Tank Moto Issue 07 | The Launch

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Tank Moto issue 07 will launch in two weeks, and we’re having a party to celebrate. We’re going to take over the Kustom Kommune on Easey Street in Collingwood, Melbourne on Friday 5th June.

Things will kick off at 6pm and we will have four local bikes on display that are all featured in this issue; Dallas Augustine’s Knucklehead (on the cover), the Triumph Australia salt racer, Rodney Mangles’ Mudblood Ironhead and Nigel Petrie’s Bultaco.

During the evening you’ll be able to purchase drinks and American style BBQ from the Easey St Smoke Out. Enjoy an ice cold Coopers or Melbourne’s tastiest slow cooked brisket straight out of the Iron Bark BBQ Smoker.

We will also be giving away our custom painted Tank Moto helmets within a raffle on the night. The raffle will be drawn at 8.30pm, and we’ll have more details about the helmets and the draw next week sometime. We’re just getting the helmets photographed and ready to show over the next few days.

Issue 07 will start to ship out to subscribers next week. If you’d like to be inline to get a copy early, sign up through our online shop before subs change to start with issue 08 mid to late next week.

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Salomé Brimhall photographed by Aaron Brimhall for Elders Helmets.

The Tank Moto Custom Helmet Project


col·lab′o·ra′tion n. Working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals.


The Tank Moto Custom Helmet Project is a collaboration between three parties, all with a shared enthusiasm for custom motorcycles. Peter Stevens Motorcycles  is Australia’s premier motorcycle and motorcycle parts & accessories retailer. Bikes, accessories, knowledge, they’ve got everything you need. PSM stepped up and eagerly supplied six Bell Custom 500 helmets for the project.


Gearhead Monkey Garage in Jakarta are a bunch of extremely talented, enthusiastic and all-round great people who are doing interesting things in the car and bike scenes in Indonesia. These folks seem to be able to do pretty much anything, and they do it well, so when they put up their hands to paint the helmets, it was a perfect fit. We hung out with the GMG crew during our last couple of visits to Indonesia, and we are proud to call these guys friends now.


And then of course there’s us, and with a new Tank Moto issue coming up, and a party to go with it, we thought a custom helmet project could be a great way to bring skills and interests together and make something cool and accessible to our audience. We say accessible as all six helmets will be given away at our launch party next month. Yes, GIVEN AWAY! The precise date is to be confirmed, so keep an eye out for updates.


The designs for the helmets have been penned by Fuel Press and Gearhead Monkey Garage staff. In the Fuel corner, helmets have been designed by; Kelly Slank – Fuel Press USA, Geoff Baldwin – Tank Moto Editor, Luke Ray – Fuel Magazine Editor and Craig Metros – FM & TM Assistant Editor. In the GMG corner, two designs have been put together by those guys.


We’re super excited to be working with Peter Stevens and GMG on these projects, and just as excited to have a big party to celebrate collaboration and creativity. Keep an eye on our blog and social media for updates on the designs. What you see here are some work in progress shots of the helmets as they are being painted right now. We will have more info and images as they progress.

Good times.

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*** updated 9/5 with new photos ***



FM19 Single Copies Now On Sale

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Fuel Magazine issue 19 subs have all been released in to the wild, and copies are also making their way out to our loyal stockists around the globe. So now, single copies of this issue are available and shipping out. For USA orders, click through to our Detroit shop, and for Australia and the rest of the world, head over to our Melbourne shop site.

FM19 is also now in Australian newsagents. Take a look below for just some of the NINETEEN articles that we have packed in to issue NINETEEN.


Richard Dabbs’ ‘Brown Sugar’.


‘Tenth’ by Asterisk.


Lady racer Dominique Chaleyer.


Rocky Auto.


The Car Krush project.


Eric Bana’s XB Falcon.


Porsche 901 concept design study.

Premium Flexfit Caps


Our Tank Moto and Fuel Magazine Snapback caps have been popular items, both now being in their third production batch, but there’s always been an interest for fitted versions. So, here we go.. with the first run of Premium Flexfit caps for both brands.

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We’ve started off with one colourway for each brand to begin with, just to see how we go, and each design is available in various sizes, albeit in very limited numbers. The Tank Moto cap is in mocha, with white front roundel and rear lettering stitched in.


The Fuel Magazine design is navy with white front lettering and a red & white rear logo.

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For now, they’re available only in our ‘Rest of the World’ shop site, but we’re looking to make some available in the US site in the not too distant future.

Fuel 19 | The Beast is Back

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This is our new Fuel Magazine issue #19. Following suit from Tank Moto, Fuel is now up to A4 size and has had a little design refresh, but it retains the thick, glossy production values and packs in considerably more content than any Fuel Magazine issue before it.

As you can see, our cover story is Eric Bana’s freshly finished XB coupe that we shot as a Fuel Magazine exclusive. We’ve got a massive article inside as a result of two days shooting with the ‘Beast’ and chatting with Eric around Melbourne earlier this year.

For something a little different this time, we’re showing the cover a couple of weeks before the release date. We’re about to head off to Indonesia again [follow us here], partly to catch up with good people and grab some photos for future FM and TM issues, and partly to chill out and recuperate. So, we’re treating you to an early look at what’s coming, and subscriptions will mail out as soon as we get back.

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There will be more details on our return, but for now let’s get some dates and details out of the way. Subscriptions are currently open, and will start with issue #19. All subs will mail out on Tuesday 24th March from our Melbourne and Detroit offices, after which subscriptions will then change to start with issue #20. So, you have until the 24th to ensure that Eric drops in to your mailbox before the issue hits the shops. Speaking of which, issue #19 will be on general release online and in Australian newsagents on Monday 30th March.

For stockist details have a look at the FM stockists webpage. With any further questions not answered here, feel free to comment through our social media channels.

You can also come along to our Coffee & Classics V event in Port Melbourne on the 28th of March to pick up a copy.

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Save the Date | Coffee & Classics V

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With a new Fuel Magazine just around the corner, it’s time to meet up, have a coffee, and celebrate. C&C5 will take place at the usual spot in Fennel Street, Port Melbourne. The old Salford Lads Club cafe as been revamped and renamed as Merchants of Port, but the coffee and breakfast onsite is better than ever.

As usual, all vehicles are welcome, so come on down for a nice early catch up before you kick off your weekend. Look out for details of the new Fuel Magazine issue that will be releasing online anytime soon.

See you at the ‘Port.

Find Merchants of Port on Google Maps here.