2018 BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS slide

BMW defies global sales slide

BMW Motorrad has defied the global slide in motorcycle sales with its seventh record year of sales, up 13.2%. As of June 2017 a total of 164,153 vehicles were supplied to customers, compared with 145,032 in 2016. BMW Motorrad sales and marketing boss Timo Resch says the 2018 launch of the new F 750 GS and F …

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2017 Ducati Monster 1200 set

Ducati set to recall Brembo bikes

Ducati Australia is set to join the global recall of faulty Brembo front brake master cylinders after confirming it has sent a recall notice to the Department of Infrastructure. It typically takes several days before the official notice is posted and Ducati Australia has not confirmed which bikes are affected. However, earlier official recalls in the …

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Toby Price brave effort in 2018 Dakar Rally

Toby Price’s brave effort not enough

Australia’s only Dakar Rally champion, Toby Price, scored his second stage win today, but it will not be enough for the brave rider to claim his second title. Instead, he may finish a tantalising close second place. Toby rode brilliantly today to shave another 11 minutes off the lead even though the marathon 424km stage …

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KTM to join Australian Brembo recall

KTM to join global Brembo recall

KTM has confirmed it will join the worldwide recall for the Brembo brake problem that has seen thousands of European bikes recalled around the world. The Austrian manufacturer will commence a global recall in February of “street models” that could be affected by a possible defect with a part on the Brembo front radial master …

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2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR brembo brake

Aprilia first with Brembo brake recall

Aprilia is the first manufacturer to issue an official safety recall in Australia over a Brembo brake failure that also affects some other European models. Australian company PS Importers issued the safety recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on certain 2015 to 2017 RSV4 1000 and Tuono 1100 (pictured above) models. The complete list …

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Toby Price - Dakar Rally - glimmer of hope

Toby Price has glimmer of Dakar hope

Australia’s only Dakar Rally champion, Toby Price, has bounced back from a 49-minute deficit in stage 10 to win stage 11 and give him a glimmer of hope for a second victory. His first stage win in this rally jumps him from fifth to third position with a 50-minute deficit on his Red Bull KTM …

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Hipsters motorists want self-driving vehicles novice

Why do novice riders stop riding?

If the ailing motorcycle industry around the world can answer the simple question of why do novice motorcycle riders stop riding, they might be able to salvage the industry. There is no doubt that the motorcycle industry has hit the wall. Sales in Australia were down 9.3% across the board in 2017 while road bikes …

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Toby Price Dakar Rally shattered

Toby Price’s Dakar dream shattered

Aussie Toby Price’s dream of a second Dakar Rally win seems shattered after losing 49 minutes in the Argentinian dunes and river beds on stage 10. Toby was lost with five other leading riders, which totally changes the complexion of the rally. He now shuffles down the order to fifth position. As in 2016 when …

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Lions Rd bridge work delays 2018 TT closures

No more full closures on Lions Rd

There will be no more full closures on the Lions Rd for bridgework, detours will be road-bike friendly, there will be a change in heavy vehicle traffic and Google will be asked to reroute through-traffic. That is the pledge from Kyogle Council. The popular motorcycle route on the Queensland/NSW border was closed all last year …

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Honda Goldwing GL1800 airbag radical Goldwings

Mandatory airbag recall on Honda Goldwings

Despite Honda issuing voluntary recalls and several pleas for owners of Goldwings to have their airbags checked, the ACCC has decided to enforce a mandatory recall. The recall is part of a worldwide issue affecting faulty Takata driver’s side airbag inflators which have been linked to 18 deaths. It involves more than 60 million vehicles …

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