issue 165


Brrr. For those living in the southern half of Australia, Winter has well and truly set in with colder than normal temps keeping many motorcycles locked in the garage. Fortunately, the new issue of HEAVY DUTY is packed full of great reading and cool bikes to stave off Winter boredom for a while.

Our cover bike is a beautiful bobber from the master of style, Arlen Ness. Arlen finished this bike only a few weeks before he died and it serves as a confirmation of just how skilled and creative the great man was. 

Plus, we have an amazing, shed-built turbo Shovelhead created by two brothers and they didn't let lack of experience worry them much. And we have a great feature on the 50th Anniversary of EASY RIDER, the seminal Sixties movie that drove biker culture over the next half century. Doc gives a history on the Springer fork and his always informative Tech Torq. We review the all-new Cruisetec tyres from Metzeler and there’s much, much more.

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The second edition of our tech Q&A handbook!

Back by popular demand, here it is! Order online or for a full list of outlets stocking Tech Torq 2 click here.

Great gift idea. Buy it for yourself or buy it as a gift. The best reference book to have on hand!

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Answers will be emailed promptly, prior to publication.

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