Kosmos calls for help

Smart helmet calls for help after crash

Emergency call systems are coming to motorcycles and helmets with a French company the latest to release a helmet that calls for help if you crash. The Kosmos Smart Helmet has sensors which detect a crash and then uses your paired phone and a proprietary app to contact emergency services. However, just in case you’ve only …

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Fatal motorcycle crash in Royal National Park

In a tragic end to 2019, a 22-year-old male rider has died in a late-night crash in Sydney’s Royal National Park while on a group ride. NSW Police say the accident occurred at 10pm on Monday (30 December 2019) on Lady Wakehurst Drive at Lilyvale, in the Royal National Park. “Police have been told a …

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2019 Stories Ducati Scrambler

Your top 10 motorcycle stories of 2019

Stories about helmet safety and legalities, Arlen Ness and Charley Boorman, road rules, crashes, lane filtering and a big-bore kit attracted the most interest from our readers in 2019. With more than 300,000 readers a month, we have a pretty fair idea of what subjects are of interest to our readers. So we have compiled …

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Rider awarded $A31.5m in crash payout

A Californian rider has been awarded a $US21.5m (about $A31.5m) payout for injuries suffered when a Kia Optima illegally left the carpool lane and jettisoned his bike across three lanes into a truck. The fiery crash in February 2018 left rider Matthew Rada with “catastrophic” injuries that ended his career as a graphic artist. GoPro video …

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Radio jock calls for rider ban on highway

A radio jock has called for a motorcycle ban on Melbourne’s Monash Freeway after a fatality that police have already blamed on the rider, even before any crash investigation. The accident happened about 8am today (February 6, 2019) near the Blackburn Road on-ramp. Media reports already claim the rider was “lane splitting at speed”, hit …

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KTM Adventure Rallye 2018 Outback Run

Seven riders injured in KTM Rallye

Seven riders have been injured in the third annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye which is this year riding on “previously unridden tracks and trails” in the Northern Territory. When it was promoted last year, the organisers said the event would be so remote, they would have a helicopter available if med-evac or bike-evac was required. Injured riders …

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B4BD volunteers Cheri and Greg Nunn

Volunteers flood biker recovery service

More than 300 volunteers have signed up to Bikers 4 Bikers Down, a service that helps riders recovering from a serious motorcycle crash. Hawkebsury couple Cheri and Greg Nunn (pictured above) started up the free service in May 2017 after suffering a motorcycle crash on Anzac Day 2016 with ongoing rehabilitation. Cheri passed on her …

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Greg and Cheri Nunn volunteers Registry

Registry for crash victim volunteers

A registry of volunteers to help recovering riders injured in a motorcycle crash is being set up by a Hawkebsury couple who also suffered in a motorcycle crash. Cheri and Greg Nunn are collecting the names and contact details of volunteers and what services they can provide for injured riders. Services could consist of ferrying the …

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Hiring a lawyer after a motorcycle crash

A lawyer might be a necessary evil after a motorcycle crash, especially if it is your first crash, it wasn’t your fault or you are being hassled by your insurance company. In fact, hiring a lawyer right after your crash is always one of the best moves that you can ever make for your protection. A …

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