Skully HUD helmet

Skully HUD helmet set to return?

Skully — the world’s first commercially available HUD helmet — may return after it crashed in July 2016 when the founders blew their crowd funding on fast cars and fast women. A new company, called Skully Technologies, has launched a website that features the words “determined to make it right”. It seems to be a promise to …

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Ready for Ride to Work Week?

Are you ready for Ride to Work Week?

With less than two weeks before the first National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week, the only official event is a NSW Ride to Work Day on October 11, 2017. The event is part of the Motorcycle Council of NSW’s Motorcycle Awareness Month which will be launched with a 145km ride from Berowra to Cessnock. The launch …

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Epidemic of reduced speed limits in 2016 fuel economy designer

Road designer explains speed limits

A former road designer says “safety has nothing to do” with reducing the speed limits and police and governments can change them with no good reason. The government official cannot be named for job security reasons, but he gave us an example of a recent speed reduction. “The latest one I’ve done went from 100 …

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BMW G 301 GS cheapest GS yet

BMW G 301 GS cheapest GS yet

The cheapest GS yet is the new BMW G 310 GS at just $6900 plus on-road costs arriving in mid-October 2017. The G 310 GS will be available in “Cosmic” black, “Racing” red and “Pearl” white metallic, the latter adding $75 to the price. We’re not sure why certain colours cost more, but BMW Motorrad …

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Is Honda Goldwing going hybrid?

Is Honda Goldwing going hybrid?

A hybrid four-cylinder Honda Goldwing could be revealed next month, but leaked photos show the traditional flat six engine. The 2018 Goldwing will be unveiled on October 24 ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. However, these leaked photos confirm what we already knew from a very early spy photo. It will have hub-centre steering with a …

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Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm

Don’t leave lobbying to politicians

Riders and their representative groups need to become political and not leave the lobbying to a few sympathetic politicians, says Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm. He has been a Senator since 2014, addressed the first anti-VLAD protest in 2013 and produced this video of his party’s motorcycle issues and drafted a motorcycle policy for the last election. …

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Clean motorcycle helmet avoids itchy scalp

Clean motorcycle helmet avoids itchy scalp

If you suffer from an itchy scalp when you are wearing your motorcycle helmet, it could be because it needs a thorough clean. Given how often you wear and sweat in your motorcycle helmet, it is important to keep it clean and free from bacteria. Based on the Gear Heads Motorcycles guide, the lining of …

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Harley Days Diesel radiators rock

Harley Days rally set to rock hard

The second annual Harley Days rally will feature a strong line-up of rock acts including The Radiators, Diesel, Black Sorrows, Jon Stevens and Screamin’ Eagles. Harley-Davidson Australia customer experience manager Gaz Luxmoore says the bands are “awesome”. The Wollongong rally from October 27-19 is open to riders on any motorcycle brand. Register now online. However, there …

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Speed limits 30km/h

How increased speed makes us safer

Advocates of increasing the speed limits say motorists are safer because they focus more when they are driving faster, but now scientific evidence has been provided. Long-time motorcycle rider and flight instructor Peter Callil has provided relevant scientific information gained from years of safety research which started on a flight instructor course in 1988. He says it …

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