ABS alcohol lock road safety safe

Is ABS as safe as officials believe?

Europe is mandating ABS on motorcycles and it is being considered in Australia but only now is a survey seeking to find out if ABS is safe in the real world. British road safety researcher Elaine Hardy is seeking riders around the globe who have been involved in a crash on a bike fitted with …

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Barefoot bowls follows charity ride

Riders can celebrate the 15th annual Bras n Bikes Breast Cancer Fundraiser Ride with a round of barefoot bowls at the Yandina AFL Club after the ride on October 23, 2016. The charity ride is organised by Sunshine Coast women’s riding group, Girl Torque. Group leader Judy Noakes says there were  510 riders and 100 pillions …

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Odo reading

Who has the highest odometer reading?

Many riders clock massive miles/kilometres on their odometer and we want to reward the well-travelled for their efforts with a free Audicator indicator warning system. The idea came to us when Kawasaki sent us a press release about Malcolm Milne of South Australia achieving more than 300,000km on the odometer on his 2007 Kawasaki 1400GTR. …

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Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and matching jet helmet

Moto Guzzi helmets reflect new V9

Thanks to the new rules on European-approved helmets throughout Australia, Moto Guzzi Australia has imported a range of helmets to suit the new V9 Bobber and Roamer. The $315 open-faced jet helmets are not only stylish and low profile, but also match the new colours of the hipster V9 models. The bikes look like they …

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Suzanne Batchelor on her Victory Hammer drag bike

Drag day for Victory and Indian riders

Victory and Indian Motorcycle Brisbane is inviting owners to join their Sunday shop ride to the All Bike Drag Day at Willowbank Raceway. A highlight of the event will be the appearance of Suzanne Batchelor on her all-conquering Victory Hammer. The shop rides starts at 8.45am after coffee and the shop will shout the $10 …

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Peeves wheelie

What peeves you about other riders? 

Tell us what peeves you about other riders and you could win a set of three Oxford neck socks for winter. Our recent reader survey showed the fourth highest peeve among motorcyclists was not cagers, trucks, caravans or police, but the bad behaviour of other riders. But what does that really mean? Are we concerned …

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DGR inspires custom Suzuki Boulevard

DGR inspires Suzuki Boulevard of dreams

The Suzuki Boulevard C50 is a superb bargain tourer that was just dying to be modified, says Brisbane MBW reader Denzil Charles who supplied this story. READ OUR BOULEVARD C50 REVIEW The Boulevard was my first new bike, after a few hand-me-downs. I’m a big fan of old big-fendered, ArtDeco-styled bikes, so I knew that whatever …

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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda motorcycles delayed by earthquake

Delays in Africa Twin and Goldwing deliveries are expected after the Honda factory in Kumamoto was damaged in the recent earthquake and won’t begin re-opening until Friday, May 6, 2016. In a letter to all Australian Honda dealers, Honda Australia motorcycle GM Peter Singleton says “it may be weeks before the full effects of the …

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Modern retro-styled Black Douglas Sterling Countryman Deluxe

Modern retro flat-tank motorcycle

How would you like a vintage 1920s British-style motorcycle built to modern standards and able to be ridden to work every day, but still wins the Best in Show on the weekends? Dig out your old tweed jacket and silk scarf because the Black Douglas Motorcycle Co has just released their top model, the handmade …

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Guy Martin Wall of Death speed record

Guy Martin breaks Wall of Death speed record

Guy Martin has broken the speed record for riding the Wall of Death on live TV in the UK riding a specially prepared Indian Scout. The former Isle of Man TT racer and TV presenter was the second pick behind Charley Boorman by Motorbike Writer readers in an online poll last year to replace Jeremy …

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