Vespa unveils Sei Giorni special edition

Vespa unveils Sei Giorni special edition

Vespa has released a limited-edition Vespa 300 Sei Giorni to honour the model built for the 1951 Sei Giorni Internazionale di Varese regularity competition. It is based on the GTS 300 Super Sport, but adds black highlights, a special edition serial numbered plate, dual-coloured saddle with piping and contrast stitching, exposed metal pipe and a …

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Yamaha Brudeli 654L Yamaha serious about leaning three-wheelers with purchase of Brudeli patents

Yamaha chases three-wheeler riders

Yamaha appears serious about chasing the leaning three-wheeler market with its Tricity scooter, concept models and now the purchase of Norwegian patents. Leaning three wheelers provide the feel of a motorcycle with the safety of extra road grip and the ability to stop without having to put your foot down to prevent the machine falling …

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BMW recalls R 1200 GS over forks issue

2017 better year for safety recalls

There were 28 safety recalls in 2017 in Australia for motorcycle, ATV and scooter faults which is the lowest number since 2014. There were 39 official safety recalls in 2016 which was the biggest number in five years: 30 in 2015, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012 and only 16 in 2011. …

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PCX electric futuristic benefits - hydrogen hit TVS

Electric motorcycle sales to hit 55m

Electric motorcycle and scooter sales will hit 55 million worldwide by 2024, according to London technology consultancy Navigant. That represents a 60% increase in electric two-wheeler sales from last year’s total of 34.4m which is about a quarter of total global motorcycle and scooter sales of 132.4m. However, 32.8m or 95% of those electric bike …

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New roadworks on Mt Glorious online survey

Online survey probes licensing and training

Queensland riders are being asked to fill out a short online survey that will help researchers determine the effectiveness of new motorcycle licensing. Click on this link to read all about the survey.  Or click here to go straight to the survey. It should only takes a few minutes, depending on your responses to some questions. …

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Ducati Zero electric concept 2020

Electric Ducati and scooter by 2020?

A Ducati boss has been reported as claiming the Italian company will produce an electric bike and a scooter by 2020. The electric bike comments by Ducati Western Europe managing dress tor Edouard Lotthe to a French moto website come as no surprise. Ducati have already licensed two electric projects to other companies. In 2015, …

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moped

Call for moped rules for all states

All states should allow people to ride a 50cc moped on a car licence to improve traffic congestion and teach young motorists road craft, says Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association boss Stuart Strickland. At present, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia have a moped rule and it is widely used by commuters and international tourists at tourist destinations such as …

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Bosch radar aids all riders

Bosch radar aids all two-wheel riders

German auto electronics company Bosch has developed car sensors that will detect cyclists and will soon also detect motorcyclists who are filtering through the traffic. The sensors were particularly developed to detect cyclists. However, Bosch Australia spokeswoman Brooke Barr says they will soon also detect motorcyclists and scooters in those situations. Bosch’s rear mid-range radar sensors …

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2017 Vespa GTS 150 with stop-start technology

Vespa adds stop-start tech to save fuel

The new Vespa GTS scooter range includes stop-start technology to switch off the engine when stationary and automatically restart when the brake is released. Stop-start technology has been used in many cars for several years now and was introduced by Honda on the PCX 125 scooter in 2010. Yamaha has added it to their Janus 125 …

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Brisbane CBD motorcycle parking spaces tolls

Motorcycle parking spaces replaced

Motorcycle parking spaces lost in the Brisbane CBD are steadily being replaced, but there remains some confusion on how many spaces have been lost. Some 200 motorcycle parking spots were reported lost on January 1 when the Casino redevelopment project began: 60 parking bays permanently lost in Alice Street, William Street and Queens Wharf Road and …

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