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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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Ex-thief advises on securing your bike London motorcycles tax happiest commuters rampant A British survey has found that riding a motorcycle makes you safer on a bicycle and vice versa, while other surveys show riders are the safest motorists.

Motorcycle theft rampant in London

Half of all motorcycle and scooter theft in the UK is in London with rampant thefts increasing almost 50% in the past five years. Brazen thieves are swiping bikes at an alarming rate and using them to perform hold-ups, and purse and mobile phone snatches. Check out Australia’s motorcycle theft hot spots Scooters seem to be …

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Mods V Rockers ride regroups friends

Mods and Rockers ride for youth

The fourth annual Mods V Rockers ride in Brisbane on Sunday (May 28, 2017) is raising money for Youngcare to get homeless youth out of aged care homes. The ride will be one of many being staged around the world on the last weekend in May to commemorate the famous 1964 clash between the Mods …

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UN suggests separate motorcycle lanes

UN suggests separate motorcycle lanes

Cyclists have special lanes, so why not motorcycles? It’s not our suggestion, but one of many suggested action plans in a World Health Organisation report about motorcycle safety. The WHO’s “Powered two- and three-wheeler safety” report is part of the 2010 United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety and was compiled with the help …

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Suzuki 650 V-Strom DL650 and scooters recalled

Suzuki recalls 650 V-Strom and scooters

Suzuki has issued recalls on itsDL650 V-Strom for a battery charging issue and UK110 scooters over a sticky throttle. The voluntary safety recalls were issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The V-Strom notice says the stator coil charge may be reduced due to insufficient insulation material around the internal wiring. This could become …

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Bikes omitted from congestion study – again!

Motorcycles, scooters and lane filtering hardly rate a mention in the latest Austroads publication that investigates causes and remedies of traffic congestion. When will the authorities ever learn? Motorcycles and scooters are one of the solutions to traffic congestion and should be included in any study of causes and remedies. In the past two years, lane …

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