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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 will fly into Hobart on Friday afternoon and be driven to their hotel before collecting a late model Harley-Davidson, fitted with brand new Michelin Commander II tyres, from Richardsons Harley-Davidson in Hobart. From there we ride to the summit of Mt Wellington (weather permitting) before retiring to the hotel bar prior to dinner at one of Hobart’s best restaurants. Next morning we head north to picturesque New Norfolk for breakfast before turning west onto the Lyell Highway, gateway to the rugged West Coast. En route, we visit the Derwent Bridge pub before riding down a spiralling road with over ninety corners into Queenstown, once the world’s richest mining town, with it’s eerie lunar landscape. Finally, our overnight stop in Strahan includes dinner at the Hamer Hotel, famous for their Tasmanian seafood menu. On Sunday morning we depart for Launceston via Zeehan and the winding Murchison Highway before diving into some interesting side roads below Devonport. Late on Sunday afternoon we arrive in Launceston, return our bikes to Richardsons H-D and book in to our hotel before a farewell dinner.

The winner will depart Launceston the next morning taking with them some very happy memories of one of Australia's most iconic destinations, a place tailor-made for riding Harleys.

To enter, simply tell us – in 25 words or less – why you would fit a set of Michelin Commander II tyres to your bike.

The Michelin Commander II range is a premium cruiser tyre made specifically to fit most Harley-Davidson Big Twins. Michelin say they offer superior performance combined with high mileage at a price below other major manufacturers.

Simply email us at . Please include a mobile phone or other contact number. Terms and condition are available on the website and the judges call is final. The winner will be notified on September 30, 2015 and have their name published on our website and in the November/December 2015 issue of HEAVY DUTY. The provisional date for the ride is the second or third weekend in November.

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


HEAVY DUTY has recently published three beautifully produced large-format books featuring some of the very best bikes we've featured over the years. 


Harley-Davidson has been building stunning motorcycles since 1903. With a rich and vibrant history that extends over 110 years, Harley-Davidson have a plethora of outstanding and rare motorcycles that HEAVY DUTY has had the privilege to feature. This book showcases a careful selection of some of the more collectable motorcycles featured in the magazine over the last five years.


This book showcases a selection of some of the more fascinating Street Harley custom bikes that HEAVY DUTY has featured over the years, and highlights a broad spectrum of engineering modifications, alterations, adaptations and cosmetic changes that typify the passion that the brand inspires.


There are customs and then there are WILD customs. In this, our third book of our Best Of HEAVY DUTY series, we have collected a dozen of the most eye-popping examples of how far one can go with a vivid imagination and some engineering nous.

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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 Magshop, 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 $5.95. 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 $30, or a 2-year e-Mag subscription is $50. 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 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

HEAVY DUTY is predominately on-sale in Australia and New Zealand, but is also available in the following countries: USA - Canada - Singapore - Philipines - Hong Kong - Thailand - Indonesia - Taiwan - Mauritius - New Caledonia - Brazil - France - Cyprus - Abu Dhabi - Dubai - South Africa



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