Brett Hoskin with TMR audit bike

Motorcycle hazards audit wins award

A special motorcycle used to audit road surfaces and detect specific rider hazards has helped win a Queensland safety award, yet offers of its use to Victoria have been rejected. Use of the specially equipped Queensland Transport and Main Roads motorcycle to audit roads in the Mackay region has this week won a Community Award for …

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Hit run Vespa scooter crash

Driver remains in jail after scooter hit-run

A 55-year-old Sydney driver who ran away from police after allegedly failing to stop following a crash with a scooter rider will remain in jail until his next court appearance on 8 October 2019. Police will allege Paul Andrew Brown’s Toyota HiLux utility collided with a Vespa scooter on August 14 at the intersection of Wellbank and …

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Viking Warlock jacket fits female form

Viking Warlock jacket fits female form

Female riders who complain about the lack of shape and adjustment in motorcycle jackets that don’t fit their shape should check out the stylish Viking Warlock all-seasons women’s jacket. Not only is it designed to fit the female form, but it has plenty of adjustability. There are two hip zips to allow for wider hips …

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fall

Five Fall Motorcycle Safety Tips

(Fall Motorcycle Tips is a sponsored post for our North American readers) Before a long winter, many motorcyclist enthusiasts are excited to break out their bikes and begin riding before adverse weather gets in the way. As more and more riders hit the road, it is important to gear up for everything the autumn riding …

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Gloves fail MotoCAP safety ratings

Gloves fail MotoCAP safety ratings

Seven pairs of leather and textile motorcycles gloves are the latest to fail the MotoCAP safety ratings. Only two scored two stars and four one star. The Neo Freerider leather gloves (pictured above) rated just half a star because of the minimal abrasion protection, impact resistance and seam strength. The MotoCAP website now lists 43 …

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North Upright road safety campaign police

No enforcement at police education campaign

There was “no sign of enforcement” on the first of a two-day police and emergency services motorcycle road safety education campaign with riders on the Gold Coast hinterland. The campaign continues Sunday (25 August 2019) at the Numinbah Valley School of Arts Hall from 7am-1pm, run by the Nerang Police Station and Coomera Road Policing Unit. Nerang …

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Traction control

Harley-Davidson adds traction control

Harley-Davidson is introducing traction control and other electronic rider aids such as hill-start assist and tyre pressure monitors to its 2020 Touring and CVO models. Last year Harley added traction control to its Trikes and we speculated back in September 2018 that it would soon be arriving in more models. Now it is also being …

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