Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers claims

Delayed Aldi motorcycle gear sale coming

The annual Aldi motorcycle gear sale, normally held in the first couple of Saturdays of August, has been delayed this year until 31 August 2019. Riders who want to snap up one of the many Aldi motorcycle bargains is advised to line up early for the store opening at 8.30am or they risk missing out. However, …

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Levers

Replacing poor quality motorbike levers

Contributor Todd Parkes replaces the levers on his Honda CBR500R Standard levers supplied with most motorcycles are ugly, generic, mass-produced, chrome, longish and cheap. Many are not adjustable, so people with big or small hands never feel quite comfortable and most just feel cheap to handle. And they will break even if you just drop your …

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Anderson Stands struggling

Anderson Stands struggling with demand

After reopening in 2018, famous Australian motorcycle stand business Anderson Stands has been struggling to keep up with the strong demand from customers. New owner Michael Jeffery has replied to several of our readers who have expressed concern that they cannot contact the company and feared they had gone out of business again. “We are …

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Barkbusters AERO-GP

Barkbusters AERO-GP protect lane filterers

Australia’s Barkbusters has released the AERO-GP handguard especially for naked, streetfighter and sports bikes to protect them while lane filtering, road riding or on track days. They call it a lever protector and anyone whose bike has fallen off its side stand or had a low-speed drop and broken their levers will appreciate it. They will also protect your …

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Port and Hide leather gear for custom bike scene

New Port and Hide leather gear for custom bike scene

Brisbane’s blossoming custom bike scene now has a new leather accessories brand, Port and Hide, which officially launched recently at Smoked Garage in the Valley. The brand specialises in handcrafted leather goods designed to fit custom, café-racer and classic-inspired motorcycles. Emerging scene Port and Hide co-founder Josh Bailey says the brand is part of an …

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KTM Australia adds WP Suspension and gear

KTM Australia adds WP Suspension and gear

KTM Australia has a new range of PowerWear street, race and adventure gear available in Australia and is now distributing KTM-owned WP Suspension. The new range of gear is in collaboration with specialist companies such as Shoei and Alpinestars. Street gear includes the Street Evo Jacket ($399.99), while race gear adds the Speed Gloves ($99), …

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Farkle custom motorcycle

When is enough farkle enough?

For most riders the farkle (motorcycle accessories and bling) starts to appear the day you buy your new motorcycle and doesn’t stop until it’s sold or crashed. So the answer to the question in this article’s heading is “never”! Diminishing returns However, there is a law of diminishing returns on any motorcycle accessories. So it …

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Touratech Travel Event madagascar insolvency

Touratech bailed out of insolvency

Adventure riders can breathe a sigh of relief now that famed German motorcycle accessory company Touratech has been bailed out of a voluntary insolvency. Touratech filed for insolvency in August this year after an increased demand in sales saw them unable to fulfil many orders – attributed mostly to the late completion of their new …

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