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Aussie motorcycle sales surprise

Motorcycle sales in the first quarter of this year were understandably down, but only by 2.5% compared with countries such as Italy which is down 65% due to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the Australian market has also had to deal with drought, bushfires and floods over the same period. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries data shows …

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Motorcycle veteran’s blunt critique of industry

Retired and honoured motorcycle industry veteran Stuart Strickland has delivered blunt criticism of the industry and the dictators who make motorcycle businesses “unsaleable”. His comments are part of an exclusive, wide-ranging and quite blunt critique of the local and global motorcycle industry as it faces a sales slump, threats from safety “experts” and an uncertain …

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Riders warned after fake parts haul

Counterfeit motorcycle parts warning

Riders have been warned about fake motorcycle parts after New Delhi Police arrested four people selling the counterfeit products with the names of three prominent motorcycle companies. Delhi Police police have not officially revealed the names of the motorcycle companies nor the specific parts. Is it the 300th case of copyright infringement listed in New …

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RACQ encourages work ride & pre-ride check

The RACQ has thrown its support behind the second annual Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week starting today (October 22-26, 2018) and encourages riders to check their bikes before riding. RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy and keen Suzuki Bandit owner Steve Spalding says this week’s promotion is “the perfect opportunity to dust off the handle-bars …

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Toby Price FIM Cross Country Champion Australia's first Dakar Rally winner and newly crowned Cross Country Rallies World Champion Toby Price is urging riders to get their bikes out of the garage for Ride to Work Week.

Toby Price promotes Ride to Work Week

Australia’s first Dakar Rally winner and newly crowned Cross Country Rallies World Champion Toby Price is urging riders to get their bikes out of the garage for Ride to Work Week. Toby is the ambassador for the second national Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week from October 22-26, 2018, organised by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. …

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Two-year bike sales slump continues

Australian motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales have been in a continual slump since the start of 2017 with sales up to the end of the third quarter of 2018 dropping a further 6.2% to 68,494. That’s down a massive 10,743 or 13.5% on the five-year high of 79,237 sold in the first three quarters of …

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Motorcycle discounts tipped for New Year

Riders should expect a host of discount offers in the New Year after Australian motorcycle, scooter and ATV sales continued to decline in the important Christmas quarter of 2017. Overall, the market was down a massive 9.3% from 114,770 to 104,111. It was the first full-year negative result since the GFC. Every sector was down, …

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Breakout breaks out of market slump

The Harley-Davidson Breakout has claimed the top-selling spot for the first time as the Australian motorcycle industry continues its first prolonged slump since the GFC. Usually the top-selling bike in Australia is a postie bike, peewee, trail bike or cheap learner, not a large motorcycle costing more than $30,000. However, the Breakout, which has been …

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10 facts that defend motorcycles

How many times have you had to defend motorcycling when a non-rider has attacked them as dangerous, noisy and smelly? They tell you to grow up or suggest you catch a bus or take up cycling instead. You feel like thumping them, but instead you defend your pastime by offering to take them for a …

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National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week in October

National Ride to Work Week launched

For the first time, the Australia motorcycle industry has united to launch a National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week in October. At the moment, some state rider representative groups conduct their own events and do not take part in the International Ride to Work Day in June, which is inappropriate because is held in our …

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