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RUST magazine: RUST Australia Special

RUST magazine: RUST Australia Special We join Touratech on a three-week adventure ride into The Outback! The guys at Touratech HQ had a seriously busy 2016, so what did they do to find some stress relief at the end of the year? Yep, they jumped on their bikes and went for an adventure ride! Again, through our special relationship with the T-Team, our editor JB got invited along. And he was so glad he was, as the Outback ride became his ride of the year. Australia is no hidden gem but sometimes it might just be a little underrated – in the words of the Australians themselves: the country is ‘sensational’. So here’s that trip, in JB’s words and pictures (and those of his companions). And we guarantee after reading this you’ll want an Australian adventure of your own. Oh, and keep an eye on Touratech’s website, come June they’ll have a full-length film of the adventure… We trust you’ll enjoy it! JON BENTMAN (Editor, RUST)


THE BIG LOBSTER Once upon a decade Australia was peppered with oversize roadside attractions like this. You don’t see them so much anymore, which is a mighty shame.

MEERKAT MANOR For once that’s Jan-Peter front centre, as lead film cameraman he is the invisible man in nearly all of Touratech’s film output and yet he’s effectively in all of them. Some years ago he inadvertently shot one of Touratech’s most memorable film sequences, as he was sent flying from his BMW GS when charged by a raging bull in the middle of an African village (while filming). Picture Post

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