Five tips for riding wooden bridges

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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winter

The Five Essentials to Riding on Winter Roads

(Sponsored post for the northern winter) We’re now in the final third of the year, and that means we’re inching closer towards the Winter Season in the northern hemisphere. For many motorbike riders, it’s also a season when riding on icy, winter roads can bring a great deal of risk. The numbers are stacked against …

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CFMoto 250NK confidence

Building confidence on two wheels

Building confidence on two wheels: Riding a motorbike on a warm summer day is one of the greatest thrills a person can experience. With the wind rushing over you, your heart pounding in your chest, and the beast purring beneath you, it will feel like anything is possible. Of course, though, most people won’t be …

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How to ride around blind corners

Blind corners are among the most dangerous places for motorcyclists to ride, obviously because of the limited vision ahead. Corners can be blind because of bush at the side of the road, or obstructed by a cutting, building or even roadside signs. Many motorists, especially those who feel invincible in their big 4WDs and dual-cab …

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Kawasaki Z900RS practise counter steering

Why you should practise counter steering

If you’ve ridden a bicycle, counter steering will come naturally to you, so why would it be necessary to practise counter steering? The problem is that, in an emergency situation, your instinct is to turn the handlebars toward the direction you want to go. Here is a graphic video example of what can happen. Notice …

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