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Mandatory testing for four after rider dies

Four drivers have been taken for mandatory testing after a motorcycle rider died in a truck collision on the M4 at Clyde today (2 April 2020). NSW Police say the rider, aged 55, died at the scene. Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends. The accident happened just before 1pm on the M4 …

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Do you hold the clutch lever at lights?

Does it damage the bike’s clutch to keep your motorcycle in gear with the lever pulled in while waiting at traffic lights and is it safe? RACQ technical officer and Triumph Bonneville rider Steve Spalding says the mechanical issue largely depends on the type of clutch your bike has. “Most bike clutches are wet which means …

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Rider in his seventies dies in crash

A male rider in his seventies has died at the scene of a motorcycle crash in the NSW Hunter region today (30 March 2020). NSW Police say that emergency services received a call about 9.30am from a motorist who found the rider and his wrecked motorcycle on Wollombi Road, Broke, about 35km south west of Singleton. …

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Man charged over ploughing into riders

A 52-year-old man has been charged today (26 March 2020) after his Kia Rio ploughed head-on into a group of riders in Kyogle, northern NSW, killing one and injuring four others on Sunday, 20 October 2019. The six riders were all part of the Sons Of The Southern Cross Social Motorcycle Club who were heading south out …

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Motorcyclist dies after hitting Armco

A 42-year-old man has died after his motorcycle crashed into an Armco railing on the Old Dubbo Rd, in NSW, about 5.30pm on Wednesday (25 March 2020). NSW Police says they believe “the man lost control of his bike as he negotiated a sweeping left-hand bend and hit the Armco railing” at Eulomogo Creek bridge. “Passers-by …

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Driver charged after knocking rider over

A driver has been charged after allegedly knocking a 23-year-old male rider off his motorcycle in an altercation Sydney’s inner-west on Friday. The incident began about 10.45pm on Friday (20 March 2020) when the motorcyclist was leaving a friend’s home on Ian Parade, Concord. Police say a man driving a car pulled up next to …

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Updated: Road rage leads to car hitting rider

A 23-year-old male rider is in hospital with cuts and a suspected spinal injury after an alleged road rage incident escalated in Sydney’s inner-west on Friday. Update 24 March 2020: About 8.25pm on Saturday, Police searched a Mortlake home and seized a number of items, including a car and clothing. The driver was arrested at Burwood …

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How to avoid hitting other riders

Two recent crashes involving riders running into each other have prompted us to investigate multi-motorcycle accidents and provide tips on how to avoid them. In one recent accident, two riders and a pillion were injured when two motorcycles collided head-on (pictured above) and in the other, two riders travelling the same direction collided and one rider crashed …

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Why we publish motorcycle crash reports

We cop criticism from some riders for our motorcycle crash reports — usually after a spate of accidents — but we have to advise readers we won’t be changing our policy. Rather than going through our reasons, we thought we would cut to the chase and quote the words of Perth rider Sandy Lewis who …

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Rider dies when motorcycles collided

A male rider in his 70s has died and a 46-year-old male rider has been injured when their bikes collided on a quiet South East Queensland rural road yesterday afternoon (17 March 2020). It’s the second motorcycle-to-motorcycle collision in the state in the past few days. Queensland Police say the riders were travelling west together along Memerambi …

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