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65-year-old rider dies in barrier crash

A 65-year-old man has died after his motorcycle crashed into a barrier on the Richmond Road off-ramp of the M7 motorway in Dean Park, Sydney, about 2.45pm today (17 January 2020). Police say the rider was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene. Officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command attended and …

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Airbag suit a lifesaver in head-on crash

A 35-year-old British rider who survived a horrifying head-on collision has credited his airbag-equipped full leather suit as a lifesaver. This confronting video showing in-car footage, a rear angle and a following car’s video has been released overnight by Yorkshire Police to highlight the value of riders wearing the full gear — or as we …

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Driver sought in hit-run bike crash

A rider, aged 35, spent a harrowing few seconds stuck to the tray of a hit-run ute driver this morning (10 January 2020), causing him to crash his black Triumph motorcycle, Queensland police say. The driver of the white utility was last seen speeding off on the Ipswich Motorway, Rocklea, and the motorcyclist was taken to …

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6 Ways To Avoid A Motorcycle Accident

(Contributed post for our North American readers) If you’re an avid rider, you understand the sense of freedom and endless entertainment that can come from owning a motorcycle, and you’re not the only one. In 2017 alone, more than 470,000 motorcycles were sold in the U.S. Yet with riding comes many accident-related dangers. Just being …

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Rider dies after evading police pursuit

A male rider has died in a crash with a pole after NSW police abandoned a pursuit in Newcastle overnight for safety reasons. Presumably the motorcycle reached high speed, forcing police to terminate the pursuit. Click here to read more about police pursuit procedures. NSW police have launched a critical incident investigation. They say officers …

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Rider dies in Springfield head-on crash

A 27-year-old Crestmead man has died after a head-on collision between his motorcycle and a car on Springfield Greenbank Arterial Road, south of Brisbane, overnight. Queensland Police say their initial investigations indicate that about 7.10pm, a  car heading south and a motorcycle heading north collided. The rider suffered critical injuries and died at the scene. …

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Two rider deaths in sad end to 2019

Two male riders have died on New Year’s Eve in NSW in a tragic end to 2019, bringing the total number of motorcycle deaths for the year to 67. That is seven above the three-year average and was the third rider death in NSW in 24 hours. UPDATE: In an equally tragic start to 2020, …

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Fatal motorcycle crash in Royal National Park

In a tragic end to 2019, a 22-year-old male rider has died in a late-night crash in Sydney’s Royal National Park while on a group ride. NSW Police say the accident occurred at 10pm on Monday (30 December 2019) on Lady Wakehurst Drive at Lilyvale, in the Royal National Park. “Police have been told a …

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Your top 10 motorcycle stories of 2019

Stories about helmet safety and legalities, Arlen Ness and Charley Boorman, road rules, crashes, lane filtering and a big-bore kit attracted the most interest from our readers in 2019. With more than 300,000 readers a month, we have a pretty fair idea of what subjects are of interest to our readers. So we have compiled …

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