Riders dies of dehydration in heatwave

Rider dies of dehydration in heatwave

The current heatwave has claimed the life of a Brisbane rider from dehydration after riding in the forests of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Thirty-year-old father Matthew Hall, pictured above with wife Emily, started to feel sick from dehydration and by the time the paramedics arrived he was feeling confused and his body temperature was 42, despite …

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2016 Triumph National RAT Rally

RAT Rally adds skills demos

Triumph’s annual RAT Rally moves to the great riding roads of the Adelaide Hills in April with skills demonstrations by former World Superbike rider Steve Martin. The two-day rally will also include demo rides on new models such as the Bobber, T100, Street Cup and Street Scrambler, helmet pin-striping and airbrushing, a show and shine, …

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Ibiza is a party on the roads

Ibiza is a motorcycle party on the roads

The Spanish island of Ibiza may be renowned for electronic music and night life, but automotive writer Paul Joshua reckons it’s also great for riding. “Its snaking roads connecting one beach cove to the next make it the perfect playground for exploring with a motorcycle,” says Paul who comes from Brisbane. If you have a …

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Kiwi fixed speed camera

Call to turn speed cameras around

New Zealand authorities are being urged to turn speed cameras around because front-on cameras are not catching speeding motorcyclists. It’s a better option than re-introducing front number plates for motorcycles as suggested by former Victorian Road Safety Camera Commissioner Gordon Lewis. Speeding motorcyclists are estimated to account for around 10% of motorists captured by front-on …

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Nick Sanders Life of an Ordinary Man on Dream Racer TV

Dream Racer TV adds Nick Sanders film

DreamRacer.TV is fast becoming a motorcyclist Netflix service with a new Nick Sanders adventure documentary added and more films to come. The digital video venture was started from the film Dream Racer, a biographical account of Sydney-based French-born racer Christophe Barriere-Varju preparing for and competing in the 2010 Dakar Rally. The much-awarded documentary is also …

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2017 Dakar Rally rider

Cheers for Aussies in 2017 Dakar Rally

Australia started with four bike competitors in the shortened 2017 Dakar Rally Dakar and ended with two finishing in the top 50, both battling injuries. Third timer Todd Smith, 31, of Condobolin, NSW is 18th after being third on stage 10 and crashing heavily while Dakar debutante Matthew Hart, 34, of Blacktown finished with a …

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Touratech Rambler BMW HP2 Enduro

Bring back the BMW HP2 Enduro

BMW is creating a host of new models from its successful R nineT range, but they should also add one from the long-popular R 1200 GS – a HP2 Enduro. The Bavarian company made a High Performance Enduro from 2005 to 2008 and I owned one. I also stupidly sold it! The bike was basically …

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Dax Shepard as Jon Baker in Chips remake

CHiPs remade for the big screen

The hit Seventies TV series, CHiPs is back on the big screen as a comedy, with a motorcycle racer as lead actor and with BMWs instead of Yamahas. In the original TV series from 1977 to 1983, California Highway Patrol (CHiPs) officers Jon Baker and Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello, played by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox, …

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Riders warned after fake parts haul

Riders warned after fake parts haul

Half a million fake and counterfeit vehicle parts seized in a raid in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week may have been destined for Australia. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries and Nationwide Research Group have consequently warned motorists to be on the lookout for fake parts. It follows an FCAI warning in 2014 …

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Scott Britnell hopes to compete in the 2017 Dakar Rally rally rider

Rally rider hopeful for 2018 Dakar

Queensland rally rider Scott Britnell has been watching the Dakar Rally on TV while recovering from a crash six months ago that also crashed his hopes of competing in this year’s event. However, Scott Britnell is still planning to join the gruelling rally next January and is busy raising funds with his KTM 450RR race bike arriving soon. “I …

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