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    • Yeah - the shot is by Lou Martin - the doyen of the Aus bike press. I've got a heap of me riding by the Kiwi equivalent, Mr Geoff Osborne too. This is my fave from Geoff. I've got more 'spectacular' shots by him. But this one is about my favourite bike I've ever tested too.

    • Another great shot. So you get paid to ride the newest motorcycles? When I was a teen, that was my dream job. I bought every motorcycle mag and dreamed of being the guy on the bike.

      I actually prefer Lou Martin's shot because of the motion blur on the wheels. And I feel the bike pops more on the darker background.

      Somebody shot some stylin' photos of the LiveWire, but parked (source):

    • I have alot of the friends-experience opinion the HD Bagger is the best long mileage road bike out there. I seriously considered one except I really have such a distaste for the Harley chrome culture that comes with it. So, then, the Honda Goldwing also satisfies the long mileage best bike category but again, I could not live with myself being GW rider. I would say I don't care what people think of me and what I would ride but I must. LOL

    • Harley PR shots. coincidentally the owner of that site is the one that was holding me up on the street rod.

      Yeah the street rod is a much better photograph, but I dig the megamoto more.

    • Ahhh Gwasshopper. You will have truly reached the point of not caring what others think when you buy a KLR 650.

      As for best long distance tourer? BMW R1600GT gets my vote. That's not to say I don't dig a Road Glide too.

    • Mr Osborne has been producing killa images for Kiwi Rider since its early days. It's quite an oeuvre.
      And yep - I've been contributing words and photography to bike magazines in Australia and New Zealand for 18 years. I have tested about around 300 bikes in that time.

    • I was a 1st gen weestrom rider in Alaska 2006...now the have more street cred than a klr but back then we always ate with the ugly step children...lol

    • OK. Some of mine.

      It was too loud for my tastes but the build quality and paint was real craftsman.

      I did test a 100th Anniversary Chrome V-rod but the images are crud. This is the first one I have a decent shot of. Image quality has come a ways since '05 hey.

      These looked pretty good on a monitor back then. Today ... 2006 Street Rod

      2014 Night Rod.


      And now for something completely different. 2018 Street Rod 750. Waaay too big for it but I actually quite enjoyed this bike. Gave it a good thrash. All it needed was the big red shoes and nose to complete the look though.

      One from a ride coverage gig. You do realise that if I posted this on ADV it might break :-)