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How wide are your chicken strips?

Chicken strips can be one of the biggest causes of embarrassment for riders and may even be a safety risk. In case you’ve been riding in a vacuum, “chicken strips” is a term for the shiny, unused part of a motorcycle tyre’s tread. They signify that the rider hasn’t leaned the bike over very far …

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The Best Apartment Amenities for Motorcyclists

Let’s face it, not every apartment is motorcycle friendly, and some seem to forget that motorcycles even exist. Motorcycle awareness is an issue that needs to be addressed over time, but for now, our best bet is finding apartments that have motorcycle friendly amenities. The more successful that these facilities are, the more likely it …

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Yamaha Ténéré 700 2019 tip

Yamaha Ténéré 700 prices tip

Yamaha will release its much-anticipated Ténéré 700 adventure motorcycle late this year in Australia and we tip the price will be about $16,500. Our tip is based on the recently announced UK price of £8699 where the Ténéré. That is 27% less than the UK price of the KTM 790 Adventure at £11,999. In Australia, …

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Are electric motorbike range claims a hoax?

Electric motorcycles are coming on a wave of hype about range of more than 300km, but are the claims a hoax? Traditional petrol-powered motorcycles are quoted in terms of miles per gallon or litre per 100km. It provides a reliable and realistic guide to the range from a bike’s tank. Riding hard or conservatively doesn’t …

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5 Top End Superbikes you can buy today – if you’re lucky

By Victoria Chase: freelance writer and digital marketer* Sometimes a superbike comes along, and you can’t imagine how anything that comes after could ever possibly be better. These bikes are amazing feats of engineering with a whole bucketload of passion thrown in. It’s always difficult to narrow down the list of the top 10 superbikes, …

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Dust storm and heatwave to hit riders

A massive dust storm over the next couple of days and heatwave conditions across NSW and Queensland are expected to make life difficult for riders. Earlier this month, a heatwave in Western Australia cost the lives of a rider and hiker from dehydration. Last year a 30-year-old father also died from dehydration after riding in the …

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Promise to halt wire rope barriers

A pre-election promise to halt the rollout of wire rope barriers (WRBs) in Victoria falls short of advocating against their use. The promise has been made by the Victorian Liberal Nationals ahead of this month’s State election. They are not advocating against their use. “The Liberal Nationals support properly placed and installed wire rope barriers,” their …

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Witnesses sought for Daytona crash

Brisbane Forensic Crash Unit is appealing for anyone who may have seen a yellow Triumph Daytona motorcycle or a white Hyundai Getz hatchback prior to a crash on Tuesday, October 23. The crash occurred at the intersection of Youngs Road and Kianawah Road, Wynnum West at approximately 6.20pm and resulted in both vehicles catching fire. …

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Honda self-balancing bike goes electric

Honda will unveil an electric version of its Riding Assist self-balancing motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2018 indicating they could be the first to market with this technology. While such technology may seem pointless to many riders, there would be a lot of uses for this sort of motorcycle. For example, police, security …

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