Evel Knievel leathers

Evel Knievel leathers, walking stick for sale

Racing leathers and a diamond-encrusted walking stick claimed to have belonged to the godfather of stunt riders, Evel Knievel, have been auctioned online. The two items were sold over the weekend in a joint lot for $US78,000 (about $A101,000). The items, sold by Heritage Auctions of Dallas, are claimed to be original and were offered by …

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Ride to work day MRAQ

Motorcycle and scooter riders urged to ride to work

Queensland riders are being urged to ride to work next Wednesday (March 1, 2017) in an effort to re-establish the annual Ride to Work Day and raise awareness among motorists of motorcycles and scooters. Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says riders are “often overlooked or ignored” when it comes to seeking solutions to …

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Largest Ducati showroom in the world is in Jakarta - asian market

Ducati expands Asian market presence

Ducati has opened its largest showroom in Indonesia and announced plans to expand production at its Thai factory for the Asian market. The Asian market expansion comes just days after the Italian company quashed rumours of building small-capacity motorcycles in India. The previous biggest Ducati showroom was opened in New Delhi last year, but now it has …

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Are flying motorcycles the future?

BMW recently released a life-size flying motorcycle concept and now a Russian company has launched a drone “motorcycle”. The BMW Hover Ride is just a model and the company says it doesn’t fly and they have no plans for a flying motorcycle. However, we reckon BMW must be considering a flying motorcycle. After all, they already …

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Councils not required to address potholes

An inquest into the death of a motorcyclist who hit a pothole on a new bridge has issued no findings of fault, nor made recommendations for councils to promptly fix road defects. James Hughes, 50, died when his Ducati 900S hit a massive pothole at the Oallen Ford Bridge near Goulburn in NSW on October …

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Harley-Davidson leads parade at Cooly Rocks brand

Harley-Davidson world’s strongest bike brand

Harley-Davidson is still the world’s “strongest” motorcycle brand, although it has slipped 14 places in the annual list of automotive brands, according to Brand Finance. The global finance analysis company values the brands of thousands of the world’s biggest companies every year, including automotive companies. Brands are evaluated to determine their strength based on factors …

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BMW Lego hover ride

BMW Hover Ride just a toy, for now

BMW says it doesn’t have plans to develop a hover bike after this Lego toy collaboration was produced as both a model and a full-size replica. Lego and BMW recently collaborated to produce a detailed model of the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure made of 603 Lego parts. It is available for sale at $70 …

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Hogs For The Homeless footy legends charity ride

Footy legends ride Harleys for homeless

You could win a Harley-Davidson Roadster in a raffle as part of the fifth annual Hogs For The Homeless  footy legends tour, thanks to Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand. Twenty legends of football will set off on the charity motorcycle ride kicks tomorrow, Friday February 17, from Frasers Motorcycles in Sydney at 6.30am. Among the …

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Honda first with emergency braking

Honda first with emergency braking

Honda Motorcycles look like being the first to introduce emergency braking that automatically stops a motorcycle if it detects an imminent crash. In 2015, the United Nations #STOPTHECRASH campaign called for autonomous emergency braking on all bikes. The system activates usually at slow speeds if an obstacle is sensed in front of the bike. There …

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BMW calls for low emissions ‘carrots’

Tax incentives, import subsidies and/or charging infrastructure are needed for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world on low-emissions vehicles, says BMW Group Australia boss Marc Werner. “I call on Mr Turnbull and the Federal Government to action a robust policy to import low-emission vehicles,” he says. While his comments mainly concern their …

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