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Insurers should offer pandemic discount

Insurers should be offering a discount or extension on premiums because people are not able to use their motorcycles and cars as much. We already suggested registration, warranty, roadside assistance and servicing offers should be extended and that met with approval among many readers. So far, the only Australian motorcycle company coming to the party …

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Extend rego, warranty during lockdown

If riders are not allowed from take their motorcycle out for a ride during the current pandemic lockdown, then governments and manufacturers should extend registration, warranties and servicing periods. Authorities won’t call it a lockdown, but effectively is! Some people can still ride to work, to get grocers, visit the doctor or for a few …

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Ducati offers four-year Multistrada warranty

As Ducati offers a four-year warranty on 2020 Multistrada models in Europe only, most motorcycles in Australia come with just two-year warranties. Meanwhile, the car industry is offering up to seven-year warranties. Isn’t it about time motorcyclists were offered the same sort of cover as car drivers? You may say that riders are tougher on …

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Dangerous precedent: motorbike insurance ban refund

Riders may get insurance refund

Any rider who was sold “worthless add-on insurance”, such as an extended warranty, when they bought their bike through a dealer may be eligible for a refund. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission says the worthless additions were sold to more than half a million car and motorcycle customers. The corporate watchdog has announced another …

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BMW warranty and package deal sets standard

BMW Motorrad Australia has increased its warranty to three years on all new bikes and now offers discount package service deals on new and used bikes. While the car industry has up to seven-year warranties, the bulk of the motorcycle industry offers two-year warranties. Yamaha offers a five-year warranty on its Star cruisers and the …

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Is non-dealer bike servicing risky?

Should you get a non-dealer mechanic to do your motorcycle servicing? The Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 prevents automotive dealers from tying you into servicing or voiding your warranty if you service it yourself or have it done by a mechanic. Similar laws protecting consumers against restrictive trade practices, such as this, exist in …

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Should you do your own motorcycle servicing?

Most riders believe they will void their warranty if they do their own servicing or if they take their bike to a mechanic, rather than their dealer. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 prevents automotive dealers tying you into servicing or voiding your warranty if you service it yourself or have it done …

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