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Bail refused in scooter hit-run crash

A 55-year-old driver who allegedly failed to stop after colliding with a Vespa scooter rider in Sydney has been refused bail in court today (16 August 2019). Paul Andrew Brown faced court charged with failing to stop and render aid, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and not exchange particulars. Police say the matter involved …

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Crashed rider calls for lane filter training

Crashed rider calls for lane filter training

A rider who was rear-ended believes he would have been able to avoid it if he had been taught to lane filter and has called for the skill to be included in learner and advanced rider-training courses. Shannon, 37, of Caboolture, Queensland, says he was rear-ended because he lacked the training and therefore confidence to lane filter. …

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Scooter fatality prompts wet roads warning

Police have warned riders to be wary of wet roads after a long dry spell in the wake of a scooter rider fatality over night. The 58-year-old woman was riding her scooter on Linden Avenue in the North Boambee Valley about 10pm yesterday (Tuesday 25 June 2019) when she hit a road sign. The woman was …

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Suzuki Burgman 200 scooter

Suzuki Burgman 200 scooters recalled

Suzuki Australia has recalled their 2017-19 Burgman 200 scooters over an issue with the CVT face plate which can prevent the scooter from moving. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the fault is with the face plate on the Continuously Variable Transmission. It may have moved, due to …

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George Clooney scooter crash accident

George Clooney opens up on scooter crash

Movie star George Clooney says he is giving motorcycling a rest after a scooter crash in Italy last year that split his helmet in half. Clooney, along with his friend Brad Pitt, is a great lover of motorcycles. He has been photographed on a variety of bikes including BMWs, Moto Guzzis, Harleys and Triumphs. Even …

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Scooti ride-sharing scooter service

Scooti ride-sharing service arrives

After more than a year in the planning an Uber-style ride-sharing service for scooters has arrived with Scooti starting operations in Melbourne. CEO Brett Balsters says if the Melbourne service is well received, “we will get Sydney going first and then shift our attention on Queensland”. We reported on the service a year ago and it …

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Scooters recalled over fuel starvation Aprilia

Scooters recalled over fuel starvation

PS Importers Australia have issued a called for the Aprilia SR 50 (above) and Piaggio Typhoon 50 scooters over fuel starvation. The 106 scooters affected are model year 2018-2019. VINs of the affected models are listed below. Fuel starvation issue The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns owners that the …

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