Roadside checks concern riders

Riders are staying home amid fears that modifications they have made to their bike might land them an infringement notice if pulled up by the over-zealous police. This is particularly the case in Queensland in the current climate of the so-called “war on bikies” and the harassment of recreational riders with frequent roadside interceptions. Police …

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Sava adventure motorcycle tyres

Sava MC 60 GETaWAY tyres have a unique feature that solves the dilemma of the adventure rider – dirt or road tyres? Fit them one way and they are more suited to the road, reverse them and they are more suited to dirt. These Sava tyres have a tread pattern with slightly oblong blocks that …

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Wunderlich windscreen visor

Wunderlich screen extension review

I’ve never been a big fan of windscreens, but the Wunderlich windscreen extension has allayed most of my concerns. Mostly windscreen just introduce annoying buffeting and a loss of that sense of freedom. Behind some big touring screens it’s almost being in a car, only without a wiper blade to clear the rain. Despite some modern …

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Ducati Panigale S wins award

The Ducati Panigale S has won a red dot “best of the best” design award. It beat out the BMW HP4 and R 1200 GS, Yamaha’s FJR1300A and WR450F and KTM’s Freeride, 125 and 690 Dukes and the 1990 Adventure in the automobiles, transport, commercial and water vehicles section. The red dot awards have been …

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Triumph slashes prices

The latest salvo in the price war between BMW and Triumph over adventure bikes has been fired by the Brits. When Triumph launched its 1200 Explorer against the venerable BMW R 1200 GS, the Germans dropped their prices and added some extras at no cost. Triumph struck back with free luggage. Then BMW brought in …

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