Ducati Mona Lisa aids COVID recovery

Ducati puts smile on Mona Lisa’s face

No wonder Mona Lisa is smiling! “Ducati Mona Lisa” is the name of the work of art created by the French artist Jisbar (born Jean-Baptiste Launay) which will be auctioned on Thursday 16 July 2020 to raise funds for the #RaceAgainstCOVID. The charity was organised by the Borgo Panigale motorcycle manufacturer in support of the …

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Border Harley-Davidson Road King entry

How to apply for a Queensland entry pass

If you are planning a ride across the Queensland border you will now have to apply online for a new entry pass as the previous pass is no longer valid. That means Queensland riders wanting to ride to another state and return as well as visitors from other states. Note that the new Queensland Entry …

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Victorian riders closed off from states

South Australia and Queensland are opening their borders to all Australians except Victorian riders, tourists and visitors due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The former is still deciding on NSW and the ACT, but is expected to announce a decision later this week. However, its border with Victoria remains closed. Meanwhile, Queensland has announced borders will …

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Scrambler Ducati Club Italia aids COVID recovery

Ducati Scrambler aids virus recovery

Ducati has built a limited-edition Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO with €500 from the sale of each going to help the recovery of Bologna COVID-19 patients. The problem is, the bike is only available to sell to the 80 members of the exclusive Scuderia Club Italia. The sports-cultural association was founded in 1989 by vintage/racing car …

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MV Agusta offers COVID face mask

MV Agusta has launched a special branded rider’s face mask that seems to cash in on the COVID pandemic panic. It’s called the “MV COVID mask” and features the hashtag #staysafe on the front, yet they also advise it is not a surgical mask nor a medical device. Many riders wear masks to keep their …

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Triumph Motorcycles to slash more jobs

Triumph Motorcycle will slash 400 jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and their plan to move more production from Hinckley to Thailand. The British company announced in February that it would cut 240 of its 2500-strong global workforce with 50 of the 1000 employed at Hinckley to go as it moved production offshore …

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Inactive riders urged to ride again!

Inactive motorcyclists who haven’t ridden for some time are being urged to ride again, especially for commuting, as the pandemic travel restrictions begin to ease across the country. This comes as the national cycling lobby is calling for $300 million to be spent on bike lanes. Inactive riders Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries motorcycle manager Rhys …

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First weekend of eased travel restrictions

This is the first weekend that all states and territories have eased travel restrictions and we expect a lot of bikes out on the roads throughout Australia and the UK. As we noted in our above meme a few weeks ago: “When the lockdown ends … You won’t see me for dust.” The travel restrictions …

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LiveWire for pandemic recovery

Electric LiveWire aids pandemic recovery

Harley-Davidson has donated a customised electric LiveWire motorcycle autographed by the Davidson family to be auctioned to raise funds for the United Way Worldwide COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. The special edition LiveWire also has custom paint and carbonfibre accessories including screen, tail and tank trim. It is being auctioned online at bonhams.com with auction fees waived. The …

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Victoria Solo Unit motorcycle police uniforms pandemic fines

Cops ease up on pandemic fines

It seems police may be taking a more considered approach to issuing pandemic fines or Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for contravening travel restrictions which is great news for riders. Victoria Police are the latest to ease up on overzealous policing of the rules. And so they should: the laws have been hastily drafted, they are …

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