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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 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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Yamaha recalls learners over breaking brakes

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 124 R3 and MT-03 (pictured above) learner motorcycles over possible breaking front brakes. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that when “strong gripping force is applied to the front brake lever, it may break”. “If the front brake lever breaks while the motorcycle …

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Call to remove mandatory learner hi-vis

The Victorian Motorcycle Council has called to remove mandatory hi-vis vests for learner riders in its 10-page submission to the review of Victorian Road Safety (Driver) Regulations. Among many changes to the road rules, the road regs review proposes one demerit point for learner riders who do not wear a “securely fastened” hi-vis vest and …

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Luca Colombo beats Aussie water record

Italian rider Luca Colombo has beaten Aussie stunt rider Robbie Maddison’s world record on water by riding a motorcycle 1.9km across Lake Como in northern Italy. Robbie was the first to ride a motorcycle on water when he rode the waves off Tahiti in 2015 for his video “Pipe Dream”. Robbie later set a world record of …

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