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Defences to a Lidar speeding fine

Speeding fines based on Lidar or radar readings are difficult to defend, but not impossible, says NSW traffic and criminal law specialist Chris Kalpage. The Ducati-riding solicitor has previously provided our readers with tips on what to do when pulled over by police and defences to speeding fines based on a police officer’s estimate or “check speed”. …

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Does Lane Splitting Make Motorcyclists Safer?

(Sponsored post on lane splitting for our North American readers) Lane-splitting is the act of riding a motorcycle between the lanes of traffic on a freeway or city road. It’s a controversial topic in motorcycle safety, with a variety of opinions and different laws on whether it benefits motorcyclists or puts them in more danger. …

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Video lampoons loud pipe machismo

Do loud pipes really save lives or is it more about machismo and attention-seeking behaviour? This hilarious video lampoons the latter theory. Loud pipes theory I won’t be popular for this, but “Loud Pipes Saves Lives” is a theory, not a proven fact. I’m sure many readers will provide examples of how they reckon a …

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World’s ‘biggest’ motorcycle crash payout

A North Carolina Harley rider has been awarded $US4m (almost $A6m) after a crash with a driver who failed to yield right-of-way in what is believed to be the world’s biggest motorcycle crash payout. The 29-year-old rider was travelling about 15mph (about 24km/h) when he was struck by a vehicle that accelerated away from a …

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Motorcycle mods don’t have to be illegal

A new motorcycle is a blank canvas that you can personalise and modify without making it illegal to ride, says RACQ technical and safety officer Steve Spalding. He recently bought a 2015 Triumph Bonneville SE (above) that he has been gradually “reworking” to his own tastes. “Motorcycles aren’t a one-size-fits-all product,” he says. “Modifications can …

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Writing While Riding Your Motorbike

(Sponsored article on writing and riding) Writers are always filled with a sort of wanderlust that always keeps them moving from places to places to calm their exasperating inside. They create lines while moving between dwellings and capture ideas of their head in a better way. If you intend to write down your ideas while …

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Roadkill Reporter app may save riders

Riders are being urged to use a mobile phone Roadkill Reporter app to record roadkill in an effort to identify hotspots and help save lives. The latest Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 5: Road Safety for Rural and Remote Areas found that motorcycles are significantly over-represented in crashes with animals. It cited Australian insurance data …

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Advice on Choosing the Right Motorcycle for Travel

Advice on Choosing the Right Motorcycle for Travel

(Sponsored article on motorcycle travel for our Northern Hemisphere readers) A motorcycle road trip is an exhilarating and thrilling experience. Having your thoughts surround you while you are alone on an adventurous road trip can be very fascinating. And, you ought to do it at least once in your life. You can choose to set …

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