Macna Neutron wireless heated gloves

Macna Neutron heated gloves are wireless

Unlike many other sets of electric heated motorcycle gloves, Macna Neutron wireless heated gloves don’t have to be plugged into a bulky power supply. The waterproof gloves come with a discrete, wireless, rechargeable lithium battery in the cuff that lasts for four hours. Keeping your hands warm and dry is not just a matter of …

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Sydney tests recycled concrete road

Riders concerned about road surfaces and maintenance may be interested in a test Sydney City Council is running with concrete made with recycled material. Council has installed a short 30m test section consisting of 15m of traditional concrete and 15m of recycled “geopolymer” on Wyndham Street, Alexandria, a heavy use road to the airport. The …

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Welcome to the Numb Nuts Nabiac Tour

What numb nuts Queenslander, currently enjoying a mild winter, organises a tour south to Nabiac during a cold and wet snap and the second State of Origin game? Me, that’s who! I will be setting off with five fellow mad Maroons this Saturday for “Mexico” (what Queenslanders call anywhere south of the border) on our …

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Education most important road safety strategy

A clear majority of road users believe education is the most important road safety strategy, according to a preliminary review of a major survey on attitudes to road safety strategies. Survey author Dr João Canoquena of the University of Notre Dame Australia says it is too early to reach conclusions from the survey. “Road maintenance was mostly …

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Speed enforcement causes herd mentality

Years of rigid speed enforcement have created a herd mentality that could be just as dangerous as having high-speed lunatics in our midst. Over the past 20 years, traffic in our nation has been beaten into submission by the heavy handed use of speed cameras and police patrols. The road safety rhetoric has changed from …

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Why don’t more dealers offer test rides?

Despite the continuing slump in motorcycle sales, too many dealers sill don’t offer test rides, one of the most important sales tools they have! You wouldn’t buy a car without a test ride, so why should riders be denied the opportunity to test out the bike first? Some dealers don’t even allow customers to sit …

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Is traction control a key to safety?

The push for mandatory traction control in motorcycles seems to be starting already with a VicRoads safety campaign emphasising it is a key to rider safety. The campaign features an erroneous online quiz which suggests that traction control will “prevent you from falling off”. VicRoads is not alone in suggesting traction control and other electronic …

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Tips for Staying Safe While Riding at Night

(Sponsored post) Going on a night ride can be a calming and exhilarating experience for any motorcycle enthusiast. The absence of traffic and more quiet surroundings are just some of the reasons why riding at night is worthwhile. But apart from quiet and open streets, bikers still face considerable risks as the streets go darker …

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Noise cameras to nab loud exhausts

Australian police and transport authorities will monitor the British development and trial of prototype noise cameras that can detect loud motor vehicle exhausts. The UK Department of Transport will test the prototype cameras in the coming months, but will not fine offenders. Yet! Noise cameras “New camera technology to be trialled by the government aims …

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2014 Yamaha SR400 returned riders motorcycles

Important safety tips for returned riders

Returned riders who have had several years off the motorcycle for various reasons, may be over-represented in the crash statistics, but that is no reason not to ride. (Above photo used for humour reasons only!) Some say the statistics are a furphy, while others (such as Professor Narelle Haworth of the QUT Centre for Accident …

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