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How do motorcycle lane filtering rules vary?

Lane filtering rules still vary substantially from state to state and have not yet been passed in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT, almost four years after they were introduced in NSW. The practice is allowed and even encouraged in many countries. In the USA, California allows lane splitting at no more than 10mph …

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States confuse riders on handlebar regulations

The arcane rules and regulations on handlebar measurements are made more confusing for riders by the different interpretations and amendments of each state. Longtime motorcycle campaigner Wayne Carruthers says some states have not appreciated the 2005 and 2016 changes in regulations. “Many states still have clauses with the old height and width measurement systems which …

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Lack of motorbike noise testing facilities

In the wake of recent fines for motorcycle exhaust noise and the controversy of roadside testing procedures, another issue that unfairly affects riders in some states is the lack of testing stations. Longtime motorcycle advocate Wayne Carruthers asks how riders can access test stations, particularly in country areas of NSW, Queensland and Victoria. “The issue …

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Call to challenge motorcycle exhaust noise fines

A Brisbane barrister who has written a paper on the legality of aftermarket motorcycle exhausts has urged all riders to challenge exhaust noise emissions fines, saying police will get the message and stop issuing them. Levente Jurth wrote his paper in January 2016 and is now representing a group of riders caught in a recent …

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Repeat exhaust offenders could lose bike

What happens to repeat offenders who get a defect notice for an aftermarket motorcycle exhaust, bolt on the original to pass inspection then replace it with the aftermarket exhaust? That’s the question that was posed to us after we published an information article in response to persistent social media rumours of an imminent blitz on …

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Straight-lining corners

Can motorcycle riders straight-line a corner?

Many riders straight-line a series of corners by crossing broken white lines, but Victorian Police warn it’s illegal and recently fined seven sports car drivers for doing just that. VicPol recently recorded this video of a group of exotic sports cars straight-lining corners by crossing broken white lines on the Omeo Highway in north-east Victoria. …

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Handlebar defect notices ‘incorrect’

Police who issued handlebar defect notices to riders involved in the recent Hells Angels Good as Gold charity ride may have got it wrong. Check out the claims of police harassment here. Several riders have complained on social media that their defect notices for having handlebars that are too wide or high were not correct …

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Rider fined for impersonating police

A rider who bought a BMW R 1200 RT motorcycle that was painted and equipped to look like a police bike so he could feel safe in traffic has been fined for impersonating police. Darren Emanuel, 46, was stopped in London by motorcycle police officer PC John Harding who thought he was a colleague. He …

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