Indian FTR 1200 Race Replica discounts

Indian ups ante on FTR 1200 discounts

Indian Motorcycle Australia is extending its massive discounts to FTR 1200 in its expanded closing-down sale. Two weeks ago they announced they were closing down their Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth company-owned stores and moving to a system of privately owned dealerships. Then they announced discounts that last to the end of January including: $3000 off accessories …

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Bushfire appeals help

How riders can help bushfire appeals

The best way riders can help local communities affected by devastating bushfires is to avoid the area until the emergency has passed and it has been declared safe to visit. Riders are among the most beneficial tourists to local community economies because – unlike other motoring tourists – they take virtually nothing with them. When …

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MRAQ Rider representative group closes down

Who will fill rider representation void?

The RACQ says it will help fill the perceived void in rider representation to government after the Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland officially closed last week. Former president Chris Mearns blamed the MRAQ closure on rider apathy. Comments on our article about the closure last week offer a wide variety of views of the efficacy of the MRAQ …

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2020 Africa ECO Race Andrew Houlihan african

Aussies do us proud in tough African rally

As we celebrate Australia Day weekend and Toby Price’s podium finish in last week’s Dakar Rally, let’s also celebrate three Aussie riders in an equally tough African rally. Three Australians competed in the gruelling 14-day 2020 Africa ECO Race from France to Senegal. The event is probably closer to the original Dakar Rally when it was held in Europe …

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Triumph Speed Twin a poor-man's Thruxton

Triumph recalls Thruxton and Speed Twin

Triumph Australia will join a global recall on various Thruxtons over side stand spring issues and the Speed Twin over a gearshift linkage fault. A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirms “Australian bikes are affected and customers are being contacted as information comes to hand”. If an official notice is posted by the Australian …

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NSW motorcycle police demerits

Double demerits for Australia Day weekend

Police in all states will be out in force over the Australia Day long weekend with double demerits applying from tomorrow (24 January 2020) in NSW, the ACT and Western Australia until midnight Monday. in NSW, they’re calling it Operation Safe Return and they are asking motorists to “look after themselves and others in the true spirit of ‘mateship’ this …

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Spidi MotoCAP comfort

MotoCAP adds 15 safety and comfort ratings

The internationally awarded MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 more items to its list of tested gear. The Australian safety intitiative, launched in September last year, is the first of its type in the world. It has now rated 186 items of clothing, including 50 pairs of pants, 90 …

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Confrontation leads to motorcycle crash

A motorcycle rider has ended up rear-ending a vehicle that brake-checked him after they had a confrontation recently on Melbourne’s Western Ring Road. This video posted on Dashcam Owners Australia shows that the rider has taken offence to something done by the P-plate driver of the BMW. Perhaps they were tailgating him – one of our pet …

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Dangerous Pursuit

Video: dangerous police rider pursuit

Video of a dangerous UK police pursuit of three unregistered trail bikes through city streets has again put police pursuits under question. The officer pursued the three riders who rode at almost triple the speed limit, on footpaths, through red lights and the wrong way down streets because the bikes were not registered and therefore …

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Indian Motorcycle closing dwn sale

Indian launches closing-down sale

Indian Motorcycle Australia seems to be having a closing-down sale as it moves from company-owned Aussie stores to a system of privately owned dealerships. The decision to close their Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth stores was announced just over a week ago and now they are offering generous deals on selected 2019 models. They are offering $3000 …

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