2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro world globetrotters adventure treks shock

Ducati adventure training and treks

Now that Ducati’s adventure range of Multistradas and Scramblers are their most popular sellers, they are offering adventure training courses and treks. They call it Ducati Adventure Riding Experience (D-A-R-E) and it includes off-road training courses by Motor School and expeditions. It sounds very much like what BMW has been doing with their GS Safaris …

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Yvonne Everett Road of Death dirt bike learning

Learning to ride for Death Road

Yvonne Everett has been riding motorcycles since she was 16, but recently went back to bike school to sharpen her dirt skills so she could ride the Bolivian Death Road. Here’s her story. I’m spinning my wheels in the dirt and splashing through muddy puddles at the HART (Honda Australia Rider Training) facility north of …

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jake Dolan racer and learner rider at AMA training business Faith restored in QRide system first bike beginner overhaul novice

Faith restored in QRide licensing system

The recent arrest of two QRide instructors for issuing motorcycle licences and 13 falsely licensed riders confirms the system is working well, says the Motorcycle Riders’ Association of Queensland. READ ABOUT THE ARRESTS HERE MRAQ president Chris Mearns says it shows Queensland Police and the Main Roads and Transport Department are correctly auditing providers. The MRAQ …

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BMW Motorrad off-road training, ready for 2016

BMW off-road rider training expanded

BMW Motorrad Australia has expanded its 2016 Off-Road Training Program with three additional course dates to cater for growing demand. The three Level 1 courses are open to BMW GS owners, as well as other riders interested in adventure motorcycles. For New South Wales riders, two courses are available; the first based in Dargle (West Sydney) on …

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jake Dolan racer and learner rider at AMA training

One-on-one motorcycle training killed off?

New motorcycle training laws in Queensland enforcing minimum hours could mean the end of one-on-one training, longer queues for courses and higher costs. Grant Jordan of Biker Basics Rider Training says that under the new QRide guidelines, one-on-one training may cease to exist because it will become too expensive to provide.  He says he agrees …

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BMW Motorrad GS Off-Road Training

More BMW off-road training courses offered

BMW Motorrad off-road training courses are back this year with more courses in more states and locations. I’ve done the course twice over the past 10 years they have been offering it and each time I’ve learnt new skills, so even if you’ve done it before, it’s worth going back again for a refresher. The …

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Counter steer

Learn how to counter steer

A topic that gets plenty of discussion at motoDNA training days is counter steering. What is this mythical counter steering? How does it work? The definition of counter steering is initiating a turn by pushing on the inside handlebar to lean a bike into a corner. Simply, push left to go left and push right …

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Female riders

Info night targets female riders

One of the biggest revolutions in the motorcycling world is the rise of female riders says motoDNA Motorcycle Academy director Mark McVeigh. The company runs training courses all over the country and will host a free information evening just for women at Lake Kawana community centre on the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday, September 10, from …

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Lions Rd - Sturgis

10 tips for riding country roads

Country roads are made for motorcycles with their interesting scenery and winding nature, but they are also full of hidden traps that can catch out a rider such as cattle grates, wooden bridges and heavily cambered roads. Director of coaching at motoDNA Riding Academy has written the following tips on riding country roads. 1 Cattle grids …

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