RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding takes Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey for a ride on his Bandit national encourages

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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Motorcycle sales recovering

Motorcycle sales appear to be recovering after a very shaky start to the year with Harley-Davidson continuing to lead the road bike category. Sales were down 6.7% in the first quarter but, thanks to a slight recovery in the second quarter, they are now down 4.1% in the first half, according to the VFACTS report …

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Are independent bike mechanics protected?

Independent motorcycle mechanics seem to be dying out at a rapid rate. Is it because motorcycle manufacturers are withholding servicing information or making it too expensive – some at up to $1900 a year for just one engine platform. A war of words has now broken out over whether manufacturers are withholding vital servicing information …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod - wider choice

Hopes for wider LAMS model choice

Novice riders could soon have a wider choice of motorcycles such as the Street Rod (above) under the Learner-Approved Scheme (LAMS) if Harley-Davidson has its way. The company is planning to put a proposal to Australian governments through the Federal Chamber for Automotive Industries to axe the 660cc engine capacity limit. Instead, it would retain the 150kW …

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