Main Roads spokesman Darren Mulholland says the bike is the only one of its kind in Australia, but they have had contact with others considering the same type of vehicle.
UK and Malaysian transport research and road safety groups also have similar instrumented motorcycles.
Darren says road surfaces and other features that can be problematic for motorcyclists, but not necessarily for other road users include:
Road design elements (for example, horizontal alignment and intersection design)
Road surface friction
Road side hazards
“Previous research shows that single-vehicle motorcycle crashes are more likely to occur on a straight section of road during commuting periods, and on a curve during recreational riding periods,” he says.
“Multiple vehicle crashes involving a motorcycle have the same likelihood of occurring on a curve during both commuting and recreational periods, however they are 2-3 times more as likely to occur on a straight section of road during commuting periods.”