Border Harley-Davidson Road King entry

How to apply for a Queensland entry pass

If you are planning a ride across the Queensland border you will now have to apply online for a new entry pass as the previous pass is no longer valid. That means Queensland riders wanting to ride to another state and return as well as visitors from other states. Note that the new Queensland Entry …

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Tamworth rally

Tamworth Thunder Rally postponed by virus

Just before the pandemic was officially declared in March, Australia’s country music capital, Tamworth, announced it would host a National Thunder Motorcycle Rally in October 2020. It has now been postponed until October 2021. Only a few hundred tickets were sold and all will be valid for next year unless customers want a refund, organisers …

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Lions Rd border

Victorian riders closed off from states

South Australia and Queensland are opening their borders to all Australians except Victorian riders, tourists and visitors due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The former is still deciding on NSW and the ACT, but is expected to announce a decision later this week. However, its border with Victoria remains closed. Meanwhile, Queensland has announced borders will …

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Scrambler Ducati Club Italia aids COVID recovery

Ducati Scrambler aids virus recovery

Ducati has built a limited-edition Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO with €500 from the sale of each going to help the recovery of Bologna COVID-19 patients. The problem is, the bike is only available to sell to the 80 members of the exclusive Scuderia Club Italia. The sports-cultural association was founded in 1989 by vintage/racing car …

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MV COVID mask

MV Agusta offers COVID face mask

MV Agusta has launched a special branded rider’s face mask that seems to cash in on the COVID pandemic panic. It’s called the “MV COVID mask” and features the hashtag #staysafe on the front, yet they also advise it is not a surgical mask nor a medical device. Many riders wear masks to keep their …

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Sanitised scooter sparks fireball

An Indian rider has escaped serious injury when his scooter sparked a fireball as it was sanitised at a roadside coronavirus checkpoint. The health measure is one of many used to try to control the coronavirus infection rate in India which is almost 200,000 with more than 5500 deaths. Thankfully the rider jumps free, although …

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Triumph Motorcycles to slash more jobs

Triumph Motorcycle will slash 400 jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and their plan to move more production from Hinckley to Thailand. The British company announced in February that it would cut 240 of its 2500-strong global workforce with 50 of the 1000 employed at Hinckley to go as it moved production offshore …

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lane filter filtering splitting traffic commute commuting congestion Brisbane

Inactive riders urged to ride again!

Inactive motorcyclists who haven’t ridden for some time are being urged to ride again, especially for commuting, as the pandemic travel restrictions begin to ease across the country. This comes as the national cycling lobby is calling for $300 million to be spent on bike lanes. Inactive riders Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries motorcycle manager Rhys …

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Yamaha Roma Edition Xax scooter pandemic shutdown closure

Yamaha slams Indian pandemic closure

Yamaha has slammed the Indian Government over the complete closure of industry for the pandemic while also releasing a tribute scooter (above) to the resilience of Italians through the crisis. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, which has three factories in India, says the complete closure should have been reviewed carefully. Yamaha India boss Motofumi Shitara says …

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Free ferry fares to Tassie Tasmania

Free ferry fares to Tassie after pandemic?

Tasmania wants to encourage domestic tourism with free or discounted fares for all vehicles including motorcycles on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry when the state reopens its borders after the pandemic closure. Tourism Industry Council Tasmania CEO Luke Martin has called in the Federal Government to temporarily extend the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme …

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