 1281
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    02 May 2020 07:13 PM
    Justbikes will go too. I used to buy em but they’re online so why bother.
  • JFE Posts: 2064
    NSW
    Motor Head JFE
    02 May 2020 07:35 PM
    Is that true? Bugger. Not many decent mags left. 
  • Far Canal Posts: 2319
    Motor Head Far Canal
    02 May 2020 07:39 PM
    That is a pity Baloffski, I liked to read that magazine too.
    Gotta say, have not even been in a "newsagent" shop since this flamin chinavirus hit.
    Guess they (MT) are another casualty.
    Uncharted territory ahead.
  • paulybronco Posts: 13316
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    02 May 2020 07:46 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 02 May 2020 06:25 PM
    As always I have been a purchaser of a magazine called the Motorcycle trader based in Hictoria.It gone, no longer publishing my news agent told me. WTF. I hang out for that magazine for dickens years. Wat is this world coming too?Pauly you know what’s going on, can you shed some light? Am outside freezing my tits off farcanal don’t track you’d be fairing much better down south either. But does anyone know where AUstralian Motorcycle Trader iis? Fucken Chinese I bet’
    I wasnt aware of that, but not surprised as most things are going digital now days. Sad
  • Ratbob Posts: 1281
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    02 May 2020 08:37 PM
    Tank Moto is the one I miss.HD Forums Australia - E9E1B789-622E-4692-A444-B492C6B36615.jpeg

  • bloodog Posts: 1811
    Cairns
    Motor Head bloodog
    03 May 2020 08:44 AM
    When ever I fly I buy this mag to read, this is a real shame 
  • tussuck Posts: 2458
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    03 May 2020 10:40 AM
    Quoting Ratbob on 02 May 2020 08:37 PM
    Tank Moto is the one I miss.HD Forums Australia - E9E1B789-622E-4692-A444-B492C6B36615.jpeg

    At least its only a pause!  I'm gonna track down some back issues as that looks pretty cool.

  • Ratbob Posts: 1281
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    03 May 2020 03:13 PM
    Quoting Ratbob on 02 May 2020 08:37 PM
    Tank Moto is the one I miss.HD Forums Australia - E9E1B789-622E-4692-A444-B492C6B36615.jpeg

    Quoting tussuck on 03 May 2020 10:40 AM
    At least its only a pause!  I'm gonna track down some back issues as that looks pretty cool.

    Glad you raised back issues Tussuck, didn’t think of that. As a regular buyer I was pissed when my local newsagent said they were no longer in print but off your idea I searched Tank Moto and found their site active as ever. Odd because their app Fuel Tank closed down a while back so I thought they’d gone.
    Anyway looks like they’re still going so I’ll subscribe, thanks for the idea, I’m a happy lad. 
    If you’re thinking about a back issue I recommend No 9. considered the Indonesian issue as it covers their creations, there’s some brilliant engineering by the Indo lads, great what you can do when you’re not bogged down by ADR’s. 
  • Airhead Posts: 23
    Stock Poster Airhead
    10 May 2020 10:17 AM
    I think this is a real shame, I used to buy this mag, now apart from AMCN the general motorcycle mags are all gone.  People in Motorcycle Trader like Allen, Rooth and Roff I have been reading their shit for almost four decades.
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1366
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    10 May 2020 11:19 AM
    Quoting Airhead on 10 May 2020 10:17 AM
    I think this is a real shame, I used to buy this mag, now apart from AMCN the general motorcycle mags are all gone.  People in Motorcycle Trader like Allen, Rooth and Roff I have been reading their shit for almost four decades.
    heavy duty mag has changed hands,appears that the format ect will stay the same,only new owner.i was a long time reader of two wheels mag but that has changed ,no longer on my read list. roothy pops up here and there,but his roots are bikes.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2953
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    10 May 2020 09:07 PM
    Quoting Airhead on 10 May 2020 10:17 AM
    I think this is a real shame, I used to buy this mag, now apart from AMCN the general motorcycle mags are all gone.  People in Motorcycle Trader like Allen, Rooth and Roff I have been reading their shit for almost four decades.
    Quoting brucefxdl on 10 May 2020 11:19 AM
    heavy duty mag has changed hands,appears that the format ect will stay the same,only new owner.i was a long time reader of two wheels mag but that has changed ,no longer on my read list. roothy pops up here and there,but his roots are bikes.

    from what I was told, Same owner of Heavy Duty Mag , but they are doing the Heavy Duty Tours & handed the publishing over to Mick Withers ( long time Australian Bike journalist & rider racer ) Mick said Heavy Duty printed in Australia still, so all you guy & Gals , saying we want to support Australian workers & not buy Chinese made, here is your chance. first issue with Mick tuning it is on the stands now.
  • Baloffski Posts: 2137
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    11 May 2020 09:34 AM

    Thanks Krash.
    The Motorcycle Trader was my allways mag, that I passed onto people that only dreamed of having a motorcycle.
    Anyway, allways bought and still have every copy of Heavy Duty. The tours would be great, but can never afford one now.
    Mick Withers, Withers is an old name and rember some of the Withers, NSW though, bush.
    Off to grab my Heavy Duty Mag. Keep rerading , paper too if you can get it.  

