Camcon digital intelligent valve actuation engine

No-compromise electronic desmo valve engine

Imagine taking the Ducati desmodromic valve system and adding electronic control that provides brief bursts of two-stroke power! The result could be a motorcycle engine that delivers great low-down torque as well as high-end power, without compromise. British company Camcon Automotive has produced just such an engine. They claim their electronic Intelligent Valve Actuation (IVA) system …

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Will riders really boycott Harley-Davidson? Trump

Will riders really boycott Harley-Davidson?

Speculation of a boycott of Harley-Davidson over plans to shift some production overseas are blown out of proportion, yet it hasn’t stopped President Trump from tweeting about it or US media from lapping it up. Poor old Harley has become the whipping boy in the ongoing trade war negotiations and has battened down the hatches, …

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Pull over sign turnout turnouts

Single-lane roads need safe turnouts

Turnouts that allow safe and legal passing are unfortunately scarce, but would prevent frustration that can lead to rash and dangerous passing manoeuvres. Many of our favourite riding routes are winding, single-lane roads with double lines or unbroken lines that prevent passing. Slow-moving traffic, cyclists and trucks on these roads create a mobile chicane. We’ve …

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30km/h speed target in Global Road Safety Week city

City speed limits to drop even further

City speed limits used to be 60km/h, then they dropped to 50km/h, then 40km/h and now a Melbourne council wants to reduce speed limits in a special zone to 30km/h. Interestingly, the Yarra Council cites crashes involving “vulnerable road users” including motorcyclists as the reason for the speed drop. In fact, they point out that …

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handlebars petition Burleigh Bars Adrian Reynolds height concern

Handlebar height rules a ‘real concern’

An online petition calling for relaxed handlebar height rules for rider comfort and so lane filtering riders hit fewer car mirrors has been rejected by the Liberal Government, but met with “real concern” by the Federal Labor Opposition. Gold Coast handlebar manufacturer Burleigh Bars Australia started the online Change.org petition to scrap the arbitrary limit of …

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Indian offers $5500 Swiss watch prize

Cashed-up Australian fans of Indian Motorcycle can express their love for the brand with a range of three tribute watches valued at around $5500 from Swiss watch maker Baume & Mercier. The Clifton Club Burt Munro Tribute, Clifton Club Scout and the Clifton Club Chief watches will be available to buy at a special launch …

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Venom Tom Hardy Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

Ducati Scrambler features in Venom movie

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy trades his personal Triumph Thruxton R for a Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle in the upcoming Spiderman spinoff movie, Venom, coming to Australian cinemas on October 4. Even though he rides, it looks like he does very little riding in Venom unlike fellow Tom (Tom Cruise) who claims he does his own …

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Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers claims

Aldi sale claims more safety and women’s jacket

Aldi’s annual motorcycle gear sale next weekend (August 18, 2018) claims accredited safety gear, the first leather jacket for women and an Australian-approved helmet for just $79.99. Each year the sale is so popular, riders line up outside hours before and many products are sold out within minutes. Fans of Aldi gear say it is …

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Video: Rider avoids debris from truck

Video: Rider avoids debris from truck

Unsecured debris falling off trucks and utes is a fairly common occurrence and very dangerous for riders as seen in this video where a Canadian motorcyclist manages to avoid two wooden pallets that fall off a truck. The BMW F 800 GS rider posted his helmet-cam video on YouTube under the headline “Thank God for the …

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Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

If the motorcycle industry is to survive it needs to encourage the next generation of riders and one of the most inspiring sights is 10-year-old Kayla Yaakov beating adult riders on the track. Inspiring children and parents Since Facebook page Kick-Ass Kids posted the above video of Kayla on their page on August 4 it …

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