Chris Vermeulen off-road riding tips

Former MotoGP racer Chris Vermeulen gave some first-hand riding tips to those attending the BMW GS experience demo ride on the Sunshine Coast this week. Although known as a world-class road racer, Chris is also a very handy off-road rider spending hours training on dirt bikes on his Yandina property. He was on hand at …

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Electric motorbike revolution coming

Electric bikes leave me cold. I’ve only ridden electric scooters, but the thought of an electric bike does not exactly inspire me. Not even the new American-made Mission R (pictured) and RS models with a top speed of 240km/h. The problem is that riding motorcycles isn’t just about terminal speed, but how you get there. …

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Running out of fuel

I was in the zone and the BMW R65 under me was shuddering with delight as we hurtled along at illegal speeds through the market garden agriculture. As I came up on a string of four cars traveling well below the speed limit, I glanced ahead at the coming traffic and, using my 20-something brain, …

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