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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Speed enforcement causes herd mentality

Years of rigid speed enforcement have created a herd mentality that could be just as dangerous as having high-speed lunatics in our midst. Over the past 20 years, traffic in our nation has been beaten into submission by the heavy handed use of speed cameras and police patrols. The road safety rhetoric has changed from …

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How to Find the Best Motorcycle For You

(Sponsored post for our North American readers) Buying a motorbike is an investment, so you want to get the best motorcycle for you! “On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair…” The Eagles knew what they were talking about. Motorcycles are a symbol of freedom, of masculinity, and of dreams coming true. The US Motorcycle …

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Lone rider dies in overnight crash

A motorcyclist has died after his bike left the road and hit a pile of rubble near Walgett in central NSW overnight. Police believe the 20-year-old man was travelling along Opal Fields Road, Cumborah, between 7pm and 7.30pm (Wednesday 1 May 2019), when the crash occurred. “He failed to reach his destination and people went …

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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 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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