Victoria Zandonella - Crashes a case of when not if, says veteran rider crashing

Crashing a case of when not if, says veteran rider

Crashing can happen even to veteran motorcyclists, says Victoria Zandonella, an American blogger with Ride-NewEngland.com and a regular off-road tour group leader. Victoria is obsessive about safety and helping other riders. But she recently suffered major injuries after crashing head-on with a car. She now advises: “It’s not a question of IF, but WHEN”. She says the …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose

Motorcycle clothing rating system launched

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection has been launched to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear. The Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Program (MotoCAP) website has launched with a short list of products that will be extended as products are tested at Deakin University. So far the jackets section only …

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Returned 5rider Ed Smith

Returned rider learns valuable riding lesson

Returned riders are those who had got a motorcycle licence as a teenager or twentysomething, then stopped riding while they had a family, returning to riding in a midlife crisis. They now represent the biggest and fastest growing sector of riders as well as dominating the crash statistics. Rather than preaching and quoting statistics, Kiwi …

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Mick Groth Honda Crossrunner EPIRB

Crashed rider encourages buying an EPIRB

A Bundaberg rider says he probably owes his life to a $290 Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB after crashing his Honda 1200X Crossrunner adventure bike in bull dust in north Queensland. Mick Groth, 52, urges every rider to buy an EPIRB, as does the Royal Flying Doctor Service which attends a “significant” number of rider rescues …

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Top tips for tight motorbike turns

Top tips for tight motorbike turns

Most riders have dumped a bike at some time in their riding career while trying to do a tight turn. It’s a skill many people never develop or practise, but it can help you become a better and safer motorcyclist. The civilian and police riders competing in the American motorcycle skills competition at the Harley-Davidson …

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How to pick up a heavy motorcycle Kaitlin Riley

How to pick up a heavy motorcycle

Most people who drop a motorcycle are embarrassed and a little shaken and don’t pick up their bike the proper way. While it may be important to pick up the bike straight away to avoid being a danger to other traffic, you could damage your back or your bike if you don’t do it properly.  …

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BMW System 7 Carbon helmet loud

How loud is your motorcycle helmet?

Just how loud is your motorcycle helmet and what damage is it doing to your ears? Medical authorities tell us that 15 minutes exposed to sound levels over 95dB can do irreparable damage to your hearing. The long-term result can be tinnitus or ringing in the ears. If you want to keep riding, the only …

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Victoria Zandonella gives hand signal to allow motorcyclists to pass

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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Austroads Motorcycle hazard perception tests added

Top 3 Reasons to Take Motorcycle Safety Courses

(Sponsored post) Looking for an American motorcycle license? If ‘yes’ then the safety courses available online would be a great help to you. Remember that, driving a motorcycle without knowing about the fundamentals of motorcycle riding can land you problems. In fact, the chances of having an accident or getting injured will be very high …

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