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Virtual tour of motorcycles museums

Even though you may not be able to leave home during the pandemic, and many motorcycle musuems ae ,cosed anyway, you can still take some virtual tours thanks to Goggle Maps street view. Click here for the virtual tour of the Ducati museum in Bologna, click here for BMW museum in Munich or click here for the …

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Riding solo

Top 10 reasons for riding solo

Any excuse is good enough for a ride – whether it’s with the pillion-in-a-million, a couple of friends, a dozen club members, a hundred shop riders, or a thousand toy runners – yet solo riding is our favourite. And in these days of social distancing, it may be the preferred way to go. There are many …

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Crash weeks

Rider dies three weeks after crash

A 34-year-old male rider died in hospital yesterday (26 February 2020) from injuries sustained in a crash near Warrnambool, Victoria, three weeks ago. Victorian Police say the Kensington man was riding his bike on Illowa Road when he collided with a vehicle near the intersection of Princes Highway about 9.30pm on Saturday, 8 February, 2020. …

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Driver allegedly runs red light, hits rider and flees committed

Driver committed on hit-run bike crash

After six months and seven court appearances, a driver who allegedly ran a red light, hitting and injuring a motorcyclist, has finally been committed to stand trial. Driver Daniel Marjoribanks was charged on 12 September 2019 after the crash at the intersection of Schofields and Windsor roads, Rouse Hill. He appeared for the seventh time this week …

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Harley ads

Harley-Davidson ads turn philosophical

Harley-Davidson has long been a great promoter of its brand and its latest video ads are no exception with an appeal to the psychological wellbeing of riding. This first ad shows the stresses of modern life and cleverly switches to how riding shatters all those pressures. It ends with the simple message: “Breathe. Ride.” Click …

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Trailbike rider dies in park crash

A 23-year-old male trailbike rider has died in a crash about 1.20pm today (10 February 2020) at Robert Brown Reserve, Blacktown, in western Sydney. Emergency services attended the park on the corner of Flushcombe Road and the Great Western Highway after reports a trailbike rider had struck a barrier and fallen off. Blacktown Police Area Command …

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snake

Snake hitches ride in motorcycle helmet

It’s enough to send shivers up your spine, but an Indian man has ridden 11km with a deadly krait snake inside his helmet. School teacher Ranjith told Indian news website Mathrubhumi that he didn’t feel the snake and was not bitten. Ranjith is very lucky as the krate is one of the top four species …

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Police seek help in motorcycle crash

Queensland Police are seeking information about a collision in which a 29-year-old male motorcyclist suffered serious leg injuries last week. The Forensic Crash Unit says the collision occurred about 8am on Friday (28 January 2020) at Slacks Creek. Initial investigations reveal the rider was struck by a Hyundai Tucson on the Pacific Highway service road outside a car …

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Driver charged over fatal bike crash

A 70-year-old male driver will face court in March charged over a fatal motorcycle crash in Dubbo on New year’s Eve 2019. NSW Police say the driver’s ute collided with a motorcycle about 9pm on the Mitchell Highway in Maryvale, just north of Wellington. A male rider in his 20s died at the scene. NSW …

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