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CCTV may save your bike from theft

If you are leaving your motorcycle parked in a public park, look for CCTV cameras and park in the line of their sight, if that is possible. Most railway parking stations and public carpark areas such as shopping centres have CCTV cameras that are monitored by security staff. However, they are not always trained on …

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Are average speed cameras fairer?

Average speed or point-to-point cameras continue to increase their presence on our roads, but are they actually fairer than multiple speed cameras? Some of these cameras are front facing, so motorcyclists evade detection, but most are rear facing. The cameras are used in all states. However, in NSW (above photo near Inverell) they are only …

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Handlebar maximum measurements challenged

Arbitrary maximum heights and widths for motorcycle handlebars have no basis in science or safety research, yet many jurisdictions enforce maximum measurements with no relationship to rider posture. In Australia the rules vary from state to state, but they are generally that the lowest part of the hand grip must not be higher than 380mm …

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10 Key Tips For Motorbike Care

While they might have half as many wheels, motorbikes still share a lot of qualities with automobiles in terms of care. The most important is regular maintenance in order to maximise the life of the vehicle and minimise the amount of trouble it causes you. While our handy care tips will help you keep your bike …

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Staying safe this Christmas

Christmas makes us all behave a bit differently. You may be filled with excitement at the prospect of a few days off with extended family, or you may be frantically rushing around, trying to bag that present for that someone… It’s small wonder, then, that the festive season sees more crashes and other accidents, as …

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How to avoid scratched motorcycle rims

Have you ever had new tyres fitted and then found that the rims have been scratched and the fitter claimed the scratches were already there? Annoying and avoidable! However, there are things you can do to ensure that your shiny rims are not damaged. 1 Find a good fitter Almost all tyre fitters use a …

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Why you should practise counter steering

If you’ve ridden a bicycle, counter steering will come naturally to you, so why would it be necessary to practise counter steering? The problem is that, in an emergency situation, your instinct is to turn the handlebars toward the direction you want to go. Here is a graphic video example of what can happen. Notice …

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5 tips for inexpensive UK bike insurance

Everybody would love to have inexpensive bike insurance, but how do you get lower premiums? The following are five simple tips you can use to help British riders save money on their bike insurance. 1.  Use your garage Garaging your bike at home is one of the better ways to get inexpensive bike insurance.  Some …

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