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Australians love their motorbikes

If you’re thinking of buying a motorbike to get around, you’re not the only one in love with the idea. The fastest growth in any kind of vehicle registration was for motorbikes, up 22% between 2010 and 2015. In the 10 years since June 2007, motorcycle registrations in NSW have gone from 125,000 to just …

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5 tips for inexpensive UK bike insurance

Everybody would love to have inexpensive bike insurance, but how do you get lower premiums? The following are five simple tips you can use to help British riders save money on their bike insurance. 1.  Use your garage Garaging your bike at home is one of the better ways to get inexpensive bike insurance.  Some …

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Government siege on motorcyclists

Most riders believe motorcycling is under siege by governments that want to legislate us out of existence under a thin veil of safety. Now Motorcycle Council of NSW treasurer Steve Pearce (pictured above on his Triumph ST Sprint) has vocalised what we all think in his unprecedented attack on the NSW Government. It follows their …

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Weekend motorbike crashes more severe

Weekend motorcycle crashes are more severe and costly than during the week, according to figures from insurer Youi. Friday is the worst day for all types of motor vehicle crashes.  However, Youi claims data from January 2016 to September 30, 2017, shows motorcyclists are more likely to crash on a weekend. Saturday is the highest-risk …

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Differences between motorcycle and car insurance

There are some big differences between driving a motorcycle and driving a car. So insurance for your car or your bike is also very different, especially in America which has special insurance circumstances. (This report was compiled and supplied specifically for American riders, but some of the principles may apply in your country.) Car insurance …

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Claim Mate ‘smooths insurance woes’

Have you ever had trouble making your claim with an insurance company after a motorcycle crash? British company Claim Mate is coming to the rescue with service that “holds your hand” through the whole process, dealing with paperwork, legal issues and ensuring proper repairs. CEO Sam White says the service has been offered for 18 …

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Friday the 13th motorcycle safety tips

Whether  you’re superstitious or not, Friday the 13th is expected to be a bad day for motorcycle crashes; not because of the date, but the day. A Youi insurance claims accident frequency study found most collisions (16%) occurred on Fridays and were most likely to happen between the peak periods of 8am – 9am and …

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Funny ad for motorcycle insurance

Now that budget online motorcycle insurer Insure My Ride* has closed, Swann Motorcycle Insurance is ramping up its motorcycle insurance with this funny ad. It shows a rider on a Triumph America setting off on an errand to pick up milk and toilet paper. Like so many riders, he doesn’t go to the nearest store, …

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Mum and dad motorcycle dealers ‘squeezed out’

Small mum and dad motorcycle dealers are being squeezed out of the business by “conglomerates”, just as Bunnings did to Masters, says veteran dealer Brett Mutton of Brisbane Motorcycles. We recently published a couple of articles in which Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association boss Stuart Strickland said dealers were doing it tough. The articles met with a lot of criticism …

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