Spannerman and the Stolen Bike
Spanner and Snag on the old bloke's criminal past, our superhero unloads on US gun laws, our knackered roads are put under the microscope, and we make a date to delve inside the murky depths of Spanner's hidden domain.We farewell a legend of Ducati bevel knowledge, Snag muses on the likely future for the big adventure category and Spanner reckons he once beat Snaggy in a race.Oh and Snag wrongly identifies a Honda engine as one from Suzuki.Oh dear...
Guess that motor-bike! + New project reveal, industry rumours, nonsense
Spannerman rides in for the 2022 INFO MOTO Holiday Special!
Well, well, well…Here we are again. Time to eat too much, remember why you can’t stand most of your family and reminisce on the year just gone.And, that’s exactly what we intend to do, with Snag, Spanner and Spence in the salubrious INFO MOTO studio. Yep, fat chewing with three of the doyens of the Motorcycle Caper.What happened in 2022 for the crew here at INFO MOTO.Well, Spanner went overseas and completed A BOOK. He’s hoping to colour-inn another in 2023, but that’s another story. Truthfully, he researched a real motorcycle book. Yeah, we were pretty gobsmacked too. I’ve read a bit of it. He goes from Bard to Verse. Sorry…Spencer rode the latest and greatest Beemers in Spain, stayed up too late belting around Bangkok on a Hunter 350 and learnt that sand and a good bike can make a good rider of you on the Aprilia Tuareg. But a few of the incredible bikes he tested across the year.Snag completed his Lap of Oz. Five months on the road, sitting in a tent and wondering just what the hell he had got himself into. Still, he had fun and some of that stuff made pretty bloody entertaining video gear. He’s still boring us silly in the INFO MOTO Bunker with tales of that epic little journey.We produced a squillion news pieces, covered EICMA like Cristo covering an island, posted dozens of videos, attended event after event, recorded podcasts, produced newsletters and feature yarns. We attended launches of all the new gear worth covering and hopefully kept you lot a little entertained. It’s a grouse gig, and we never lose sight of how privileged we are making a modest quid doing this stuff. We have even bigger ideas and schemes in the pipeline for 2023. Yep, look out Rupert, we are gonna blow you right outta the water. About time that happened, but I digress.For now, sit right back and you’ll hear a tale… Light a big cigar, get comfy in the recliner as the lads have a lengthy chinwag about all things motorcycling, with a reasonable whack of absolute rubbish. Yep, we aim to please.Indeed, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry.Folks, we give you, The 2022 INFO MOTO Christmas Podcast…
Robbie Phillis and Mick Hone: Superbike icons discuss life, death and racing hard
The INFO MOTO Podcast hit the road to catch up with friends and racing heroes, Robbie Phillis and Mick Hone. Join as the gang talk racing through the decades, as it REALLY happened.There was a time when Australian domestic motorcycle racing was as popular and strong as anywhere in the world.Factory teams abounded, names like Doohan, Magee, Crosby, Hansford, Cole and a dozen other absolute top liners ripped around tracks and tens of thousands of mad fans flocked to watch them. It was the biggest game in town and the bike world couldn’t get enough of it.You see, it is simply impossible to talk about those days without the names Mick Hone and Robbie Phillis looming large. Real large.With mechanical guru Alan Pickering, the Hone/Phillis combination weaved a special magic. Phillis was as good as anyone on the planet in the seat and Hone ran a ship the envy of the rest of them. Yep. A privateer team running on a super-tight budget that took on the very best – and beat them.Indeed, here we are talking absolute Aussie racing royalty. Mick is the straightest shooter in the game and Robbie is a one-off superman, both on the bike and off.Belt in and grab a strong cuppa. Here, we get the hard facts from men that know the absolute truth, and are not remotely scared to talk about it.Let’s let the legends loose shall we…
Yamaha Tracer 9, Benelli TNT 600i, H-D Sportster, project bikes and more!