Motorcycle Trader issue 296 out now

Date 18.6.2015

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Motorcycle Trader #296

What’s inside Motorcycle Trader this month?

Road tests & features:

Road test: Moto Guzzi V7 II Special

As Moto Guzzi refines its retro range, the V7 II Special becomes that little more special, says Chris Harris.


Launch report: Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha’s R3 pocket rocket is ready for a showroom showdown with a mighty Ninja. Chris Dobie’s been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Yamaha’s all-new YZF-R3 and says it possesses superbike looks and superbike feel, but it’s much more than that.


Road test: Benelli BN302

Chris Harris tests Benelli’s first Chinese-built bike and says apart from being the brand’s most affordable offering to date, it’s also the most alluring.


Road Test: Yamaha MT-07

Karen Anderson takes Yamaha’s MT-07 for a spin and says at only $8999 plus on-roads, its class-leading performance is impossible to ignore.



MT’s T-Shirt Frenzy

Motorcycle Trader is giving you the chance to win a year’s supply of motorcycle themed t-shirts in your size (we think proper motorcyclists change their t-shirts once a week, so a year’s supply is 52.)

Find out what you need to do here.


Collectable: Norton N15CS

Ian Falloon looks at the Norton N15CS (and the related Matchless G15CS).


Restoration Hints & Tips:

Editor Groff looks at the pros and cons of bike restoration and chats with some people who do it for a living.


Salt Racers:

Each year, a flock of speed freaks descends on a corner of the Outbak to a dry salt lake to see just how fast Fast is. Steve Kealy reports from Lake Gairdner, South Australia at the annual Speed Week.


Throttle Roll:

Ben Galli was at Australia’s premier custom bike show and says it’s only getting better each year. Read the full story in issue #296 and you can see our report on last year’s event here at Throttle Roll 2014.


Adventure Ride: New England, NSW

Adventure riding guru Martyn Blake checks out the best New England has to offer.

“It really surprises me how many different things there are to look at in such a small area,” he says.


Racing: Collingrove Hillclimb

Hillclimbing is one of the world’s oldest forms of motorsport and revolves around ‘run what you brung’. Hamish Cooper gets his thrills at Collingrove Hillclimb.


Plus there’s more:

– Shed Masters
– Spannmerman
– Our bikes: Guy Allen’s on the search for a powerplant for his Suzuki GSX1100E
– Future classic: Greg Leech looks at the Kawasaki ZZ-R250
– Cam’s column: Life in the Fast Lane
– All the latest gear, plus hundreds of motorcycles for sale

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