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Police warn of flooded roads and crocs

Police have issued a warning to motorists not to cross flooded roads and even to be on the lookout for crocs. And they don’t mean those Crocs shoes or crocodile-skin motorcycle seats! Heavy rain and flash flooding are expected on the Queensland and northern NSW coasts in the next couple of days. Police and emergency …

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LDM introduces ExoFlex waterproof jacket

UK brand LDM is a relative newcomer to the market with a range of affordable riding gear including this LDM ExoFlex all-weather jacket with a trendy hood. Lorenzo, founder of LDM, says he set up the company three years ago as an online retailer of well-known motorcycle clothing brands including helmets, gloves, and accessories. “After …

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US Senate votes against rider profiling

While Australian states are ramping up their anti-association laws that profile riders as potential outlaws, the US Senate has unanimously passed a motorcyclist anti-profiling resolution. This follows an American Motorcyclist Association survey finding that half of American motorcyclists say they have been profiled by police pulling them over. There is no such survey in Australia, …

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Is KTM really interested in buying Ducati?

The latest rumour about the sale of Ducati is that Austrian manufacturer KTM may be interested in buying the iconic Italian brand. It comes from one interview with KTM CEO Stefan Pierer in German magazine Speedweek where he expresses he is interested in Ducati. Reports across the world now say KTM will be a likely bidder for …

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Royal Flying Doctor Service warns of roos

Riders heading into the Outback this Christmas should be aware of the dangers of hitting kangaroos, says the Royal Flying Doctor Service whose planes have even hit them.  “The roo problem is significant as they come to the edges of the road to graze in the current drought conditions,” a spokeswoman for the RFDS NSW/ACT says. “Road …

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Salvos thank riders for toy runs

As the biker toy run season nears its end this weekend, the Salvos (Salvation Army of Australia) have thanked the tens of thousands of riders who have participated and provided donations. Salvos community fundraising GM Andrew Hill says about $6-$7m has been raised in donations during the Christmas season. He says most of it comes …

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Pillion falls off bike and is run over

Florida woman Jennifer St Clair, 33, was killed when she was run over by several cars after she fell off a motorcycle pillion seat on her first date with the rider. Florida Highway Patrol are not sure of the details of the incident last weekend and are calling for witnesses. The rider has been identified …

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Does BMW R18 hint at a 1.8-litre Boxer?

This wild Japanese custom BMW R18 seems to hint that the normally conservative Bavarian company may be considering a 1.8-litre boxer engine. BMW has a history of handing over custom builds to outside design houses that eventually turn into production models. A prominent example is the R nineT which started as the Concept Ninety by …

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Husqvarna and KTM recall over sticky throttle

Parents whose children ride a Husqvarna TC50 (above) or KTM 50 SX mini dirt bike should be aware that the new 2019 models are being recalled over an issue with a sticky throttle. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for the affected motorcycles are listed below. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says …

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