Lemon Motorbike scams check

Commonly used motorcycle scams

Much like the used car market, the second-hand motorcycle market is rife with scams. Many sellers attempt to shift bikes which are unsafe to drive, have a hidden history and could even be stolen, or they will attempt to steal your money from you before disappearing for good. The used vehicle market can be a …

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Homorous Thruxton R ad reaps reward

Homorous Thruxton R ad reaps reward

A rider who vented his spleen with a vitriolic but humorous ad for his 2016 Triumph Thruxton R reached a substantial bid of $19,700 on eBay. The owner, who says he wishes to remain anonymous, placed the humorous ad after snapping a gear lever bolt on his three-month-old bike after 1700km. His ad started with “LOL…..Bike only …

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Triumph Bonneville Thruxton R ad fire risk blipping

Funny ad for ‘as new’ Thruxton R

Want to buy an “as-new … kinda” 2016 Thruxton R with a broken gear lever for which the owner has been waiting three months for parts, according to his ad? The humorous eBay advertisement for the bike starts with “LOL…..Bike only has 1700 kms on it not counting kms whilst on the back of a tow …

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Motorcycle safety recall - online sales

Online motorcycle trading now safer

Update: Protecti has been acquired by Freelancer.com (owner of Escrow.com, the world’s largest online escrow service). Contact Escrow.com for further information.  Many riders have either experienced a ripoff, bounced cheque or “lemon” when trying to buy or sell motorcycles online or privately, or at least they have heard of others being ripped off. Now Australian company Protecti has …

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Honda CB750

Honda CB750 motorcycle sells for record

One of four 1969 Honda CB750 prototypes has sold on eBay for a record $US148,100 ($163,844) after attracting 102 bids. The rare bike is one of only four prototypes of the famous first superbike. The four pre-production prototypes were built in 1968 to unveil at their annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Dealer Show and star in …

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Online accessories shop started after crash

It started with a crash but now online motorcycle accessories and apparel business Finn Moto is turning over up to $480,000 a year. And owner Matt Finn wasn’t even a motorcycle rider when he started the business. His business journey began in 2004 when the inquisitive Gosford TAFE business student’s brother, Scott, had a motorcycle …

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‘New’ 1983 Ducati 900S2 for sale

It’s not very often that a 30-year-old collector bike surfaces for sale with 0 on the odometer. Not unless it’s been wound back!
 However, this gem has come up for sale in the US on eBay. It’s a 1983 Ducati 900S2 Bevel and so far it has attracted 26 bids with the current bid standing …

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Helmets recalled for safety

Is your helmet safe? The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this year issued four helmet safety recalls, the first since 1978. None of the helmets seems to comply with Australian standards or as stated in the ACCC recall, “do not meet performance requirements that are outlined in the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1698:2006”. So …

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