Oxley Highway sand fix

Sand used to treat melting Oxley Highway

Riders have been alarmed to find sand over a section of the Oxley Highway where hot weather has caused the asphalt to melt and become slippery. The Roads and Maritime Services was alerted to the problem last week and said they would inspect the surface this week. “Sand was placed on the Oxley Highway to …

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Toby Price Dakar Rally consistency

Toby Price is Mr Consistency in Dakar Rally

Consistency is the key to Australian rider Toby Price’s fourth Dakar Rally, now sitting in third place after four stages and carrying the hopes of his nation for a second historic win. Unfortunately, fellow Aussie Rodney Faggotter is out after mechanical failures on his factory Yamaha on stage three. It was the Queenslander’s fifth Dakar …

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Traub motorcycle

Unsolved mystery of the Traub Motorcycle

Traub article contributed by Matt Williams In 1967, a plumber doing renovations of an apartment building outside Chicago tore down a brick wall and found what would prove to be a baffling mystery to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. It was a one-of-a-kind motorcycle bearing 1917 plates and the name “Traub”. The building’s elderly owner admitted that …

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Ducati recalls Monster and Supersport

Ducati finished 2018 with the highest number of safety recalls and starts 2019 with recalls for the Monster 821 (above), Monster 1200 and SuperSport. We announced that these two Ducati recalls were coming last year. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has only now posted the official notice. Their notice says there is “a potential …

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Riders warned after fake parts haul

Counterfeit motorcycle parts warning

Riders have been warned about fake motorcycle parts after New Delhi Police arrested four people selling the counterfeit products with the names of three prominent motorcycle companies. Delhi Police police have not officially revealed the names of the motorcycle companies nor the specific parts. Is it the 300th case of copyright infringement listed in New …

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Red light cameras

Are more red light cameras welcome?

While many riders hate covert speed cameras that are turning us into a nation of speedo gazers, they should welcome more red light traffic cameras. Lane filtering now puts us at the front of the traffic light queue, so when the light changes to green we have a duty to get away quickly to avoid …

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Why are bike sales in a two-year slump?

Motorcycle sales are now in a two-year slump in Australia and it’s time to ask what can be done about it. While it’s good news in the short term for customers with bike companies likely to offer discounts and dealers ready to do deals, it is not good for the industry and customers in the long …

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Melting tar on Oxley highway fix water

Melting Oxley Highway to be inspected

Parts of the famed and much-loved Oxley Highway are melting in recent heatwave conditions, prompting a departmental inspection to assess the dangers to motorcyclists. Local rider Ken Healey says on the Port Macquarie Road Riders Facebook page that the road 25km west of Gingers Creek not far past the 80km/h zone is melting in the heat. He …

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Call for fatal bike crash witnesses

A rider has died after a crash involving a car in Rothwell, Redcliffe, north of Brisbane, overnight and Queensland Police investigators are seeking eye witnesses. Forensic Crash Unit say that around 8.20pm a Honda motorcycle collided with a Toyota Corolla sedan at the intersection of Coman Street and Deception Bay Road. The 23-year-old rider was transported to …

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Cop injured under new speed rule crash police emergency 40km/h

Cop injured under emergency speed rule

A recent crash that injured a NSW police motorcyclist happened despite a new rule requiring motorists to slow to 40km/h when passing stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicles. The incident occurred at Warrell Creek near Nambucca Heads, NSW, last Sunday when the officer pulled over a car and was hit by another car. Motorcycle Council of NSW Chairman Steve …

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