Groovy

WE DON'T normally sell bikes through Cycle Torque, unless they are our own. We can make an exception for this R 1150 GS though because it's one of Cycle Torque's former project bikes.

The list of modifications is lengthy: Staintune pipe, Teclusion EFI module, Hagon shocks front and rear, Touratech steering stopper support, tinted tall screen, more aggressive footpegs, the list goes on and on. It's got full touring panniers and a Bagster tank cover/bag set up. There's even a spare brand new fuel tank to come with the bike as well. Since we sold the bike to a good friend of Cycle Torque it's covered another 20,000 kilometres (now 92,000).

It's always been maintained well, with new differential bearings fitted recently, and although it's no show pony it still runs and rides fantastic.

Price is $8,200, give Chris a ring at Cycle Torque on 02 4956 9820 or 0404 030 925 to find out more. You never know, you might just strike a bargain. ■

Triumph Grand Tourer

FIVE years after introducing the Sprint ST, Triumph is offering a GT version, heavily based on the ST.

The 130hp 1050cc inline triple has many fans and this engine powers the GT. Even though the bike looks similar there are a number of updates which make the bike a better tourer. Things like 117 litres of hard luggage (with optional top box), Anti-lock brakes, accessory power supply and a larger fuel tank to give well over 300 kilometres fuel range. Two colours will come to Australia, silver and blue. Pricing is yet to confirmed, and the GT will be sold alongside the ST. ■

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