Why are motorcycles getting hotter?

Modern motorcycles are getting hotter and hotter which is not only an issue for rider comfort but also for reliability and performance. But there are things you can do to fix the problem. The reason modern motorcycles are getting hotter is the increasingly stringent emission rules. Most manufacturers are reaching emissions targets with water-cooled engines …

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Call for 40km/h past emergency vehicles

Emergency services workers are pushing for national approval of the new Victorian rule that vehicles must slow to 40km/h when passing parked or slow-moving emergency vehicles. This is despite the fact that one day after Victoria introduce the new rule a truck slammed into the rear of a small sedan that had slowed to 40km/h on …

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Riders reject motorcycle friendly regulation

It seems most motorcyclists do not support regulation of Motorcycle Friendly Town status, according to our online poll with 55% against the idea. The survey was conducted after the Motorcycle Council of NSW created a committee to investigate regulation of Motorcycle Friendly Town status. To help them gauge the level of support from riders, we …

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Royal Enfield Classic 350 catches fire

Royal Enfield Classic 350 catches fire

A Royal Enfield Classic 350 parked in a locked Indian garage has caught fire, putting pressure on the manufacturer to investigate and possibly issue a recall. It follows a series of quality control issues, recalls and an Indian engineer suing the company for 40 faults in his new Himalayan model. It seems most of the …

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Triumph increasing Indian production

Triumph Motorcycles is increasing assembly in India to keep pace with the rapidly growing local market, now the largest in the world. While Triumph build several models for export in their Thailand facility, there is no talk that the assembly factory at Manesar will supply any markets outside of the country. They currently make about 20% …

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride DGR founder Mark Hawwa launches Ride Sunday

DGR founder launches Ride Sunday

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride founder Mark Hawwa (pictured) of Sydney has launched another international charitable motorcycle ride event called Ride Sunday for July 2, 2017. Mark tells us he has been working on the project for three years to provide riders with a wide variety of charities to support when they register online for the ride. …

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No bail on motorcyclist murder charge

Lismore Local Court has again adjourned a hearing on the alleged murder of motorcycle rider Trevor Moran (pictured above) in a January 2017 road crash. Vanessa Fraser, 47, was sent to the mental health unit of a Sydney jail and did not appear in Lismore Local Court in February for the bail hearing or April 4 …

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BMW Vision Next 100 driverless automated self-driving artificial intelligence tests autonomous

Riders ignored by autonomous tests

Australian governments have issued guidelines for trials of autonomous vehicles on our roads but made no mention of motorcycles. The 24-page Austroads and National Transport Commission report does not mention motorcycles once, although bicycles are mentioned. Austroads boss Nick Koukoulas says the guidelines draw on international best practice and have a strong focus on safety. …

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Rare Italian bikes honour 40th anniversary

Some rare Italian motorcycles are expected to be on show in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall next month to mark the 40th anniversary of the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland. Despite the Festival of Italian Motorcycle & Scooters honouring the DOCQ anniversary, it is open to all Italian bike and scooter marques of any type, age …

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Did the ‘anti-bikie’ laws really work?

The tough, so-called anti-bikie VLAD laws in Queensland have not been the success the police claim they are, according to a crime expert. Queensland Police formed the anti-bikie unit, Task Force Maxima, after the VLAD laws were introduced, giving them greater powers. The Task Force has so far seized $13 million in drugs. That sounds like …

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