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Easy Rider celebrates its 50th anniversary

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first public screening of the cult 1969 movie Easy Rider. In the USA, many theatres are showing the film again. Here in Australia, you can watch it on DVD and maybe a streaming service. The hippy film was shot on a shoestring budget in a haze of pot smoke …

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Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook has posted a video of his record run at the recent Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado.

Watch Aussie rider’s Pikes Peak record run

Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook has posted a video of his record run at the recent Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado. The event was marred by the death of four-time winner Carlin Dunne on the last turn while riding the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype. He was on his way to victory and a record …

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Rider dies in collision with ute

A 33-year-old Gatton male rider has died in a collision with a ute at a Gatton intersection last night (12 July 2019). Police say that at 6pm, a motorcycle and a utility travelling on Eastern Drive collided at the intersection of Forest Hill-Laidley Road. The rider  was pronounced deceased at the scene. Our sincere condolences …

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Motorcycle veteran’s blunt critique of industry

Retired and honoured motorcycle industry veteran Stuart Strickland has delivered blunt criticism of the industry and the dictators who make motorcycle businesses “unsaleable”. His comments are part of an exclusive, wide-ranging and quite blunt critique of the local and global motorcycle industry as it faces a sales slump, threats from safety “experts” and an uncertain …

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Capped speeds

What! Cap motorcycle speed to 50km/h?

Cap motorcycle speeds at 50km/h is one of the more ludicrous suggestions put forward at the first of a series of community road safety forums in regional Victoria this week. The suggestion from an unknown attendee was actually written up on a blackboard among other strategies, such as more driver/rider education and fewer varied speed …

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Rider killed, another injured in two crashes

A male rider has died after hitting a guard rail and another rider has been injured after being hit by a truck in seperate crashes in South East Queensland yesterday afternoon. Police say a man died at the scene of a crash at Yandina about 2.30pm. He was riding south on the Bruce Highway when …

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Police plan National Day of Action

Police in every state plan to immediately increase police presence on regional roads leading up to a “National Day of Action” on Tuesday 27 August 2019. We contacted the police in each state to find out what a National Day of Action will involve, but they have not revealed anything specific. One police media unit …

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Bizarre legal battle over Mondial

A bizarre court battle is looming between a Taiwan company that owns Italian motorcycle brand FB Mondial and a Brit who changed his name to his Italian roots and is developing a V5 MondialMoto (pictured). The bizarre legal battle is titled “MondialMoto 2007 SRL v. FB Mondial”. Mondial history Italian company FB Mondial produced bikes …

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Speed is my Need documentary

Watch: Speed is my Need documentary

“Life without danger is just no life at all” says a new motorcycle documentary featuring racers Freddie Spencer, Colin Edwards, Ron Haslam and Peter Hickman. The documentary film title Speed is my Need is an interesting version of the computer game Need for Speed and the Tom Cruise line from the original Top Gun movie. …

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Lego Harley-Davidson Fat Boy scale model

Lego unveils Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

As if there already isn’t enough Harley-Davidson merchandise, now Danish toy company Lego has produced a scale-model Fat Boy model. It stands 20cm high, 18cm wide and 33cm long and is made of 1023 pieces. Several new pieces had to be made to create the moving model including a new rear rim with a super-wide …

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