Norton boss Stuart Garner at Donington Castle

Former Norton boss to sell properties

Properties owned by former Norton Motorcycles boss, Stuart Garner, have hit the market at £13m, which is £1m short of the amount he owes to investors. Last month, Garner was ordered to pay back £14m to pensioners who invested in retirement funds not knowing he was dishonestly using the money to prop up his ailing …

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Indian opens in two Queensland dealerships

Indian Motorcycle Australia has announced two new dealerships in Queensland to replace the company dealership in Brisbane. The opulent two-storey Fortitude Valley dealership will close on 24 July 2020. Existing dealerships It will be replaced by joining two existing multi-brand dealerships. One will be a TeamMoto dealership in Moss St, Springwood, south of Brisbane, and …

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Snake hitches ride on Royal Enfield

The thought of a snake hitching a ride on your motorcycle sends shivers down the spine, but it has happened. In the latest incident, a Mumbai man was alerted by another motorist to a snake under the seat of his Royal Enfield. The rider stopped in the middle of Indian traffic and used a stick …

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Trucam

TruCAM II: Rider’s friend or foe?

While some riders may not like the hi-tech TruCAM II radar gun’s ability to more accurately measure speed, the device could also be considered a friend of the motorcyclist. Features which may appeal are its ability to target tailgaters, aggressive drivers, distracted driving and vehicles obstructing traffic. So why aren’t they used more for these …

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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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Dr Marcus Wigan

Motorcycle safety scholar Dr Wigan retires

Australian motorcycle road safety will be a little poorer with the retirement of 50+-year scholar and transport consultant Dr Marcus R. Wigan. The Emeritus Professor of Transport and Information Systems Edinburgh Napier University says it is time to hang up his mortar board. Over the past half century Dr Wigan, aged 78, has produced many …

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Motorcycle sales explode in June

Motorcycle sales have exploded in June due to the easing of pandemic restrictions, end-of-financial-year sales and access to superannuation. Sales of motorcycles, scooters and TV/UTVs in the second quarter of the year were up 24.5% to 52,838 over the same period in 2019. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries official figures show a huge turn-around over …

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Road safety program targets children

A new road safety program called RoadSet is targeting school children from Year Nine with plans to ramp up motorcycle awareness. The free online interactive teaching program, launched by the Australian Road Safety Foundation, is designed to help young people become better road users. RoadSet program RoadSet combines original animation with “gamified” interactions to deliver engaging content …

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