Wheelchair rider Boris Ivančić  seeks badges, patches

Aussies aid wheelchair bound former rider

Aussie contributions have been flooding in for a Croation rider who was sidelined into a wheelchair in 2008 by an incurable muscle weakness disease. Earlier this year Boris Ivančić called for help to collect motorcycle badges, patches, stickers and flags. These badges and patches have arrived from Australia. “I wish to thank all you Aussies and all …

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Narrow lanes would promote riding

Rather than making roads wider, new research shows that adding more narrower lanes to existing roads would not only aid traffic flow but also promote more motorcycles and scooters. University of Melbourne professor Chair of Statistics and motorbike rider Prof Richard Huggins says the plan has some merit. The Grattan Institute suggests narrow lanes would …

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BMW recalls big tourers over locking wheel

BMW Motorrad Australia has recalled its big K 1600 touring fleet over a transmission issue which could result in a locking rear wheel. The 290 affected motorcycles are the 2016-19 K1600 GT (0F01/0F11); K1600 GTL (0F02/0F12); K1600 Bagger (0F51/0F53); and K1600 Grand America (0F51/0F53) Vehicle identification numbers of all affected bikes are listed at the end of this …

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Woman faces sentence on negligent bike crash

Sydney woman Perpetual Dzikunu, 29, has been found guilty of negligent driving after a collision with a motorcycle in Sydney on 1 September 2019. The 63-year-old male rider suffered a severely injured foot. Dzikunu appeared in Waverely Local Court on Wednesday (16 October 2019) where she was granted continuing conditional bail. She will return to court on …

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Teo appears in head-on biker crash

A daughter of renowned neurosurgeon Charlie Teo has appeared in Windsor Local Court today over a head-on crash with a motorcycle ridden by former Comanchero boss William “Jock” Ross last month. Nicola Annabel Teo, 24, was again granted bail and the matter was adjourned until December 12. Police are expected to provide the court with CCTV footage, …

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Vote Toby Price GQ Sportsperson of the Year

Double Dakar Rally champion Toby Price may have missed out on the prestigious Don Award, but you can still help him become GQ Sportsperson of the Year. Toby is one of the dozen finalists in the GQ magazine’s awards. Click here to register and cast your vote for Toby. Let’s make sure the double Dakar winner, Australian off-road …

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Early motorcycle number plate sets record

One of the earliest motorcycle number plates to come to public auction, ‘4’, has sold at auction for $150,000, setting a Victorian record. The plates sold at the weekend Shannons Motorclassica plate auction and was only tipped to fetch up to $80,000. There are two because motorcycles used to have a front number plate as …

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Rider swerved before fatal crash

Police are mystified why a motorcyclist riding with two colleagues suddenly swerved before crashing into a ditch in Far North Queensland yesterday afternoon (14 October 2019). The 54-year-old man from Kuranda was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was riding with two other motorcyclists when the incident happened on a dirt road at Mutchilba, near Mareeba, …

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Congestion tax call to include motorcycles

Melbourne has renewed calls for a CBD congestion tax, but now the plan is to include motorcycles and scooters. Last week’s Melbourne future transport strategy suggested a system that would use number plate recognition for all vehicles. No fee amounts have yet been suggested, but report author Marion Terrill says Melbourne should follow cities such as …

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Vigo Insurance policy includes Vigobox tracker

Insurance policy tracks motorbikes

A motorcycle insurance scheme where policy holders install a tracking system in their bike in return for cheap premiums as low as $A11 a month has started in Europe. Vigo Insure is another product from the Slovenian start-up who developed the aftermarket Start Turn System (automatic self-cancelling indicators) and the Smart Brake Module to prevent …

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