BMX and mountain bike racing couple Barry Nobles of the USA and Aussie Olympian Carline Buchanan share a passion for two wheels that extends to their Harleys. shares

Harley shares up despite sales drop

Financial analysts must see a rosy future for Harley-Davidson as shares have jumped 48% since June 2016 despite a 1.6% decline in motorcycle shipments. Harley this week released its financial details showing revenue rose by only 1% in 2016, mainly due to a weaker domestic market. International sales rose 2.3% and in Australia they were …

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BMW revises the F 800 R roadster and sports touring F800 GT age

BMW sales up, average age down

While BMW motorcycle sales rocketed to €2 billion last year, the average age of BMW customers has decreased by four years over the past four years. BMW Motorrad Australia general manager Andreas Lundgren says the average age of their customers is now 46, down from 50 four years ago. That’s pretty significant considering BMW is …

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Throttle Roll Street Party

Throttle Roll Street Party returns

The fifth annual Throttle Roll Street Party celebrating motorbikes, music, food and drink returns on Easter Saturday, April 15, 2017, to Marrickville in Sydney. This year Harley-Davidson officially joins the party with their new 750cc Street Rod on display for the first time. The Throttle Roll Street Party is Australia’s biggest custom bike celebration. Apart …

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BMW Motorrad creating digital riders information apps friends

Riders seek loyal, trusting friends

Riders want riding partners and friends who are trustworthy and loyal, according to an independent survey of 1018 British bikers in March 2017. It found trust was important for 70% and loyalty to 69%, but 75% of riders only get to see their close friends once every fortnight to a month. About half claim they have …

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Hiring a lawyer after a motorcycle crash

Hiring a lawyer after a motorcycle crash

A lawyer might be a necessary evil after a motorcycle crash, especially if it is your first crash, it wasn’t your fault or you are being hassled by your insurance company. A reputable and trustworthy law firm with experience in motorcycle crashes will evaluate your case for free, so you can get a clear understanding …

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Should you jump start a dead bike?

Should you jump start a dead bike?

Just because your bike won’t start doesn’t mean the battery is flat and trying to jump- or push-start the bike can actually damage it and cause you injury. RACQ tech boss and Suzuki Bandit tragic Steve Spalding warns against jumping straight into jump starting your bike. Checks before jump starting “If a battery is flat …

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RTR SA lane filtering traffic extends

Lane filtering extends to South Australia

Lane filtering extends to South Australia from April 15, 2017, when the state joins Queensland, NSW, Victoria and the ACT in allowing the road safety practice. It will have similar restrictions as in other states with a 30km/h maximum speed, fully-licensed riders only and banned in school zones, crossings, next to parked vehicles, between vehicles and the kerb and …

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Invercargill Hammer Hardware Burt Munro's streamlinerInvercargill Hammer Hardware Burt Munro's streamliner

Great reasons to ride to Invercargill

The roads around Invercargill are not all that exciting and the weather is usually horrible, but there are still some great reasons to visit the home town of Burt Munro … apart from the fact his streamliner (pictured above) is on display in the local hardware store! I was in Mossburn heading for Invercargill a few years …

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Dakar Rally legend joins KTM Rallye

Dakar Rally winner Toby Price (pictured above) was a surprise guest at the second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye for customers. Almost 200 riders took part in the five-night Rallye through the Blue Mountains and Upper Hunter region of New South Wales from March 5-10. Toby made a guest appearance on the first day at …

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Kiwi company Roadog launches winter layer

Kiwi company launches winter layer

With winter just around the corner, Kiwi company Roadog has launched a new line of thermal layers specifically designed for motorcycle riders. I came across it when I was in New Zealand riding around the bottom of the South Island in single-digit temperatures. One of the Kiwi journos was wearing one and he swore by …

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