Suzuki UK110 horn recall

Suzuki UK110 scooter horn recall

Suzuki Australia is recalling its more than 2000 UK110 scooters over an issue that could cause the horn to fail. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the improper plating on the moveable contacts on the horn and starter switch, if continuously used, can allow dust or water to enter …

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Harley-Davidson goes small in 2020

The world’s most iconic big-bike manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, is thinking small for 2020 with the launch of a small-capacity motorbike in China, electric bicycles and an electric scooter. Baby Hog Last June Harley-Davidson announced plans for a joint venture with China’s Qianjiang to produce a motorcycle under their HD350 project, indicating a 350cc engine. However, it …

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Balancing scooter Liger Mobility

Balancing scooter comes when you call

This balancing act will amaze your friends when you call your motorbike or scooter and it automatically comes to you from its parking space. That’s a vision of the future from Indian company Liger Mobility who have developed a prototype self-balancing scooter that comes when you call it. It basically uses voice activation like Siri …

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3 hit-run drivers appear in NSW courts

Three drivers appeared in NSW courts this week on charges related to leaving the scenes of crashes that injured two motorcyclists, a pillion and a scooter rider. One of the drivers remains in jail, the other two are on strict bail conditions. The accidents happened in April, August and September and the appearances in NSW …

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Piaggio loses Chinese copycat case

Italian motorcycle and scooter company Piaggio has lost a landmark battle with Chinese scooter manufacturer Zhejiang Zhongneng over copycat designs. The case began in 2014 and has just been concluded with Piaggio over their Vespa LX scooter which has been around since the end of World War II. China didn’t decided the winner, either. It was …

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Crashed rider’s body found 12 hours later

The body of a 42-year-old man has been found up to 12 hours after he went missing on a country road in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane yesterday. Queensland Police say the rider died “following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash” on Lowood Minden Road at Coolana. “Preliminary information indicates the motorcycle was travelling south along …

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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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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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