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Good news: Motorcycle theft drops 3%

The only good news about the economic downturn and consequent drop in motorcycle sales in Australia is that your motorcycle is now a little bit safer from theft. Motorcycle thefts were down 3% to 8056 in the 2016/17 financial year with the biggest drops in Western Australia. According to National Theft Reduction Council executive director …

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Indian Motorcycles to be assembled in India

Polaris has confirmed that Indian Motorcycles and some Polaris all-terrain vehicles will be assembled in India for the domestic market. Indian Motorcycle began exporting to India in 2013 and in 2015 announced plans to assemble in India for the domestic market from 2018. Polaris has a joint venture in India with Eicher Motors, maker of …

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MotoGP enters final five as Rossi goes missing

Following the remarkable events during the San Marino Grand Prix in which Johann Zarco pushed his bike over the line in order to secure a point after running out of fuel, the Moto GP season is heating up further with just five races left to go. Spain is the next destination for the Aragon motorcycle …

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Electric motorcycle challenge for Roland Sands

Custom motorcycle designer Roland Sands is enthusiastic about the future of motorcycles powered by electric motors and batteries. Despite bringing back several retro themes and styles in his award-winning custom bikes, the enthusiastic boss of Roland Sands Design in LA says there is a bright future ahead with electric motorcycles. “I loved the (Harley-Davidson) Livewire,” …

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Should riders pass over white lines?

Unbroken white lines are appearing on more and more roads in an effort to stop motorists from overtaking, but is there an argument for riders to be exempt? White lines were first introduced in the US in 1911 and in Australia in the ‘20s. The idea was to keep traffic from running into each other. …

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Yamaha to step up product development

Yamaha will be able to bring new models to market faster with the selection of Siemens to provide their product lifecycle management (PLM) software. In a joint statement, the companies say they will use Siemens’ Teamcenter digital lifecycle management software and NX computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering software. They say these will facilitate “efficient and …

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Speed limits come tumbling down

As riders anxiously await a speed review of the Oxley Highway, South Australian is slashing eight major highway speeds by 10km/h and VicPol wants speed limits reduced on unsealed roads. This is part of a growing trend of reducing speed limits around regional Australia. It’s a worrying trend as many of the roads being targeted …

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Triumph Moto2 engine wails in video

Triumph Moto2 engine wails in video

Triumph Motorcycles has begun testing the 765cc Street Triple engine it will supply for Moto2 from 2019, after signing a three-year deal with Dorna. The Triumph triple will debut in June 2018 for the 2019 season but has released a video of the engine being tested on a bike on the dyno. Just listen to …

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Crash ends Stuart Ball's record crossing attempt

Crash ends Stuart Ball’s record crossing attempt

Intrepid Queensland adventure motorcyclist Stuart Ball has crashed out of his second attempt to set a sub-70-hour west-east motorcycle crossing of Australia. However, he is well and determined to give it another go. “It’s never over,” he told us this morning. “It knocks you for six when it does fail, but what you have to …

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Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm

Let riders decide, says Lib Dem Senator

Riders should decide their own levels of safety equipment and riding gear, says Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm A Senator since 2014, he is also an avid rider. David addressed the first anti-VLAD protest in 2013, produced this video of his party’s motorcycle issues and drafted a motorcycle policy for the last election. Now he’s issued …

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