VIN PPSR Cheap and easy check on used motorcycles

Cheap and easy check on used motorcycles

If you are buying a used motorcycle, you should check to see if it is stolen, has money owing on it, has been written off in a crash or has been damaged in a flood or storm. Buyers used to check the state-based REVS (Register of Encumbered Vehicles) or VSR (Vehicle Securities Register). Since 2012, …

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Suzuki 650 V-Strom DL650 and scooters recalled

Suzuki recall 1296 bikes over fuel leak

Suzuki Australia has recalled the V-Strom 650 (DL650), GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000A over a problem with the fuel pump tat can result in a minor fuel leak. This recall affects 528 V-Stroms, 167 GSX-750s and 501 GSX-R1000 motorcycles in Australia. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the O-ring on …

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How not to wear a motorcycle helmet

How not to wear a motorcycle helmet

This is not an instructional video of how not to wear a helmet! But we thought it might put a smile on your face just as it did when the pillion was told of his mistake. something wrong We have no other details about the incident or where it happened, although the video has been …

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MV Agusta Claudio F4

MV Agusta pays homage to Claudio

MV Agusta pays homage to former company president Claudio Castiglioni with their umpteenth limited-edition bike. It’s called the Claudio F4 and it has a bunch of extra stuff and will no doubt cost a fortune more than the standard bike. Forgive us for our cynicism and lack of enthusiasm about the bike. It’s actually drop-dead gorgeous, …

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Honda Blackbird killer

Speed not the biggest killer, says MCC NSW

Speed is cited as the biggest killer on our roads because of a lack of expertise among police accident investigators, says Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce. He says police accident investigators are not trained enough in motorcycle accident investigation. “Are investigators using speed as a catch-all reason for motorcycle accidents?” he asks. Police …

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Chain belt shaft

Chain versus belt versus shaft drive

What is the best transmission for a motorcycle: chain, belt or shaft drive? Some say motorcycle riders only wear black t-shirts and jackets because old chains used to cover them in oil. That could also be why BMW riders with shaft drive tend to wear lighter and brighter colours like scooter riders with their fully enclosed …

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Tips to Stay Safe on a Winter Road Trip

(Contributed post for our North American readers) Going on a winter road trip has to be one of the exhilarating things anyone can do. At the same time, however, it’s also the most dangerous. Consider the fact that your taking your bike on a cruise down icy roads, where anything bad that can happen, will …

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Safe technological

Technological Advances That Make Motorcycling Safer

(Sponsored post for our North America readers) Vehicular accidents are some of the leading causes of death in the United States. While cars do indeed make up majority of the death toll (because cars are capable of carrying more people than motorcycles), motorcycle riders are more likely to sustain injuries or even die during accidents. …

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Drought Relief Fund Ride Against Drought RAD Rotary

Ride Against Drought event cancelled

Ride Against Drought organisers have today made a “heart-breaking decision” and cancelled the fundraising October 27 event, deeming the weather too fickle to ensure success. RAD was originally planned to be held on Saturday 6 October 2018 to raise money for drought-stricken farmers. Ironically, it was rained out and postponed three weeks. The weather in South …

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