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Lazareth teases flying motorcycles

French motorcycle designer Ludovic Lazareth may have turned his Maserati V8-powered four-wheel leaning motorcycle into a flying version with jet turbines in the wheels. The “La Moto Volante” (the Flying Motorcycle) is based on his Lazareth LM 847 with a 350kW, 4.7-litre Maserati V8 that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. The LM …

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Kawasaki recall Z900RS over rear brake issue

Kawasaki Motorcycles Australia has recalled 132 retro Z900RS models over a possible fault in the rear brake. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that due to improper routing, the rear brake hose and rear wheel rotation sensor lead may touch the rear tyre. “Continued use could result in damage …

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My first bike: 1973 Czech CZ 175

Who remembers the zzzing of an old two-stroke Czech CZ trail bike? For the holidays we are launching a series of  articles about our readers’ first bike. Just click here to send photos and details. We start with this article about an old Czech CZ trail bike from London reader Martin Welsh, 55, who says he hasn’t …

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EBR back in fourth incarnation

The Lazarus of motorcycle companies, EBR, has risen once again, but only in limited edition high-performance machines. In its the fourth incarnation, EBR (Erik Buell Racing) will be hand-built at Grand Rapids, Michigan by new owner Bill Melvin. He took over when EBR went into liquidation in June 2017. Roller-coaster history It’s been a roller-coaster …

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Fourth recall for Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati’s new Panigale V4 has had a traumatic introduction this year with its fourth recall. The latest recall is over a timing chain tensioner that could become loose and leak oil through the adjustment bolt on to the rear tyre. The result could be dramatic! Ducati Australia confirms that the recall announced recently in the …

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Police warn of flooded roads and crocs

Police have issued a warning to motorists not to cross flooded roads and even to be on the lookout for crocs. And they don’t mean those Crocs shoes or crocodile-skin motorcycle seats! Heavy rain and flash flooding are expected on the Queensland and northern NSW coasts in the next couple of days. Police and emergency …

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LDM introduces ExoFlex waterproof jacket

UK brand LDM is a relative newcomer to the market with a range of affordable riding gear including this LDM ExoFlex all-weather jacket with a trendy hood. Lorenzo Luiso, founder of LDM, says he set up the company three years ago as an online retailer of well-known motorcycle clothing brands including helmets, gloves, and accessories. …

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US Senate votes against rider profiling

While Australian states are ramping up their anti-association laws that profile riders as potential outlaws, the US Senate has unanimously passed a motorcyclist anti-profiling resolution. This follows an American Motorcyclist Association survey finding that half of American motorcyclists say they have been profiled by police pulling them over. There is no such survey in Australia, …

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Is KTM really interested in buying Ducati?

The latest rumour about the sale of Ducati is that Austrian manufacturer KTM may be interested in buying the iconic Italian brand. It comes from one interview with KTM CEO Stefan Pierer in German magazine Speedweek where he expresses he is interested in Ducati. Reports across the world now say KTM will be a likely bidder for …

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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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