Tomorrow is World Environment Day and the organisers are asking people to reconnect with nature - so, ditch work and head out for a ride!

Ride for World Environment Day

Today (June 5, 2017) is World Environment Day and the organisers are asking people to reconnect with nature – so, ditch work and head out for a ride! It may be difficult to think of motorcycle riders as greenies or environmentalists when many have grease under their fingernails and high-octane fuel vapour in their nostrils. However, …

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Rider group calls to stop ethanol fuel push

Governments are continuing to push ethanol fuel on the market, despite the fact that it can damage motorcycle engines. In Australia, Queensland and NSW force service stations to supply a certain percentage of E10 (10% ethanol blend) fuel. In the US, there are moves to push that blend from 10% to 15%. The American Motorcyclist …

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Concern over motorcycle-only checkpoints

Motorcycle-only checkpoints by police and transport department officials are not officially called such in Australia, but they do happen. We have been caught up in two and have had readers report of other incidents where a vehicle checkpoint discriminates by only pulling over motorcycle riders, letting all other vehicles pass. It may not be called …

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Riders used as political footballs

Motorcycles and riders are being used as political footballs in a trade war between the European Community and the United States over hormones used by US farmers in beef cattle. The Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) is planning to introduce a tariff of 100% or more on European motorcycles with an engine capacity …

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Are motorcycle riders greenies?

It is difficult to think of motorcycle riders as greenies (environmentalists) when many have grease under their fingernails and high-octane fuel vapour in their nostrils. However, that’s what the American Motorcyclist Association thinks and they are probably right. While cyclists continue to claim the high moral ground on environmentalism, it can often be a sham. …

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