night riding tips

Tips for Staying Safe While Riding at Night

(Sponsored post) Going on a night ride can be a calming and exhilarating experience for any motorcycle enthusiast. The absence of traffic and more quiet surroundings are just some of the reasons why riding at night is worthwhile. But apart from quiet and open streets, bikers still face considerable risks as the streets go darker …

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High heeled boots

High heeled boot causes fatal rider crash

A high heeled diamanté fashion boot that stuck on the footpeg caused a 29-year-old Polish woman to fatally crash her Yamaha, a British coroner has found. A Dorset Coroner’s Court heard that Monika Kunda looked down as she struggled with her left foot and lost control of her Yamaha and crashed in Bournemouth in August …

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Five tips for riding wooden bridges rhythm

Enjoy the rhythm of your riding

The most satisfying and enjoyable ride is not always the fastest or quickest, but the one where you develop a pleasant, flowing and almost musical rhythm. Rhythm generally means a “movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions”. It’s all about finding a suitable rhythm in …

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Could self-cancelling indicators prevent T-bone crashes? safety contract turning

Motorcycles vulnerable to turning crashes

Most accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles occur when the other vehicle is turning across their path. The result can be lethal as the rider hits the car in a t-bone fashion, rather than a glancing blow. There are a number of scenarios of turning-vehicle crashes where the rider is completely blameless and others where …

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Dangers of organised group rides numbers pass

How to pass in a motorcycle pack

Riding in a group can be fun, but it also has its hazards, not the least being how to pass other vehicles on the road and whether you should pass other riders in your group. These issues involve tactics, patience, safety and courtesy. One of the great joys and advantages of riding a motorcycle is …

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Five tips for riding wooden bridges rhythm

Five tips for riding old wooden bridges

In the wake of a damning report that says one in five wooden bridges in Australia is in need of repair, we have compiled five tips on how riders should tackle these bridges safely. Dangers for riders consist of rotting planks, exposed nails and spikes, and longitudinal planks that can knock a bike off course. …

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Short struggles

Video: Short rider struggles mounting Suzuki

This funny video shows a short rider who struggles to get on a Suzuki SV650 and then struggles to get the side stand up to get going. No laughing matter It may be funny to the two British tradesmen who filmed the video, but it’s no laughing matter for millions of short riders in a …

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