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Swann backs down on age barrier

Swann Insurance has dropped its age cut-off for motorcycle insurance after a 76-year-old professor was denied insurance for his Indian Scout motorcycle last year. Dr Marcus Wigan had been trying to enter an online Swann Insurance MotoGP competition in which entrants only had to apply for a quote. The competition gave no stipulation of an …

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SA considers increasing rider ages rejected

Driver licence before riding plan rejected

Public support for learner riders to first have L-plate car driving experience for one year has been rejected by South Australian riding group Ride to Review. The plan is part of a licensing review which also recommends lifting the ages for learner riders from 16 to 18 and full-licensed riders from 20 to 21.5. Tim …

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Former racer Guy Martin’s licence a fake?

Former Isle of Man TT racer, motorcycle daredevil and TV presenter Guy Martin has pleaded not guilty to having a fake driving licence. What! The man who broke the speed record for riding an Indian Scout (above) around the Wall of Death and crashed while attempting to break the 400mph speed barrier in a Triumph streamliner doesn’t have …

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Police chase dodgy bike licence holders unlicensed course

Police chase dodgy bike licence holders

Two accredited QRide testers have been arrested for allegedly issuing motorcycle licences to 13 people without going through the required test and evaluation process. The Beenleigh men were arrested yesterday on a total of 45 charges relating to fraudulently issuing motorcycle licences.  Thirteen people who allegedly paid for the licences have been charged with one count each of fraud. Five of those have …

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James May Honda speed awareness course

James May takes speed awareness course

Former Top Gear host and keen Honda motorcycle fan James May has been caught speeding and, rather than paying the fine and copping demerit points, he is opting to do a speed awareness course. May had just picked up a new Honda CBR600RR and was shortly afterwards picked up for speeding in a 30mph (48km/h) …

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MBW in the nation's capital share the road

Motorists taught to share with bikes

In a significant step towards motorcycles being recognised as vulnerable road users, from Monday (August 29, 2016) the ACT will require all learners to prove they can share the road before getting their licence. Learners will be tested on how they share the road with vulnerable road users identified as pedestrian, cyclists and scooterists/motorcyclists. There …

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RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding drivers lane filtering oil

Drivers need refresher on lane filtering

New lane filtering laws and other updated road rules mean motorists should take refresher tests when they to renew their licence. And it seems motorists are in favour, according to an RACQ survey. Fifty-three percent of people surveyed believed re-sitting a theory test would be beneficial, and the majority of those in favour said it …

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