Widow calls for halt on wire rope barrier ads

Widow calls for halt on wire rope barrier ads

The widow of a rider killed in a crash involving a dead kangaroo and wire rope barriers (WRB) has called on the Victorian Government to halt “devastating” ads promoting the alleged safety of the barriers. Jan White’s husband, Phil, aged 60, died when his bike unavoidably hit a dead kangaroo on a 110km/h slightly sweeping bend …

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Motorcycle racing moves closer to Mt Panorama

Motorcycle racing at Mt Panorama has moved a step closer with Bathurst Regional Council awarding a $3.7 million tender to design a second circuit to UK company Apex Circuit Design. Bathurst is the original home for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix which was held in nearby Yetholme in 1914. Bikes raced on the existing circuit from the …

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Aussie Harley dealers take on world

Seventeen Australian and New Zealand Harley-Davidson dealers will take on the world in the Battle of the Kings custom motorcycle build-off for the first time since its launch in 2015. MotorbikeWriter.com has been invited to be one of the judges in the Australian leg of the competition to find a finalist to compete against winners …

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Granny Chrissy Donnell

Why is Granny Chrissy still riding at 62?

Why is a self-described chubby white-haired little granny still riding at 62 and intending to ride for as long as possible? Read Chrissy McDonnell’s entertaining tale of a lifetime of devotion to two and three wheels, then tell us your story about motorcycling. Granny Chrissy’s story I was a late starter in the motorcycling stakes …

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TMC Dumont with hubless wheels

Hubless custom motorcycle hits the streets

We don’t expect hubless wheeled motorcycles to become a thing, but this one certainly has turned some heads. The TMC Dumont is powered by a 224kW Rolls-Royce aircraft engine and is the work of Brazilian ex-Formula One driver turned motorcycle custom builder Tarso Marques. It’s been around for a while, won “Best in Show” at …

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Sunday Husky 400 Cross Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s On Any Sunday Husky for sale

The 1970 Husky 400 Cross ridden by Steve McQueen on the beach in the 1971 cult motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday is going up for auction in October at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama. The bike is expected to fetch a significant amount of interest if previous McQueen bikes are any gauge. His 1915 …

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Riders warned after fake parts haul

How to find whether a spare part is fake or genuine

(Sponsored post) The biggest challenge when buying motorcycle spare parts  is to determine whether the part is genuine or fake. There are two kinds of buyers; the one who always insists on buying genuine parts and those who prefer to buy duplicate parts as original parts are too expensive. However even the first type may end up buying …

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Motoball

Is Motoball better than World Cup?

Congratulations to France for winning the World Cup, but we would be a whole lot more excited if soccer were played on motorcycles like the European sport of Motoball. It has similar rules to soccer, except all the players, except the goalie, are on lowered two-stroke 250cc dirt bikes. The action is fast, loud, smells …

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Berlin chases Harley-Davidson factory

A Berlin economic development agency has sent a letter to Harley-Davidson suggesting they open a factory there to build motorcycles for the European market. The iconic American manufacturer has not yet responded to the offer, but has expressed its intention to move some manufacturing to Europe to avoid 31% tariffs. The tariffs were hiked 25% …

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Chris Keeble and her Indian Chief Vintage Calamity Jane

Chris Keeble inspires with Calamity Jane

Blue Mountains rider Chris Keeble, 59, sent us her story about riding her bike, Calamity Jane, in the hope of not only inspiring more women to ride, but also empowering them to ride big bikes like her Indian Chief Vintage. Calamity Jane rides again     I started riding way back in my very early 20’s. My husband …

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