MBW does a wheelie in a private carpark Triumph Street Triple

Wheelie and lose wheel, licence or bike

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you pop a wheelie? You could lose the front wheel like this unfortunate guy, or you could lose your licence and your motorcycle. The video above shows a rider doing some competent stunts in the safety of what looks like a carpark. Apart from the lack of bike maintenance and …

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Business card & ‘TCB’ patch in VLAD ‘haul’

So far, only 10 charges have been laid under Queensland’s Vicious Lawless Associates Disestablishment (VLAD) Act and various amendments to other laws … and a “TCB” patch confiscated. Deputy Police Commissioner Brett Pointing seems to think that is the measure of success that justifies the draconian laws which have stomped on the civil rights of …

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Even BMW riders affected by bikie crackdown

In a room full of leather-vested Queensland motorcycle club members, who do you think the guy in shorts represents? Give yourself an elephant stamp if you said the BMW Motorcycle Club of Queensland! Yes, the man in shorts at the meeting this week of motorcycle clubs and the Police Minister and Police Commissioner was, indeed, …

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Top cop to ride in toy run

The ride register will remain and recreational riders will continue to be incorrectly intercepted in the short term, but riders have been promised long-term gains from the current Queensland Police crackdown on criminal bikie activity. That was the mixed outcome of a second meeting held today of Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and Police Minister Jack …

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Anti-bikie police action a ‘minor inconvenience’?

A Brisbane motorcycle mechanic was made to take off his shirt on a busy roadside during a recent police ID check. Oz-Racing owner and mechanic Ozzy Graf says he was humiliated having to take off his shirt to prove to police he had no “incriminating” bikie tattoos. Meanwhile, mums drove by with their children after …

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Anti-bikie laws rally an historic event

Sunday’s Freedom Ride to Parliament House in all states to protest against the world’s toughest anti-bikie laws looks like becoming the biggest motorcycle rally in Australia’s history. It won’t be the biggest single protest in Australia’s history. That record belongs to the 1970 mortoriums against the Vietnam War with 200,000 nationally and 100,000 in Melbourne. …

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Will anti-bikie laws harm tourism?

Tourism seems to be the unwitting victim in the Queensland Government’s current war on bikies. Shadow Police Minister Bill Byrne told Queensland Parliament that motorcycle-friendly cafes had experienced a 30% downturn in trade since the advent of “the world’s toughest anti-bikie laws”. Cafe proprietors and motorcycle industry traders have told MotorbikeWriter that Queensland riders are …

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Ride to discuss anti-bikie laws

Riders keen to talk about the anti-bikie laws and how they affect recreational rides are invited to do what we love doing the most – ride! Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland members will attend the second annual Freedom Ride this Saturday (November 23) at which the issues surrounding the recent introduction of multiple new state …

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Anti-bikie laws: tip of iceberg

If you think it is ridiculous that riding in groups of three or more will attract the attention of the Queensland police under the world’s toughest anti-bikie laws, then think again. This is just the tip of a weird and discriminatory motorcycling world. Did you know that while it is not illegal to have sex …

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Harley ride to support Movember

Charity groups are always on the lookout for novelty ideas and motorcycles often rank in their calculations. I came across a story in London where people can get a lift on a Harley-Davidson with a spare seat to promote the Movember charity Three. The rides are free and the campaign will be extended to Birmingham …

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