SES Rescue

SES rescue rider who plunged off cliff

A Harley-Davidson rider is lucky to be alive after being rescued by the SES following a 20m plunge off a cliff in the Victorian Alps near Bright on Saturday (7 March 2020). Myrtleford Police Sgt Paul Evans says the rider failed to take a tight 45-degree corner near the summit of Happy Valley Rd. The …

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Elliott Andrews - Elliott Motorcycles fastest Softail Fat Bob 114

Tilt at world’s fastest Softail title

Sydney custom motorcycle startup Elliott Motorcycles hope to smash their Aussie speed record and grab the title of the world’s fastest Softail next month. Owner Elliott Andrews says he is taking his modified 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 to Lake Gairdner in South Australia on March 8, 2018. “With this bike I’m feeling confident I …

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Seemore HUD unit

Seemore HUD to replace Skully?

Polish company Seemore plans to introduce head-up display (HUD) helmets in the wake of the controversial collapse of Skully Helmets in the USA. Rather than making the helmets, Seemore founder Gzegorz (Greg) Palmer tells us he is negotiating with three major European helmet manufacturers to include their HUD device. “We have great knowledge in HUD …

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Road rage

How riders should deal with road rage

Most riders have experienced aggressive, inconsiderate, rude, uneducated, distracted, dangerous and plain incompetent drivers on the road, but there is no point in road rage. Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users and in road rage situations, we can often come off second-best. In an incident on April 13 at 5.40pm on the Ipswich Motorway, a rider …

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1962 Honda 125cc CR93 Racing Motorcycle charity

Racer auctions motorcycles for charity

A collection of motorcycles belonging to Giuseppe Visenzi, a former Italian Grand Prix racer and founder of Givi motorcycle accessories company, is being auctioned for charity.  The collection of 14 motorcycles includes a c.1962 Honda 125cc CR93 racing motorcycle, estimated at $40,00-45,000AUD, the ex-Noboru ‘Nobby’ Ueda, Givi Racing, 1994 Honda RS125 NF4 Grand Prix racer, estimated …

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Victory Motorcycles engine casing

Is Victory Motorcycles going water-cooled?

Victory Motorcycles could be adding a water-cooled performance bike to their line-up with the unveiling of a new bike at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November 2015. Sister company Indian Motorcycle already has the water-cooled 1133cc Scout, but Victory only has the 106 Freedom air-cooled engine. Meanwhile, Harley has introduced a partially water-cooled …

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