  • JFE Posts: 2064
    NSW
    Motor Head JFE
    11 May 2020 01:12 PM
    Good point Krash. Buying Australian made starts with opening your wallet and supporting local effort. The fact you will be buying a decent HD-focussed magazine will help too.
  • Baloffski Posts: 2137
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    11 May 2020 03:34 PM
    Quoting JFE on 11 May 2020 01:12 PMedited: 11 May 2020 01:12 PM
    Good point Krash. Buying Australian made starts with opening your wallet and supporting local effort. The fact you will be buying a decent HD-focussed magazine will help too.
    @kay jfe.
    Right direction.
    Now this sounds dumb, maybe not the shaprest tool in the shed, but many of the others retired. 
    I am going to buy as I tried to do do for years..
    BUY 
    AUSTRALIAN>
    If not ridiculous price.
     buy homeland products. Have been for long time, will keep doing.
  • Lozz Posts: 32
    Stock Poster Lozz
    29 Jun 2020 09:08 PM
    Had subsription to Motorcycle trader that finished with the edition with Norton folding on the cover. Rang to renew & they said due to the virus & lack of advertisers support, they couldn't put out a quality mag & opted to fold rather than put out crap. Has been favourite mag for years, so gone to Just bikes. Lesser quality mag in paper, pictures & article, but still a fair read. Digital media has stuffed the old magazines. Will miss Roothy, Spanner, Snag, Guido, Cam, Bourne, Charris, Ben Galli's photography & the rest of the crew. Sure they will turn up elsewear. Wrote like real people, experience & humour showed.  
  • Baloffski Posts: 2137
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    30 Jun 2020 08:01 AM
    Lozz, well said, saw spannerman driving a big mutherfucker barge down the Calder a while ago.
    Gent has style, and could not mistake his tales.
    I too hope they came back. fingers crossed.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2953
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    30 Jun 2020 11:09 AM
    Quoting JFE on 11 May 2020 01:12 PMedited: 11 May 2020 01:12 PM
    Good point Krash. Buying Australian made starts with opening your wallet and supporting local effort. The fact you will be buying a decent HD-focussed magazine will help too.
    Thanks JFE , I read the Heavy Duty & quality is high , only problem I have always had with Heavy Duty , is the put too much or should I say too many, stories about events in USA & too many feature bikes built in USA. that's ok, but I like to read up to date news about, Australia.
    then this past Saturday I got out on the Old Sporty , and headed to FUEL East Lynne , I've got to know the new owner ( nice people! ) the coffee is good, the Pies are good, & it's like a mens cave of Clasic , Historic Motor Cycles, & always motor Cycles showing up, be it out of the bush dirt bikes or off showroom floor Indian FTR , or a rare Ducati  & a heap of other bikes all ridden in for a look a pie or a coffee. Or blow me a feed of fresh Shucked Local Rock Oysters!! they were beautiful . was live entertainment.
    Back to Australian bike magazines, the owner came showed me a new Live to Ride magazine , it had a story and about four or five pages on an Even that was at FUEL East Lynne , after the bush fires that almost took the place out ( that was before the virus ) he threw this fantastic event ( Bikes Classic Cars Hot Rods, Choppers, MX races & display & Trials exhibitions . Entertainment all for a small donation to the local Bush Fire Fighters that had to fight so hard to save the place.
    it was all word of mouth no advertising and it was huge, made a good donation to the local Fireyes. & Live to Ride Aussie Bike mag was on the spot to take picks & write a story. it is probably in next edition of Live to Ride as they showed it to me but said only mag they had . so now I'm going to subscribe to Live To Ride.

    So if any of you are on the road riding, or even just traveling on the Princess Highway about 15 or so k north of Batemans Bay & About 30k south of Ulladulla or about 15 or so K north of Kings Highway round about. keep you eye out, it is on your left traveling north from Kings Highway or Batemans Bay, or on your right traveling south from Ulladulla. Keep your eye out as if you blink you will miss it, but if you pull in, you will be amazed!!! well worth the trip down from the NT!!!!

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