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BMW appears set for 9cento production

BMW Motorrad appears to be going ahead with a production version of the Concept 9cento that converts from a solo sports bike to a two-up tourer with luggage in a matter of seconds using strong magnets. The clue is in these design drawings filed with property offices in Germany and Brazil. It is difficult to tell from the …

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Heather Ellis releases second book

Victorian rider Heather Ellis has released her second book, Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi. It follows her first book, Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, in which Heather documents her solo ride on a Yamaha TT600 through Africa in 1993-94 at the age 28. Over 15 months, Heather travelled 42,000km through 19 countries. …

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Transport expert supports bicycle ID

The coming wave of electric bikes and scooters will create an overlap with bicycles that will put more pressure on cyclists to have ID plates or devices, a transport expert says. Emeritus Professor of Transport Marcus Wigan says bicycles are legal transport and as such should be bound by the same features of ID as other …

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Dead-end roads are a rider’s paradise

Most riders love a good round-trip, but there are many dead-end routes that can be just as rewarding for motorcyclists. I’ve been riding with people who never venture down a road that says “No through road”. They figure that it will be like doing the road twice. Yet I’ve ridden on famous motorcycling roads such …

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How to pick up a heavy motorcycle Kaitlin Riley

How to pick up a heavy motorcycle

Most people who drop a motorcycle are embarrassed and a little shaken and don’t pick up their bike the proper way. While it may be important to pick up the bike straight away to avoid being a danger to other traffic, you could damage your back or your bike if you don’t do it properly.  …

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If you’ve got a lazy $1m to send on unnecessary bling for your motorcycle, then you might consider buying the NSW  “1” plate.

NSW 1 motorcycle plate for sale

If you’ve got a lazy $1m to spend on unnecessary bling for your motorcycle, then you might consider buying the NSW  “1” plate. The first motorcycle number plate issued in NSW has been listed for sale publicly for the first time in more than 100 years. Numberplates.com.au believes NSW 1 will set a record for …

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Euro riders support halt to wire rope barriers

Two European motorcyclist associations have lent their support to an Australian family’s campaign to halt the rollout of wire rope barriers (WRBs) and TV ads extolling their dubious “safety merits”. Jan White’s husband, Phil, aged 60, died when his bike unavoidably hit a dead kangaroo on a 110km/h slightly sweeping bend of the Calder Highway in …

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Does motorcycle helmet safety match cost?

Does helmet safety match how much money you spend on the helmet? It’s an often-asked question that we try to verify with statistics. The Bell helmets ad campaign of 50 years ago “If you’ve got a $10 head, wear a $10 helmet!” may have been true then, but is it now? We could not find …

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Touratech Desierto5 fairing for BMW R 12100 GS

Desierto5 puts new face on BMW adventurers

Touratech have developed a Desierto5 front fairing for the latest generation of the BMW R 1200 GS and the R 1200 GS Adventure. The German adventure accessory company says the Desierto5 front fairing not only presents a unique look, but also improves weather protection. It costs $1605.72 and is available online. Fairing history Touratech introduced …

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