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Police preach Mick Doohan’s ‘Sixth Sense’ theories

Queensland Police will this morning (21 July, 2018) preach the road-craft theories of five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan which he calls “riders’ sixth sense”. His theories are presented in a 2016 series of Queensland Government videos teaching riders to recognise and exercise their sixth sense when riding. The sixth sense is the instinct motorcycle …

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The recent 2016 BMW GS Safari was a huge success with 200 riders traversing the glorious off-roads of the Great Dividing Range around the NSW-Queensland border and hinterland. joins recall

GS Safari joins 2017 motorcycle TV shows

The 2016 BMW GS Safari around the NSW-Queensland border joins other motorcycle shows on Australian TV in 2017. A nine-person TV crew rode along with the 200 Safari riders in November 2017 to record enough material for a five-part Adventure Ride series. It is screening on 7 Mate on Saturdays from 9.30am (March 11, 2017). You can watch …

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2016: The good, the bad and the ugly

Motorcycling changed dramatically in 2016, mainly for the good, and we predict more substantial and positive changes in 2017, but there was also the bad and the ugly (pictured). The good Australian states finally agreed on helmet laws. Now you can wear Euro-approved helmets, opening the doors to a wider variety of good-quality helmets and …

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Mick Doohan preaches sixth sense in videos

Five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan features in a series of Queensland Government videos teaching riders to recognise and exercise their sixth sense when riding. Controversially, he doesn’t recommend advanced rider training with professionals but suggests riders already have an innate sixth sense; “that unique instinct all riders share that helps us read the road, …

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Filming to start on Mick Doohan TV pilot

Filming starts in September 2016 for the pilot of a TV series called Bike Torque hosted by five-time world champion Mick Doohan and adventure rider Charley Boorman, featuring international locations and an Aussie studio audience. The four-week shoot will take the two motorcycle legends and film crew to Japan, USA, Spain and Italy as well as …

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Mick Doohan to host all-star TV bike show

A two-wheel equivalent of the popular Top Gear could soon be hitting TV screens with five-time world champion Mick Doohan as host, supported by adventure rider Charley Boorman. It’s called Bike Torque and the producers are seeking $500,000 to film a pilot and $7m for the first season of 13 episodes. Producers plan to include …

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Mick Doohan enters Hall of Fame

Dozen riders enter Motor Sport Hall of Fame

Five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan is one of a dozen motorcycle racers inducted into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame in Melbourne at the weekend (March 19, 2016). The full list of riders is: Lionel van Praag – 1936 World Speedway Champion – the first motorsport World Champion Jack Young – 2 time …

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Mick Doohan enters Hall of Fame

Mick Doohan enters Motor Sport Hall of Fame

Five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan will be an inaugural inductee into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame in Melbourne on Saturday March 19, 2016. The Brisbane-born rider brought international acclaim through his exploits on one of the most difficult pieces of machinery ever taken to a racetrack – a 500cc Honda Racing Developments …

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Road safety training UN suggests separate motorcycle lanes Remove dangerous roadside hazards

Dumb move to cut SMART rider training

The rider death toll on the Gold Coast hinterland has been steadily rising since the council-subsidised motorcycle roadcraft course was axed, leading to calls for it to be reinstated. The Safe Motorcycle Advanced Rider Training courses was cancelled in 2012 despite winning the inaugural 2011 Australian Road Safety Awards. It was cut over financial concerns and …

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Mick Doohan video targets rider safety

Five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan features in one of two new RACQ videos aimed at reducing motorcycle crashes on our roads. The videos were instigated by the RACQ in the wake of crash figures showing riders are our times more likely to be involved in deadly crashes than cars. It also follows a recent …

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