Chain belt shaft

Chain versus belt versus shaft drive

What is the best transmission for a motorcycle: chain, belt or shaft drive? Some say motorcycle riders only wear black t-shirts and jackets because old chains used to cover them in oil. That could also be why BMW riders with shaft drive tend to wear lighter and brighter colours like scooter riders with their fully enclosed …

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Triumph triumphs as most satisfying brand

Triumph triumphs as the most satisfying motorcycle brand in the market, according to about 700 riders surveyed by customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue. It is the second year in a row that Triumph has topped the annual motorcycle survey won by Yamaha in 2016 and Harley-Davidson in the first year of ratings in …

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Canstar Blue jackets survey

DriRider leads Canstar Blue jacket survey

Australian motorcycle jacket company DriRider has edged out iconic American Harley-Davidson in the 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey of more than 400 riders. DriRider also won the 2016 and 2015 surveys while Harley won last year. The ratings compare motorcycle jacket brands on factors including value for money, comfort/fit, protection, durability, functionality, style and overall …

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Alpinestars score boot survey goals

Alpinestars boots has kicked the most goals in the 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey of more than 350 riders. The Canstar Blue ratings compare motorcycle boot brands on factors including protection, durability, functionality, value for money, style/design, comfort and fit and overall satisfaction. Survey goals The Italian motorcycle boots has scored a clean sweep of …

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Steve Pearce cook book

Why a Harley cook book means so much

Harley-Davidson fans are mad keen on branded merchandise, but why does a Harley Biker’s Cook Book mean so much more to Steve Pearce than any other Harley paraphernalia? Steve has owned three Harleys — Road King, Switchback and Electra Glide— and are his preferred motorcycle. “I have a library of Harley material and have also …

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National HOG rally to return in 2019

National HOG rally to return in 2019?

There will be no national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally this year, but it is believed the event will return in 2019. The last national rally exclusively for HOG members was a very successful event held in Tamworth in February 2015. There was then an 18-month gap to the first Harley Days rally open to …

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Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works wins Battle of the Kings

Adelaide Harley dealer takes on the world

Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works will represent Australia in an international Battle of the Kings custom bike build-off. The Adelaide Harley dealership  has been crowned the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Custom King. It is the first time Australia has taken part in the international custom bike build-off competition. The winner was chosen from seventeen participating …

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Show season INtermot

New motorcycle models for 2019 show season

Riders are about to see a host of new models unveiled as motorcycle show season starts next week with three major shows in Europe and Asia. The biennial Intermot show in Cologne starts next Tuesday (October 2), the Tokyo Motor Show begins on October 27 and the annual EICMA show in Milan runs from November 8. …

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Fly Free Smart Desert

Steve McQueen inspires Smart Desert electric

A Steve McQueen inspired Smart Desert from Californian company Fly Free is the latest in a long list of electric motorcycles about to hit the showrooms. Next year will be a pivotal year for electric bikes when Harley-Davidson make their electric LiveWire available for sale in North America and Europe with the rest of the …

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