Helmet still crash tested in Australia rated

30 motorcycle helmets rated for safety

Only seven out of 30 helmets tested this year for safety and comfort by the NSW Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) rated four out of five stars. Worst performing helmets were open-face helmets. Three open-face helmets scored just one star (Bell Scout Air, Eldorado EXR and R Jays Navona II) two scored two …

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Bali

Bali motorcycle crash is a lesson for all

A British rider who crashed while riding without a helmet in Bali now faces medical bills estimated to be almost $A100,000. It’s a good lesson in not doing as the locals do — not wearing a helmet when riding — and in getting relevant travel insurance. Reuben Armstrong, 27, was riding a motorcycle in Denpasar …

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rude boy bicycles

Harley-Davidson trademarks Rude Boy

Harley-Davidson trademarks often end up as names for their motorcycles, but in this case, Rude Boy will be used for their upcoming range of electric bicycles. The company has struck some trouble with the recent launch of their LiveWire electric motorcycle: The bike was delayed a month going into North America dealerships; Several dealerships refused to …

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truck collision

Motorcyclist killed in truck collision

NSW Police are at the scene of a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a truck in McGraths Hill in Sydney’s north-west. About 12.35pm (Tuesday 22 October 2019), police attended the intersection of Windsor Road and Pitt Town Road following reports of a collision between a motorcyclist and a truck. “The male rider was thrown …

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Obit Alex Milledge

Alex Milledge was an Aussie motorcycling stalwart

The Australian motorcycle industry has lost a stalwart with the passing of Alexander Milledge, OAM, on 6 September 2019, aged 89, says industry veteran Stuart Strickland. He credits Alex with recognising the rise of Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, becoming Yamaha’s first overseas distributor and supporting many motorcycle champions.  Eulogy Speaking at his funeral service at St …

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Vilifying

Are police vilifying bikies?

Police claiming all bikies are criminals is vilifying them in a similar way as saying prostitutes cannot be rape victims, says former detective and now Bond Uni criminology lecturer Terry Goldsworthy. His comments follow the discovery of the body of Comanchero member Shane Ross at a Gold Coast park. Terry says police commentary over Ross’s alleged …

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Motorcycle police VicPol road uniform demonises patrols

Victorian Police patrols for MotoGP visitors

Victorian Police have warned riders heading to the Phillip Island MotoGP this weekend of increased patrols in and around the track. The annual Operation MotoSafe will also concentrate on eastern Victorian roads leading to the venue.  Eastern Region Road Policing Inspector Stephen Cooper said that this year has been a “particularly challenging year” on Victorian …

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Townsville Toy Run to aid flood victims

Townsville riders have started a GoFundMe page to increase the fund raising for their 39th annual Toy Run next month to help families affected by February’s floods. Click here to donate. The floods, caused by a slow-moving cycling, was one of the worst natural disasters to impact the region causing two deaths, one missing person, …

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Sargent seat

Sargent seat improves Ducati comfort

Since your backside is on the seat most of the time, it is the most important ingredient in rider comfort, so I chose a Sargent Seat to improve the comfort on my Ducati Scrambler Icon. The standard seat is an ugly, flat and uncomfortable piece of plastic with a tacky white “Ducati” on the tail. …

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