HARD-CORE ROCKER

After building a few bikes over the years, Mitch has finally built the custom he’s always wanted, a Rocker C. Now the Rocker was never one of H-D’s most popular models, and was only in production from 2008 to 2011, but Mitch had visions on how he wanted his custom to look.

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • New Era

    As many would know, the Sportster has been H-D’s longest model in production, first hitting the streets back in 1957. Of course before the release of the Street 500, the Sportster was always seen as a great introduction into the world of Harley-Davidson.

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  • Vicla Vibes

    Early last month saw some of the greatest Viclas in Australia assemble at Gleeson’s Twin City Harley-Davidson in Albury for the very first Aussie Viclas Nationals. With the Show and Shine sold out, and perfect weather allowing the bikes to gleam in the sun, judges had the difficult job of handing out the awards.

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  • Old School Style

    Chris has been into bikes in one form or another since his early days, spending his youth riding BMX’s before progressing to motocross. Like a lot of kids, he enjoyed taking things to bits to see how they worked and hopefully, after reassembly, they still worked.

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  • Bobbing Along

    When Suzuki first designed the GSX1100, they obviously had something very different in mind than the bike you see featured here. But for the owner Kevin, it’s his perfect ride. After always wanting a bobber since the 1980’s, but with family commitments and the costs of day to day living, it just seemed like a pipedream.

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In 1916, Fred Harris opened a small tattoo studio in Sussex Street and for the following 28 years was the go to guy for great tattoos in Sydney. But what he didn’t know is that his small tattoo studio would later become a tattoo icon in Australian history.

Tattoos were quite taboo in the early 1900’s, so to get one made you a bit of an outcast in the general public. This didn’t stop Fred’s business from thriving though, and by the 1930’s he was inking over 2,200 tattoos a year in his busy little studio.

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