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Police preach Mick Doohan’s ‘Sixth Sense’ theories

Queensland Police will this morning (21 July, 2018) preach the road-craft theories of five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan which he calls “riders’ sixth sense”. His theories are presented in a 2016 series of Queensland Government videos teaching riders to recognise and exercise their sixth sense when riding. The sixth sense is the instinct motorcycle …

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Widow calls for halt on wire rope barrier ads

Widow calls for halt on wire rope barrier ads

The widow of a rider killed in a crash involving a dead kangaroo and wire rope barriers (WRB) has called on the Victorian Government to halt “devastating” ads promoting the alleged safety of the barriers. Jan White’s husband, Phil, aged 60, died when his bike unavoidably hit a dead kangaroo on a 110km/h slightly sweeping bend …

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Ducati and Adi demonstraties V2X radar

Ducati to add radar and cornering ABS

Ducati will add front and rear radar and cornering ABS to its entire range in 2020 as part of its development of safety technology to fit into an automated driving future. Cornering ABS allows riders to apply hard braking to the front wheel even when leaning in a corner. The radar would detect other vehicles …

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Victoria Zandonella gives hand signal to allow motorcyclists to pass

Handy signal helps motorcyclists pass

There is a variety of gestures riders can use to signal to people in their pack or other riders sharing the same route that make riding safer and more effective. Apart from hand gestures, you can use your leg, the motorcycle horn or your headlights. Before reading further on, click here to read about the …

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Melting tar claims first crash victim Mt Glorious costly repair bitumen

Riders ‘reassured’ over melting bitumen

A recent incident in which melting bitumen caused traffic chaos on a North Queensland road is not the same as the molten tar that caused at least one rider to crash on Mt Glorious last year, says the Main Roads Department. Main Roads was recently forced to close the Malanda-Milla Millaa Road on the Atherton …

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CARRSQ Narelle Haworth and Ross Blackman motorcycles parking drivers

Riders make safer drivers, says survey

Drivers who also ride motorcycles are safer and make fewer and lesser-value insurance claims, according to a new British survey. The results of the three-year survey by British motorbike insurance company Carole Nash have led the company to offer riders up to £89 off their car insurance. Good luck trying to get your insurance company …

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Lions Rd crash loose gravel

Lions Rd loose gravel ‘being fixed’

Thick and loose gravel that caused a Gold Coast rider to fall off her Harley-Davidson on the Lions Rd on the NSW-Queensland border is being fixed. Kyogle Council Director Assets and Infrastructure Services Tony Lickis told us today that “crews are currently in attendance” and the gravel swept away. The incident occurred on Saturday on …

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Western Australia WA government lane filtering consultation paper and online survey licensing

Survey on lane filtering and graduated licensing

Western Australia could soon become the final state to introduce lane filtering as well as move to a graduated motorcycle licensing system. But rather than introducing both schemes to come into line with other states, the WA Government has issued a Motorcycle Safety consultation paper and incited “all road users” to complete an online survey on the …

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Should riders be exempt from red lights

Should riders be exempt from red lights?

Motorcycles in many countries are allowed to ride through red lights after they have come to a stop because of heat and the fact that many lights do not trigger for motorcycles. Most of these countries only allow riders to turn left or right (depending on whether they drive on the left or right) at …

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