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HEAVY DUTY and Michelin Australia are offering one lucky reader the chance to win an all-expenses paid weekend ride through the Apple Isle, in the company of the HEAVY DUTY crew!



The lucky winner (pillion optional) will fly into Hobart on Friday afternoon and be transferred to their  selected hotel before collecting a late model Harley- Davidson, fitted with brand new Michelin Commander II tyres, from Richardson’s Harley-Davidson. We will then ride to the summit of Mt Wellington (weather permitting) before meeting at the hotel bar prior to dinner at one of Hobart’s finest restaurants.


We head north to picturesque New Norfolk for breakfast, before turning west onto the Lyell Highway, gateway to the rugged West Cost. En route we visit the Derwent Bridge pub for lunch, and then ride down a spiralling road with over 90 corners into Queenstown with its eerie lunar landscape and once the world's richest mining town. Finally, our overnight stop in Strahan includes dinner at the Hamer Hotel, world famous for their Tasmanian seafood menu.


We depart for Launceston via Zeehan and the winding Murchison Highway before diving into some brilliant side roads below Devonport. Late on Sunday afternoon we arrive in Launceston, return our bikes to Richardson’s Harley-Davidson and book into our hotel for a farewell dinner.


We depart from Launceston airport taking some very happy memories of one of Australia’s most iconic destinations – a place tailor made for riding Harleys!

So, what are you waiting for? Get into it, someone will win this great prize. Why not you!

Terms and conditions 1. To enter entrants must name a feature of the Michelin Commander II tyre. 2. Entries must be posted on the form in HEAVY DUTY issues 140 and 141 listing any one of the many features of the Michelin Commander II as the answer. 3. Entrants may enter as many times as they like, provided entry is on the official form in HEAVY DUTY. 4. All previous entries received via our Facebook page for 25 words or less, up to May 7, will be automatically included in the draw. 5.This competition is open to Australian residents only. 6. The winner will be drawn by the editor of HEAVY DUTY Magazine and announced on our website September 30, 2015 as well as being notified direct. 7. The competition is a draw of luck. The first entry drawn will be the prize winner. The judges decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into. 8. Winner must hold a full Australian motorcycle licence, or nominate a rider with a full Australian motorcycle licence. 9. The Harley-Davidson motorcycles used for the Tassie ride are at the discretion of the Richardson Harley-Davidson dealership. 10. Winner must be available to travel to Tasmania the first or second week of November 2015, subject to change. Should these dates be unsuitable, alternatives may be offered, at the discretion of HEAVY DUTY Magazine. 11. Total value of prize is approximately $5000. 12. The route chosen will only be altered should it be deemed necessary by the organisers. This may be required in circumstances such as road closures or severe weather. 13. Terms and conditions form part of the competition and are subject to change without notice.



HEAVY DUTY has recently published three beautifully produced large-format books featuring some of the very best bikes we've featured over the years. Thank you to all of you who purchased copies. Alas, they were only a limited run and have since SOLD OUT so we trust you'll treasure them as collector's items.


Just $4.95 or FREE for current subscribers.

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We are happy to offer HEAVY DUTY in digital e-Mag format. Of course, HEAVY DUTY is still available at all good newsagents, and subscribers will continue to receive their glossy printed version every issue – nothing has changed there. But now our print subscribers will be able to access their complimentary HEAVY DUTY e-Mag online whilst logged in. If we have your email address on file, all you need to do is register with our website (click Member Login above, top right). If you’re a subscriber and we don't have your email address, simply email your name, postal address and phone number to   

HEAVY DUTY is also available in a downloadable format onto your tablets and smartphones as an app via Pocketmags, meaning you can read HEAVY DUTY anytime, whether or not you're connected to the Internet.


If you prefer to ONLY receive HEAVY DUTY as an online e-Mag then we have also catered for you. If you are not a subscriber, the latest issue is available in e-Mag format for only $4.95. You will need to register with our website (click Member Login above, top right) and then follow the prompts to purchase the current issue. HEAVY DUTY e-Mag subscriptions for one or two years are also available. A 1-year e-Mag subscription is $23.95, or a 2-year e-Mag subscription is $39.95. And you will still be eligible for our great subscription prizes.




Although the Print version of our extremely popular TECH TORQ HANDBOOK has sold out, we are still offering our readers direct access to the Digital "eMag" for FREE.

Simply register with our website (click Member Login above, top right), then go to the Tech Torq Handbook page, hover over the Tech Torq Handbook cover and click OPEN.

A new and updated version of the TECH TORQ HANDBOOK is due out in August.

Update your records, change your address, or re-subscribe. It can all be done here and now. Simply register with your email and access your details (click Member Login above, top right). If your email address is not linked to your subscription, email 

About Us

HEAVY DUTY magazine is a bi-monthly motorcycle magazine established in Melbourne, Australia, in 1991. We feature custom choppers and all things Harley-Davidson and v-twin from all over Australia and throughout the world with words and photos by our passionate staff and contributors. HEAVY DUTY is available in newsagencies all around Australia, New Zealand, in most European countries and in the USA and Canada. HEAVY DUTY is owned and operated by Viv and Neale Brumby who are the heart and soul of the magazine and are lovers of all things Harley. © Published by Bonza Media. HEAVY DUTY Motorcycle Tours TAL#33002

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