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Riders searching for missing man

South East Queensland riders have been out searching for a 66-year-old Sandgate rider who has been missing since Monday when he set out for a “joy ride” to Esk. Siemon Mulder left Sandgate at 9am this morning to ride his blue Triumph Sprint ST registration 769DW (pictured) to Esk. He was due back at midday …

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MC Holdings buying Fraser MC dealerships?

Fraser Motorcycles is believed to be negotiating to sell its retail concerns to MC Holdings who run TeamMoto, several other motorcycle dealerships, a riding school, repair business and Cassons Accessories. We contacted both companies and received a “no comment”. However, several motorcycle industry insiders have told us they have heard the two companies are in …

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Three riders die in three state crashes

Police in NSW, Victoria and Queensland are investigating separate crashes in which three riders died yesterday (20 August 2019). Victorian Police arrested a truck driver after a fatal collision with a motorcycle in Produce Drive, Epping, about 10.45pm. The male rider, who is yet to be formally identified, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries …

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Cheap justice in rider’s roadworks crash

More than three years after a Darwin rider died in a roadworks crash (photo above), the court has dished out cheap justice for the life of the rider. Queensland company BMD Constructions had faced fines of up to $1.5m for failing to comply with work health and safety obligations over the death of Darwin musician …

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Wheels and Reels: Best-Known Motorcycle Brands In Movies

(Wheels and Reels: Sponsored post) There are movies and TV shows, not to mention books and comic books, that define their heroes, villains, perhaps antiheroes by the wheels they use to move around. These wheels, two or four, depending on the necessities of the plot, are sometimes placed inside the story by the courtesy of …

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Could the Easy Rider Captain America chopper soon become the most expensive motorcycle in the world?

Peter ‘Easy Rider’ Fonda dies aged 79

Peter Fonda, the actor who played Wyatt riding a Captain America Harley chopper in the 1969 movie Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79. The hippy film recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first screening. It was shot on a shoestring budget in a haze of pot smoke and with a plot that was …

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Bail refused in scooter hit-run crash

A 55-year-old driver who allegedly failed to stop after colliding with a Vespa scooter rider in Sydney has been refused bail in court today (16 August 2019). Paul Andrew Brown faced court charged with failing to stop and render aid, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and not exchange particulars. Police say the matter involved …

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Holiday riders caught on covert TruCAM

Brisbane riders who spent Wednesday’s Ekka Holiday riding the famed Mt Glorious Rd may find they have an unwelcome TruCAM speeding fine in the mail in the next couple of weeks. This video was recorded by rider David Englebright, showing police in the bushes using the TruCAM hand-held laser digital camera to record speeding offences. Holiday …

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Rider hits traffic sign in fatal crash

A 50-year-old rider has died after his motorcycle hit a roadside traffic sign in rural Nowra, on the NSW south coast. Police say that just before 3pm yesterday (14 August 2019) “a motorcycle travelling south on Parma Road at Yerriyong was approaching a bend, when it hit a traffic sign pole”. The rider was unable …

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'Dodgy' parking bays still not fixed Tony Gallagher

‘Dodgy’ parking bays still not fixed

A council’s failure to fix thin bitumen in parking bays that caused a parked motorcycle to fall over could cost them if other bikes suffer the same fate. Toowoomba tiding trainer Tony Gallagher says although council has dodged paying him compensation, they are now aware of the problem and may not be able to dodge other similar …

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