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MV Agusta donation helps virus testing

MV Agusta has bought a special coronavirus testing machine in the fight against the disease in one of the hardest hit regions in Italy. The factory (pictured above), on the shores of beautiful Lake Varese near Milan, is in Lombardy which was one of the first regions to be hit by the virus. MV Agusta …

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UPDATE: Is it still legal to ride?

(Our pandemic article is updated for April 5. Please read the complete article and use commonsense in your own judgement about riding) NSW police have ruled out leisure motorcycling as riders in most other states and territories are still allowed to ride “within reason”. The national coronavirus hotline official view is that it is still …

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Police video catches speeding night rider

Queensland Police have charged a man with dangerous operation of a motorcycle after the night rider was videoed riding at more than three times the limit earlier this week. They have now released the Polair video of the incident in north Brisbane which shows the bike going through a fast foot outlet and speeding through streets on …

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2014 Indians recalled over light failure

Indian Motorcycle Australia has recalled the 2014 Chief, Chief Vintage and Chieftain over a failure with the headlights cutting out. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the electrical defect “may cause unexpected loss of forward lighting, including high and low beam headlights and fog lights”. “If this occurs, the …

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Mandatory testing for four after rider dies

Four drivers have been taken for mandatory testing after a motorcycle rider died in a truck collision on the M4 at Clyde today (2 April 2020). NSW Police say the rider, aged 55, died at the scene. Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends. The accident happened just before 1pm on the M4 …

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Coronavirus cops dissuade riders

While it appears it is still legal to ride in Australia during the pandemic, Indian coronavirus cops police are donning special helmets in a “humorous” bid to dissuade people from riding. Click here for the latest rules and recommendations on travel restrictions in Australia. India has reported 1251 infections and 32 deaths so far, but …

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Norton Motorcycles cannot be rescued

Norton Motorcycles cannot be rescued as a “going concern” because it owes its creditors a whopping £28,352,089 (more than $A57m). However, administrators are still negotiating with eight potential buyers. A Joint Administrators’ Proposals report to creditors sent to us by administrators BDO UK says Norton Motorcycles cannot be rescued in its current form. “Due to the extent …

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Polaris/Indian boss suspends salary

Polaris, which owns and produces Indian motorcycles, has introduced a range of cost-cutting measures including the boss, Scott Wine (above), suspending his own salary for the rest of the year to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The company closed all its five factories in the USA, plus factories in Mexico and Poland …

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5 Things to Know Before Learning to Ride a Motorcycle

(Contributed post for North American learner riders) There are dozens of benefits to learning to ride a motorcycle. These vehicles are more cost-effective than a car, they get better gas mileage, they’re easy to park, and they’re just plain cool! Not to mention the fact that it’s absolutely thrilling to ride in the open air …

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Rider in his seventies dies in crash

A male rider in his seventies has died at the scene of a motorcycle crash in the NSW Hunter region today (30 March 2020). NSW Police say that emergency services received a call about 9.30am from a motorist who found the rider and his wrecked motorcycle on Wollombi Road, Broke, about 35km south west of Singleton. …

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