adventure tips

7 tips for your first adventure ride

The adventure motorcycle market is booming and many of these riders are new to riding on the dirt, so we have secured these expert riding tips from UK racer Grant Draper. Grant started riding off-road at 17 years and has raced motocross and enduro. He says the main difference between the riding and racing he has …

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Triumph Scrambler out of fuel breakdown

How to avoid a motorbike breakdown

While modern motorcycles are much more reliable than they used to be, you can still be inconvenienced by a breakdown. And when you have a motorcycle breakdown, it is not always easy to get back on the road. In a car, you can carry emergency gear that can get you going again. However, not all …

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Roadkill fauna crash statistics

Report animals loose on the road

Riders have been encouraged to report animals – livestock and even wildlife – that are roaming loose on the roads as they have the potential to cause a severe motorcycle crash. Riders are advised to contact either the police, road authorities or the local council. The call comes as recent rains have spurred roadside vegetation …

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Insurance motocycle differences

Differences between motorcycle and car insurance

There are some big differences between driving a motorcycle and driving a car. So insurance for your car or your bike is also very different, especially in America which has special insurance circumstances. (This report was compiled and supplied specifically for American riders, but some of the principles may apply in your country.) Car insurance …

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texting drivers make riders maddest sentence

Maximum life sentence for killer drivers

Should dangerous drivers who cause death while using their mobile phones or speeding face a life sentence as is now the case in the United Kingdom? The UK maximum sentence is the toughest in the world for at-fault drivers in distracted driving crashes. It is equivalent to the penalty for manslaughter. The previous maximum penalty …

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Guy Martin skill

Guy Martin proves skill beats power

This video of a Suzuki Hayabusa rider trying to keep up with Guy Martin on a Honda Africa Twin shows you don’t need a powerful sports bike to go fast, just skill! The YouTube video was posted yesterday by rider Justin Price in the “comedy” category after a Time Attack track day at Cadwell Park, …

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How to remove motorcycle stickers

How to remove motorcycle stickers

Does your motorcycle have warning stickers or decals on the fuel tank advising you to read the manual, never ride drunk, always wear a helmet or use premium fuel? Many riders believe these decals are meant to be retained or are lacquered over and can’t be removed. However, they are only warning stickers and are …

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Hidden Armco speed camera

Are hidden speed cameras a hoax?

You may have seen the above image on social media with concerns that it is a covert speed camera hidden in a guardrail. However, it’s a hoax dating back to 2013. The image is claimed to be in all sorts of places and a recent Facebook post claims it was near Maryborough. However, Queensland Main …

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Import your own motorcycle from 2018

Motorcycle importing changes in 2018

Importing a motorcycle for your own use will be a little easier from next year, although the exchange rate and last-minute changes to the rules could dampen your enthusiasm. Last year the Federal Government changed the personal importing rules. Riders will be able to import a new motorcycle or other vehicle from January 1 without having …

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