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Royal Flying Doctor Service warns of roos

Riders heading into the Outback this Christmas should be aware of the dangers of hitting kangaroos, says the Royal Flying Doctor Service whose planes have even hit them.  “The roo problem is significant as they come to the edges of the road to graze in the current drought conditions,” a spokeswoman for the RFDS NSW/ACT says. “Road …

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Bikers for Kids Newcastle Toy Run salvos

Salvos thank riders for toy runs

As the biker toy run season nears its end this weekend, the Salvos (Salvation Army of Australia) have thanked the tens of thousands of riders who have participated and provided donations. Salvos community fundraising GM Andrew Hill says about $6-$7m has been raised in donations during the Christmas season. He says most of it comes …

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Pillion Jennifer St. Clair

Pillion falls off bike and is run over

Florida woman Jennifer St Clair, 33, was killed when she was run over by several cars after she fell off a motorcycle pillion seat on her first date with the rider. Florida Highway Patrol are not sure of the details of the incident last weekend and are calling for witnesses. The rider has been identified …

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BMW R18 custom concept

Does BMW R18 hint at a 1.8-litre Boxer?

This wild Japanese custom BMW R18 seems to hint that the normally conservative Bavarian company may be considering a 1.8-litre boxer engine. BMW has a history of handing over custom builds to outside design houses that eventually turn into production models. A prominent example is the R nineT which started as the Concept Ninety by …

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Husqvarna and KTM recall over sticky throttle

Parents whose children ride a Husqvarna TC50 (above) or KTM 50 SX mini dirt bike should be aware that the new 2019 models are being recalled over an issue with a sticky throttle. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for the affected motorcycles are listed below. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says …

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Lambretta V200 Special

Lambretta V200 Special has flair

After several years as a trendy merchandise and clothing brand, Italian-origin Lambretta has returned to our market with a range of scooters, topped by the V200 Special. The range includes V50 and V50 Special ($3590), V125 and V125 Special ($4290), V200 and V200 Special ($4990) and limited-edition Pirelli ($5390). (All are retail prices and do not …

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Road safety crash accident motorcycle focus bleeding ambulance ride

Are you covered for an ambulance ride?

Many riders may not realise that if they are involved in a crash, they may not be covered for what could be a very long and expensive ambulance ride. Freebies The good news for permanent Queensland and Tasmanian residents is that they are covered. Even if they travel interstate and crash. That includes all emergency …

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Top tips for tight motorbike turns rising tide of female riders

USA leads rising tide of female riders

Almost one in five motorcyclists in the USA is female, rising almost 10% in the past decade, according to the American Motorcycle Industry Council. Apart from Asian nations where many women ride scooters as their daily transport, that gives the USA the highest proportion of female riders in the western world. The next biggest female …

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Novelty helmet doubt

VicPol throws doubt on novelty helmet covers

Several days after saying novelty helmet covers were legal, VicPol has thrown doubt on the issue saying it had to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. At first they simply replied: “It is not illegal to put a hat over the helmet”. Five days later VicPol updated their comment saying it is “not possible to …

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