Lewis Hamilton MV Agusta Dragster RR

Lewis Hamilton designs for MV Agusta

MV Agusta confirms it will continue making limited-edition variants instead of new models with the announcement that F1 Mercedes-AMG driver Lewis Hamilton will help design another one-off bike. The company issued a short press release that says the brand ambassador is back after the success of the Dragster RR LH (pictured above). Only 244 were made and …

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Cop on Phone

Indian cop on phone slaps rider

For those who believe police think there is one rule for them and another for the rest of us comes this video from India of a police motorcycle officer on a mobile phone. When the officer is confronted by the rider videoing the incident, the police officer slaps him. The rider then rides off, concerned …

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Tracks expanding against the trend  Queensland Raceway

Tracks expanding against the trend 

Motorcycle tracks have been closing down around suburban areas for years, but one motorsport precinct near Ipswich is not only guaranteed, it is now expanding. And there are multi-million-dollar plans for expansion at two major NSW circuits that motorcycle racing fans will appreciate. These expansion plans show there is still a big need for more …

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Thunderstruck music KTM 1050 Adventure

Music can leave riders Thunderstruck

Playing AC/DC’s Thunderstruck while riding may be dangerous to some motorcyclists, according to psychologist and rider Sharon Ledger. In a previous article Sharon outlined how music can have good and bad effects on different riders. Read the article here. Even if you are the type of rider who benefits from music, the type of music …

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Lions Rd bridge work delays 2018 TT

Lions Rd delays TT until 2018

Delays in bridgework on the famed Lions Rd forced the cancellation of the Lions TT, but organisers plan to return in 2018 after a two-year hiatus. Work began in January to replace six wooden bridges on the Queensland/NSW border road with concrete structures and scheduled completion by the end of June. However, unseasonal wet weather has …

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Lane filtering lane splitting stop lines congestion danger

Other riders a danger in lane filtering

There are many dangers as well as challenges in lane filtering, but one danger we may overlook is fellow lane-filtering or lane-splitting riders. Of course, we still have to be aware of drivers suddenly changing lanes without looking or indicating, being in truck and bus blind spots, road are from jealous motorists and slippery white …

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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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Police lights emergency vehicles

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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Avon Valley the first motorcycle friendly region

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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