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Learn from motorway ramp crash video

We can all learn something from this video from a Canadian truck’s dash cam that captures the moment a rider hits a freeway barrier and flies over the side of the off-ramp. It happened in Montreal last week and the unlicensed rider suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The male rider is lucky to be alive …

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Warning to riders after cattle crashes

Two riders were injured in separate crashes with stray cattle over the weekend, promoting us to reissue our warning to riders now exploring the country after the lockdown measures have eased in some states. On Sunday (4 May 2020) a rider hit a bull at Wetheron north of Gayndah, Central Queensland. Paramedics treated him on …

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Commuting during coronavirus pandemic

Commuting to work is one legitimate way to ride and avoid the pandemic lockdown and travel bans, yet some riders are either scared for their safety or find it inconvenient. Motorcycle commuting is not only fun and challenging, but also handy for parking, faster than cars because of lane filtering and more convenient than public …

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How to avoid hitting other riders

Two recent crashes involving riders running into each other have prompted us to investigate multi-motorcycle accidents and provide tips on how to avoid them. In one recent accident, two riders and a pillion were injured when two motorcycles collided head-on (pictured above) and in the other, two riders travelling the same direction collided and one rider crashed …

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Top 10 reasons for riding solo

Any excuse is good enough for a ride – whether it’s with the pillion-in-a-million, a couple of friends, a dozen club members, a hundred shop riders, or a thousand toy runners – yet solo riding is our favourite. And in these days of social distancing, it may be the preferred way to go. There are many …

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Riding motorcycles makes you happy

Riding a motorcycle not makes you so happy some women can even orgasm while riding. With the Black Dog 1 Dayer rides for depression awareness on 15 March 2020 and International Day of Happiness on 20 March, psychologist and reborn rider Sharon Ledger suggests going for a ride to feel happy. She says it’s all got to do with …

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5 Tips to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

(Contributed post for our North American readers) Many of us love nothing more than to get on the open road and explore on our motorcycles. No matter how long you’ve been riding for, your health and safety should naturally be your number one priority. When comparing the fatality rate for car accidents and motorcycle accidents, …

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Are you an over-committed rider?

We all enjoy going hard some times, but if you are an over-committed rider, you leave no margin for error and the results can be catastrophic. While other motorists should watch out for riders, we also have to take responsibility for our own safety. That means not using the road as our own personal racetrack. …

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Watch out for Xmas shopping deliveries

After two recent near-misses with courier vans delivering online shopping purchases in the lead-up to Christmas, we thought it appropriate to issue this warning. Watch out for courier vans around your suburb. They don’t seem to pay a lot of attention to motorcycles! Online shopping The rapid growth of online shopping has increased the number …

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