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Motorcyclists warned to watch out for horses

Riders should head out into the country this weekend and spend their money in rural areas to help drought-stricken communities, but they should also be aware that motorcycle exhausts can startle horses. If you see a farmer or a recreational rider on a horse by the side of the road, pull your clutch in and …

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Handlebar height a ‘police witch-hunt’

Arbitrary handlebar height restrictions have created an excuse for police to conduct a witch-hunt to harass riders, says Zane Walton of Burleigh Bars Australia. The Gold Coast handlebar manufacturer has started an online Change.org petition to scrap the arbitrary limit of 380mm above the seat. Click here to read about the petition. Witch-hunt examples Zane …

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Should you buy a motorbike with high mileage?

If you’re out looking at buying a second-hand motorcycle this weekend, no doubt you will check the odometer reading to see if the bike has high mileage. Often two similar bikes will be advertised for sale at substantially different prices, the cheaper bike usually has the higher mileage. But is the odometer reading really an …

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Call to challenge LIDAR speeding fines

Three defendants charged with speeding detected by police on LIDAR guns have had their fines overturned, prompting a call for riders to challenge any speeding fines they believe are incorrect. South Australian Ride to Review spokesman Tim Kelly says the SA Supreme Court judgements indicate that the handheld guns can be misused by police. He …

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6 Simple Ways to Increase Bike Power

6 Simple Ways to Increase Bike Power

Sponsored post The motorcycle experience is much more nuanced than driving a car. How your bike responds has a lot to do with body position, throttle control, and cornering. However, if you want a faster ride, there are some simple things you can change to a stock bike to increase power and engine performance.  Let’s …

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Can a Motorcycle Save You Money Over a Car?

Sponsored post If you need personal transport but are conscious of the costs, a motorcycle generally offers more bang for your buck than a car. However, there are certain things to consider before getting on those two-wheels. First, let’s address the obvious savings you can make by buying a motorcycle instead of a 4-wheeler … …

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Handy signal helps motorcyclists pass

There is a variety of gestures riders can use to signal to people in their pack or other riders sharing the same route that make riding safer and more effective. Apart from hand gestures, you can use your leg, the motorcycle horn or your headlights. Before reading further on, click here to read about the …

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