Ducati ST4S

‘Idiots’ jump Ducati ST4S into dam

Does this video of “idiots” jumping a beautiful Ducati ST4S int a dam just make you laugh or cry over the destruction of a beautiful bike? The YouTube video, posted by video blogger (vlogger) Roman Atwood has already attracted 1.6million views in just a couple of days. The American does some other crazy videos and …

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Pigs really do fly over Dubai Scorpion hoverbike

Pigs really do fly over Dubai

Sorry, but we simply had to make a pun that pigs really do fly when we noticed this week that Dubai police have decided to buy hoverbikes to fight crime. “Hoverbikes” have been around for a few years now from various tech companies as well as BMW Motorrad whose Hover Ride is currently a toy, …

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With the R 1200 RS ConnectedRide prototype, BMW Motorrad presented a motorcycle, giving visitors of the CMC Conference 2017 on 12 October at BMW Welt in Munich, a look into the future of motorcycle safety systems. V2v

V2V warns rider and traffic of crash

Riders and surrounding car passengers will be warned of an impending crash in future vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, according to BMW, Yamaha and Honda. The features have been displayed in BMW R 1200 RS, Honda Africa Twin and Yamaha MT-09 Tracer prototypes at a conference at the BMW Munich headquarters this week. The companies have committed …

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ambassador for Covergirl Cosmetics is American pro racer Shelina Moreda

Do you wear cosmetics when riding?

The latest ambassador for Covergirl Cosmetics is American pro racer Shelina Moreda who claims she races with make-up on. It’s great to see a female motorcycle racer getting some attention! In announcing her new role with Covergirl, Shelina says her make-up sets her apart from the guys on the grid. “All you can see are my …

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1000km ride home with broken leg

1000km ride home with broken leg

The Sydney rider who crashed in slippery molten tar on shoddy Mt Glorious roadworks on Tuesday rode 1000km home not realising he had broken his leg. Former Kiwi Stephen Thomas, 69, says he has been riding since he was 15 and this was his first motorcycle crash. He also says he saw the advisory 50km/h …

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Oxley Highway speed review cameras- Oxley Highway may set safety benchmark

Oxley Highway awaits speed review

Recently announced roadworks and safety initiatives on the famed Oxley Highway in NSW do not mean the speed review has been cancelled. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman told us the Oxley Highway Speed Zone Review is “still being finalised”. We’ve been told the speed review is “imminent” for the past year.  RMS had planned to …

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V2V vehicle to vehicle communications automated vehicles driverless self-driving

How will self-driving cars affect riders?

Riders have been invited to make submissions on road rules about the coming revolution of automated self-driving vehicles. The National Transport Commission (NTC) is considering how Australian governments should amend driver laws to facilitate the introduction of automated vehicles. However, their press release said they were asking road transport agencies, police, and industry to  make …

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Triumph factory visitor centre museum Bobber Black Speedmaster TR6R

Steve McQueen’s TR6R herded cows

One of the most famous motorcycles of all time, the Triumph TR6R ridden by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, was once used to herd cows. The fully restored 54-year-old TR6R 650cc twin which has 95% of its original parts is now the centrepiece of the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience (museum) at Hinckley in the UK. …

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New roadworks on Mt Glorious

Shoddy new roadworks melt in heat

Just because a road has been recently upgraded does not mean riders should trust new roadworks. Consider the sobering example of shoddy roadworks that caused the death of a rider on a bridge near Goulburn. Another case is the recent roadworks on the western approach to Mt Glorious, South East Queensland. Less than a month …

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MotorCycle Holdings conglomerate grows

MotorCycle Holdings conglomerate grows

How will riders be affected when Australia’s biggest motorcycle dealership network buys a major motorcycle accessories company to become the largest conglomerate in the industry? MotorCycle Holdings which has 34 dealerships in Queensland, NSW and the Northern Territory, mostly branded TeamMoto, is about to spend $123.2 million to buy Cassons motorcycle accessories business. MC Holdings …

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