Easter safety message

Easter motorcycle safety messages

There is usually a spike in road accidents over the Easter holidays as traffic volumes increase and riders have more time to go riding. Rather than preaching about being safe and responsible, we’ve asked several motorcycle luminaries for their road safety tips and Easter messages. Double demerit points And remember, in NSW, ACT and Western …

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Look for bikes signs

Motorcycle road signs we’d like to see

“Signs, signs, everywhere are signs, blocking up the scenery, breaking my mind, do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the signs,” sang Five Man Electric Band in 1971. More than 45 years later, there are still signs blocking the scenery and breaking our minds. Let’s just hope they don’t break our bikes, too! I went for …

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How to overtake traffic lane filtering

How to overtake on a motorcycle

One of the great joys and advantages of riding a motorcycle is being able to quickly, efficiently and safely overtake slower vehicles. However, there are right and wrong ways to do it. It would seem like a fairly simple task, but many riders get it wrong from both safety and legal issues. Many riders follow …

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Lane filtering: Watch for driver doors

The video below shows the danger to lane filtering riders of a driver who gets out of their vehicle while stopped at traffic lights. It’s illegal for a driver to leave their vehicle while stopped at traffic lights or on a roadway, unless parked at the roadside. It is also illegal to “create a hazard” by opening …

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2017 Kawasaki Z1000R convenient simple

The simple keys to riding faster

One of the simple questions many novice and advanced riders ask is how they can ride faster. The answer can be just as simple. However, the question can be a little vague. Does the rider want to get to their destination quicker, do they want to reduce their lap time at a track, do they …

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Motorcycles Gold Coast Canungra learners training road craft

Call for motorcycle road craft courses

Australian riders are desperately short of road craft advanced riding courses after the closure of a subsidised course on the Gold Coast five years ago. Rider Tod Parkes asked us if there were any road craft courses available to teach advanced survival skills to licensed riders in the real world of riding. We did some research …

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