2006 Honda Gold Wing Airbag plea

Honda’s plea over airbag recall

A recent fatal Sydney car crash has prompted Honda Australia Motorcycle to make an unprecedented third plea for Goldwing owners to check whether their bike is included in a safety recall over faulty airbags. A 58-year-old man died on July 13 when his Honda CRV crashed and the driver was “struck in the neck by …

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1974 BMW R75/6 airhead

MotoDoctor’s stunning BMW airhead resto

Some claim BMW boxers have a look only a mother could love, but for Owen Hobbs the classic airhead epitomises motorcycle purity, individualism and adventure.   So in 2015 he approached Richard Scoular from Classic Bikes Direct to look for a suitable bike on one of his international searches. It had to be original, silver and …

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Brisbane CBD motorcycle parking bays

More motorcycle parking bays available

Some motorcycle parking bays have been narrowed to fit in more spaces as Brisbane City Council struggles to replace parking lost to the Queens Wharf redevelopment. The latest additions are in the Ann Street motorcycle parking zone under the Riverside Expressway ramp between North Quay and George Street. Council traffic and transport engineer Anthony Burke …

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Hazard light recall for Triumph Street Cup

The new water-cooled 900cc Triumph Bonneville Street Cup has been recalled over a hazard lights fault. Australian distributors PS Importers have recalled all Street Cup models with a vehicle identification number (VIN) with the last six digits between 795308 and 836082. The official Australian Competition and Conusmer notice says the wires to the hazard warning …

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Call to fund Greg Hirst’s final shows

Riders and fans of the Temporary Australians TV series can help the final series get to air after the untimely and sad passing of presenter Greg Hirst. His widow, Colleen, is asking for donations from the motorcycling community to edit the many hours of video for series 6. “Greg had just started filming series 6 …

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Video evidence of helmet camera value

Video evidence of helmet camera value

This video is timely evidence of why riders should wear a helmet camera or at least attach a camera to their bike. This London rider filmed a truck driver turning a corner, not seeing him and running over his beautiful Ducati Monster. He posted the video in July 2015 and we ran an article about it.   …

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Harley-Davidson Black Panther Breakout aid

Trump aid for Harley-Davidson penalty

President Trump is coming to the aid of Harley-Davidson which was slapped with massive fines last year for fitting aftermarket tuners that emit illegal amounts of pollution. His administration has waived a $US3m portion of the fines in which Harley had to pay to replace conventional wood stoves with cleaner-burning versions. Harley will still have to pay the …

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40th anniversary of the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland buyout buyers crowd italian

Bids to keep Ducati in Italian hands

An Italian family and the previous Italian owner have joined the bidding to buy Ducati, along with Polaris, KTM, Can-Am Spyder company BRP, and Indian manufacturers. The latest list of potential buyers comes from Reuters which has been reporting on the deal since December 2015 from inside sources. Harley-Davidson had been listed as a possible …

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Burt Munro Indian Scout Streamliner

Lee Munro qualifies to honour Burt

Burt Munro’s great nephew, Lee, has qualified to take an historic run on a special Scout Streamliner at Bonneville Speed Week in August 2017 to honour Burt’s 50-year unbroken land speed record. To compete on the Bonneville salt flats, Lee has had to prove he can handle the high speeds. “They’re not going to let any monkey …

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The recent 2016 BMW GS Safari was a huge success with 200 riders traversing the glorious off-roads of the Great Dividing Range around the NSW-Queensland border and hinterland. joins recall

BMW Australia joins R 1200 GS & GSA recall

BMW Motorrad Australia today officially joins a worldwide recall of all water-cooled R 1200 GS and GS Adventure models over a potential fork fault. The recall affects 185,000 bikes worldwide and 2500 in Australia where 1000 have already been inspected. “We are not finding a huge number that are faulty,” a BMW Motorrad Australia spokesperson …

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