Road safety training UN suggests separate motorcycle lanes Remove dangerous roadside hazards

Rider input needed for roadworks

Riders should have input into more than $35 million in roadworks being planned for one of South East Queensland’s most popular motorcycling routes, says a rider representative. The Queensland Government will spend the money on improving the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, sometimes jokingly referred to as the “Hinze Raceway” as it’s popular with riders and passes by …

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Riders on Mt Glorious pass over white lines synday ride restrictions

Riding restrictions eased in Queensland

Queensland is the first state to relax harsh travel restrictions and will allow riders back on their motorcycles for a ride up to a 50km radius from home. Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk has announced the new rules (click here) from next Saturday (2 May 2020). Meanwhile, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says riding a motorcycle is exercise and therefore …

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Lamington Park National Rd is no dead end

Nothing dead about this ‘dead end’

There is nothing dead about the amazing ‘dead-end” ride to O’Reilly’s and back on the Lamington National Park Rd in South East Queensland. Despite the Gold Coast hinterland being ravaged by bushfires in September 2019, the scenery along this road is as spectacular and pristine as ever. You wouldn’t even know a bushfire had been …

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MBW does a wheelie in a private carpark Triumph Street Triple mojo

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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