Fighting dirty fuel in your motorcycle

Is dirty fuel affecting your bike? Just how good is the fuel you are putting in your bike? Is it contaminated, is it the correct octane rating? Who’s checking? What damage could it do to your bike? So many worrying questions.A friend of mine put fuel in his Honda Fireblade at an outer-suburbs service station and …

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RACQ Motorfest Steve Spalding

Motorcycles on show at RACQ MotorFest

Motorcycles from the past and present will be on show at the annual RACQ MotorFest tomorrow, July 10, 2016, with more than 30 bikes being judged. Half of those will be old BMWs which will be on display at the BMW stand along weith cars to honour the marque’s 100 years. Apart from the usual classic motorcycles …

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Texting while driving

Texting drivers make riders maddest

Texting drivers make riders the maddest, but other badly behaved motorcyclists are not far behind, according to our reader survey of what peeves you the most. More than 900 votes were cast in our short online survey that found texting drivers were the top-scoring motorcyclist peeve with 11.7% of the vote. It was closely followed by drivers not looking for …

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Queensland Police Service unmarked Suzuki Hayabusa patrol bike - Ducati Panigale V4 busa covert

Suzuki riders cop most road rage, survey

Suzuki riders cop the most road rage followed by Harley riders and their biggest gripe is getting cut up in traffic, drivers texting and “bike blindness”, according to a UK survey. The online survey of 1000 riders was carried out by Jennings Motor Group and Harley-Davidson after UK Motorcycle Awareness Month in May. TAKE OUR …

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Distracted drivers cause motorcycle crashes

Distracted drivers who don’t look for motorcycles are being blamed for a spike in rider deaths, increasing our crash danger status from “amber” to “red”. The annual Australian Automobile Association National Road Safety Strategy performance report shows motorcyclists represented nearly 18% of the 1189 deaths on the nation’s roads in the 12 months to September. …

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Motorcycle helmets

Fatigue is silent killer on our roads

About one in six road crashes is caused by motorist fatigue, and that includes motorcyclists, according to the RACQ. The Queensland automobile club has issued a warning of the dangers of fatigue before motorists head off on September holidays today. They say fatigue contributed to 31 road crash fatalities in Queensland last year – almost 15% …

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Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey goes for a ride with RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding - learner riders

Learner riders face tougher licence testing

Learner riders could face tougher testing procedures under proposals in a discussion paper which would bring Queensland into line with graduated licensing schemes in other states. If implemented, Queensland would then actually have the toughest tests for a learner rider as it is the only state that requires potential riders to hold a car licence …

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RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding drivers lane filtering oil

Drivers need refresher on lane filtering

New lane filtering laws and other updated road rules mean motorists should take refresher tests when they to renew their licence. And it seems motorists are in favour, according to an RACQ survey. Fifty-three percent of people surveyed believed re-sitting a theory test would be beneficial, and the majority of those in favour said it …

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RACQ Motorfest Steve Spalding

Motorcycles important in RACQ MotorFest

The past and future of motoring will be on show at the annual RACQ MotorFest on Sunday, July 12, 2015, with important displays of motorcycles. Apart from the usual classic motorcycles on display, there will be displays of modern motorcycles such as the Harley-Davidson Street 500 learner bike which is now the fourth-top-selling bike in …

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