hydraulic clutch Harley-Davidson recall

Harley-Davidson issues 5th hydraulic clutch recall

Harley-Davidson is issuing its fifth recall since 2013 for a hydraulic clutch problem that affects about 238,300 motorcycles worldwide. This latest voluntary safety recall is for all 2017 and 2018 Touring, Trike and CVO Touring models, as well as some 2017 Softails. Harley CFO John Olin describes recalls are “frustrating”. “However, the safety of our …

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Trevor Moran - woman charged with his murder committed guilty

Woman not guilty of murder in bike crash

A woman has been found not guilty of murder by reason of mental illness after driving her Ford Falcon station wagon at speeds up to 140km/h into the back of a Harley-Davidson rider, killing him. Tweed Heads father of three Trevor Moran, 61, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the crash scene on the …

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2019 Indian FTR 1200 base model - S&S Cycle prototype exhaust for Indian FTR 1200 buyers

Buyers line up for Indian FTR 1200

Since Indian Motorcycle unveiled their flat-track-inspired FTR 1200 on October 1, the company has been swamped with interest from potential buyers. In announcing their third-quarter results, parent company Polaris says the announcement of the FTR 1200 has received unprecedented interest. They claim the website and social media announcement has had more than 80 million global …

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Veldt Berluti carbon and leather helmet

Veldt makes world’s most expensive helmet

Isle of Man helmet manufacturer Veldt has partnered with famed shoe manufacturer Alessandro Berluti to make a carbon and leather helmet that costs a staggering amount. At £2840 ($A6250 delivered to Australia), we believe the Berluti Veldt is the world’s most expensive production motorcycle helmet. It features a carbon fibre shell and “patinated” (aged) Venezia leather on …

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List your 2018 Christmas Toy Runs

It seems too early to be thinking about Christmas, but already motorcycle clubs and organisations are getting into gear for their annual charity toy runs. We have listed several below, but this is in no way the complete list. Organisers are urged to list their toy runs here. Click here to send details to us …

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Lambretta Pirelli Limited Edition V 200 Special

Lambretta adds Pirelli V 200

Lambretta scooters has returned to the Australian market and “hit the floor running” with six models and a Pirelli Limited Edition V Special 200 arriving soon. Pirelli V 200 scooters run on their Angel tyres and feature two-tone matte grey/black with red highlights and special badges and numbering. Only 999 are being made and Australia …

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RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding takes Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey for a ride on his Bandit national encourages

RACQ encourages work ride & pre-ride check

The RACQ has thrown its support behind the second annual Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week starting today (October 22-26, 2018) and encourages riders to check their bikes before riding. RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy and keen Suzuki Bandit owner Steve Spalding says this week’s promotion is “the perfect opportunity to dust off the handle-bars …

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VIN PPSR Cheap and easy check on used motorcycles

Cheap and easy check on used motorcycles

If you are buying a used motorcycle, you should check to see if it is stolen, has money owing on it, has been written off in a crash or has been damaged in a flood or storm. Buyers used to check the state-based REVS (Register of Encumbered Vehicles) or VSR (Vehicle Securities Register). Since 2012, …

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Suzuki 650 V-Strom DL650 and scooters recalled

Suzuki recall 1296 bikes over fuel leak

Suzuki Australia has recalled the V-Strom 650 (DL650), GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000A over a problem with the fuel pump tat can result in a minor fuel leak. This recall affects 528 V-Stroms, 167 GSX-750s and 501 GSX-R1000 motorcycles in Australia. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the O-ring on …

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