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MCC NSW members offered free Wills

No one likes to think of their mortality, especially vulnerable motorcycle riders, but the Motorcycle Council of NSW has organised free Wills for members. Chairman Steve Pearce says they have negotiated the deal for all members through MCC NSW legal advisors, Robert Bryden Lawyers. The service is on top of a recent Council offer of …

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What are the best bikes for tall riders?

Tall riders have almost as much trouble finding a bike to suit their build as short riders and it’s not just about seat height. For short riders, seat height is the most important factor. So we put together a comprehensive list of seat heights of your favourite motorcycles to compare. Click here to check all seat …

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Five tips for riding wooden bridges rhythm

Enjoy the rhythm of your riding

The most satisfying and enjoyable ride is not always the fastest or quickest, but the one where you develop a pleasant, flowing and almost musical rhythm. Rhythm generally means a “movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions”. It’s all about finding a suitable rhythm in …

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10 traffic hazards on rider lookout list

Apart from scanning the road for hazards such as potholes and gravel, riders need to be on the lookout for potential hazards in the traffic. Motorbike Writer reader Moe Adamson approached us with a number of suggestions for traffic situations that could be particularly hazardous to riders. We have increased his list to 10 and …

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Could self-cancelling indicators prevent T-bone crashes? safety contract turning

Motorcycles vulnerable to turning crashes

Most accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles occur when the other vehicle is turning across their path. The result can be lethal as the rider hits the car in a t-bone fashion, rather than a glancing blow. There are a number of scenarios of turning-vehicle crashes where the rider is completely blameless and others where …

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How to pass in a motorcycle pack

Riding in a group can be fun, but it also has its hazards, not the least being how to pass other vehicles on the road and whether you should pass other riders in your group. These issues involve tactics, patience, safety and courtesy. One of the great joys and advantages of riding a motorcycle is …

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Riders offered roadside assist discount

Riders all around Australia are being offered discounted national roadside assistance coverage thanks to the collaboration of the Motorcycle Council of NSW and Australian 24/7 Roadside Services. The service is labelled Motorcycle Assist Australia, providing two levels of cover, a premium service for $99/year, normally $150, and a special basic $49 service. Standard Assist $49/year …

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Dealing with unexpected motorcycle repairs

Dealing with unexpected motorcycle repairs

(Sponsored post) Unexpected repairs are the bane of a motorcyclist’s life. No, we’re not talking about changing your tyres or brakes. Those are maintenance costs that you should have planned for. What we’re talking about here is when your chain snaps or you find out that rust has formed on the inside of your old …

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Does riding in the wind hurt your eyes?

We love the wind in our faces, but the wind in your eyes can cause them to dry out, leading to itchy eyes and possibly blurred vision. Most riders wear goggles or windproof, wrap-around sunglasses when wearing an open-face helmet. However, the wind can also leak in through the visor of many full-face helmets and …

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