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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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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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Exhaust pipe cleaner secret formula revealed

An American inventor who has been working on a “miracle” exhaust pipe cleaner for several years has revealed his secret formula on YouTube after it was “stolen” and marketed by a rival. Neil Stern contacted Motorbike Writer in 2015 after we published an article in which the World Patent Marketing issued a patent for his “Rid …

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5 Best Security Gadgets for Your Motorbike

(Guest post on bike security for our North American readers) Motorbikes are excellent travel options for those who cherish adventurous trips on and off the road. Moreover, it is one of the most cost-effective and eco-friendly ways to beat heavy traffic in highly populated cities. Therefore, your motorbike is an investment that you need to …

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Are cruisers the best bike for mature riders?

As some mature riders begin to suffer from various aches and pains they tend to opt for cruisers to relieve the stresses on their body.  But are cruisers with their relaxed riding position really the most comfortable bike to ride? It really depends on what ails you. Common ailments for mature riders are bad backs, …

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How to squeeze out more fuel economy

Most motorcyclists are not too concerned about fuel economy, but there may be times when you need to ride more economically just to make it to the next service station. A few years ago, we miscalculated fuel economy on a Harley-Davidson ride to the Iron Run rally in Queenstown, New Zealand. The low-fuel lights flashed …

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Does premium fuel give bikes a boost?

Using a premium fuel with a higher octane than specified by the motorcycle manufacturer will not improve engine power or economy, RACQ technical officer Steve Spalding advises. He says the energy content of fuel is the same no matter what octane rating it has. “We see a lot of claims made about using premium fuels …

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Mythbusting: Green Light Trigger

We recently received a Green Light Trigger unit which is basically two powerful magnets that attach to the underside of your motorcycle and promise to trigger a green light. Read on and find out if the Green Light Trigger actually works! Why lights won’t change Most riders have experienced the frustration of a traffic light …

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