Dehydration dust storm

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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Wire rope barriers promise widow vote

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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Triumph Daytona

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's self-balancing motorcycle

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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Tom Cruise Mission Impossible

Tom Cruise rides BMW Scrambler in movie

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in the sixth Mission Impossible movie, this time riding a BMW R nineT Scrambler through Paris before t-boning a car. The 56-year-old actor insists he does all his own stunts and seems to be riding the bike the wrong way around the Arc de Triomphe in Mission Impossible: …

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V4 magazine

V4 tipped to replace Honda Fireblade

The rumour mill is buzzing again with tips that Honda will replace the Fireblade superbike in 2019 with a V4 to compete with the Ducati V4 Panigale. Of course, it won’t be a CBR1000RR as in the Japanese  Young Machine magazine cover above, but more likely a VFR1000RR, although they could retain the venerable Fireblade name …

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Rare bikes in Shannons Melbourne Auction

Rare bikes in Shannons Melbourne Auction

Several rare bikes including A matching-numbers 1939 Indian Four, a Harley-Davidson racer replica and an unrestored 1988 BMW R65 with only 1035km on the clock are highlights of the annual Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction on April 30. Indian Four The four-cylinder Indian Four was built from 1928 to 1942. Indian bought the Ace Motor Corporation …

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Ola Stenegärd designer

BMW designer joins Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle is expected to break into new markets after the appointment of the Swedish designer responsible for the hip BMW R nineT and sporty S  1000 RR. Ola Stenegärd has been BMW’s head of vehicle design for 15 years and has now joined Indian Motorcycle as their director of product design. It leaves us wondering …

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