Usually motorcycle riders are the victims in hit and run accidents but one trail biker is giving us a bad name after hitting a 77-year-old pedestrian and fleeing the scene.

Rider flees after pedestrian hit and run

Usually motorcycle riders are the victims in hit and run accidents but one trail biker is giving us a bad name after hitting a 77-year-old pedestrian and fleeing the scene. Queensland Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Kin Kora, near Gladstone, around 5pm on 31 August 2019. The local man was walking …

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Oil spill

Rider has lucky escape in oil spill crash

An 81-year-old rider is counting his blessings after hitting an oil spill and sliding his BMW until the front wheel hung over a precipitous drop into a deep gorge. Allan Shephard of Brisbane says he was enjoying a midweek ride on his old R 80 RT on the Sunshine Coast hinterland when the frightening incident …

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Bike cops brave flames in bushfire crisis

Police have released dramatic footage today of brave bike cops leading evacuations during Queensland’s bushfire crisis this week. The footage shows the cops riding amid swirling embers surrounded by flames as they escort people from their homes on the Sunshine Coast. With hot and windy conditions returning in the next couple of days, more police …

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Another fatality in group riding crash

A 63-year-old Victorian man has died in a crash on a dirt road while out riding in a group southwest of Stanthorpe, Queensland, yesterday (Tuesday 11 September 2019). Police say the man was riding his motorcycle around noon along Murphy’s Crossing Road at Nundubbermere (above) as part of a larger group. They say he “lost …

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Time running out for noisy exhausts

The end appears to be coming for noisy motorcycle exhausts as noise detection devices are being trialled in the UK and Paris while Australian authorities monitor the trials. Both the UK Department of Transport and French noise pollution agency Bruitparif are trialling devices that detect the noise, identify the culprit, take a photo and can …

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Honda patents direct injection in Africa Twin 2

Honda patents direct injection, active aero

Honda has been busy this past year filing several interesting patents including the most recent for active aero and direct injection, possibly in the Africa Twin (above). Active aero is like those cars that deploy a rear spoiler at certain speeds, only this deploys MotoGP-style winglets. Direct injection is widely used in diesel and some …

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Three die in two NSW motorcycle crashes

Two people have died in a single-motorcycle crash in Sydney’s south today and another rider died in a crash at Castle Rock yesterday. About 11.10am (Sunday 8 September 2019), emergency services were called to Forest Road, Peakhurst, after reports that a motorcycle hit a pole. The male rider and a female pillion passenger died at …

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Charley and Ewan mount up for electric adventure

Charley and Ewan’s Long Way Up on electric bikes

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are expected to do their third travel documentary, Long Way Up, from South America to Los Angeles on Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles. They are also expected to be supported by two electric Rivian R1T pick-up trucks which are likely to carry DC fast chargers.  South American press have already spotted the trucks and …

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Automated cars a ‘danger to riders’

The coming revolution of automated cars and trucks is supposed to create safer roads, however a new report raises concerns that motorcycles will not be detected. The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers report says the automated technology is still new and untested in the real world. “In some cases, modern cars do not have robust …

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Driver free after causing rider death of Luke Harris

Driver free after causing rider death

A driver who caused the death of a rider has walked free from court over a technicality that allows motorists to dangerously pull over on the side of multi-lane highways and motorways. Burpengary rider Luke Harris, aged just 25, died on 28 December 2017 in a crash caused by a ute pulling out in front …

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