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Hefty parking fine for motorcycle ‘overhang’

Riders could cop a hefty parking fine if their motorcycle is parked with its wheels inside a parking bay, but the body of the bike, handlebars or luggage leaning over the line as in the above photo. A Sydney rider found out the hard way when he copped a $263 fine for parking his scooter on …

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KTM Freeride SM

KTM plans to make electric motorbikes in India

KTM has been in no hurry to get into electric motorbikes with only the Freeride E (pictured above) in production since 2015. However, that could soon change with the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer combining with Indian vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto to develop a common 48-volt platform for electric two-wheelers. They won’t be big road motorcycles, but scooters and …

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Ducati signs deal for electric scooters

Ducati signs deal for electric scooters

Whoever thought they would hear the words “Ducati” and “electric scooters” in the same sentence? But now it seems Perth-based Vmoto who manufacturers in China has signed a licence agreement with the Italian manufacturer to make luxury electric scooters under the Ducati brand. They claim they will be sold worldwide through current distribution networks. However, …

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E-transport report motorcycle omitted

Motorcycles omitted from future report

Traditional and electric motorcycles have been omitted from a major academic report that claims to be a blueprint for future transport in Australia. The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering report, “Shifting Gears – Preparing for a Transport Revolution“, calls for the next Federal Government to provide incentives for electric and low-emissions vehicles. However, there is not …

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Motorcycle sales slide picks up pace

Motorcycle sales are continuing their slide and even picking up pace with a 14.6% drop in the first quarter of 2019. It’s the biggest quarterly drop since the slide began in 2017 and cause for concern. According to data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), 18,438 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters were …

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Lambretta V200 Special

Lambretta V200 Special has flair

After several years as a trendy merchandise and clothing brand, Italian-origin Lambretta has returned to our market with a range of scooters, topped by the V200 Special. The range includes V50 and V50 Special ($3590), V125 and V125 Special ($4290), V200 and V200 Special ($4990) and limited-edition Pirelli ($5390). (All are retail prices and do not …

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Should a congestion tax exempt motorcycles?

Melbourne hopes to join several other cities by introducing a congestion tax for its CBD to solve traffic problems, but it has made no mention of exempting motorcycles and scooters. The city’s Reducing Traffic for Better Streets paper suggests a road-user charge per kilometre to replace vehicle registration fees and/or fuel excise. As it is just a discussion …

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Motogiro

Italian bike fans celebrate 10th Motogiro

The 10th annual national Motogiro cross-country rally for small-capacity Italian-made bikes and scooters is on this August with a special anniversary dinner and display. The organisers are Italian bike collectors Pete Morrow and Trevor Fryer who live in South East Queensland and use the beautiful region to stage their annual event. They started the untimed …

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