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Riders play significant role in wartime

As you head to a 2018 Anzac Day service for the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, reflect on the significant role played by military motorcycles and their riders in wartime and peace. As the above image shows, motorcycles were present on the famed beaches of Gallipoli. This Admiralty official photo shows members of …

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Harley-Davidson interns get free bike

Harley-Davidson is searching for eight millennials from around the world to act as paid marketing interns to ride around on one of their bikes for 12 weeks, post about it on social media and then keep the motorcycle! Aussie millennials aged over 18 can also apply for the eight internships. New Harley-Davidson Australia marketing director …

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Rider successfully sues over roadworks crash

Rider successfully sues over roadworks crash

A rider has successfully sued his local council and a traffic management company for compensation to repair his Triumph Rocket III after crashing in gravel left on roadworks. Unfortunately, both claims came with non-disclosure clauses, so we can’t name the rider, council, and company, nor imply liability to any party. However, the rider is keen …

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Concerns over mobile pink slips trial

A trial of mobile pink slips inspections could have issues for motorcycle riders, including being incorrectly fined for excessive exhaust noise or having their headlights set at the wrong angle, the motor industry claims. NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey claims the six-month trial in the Illawarra, Sydney, Central Coast, and Hunter …

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Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Motorcycles

The problems of the motorcycle industry cannot be limited to one particular cause. As is almost always the case, there are multiple reasons why the industry is struggling— as you can see from the infographic below. However, there’s no doubt that one of the major contributors to the current issues of the industry are due …

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Bean counter may sell Ducati, say analysts

Financial analysts say the new VW boss is a bean counter who could put Ducati up for sale again to help recoup some of its billion-dollar losses from the diesel emissions scandal. It is yet another round of speculation in the two-and-a-half-year saga of on-again, off-again sales rumours. The ongoing dramas must concern Ducati fans, …

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Indian Motorcycle recall over ‘ghost’ in the machine

Indian motorcycle is recalling their current fleet of  Thunderstroke-powered motorcycles after two American bikes appeared to have a ghost in the machine and started themselves. The problem is that corrosion in the starter switch can cause an electrical short and start the engine if the key fob is nearby. Apparently two Indian motorcycles in the …

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Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 police pursuit motorcycle

Old Victorian police pursuit bike at auction

It seems police have always had high-powered pursuit bikes with this 100mph (160km/h) Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 dating back to the 1930s. It was designed to pursue villains on the fastest bike of the day, the Brough Superior. On Sunday (April 22, 2018), it will feature at the Bonham’s Spring Stafford Sale where it is expected to …

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