Cyclist identification call rejected

Cyclist identification proposal rejected

A Tasmanian Motorcycle Council proposal for free identification numbers for cyclists over 18 has been rejected. Council president Paul Bullock confirms the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council discussed the TMC’s policy proposal.   Proposal rejected “RSAC did not endorse the proposal,” he says. “Discussions identified that it might be timely to develop a campaign about all …

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Ultimate Harley-Davidson

The Ultimate Motorcycle Shopping Guide

(Sponsored post for our North American readers) So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge, live out your dreams exploring the open roads and touring about town by purchasing your own motorcycle. Even if it doesn’t happen to be your first motorcycle, rather you are just looking to replace your existing one, motorcycle shopping isn’t …

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Bathurst motorcycle races a step closer Mt Panorama

Motorcycle racing boosted at two tracks

Motorcycle racing has received a major boost at two Aussie tracks with a big cash injection into a second circuit at Bathurst and the reopening of Perth’s Barbagallo Raceway to motorbikes. Bathurst tracks Bathurst Regional Council has received an extra $2.5 million in funding from the Federal Government for its proposed second circuit at Mount …

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Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland photo - riders at Federal Parliament mandatory recalls representative road safety survey

Riders needed for road safety survey

Riders are urged to take part in a major survey on attitudes to road safety strategies which has so far only received responses from four motorcyclists. Click HERE to take part in the survey! Dr João Canoquena of the University of Notre Dame Australia, says the final round of the survey now requires rider support …

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Gannet Design Honda CB1000R in Camo camouflage paint

Radical Honda takes camo to extreme

Camo motorcycle riding pants were once a big thing and now it looks like urban camouflage paint is coming to motorcycles. Royal Enfield recently launched the Himalayan Street in grey camo and Californian electric motorcycle company Fly Free has a model in grey camo. Now, famous Swiss custom motorcycle company Gannet Design has produced this custom Honda …

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Resurfacing Roadworks midweek warriors

Call for longer roadworks warranty

New roads and roadworks in Australia are falling into disrepair too soon while short warranty periods are allowing contractors to avoid fixing their mistakes. Australia has “defects liability periods” (DLP) from as little as three months to seven years, but mainly around two years. This follows a move in Britain to hold road contractors to …

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Selfies new scourge of road deaths

Selfies the new scourge of road deaths

If you think talking or texting on a mobile phone while driving is dangerous, a new trend of taking selfies has emerged to further endanger riders’ lives. A US study has found more than 15% of drivers say they take selfies while driving. And 5% “go live” while driving, possibly imitating James Corden’s enormously popular Carpool Karaoke. The …

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Sydney traffic congestion motorcycles lane filtering planning

Cost-neutral congestion tax propoal

Riders should be able to choose to pay a 5c-per-kilometre congestion tax in return for lower rego under a proposal by a leading transport economist. Sydney University transport economist Professor David Hensher says the congestion tax could cut peak hour traffic up to 10% or to “school holiday” levels.  His plan would be cost-neutral for …

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Blind spot SMIDSY Continental German tech company Continental is working on a system to make thick A pillars in cars invisible so drivers can see motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Technology to make A pillars invisible

German tech company Continental is working on a system to make thick A pillars in cars invisible so drivers can see motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. Most modern cars’ A pillars have have curtain airbags and rollover protection which makes them thick, presenting a huge blind spot that obscures small and vulnerable road users such as …

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BMW S 1000 RR privacy data

Data allows usage-based insurance

Your motorcycle data could soon be monitored by insurance companies to adjust your premiums or payouts based on your riding behaviour history. It has long been suspected that data loggers and other hi-tech devices in modern vehicles would one day be used by insurance companies to track motorists’ speed, vehicle usage and location. Usage-based insurance …

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