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Female rider dies in crash with ute

(File photo of a ute and motorcycle crash) A female rider in her late 30s has died in a collision with a ute in Bathurst, NSW, this morning (29 April 2020). NSW Police say emergency services were called to the crash scene on Ophir Road about 9.30am. Officers from Chifley Police District were told the …

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Riders doing best to ride responsibly

Those riders still exercising their right to ride before what could be the inevitable lockdown are acting as responsibly as they can during this pandemic crisis. Many rider Facebook pages are now advising followers that they are no longer organising or sanctioning group rides. Some are also suggesting riders continue to ride solo and observe …

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Triumph winds down Hinckley production

Triumph Motorcycle will move more of its production from Hinckley in the UK to Thailand in a bid to target rapidly growing Asian markets. In 2002, Triumph opened its first factory in Thailand where it now has three facilities making about 80% of last year’s total of 60,131 bikes. There are also factories in Brazil and India supplying …

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Two riders die in Sunday accidents

Two riders have died in separate accidents on the Central Coast of NSW and in far west Queensland yesterday (23 February 2020). NSW Police say a 59-year-old rider from Mardi died in a crash with a Mitsubishi SUV on the Great North Road, Bucketty, 40km north-west of Somersby, about 4.30pm. Officers from Hunter Valley Police …

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Are white line bumps dangerous to riders?

In response to rider concerns about the safety of white line bumps, Transport for NSW conducted tests with a range of riders and found concerns may have been overstated. The raised bumps of thermoplastic material in painted lines are called audio-tactile line-markings (ATML) and sometimes erroneously called ripple or rumble strips. Roads and Maritime Services and …

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Ducati Superleggera V4

Ducati Superleggera V4 is super sexy

We already knew the Ducati Superleggera v4 would be super light and super powerful and now we can see it’s super sexy and super exclusive! The 159kW (214hp) Superleggera V4, unveiled overnight, is wrapped in exposed carbon-fibre and other exotic materials with a Desmosedici GP19-inspired livery. It will be limited to 500 exclusive units with no …

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Winter Motorbike Maintenance – The How-To Guide

(Contributed Post for our Northern hemisphere readers) There is no way to sugarcoat it – winter can be very tough on your motorbike. This does not mean, however, that you can’t get it out for a ride every once in a while. That, of course, with the right maintenance, to make sure your bike can …

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Guy Martin practises Great Escape jump

Guy Martin attempts Great Escape jump

Former TT racer and all-round larrikin daredevil Guy Martin will attempt the failed Steve McQueen jump from the 1963 film, The Great Escape. He’s even had his trademark unkempt hair cut to look like McQueen! His attempt will be aired on the UK’s Channel 4 at 9pm next Sunday (8 December 2019). He won’t be …

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MV Agusta rush out Rush 1000

The MV Agusta Rush 1000 has been unveiled just days after the company revealed their 2020 range led by the sexy new Superveloce 800 and the return of the Brutale 1000RR. But don’t get too excited. The Rush 1000 is basically a limited-edition version of the Brutale 1000 RR, so expect it to cost an arm and …

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Higher speeding fines for the rich?

Is it time for Australia’s speeding fine system to be overhauled so the rich don’t get away with comparatively light fines while working Aussie motorists pay among the highest fines in the world? According to British website GoCompare, Australians rank sixth in the world with the highest fines and 10th in relation to their average …

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