2020 Motorcycle Riders Fatalities Still High Despite Lockdowns

The year 2020 has been the most bizarre year of our lives.  The year started with the devastating bushfires which ravaged through huge areas, causing severe damage and loss of life. Unfortunately the bushfires were quickly forgotten (not by the victims though) as news of the COVID-19 virus started taking...
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2020 Motorcycle Riders Fatalities Still High Despite Lockdowns

Ride Vision Launches a Revolutionary Motorcycle Alert System

The world’s first, all-encompassing, aftermarket alert system for motorcycles has been launched by Ride Vision. Ride Vision uses a combination of image-recognition and AI technologies to power its solution, which is the first of its kind. The company's patented human-machine warning interface (HMI) and predictive vision algorithms will assist riders...
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Ride Vision Launches a Revolutionary Motorcycle Alert System

End of the Road for the Harley-Davidson Sportster in Europe

Harley-Davidson announced discontinuing sales of the classic Sportster models in European countries; This follows their announcement of an exit from the Indian market The Harley-Davidson Rewire strategy has claimed another victim: the company announced it will stop selling the Sportster range in Europe. The news follows an announcement that the...
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End of the Road for the Harley-Davidson Sportster in Europe

California Plans to Ban Sales of New Petrol-Powered Vehicles

Photo: Ronen Topelberg California is planning to ban sales of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, including motocross and enduro motorcycles. This will have a far reaching effect on the motorcycle industry The electric future is getting closer. The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, announced a plan to ban the sale...
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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Petrol-Powered Vehicles

2 Days, 1100km, 5 Iconic Roads and 1 MT-07 In Love

A weekend ride on 5 iconic NSW roads: the Old Pacific Highway, Oxley Highway, Thunderbolts Way, Bucketts Way and Putty Rd
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2 Days, 1100km, 5 Iconic Roads and 1 MT-07 In Love

2 Wheel Action Group (TWAG) Formed To Get A Better Deal For Powered 2 Wheels

A new action group has been formed to lobby our Federal and State Governments for a better deal for powered two wheels. TWAG - 2 Wheels Action Group - is headed by Stuart Strickland, the Managing Director of Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment. According to a media release published...
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2 Wheel Action Group (TWAG) Formed To Get A Better Deal For Powered 2 Wheels

Ride Your Motorcycle Week 2020

We all need to support this initiative even if every week is "ride to work week" It used to be called “Ride Your Motorcycle To Work Week”.  This year the organisers took a different approach and temporarily crossed out the words “to work” from their logo. This year it’s simply...
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Ride Your Motorcycle Week 2020

Lead-Acid vs Gel vs Lithium-Ion: Which is the Better Battery?

There is one component in our motorbikes which many of us don’t spend much time thinking about. The battery.  The battery is just there. Doing its job reliably, starting the bike, powering our light, indicators and accessories. Normally we don’t have to worry about it, unless it reaches its old...
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Lead-Acid vs Gel vs Lithium-Ion: Which is the Better Battery?



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The Ability to Take Responsibility
Bike Accidents

What is the first question most of us ask when we hear of a motorbike accident? I would say it’s most definitely “is the rider ok?”. The next questions tend to be along the line of “what has happened?” and “how did it happen?”. Because in our minds we try to establish whose fault it was and who is to blame.

I believe that the blame is of no interest to anyone except the police, the courts and the insurance companies. We as riders, have a completely different concept to focus on – responsibility!

Hayabusa Hits Insane 436 km/h
Guy Martin Suzuki Hayabusa

Ex TT racer Guy Martin recently set an incredible speed record on the heavily improved Suzuki Hayabusa at a Straightliners event in Elvington runway, UK. The Brit set a speed of 436 kmph !

Anyone who has the courage (or insanity…) to ride a motorcycle that reaches one-third of the speed of sound deserves our respect. But Martin, a racer, mechanic and TV presenter, has attempted and succeeded in breaking all kinds of weird speed records, ranging from sleds (134.3 km/h) to …

Look Out For Motorcycles
Look Out For Motorcycles

Look out for motorcycles. They are on the road with you. Next to you, in front of you, behind you and on the road you are turning into. 

We, the riders, want to get to our destination safely. Just like you do. We are someone’s partner, husband or wife. We are brothers, sisters, parents and friends. We want to be safe on the road. The fact that we have fewer wheels on our vehicles should not make us invisible.

ATGATT: All The Gear All The Time
ATGATT

ATGATT, All The Gear All The Time, the issue every motorcycle rider has had on their mind at some point in their riding career. The issue that has destroyed friendships, broken families and split riding groups. Some random bloke at a pub even told me he read on the internet (must be true then) that the American Civil War started when the Harley riders of the South refused to wear full face helmets!

The Dangers of Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision

The human eye is an amazing organ! and together with another amazing organ – the brain, it provides us with our vision. (and could we ride our bikes without our vision?…)

Just like any other organ in our body the eye can also suffer from imperfections, diseases and medical conditions. One of these conditions is called tunnel vision, and is defined as the tendency to focus …

Lane Filtering – the Safe(ty) Side
Lane Filtering

Lane filtering… lane splitting… lane sharing… different people call it a different name. It is the act of riding a motorcycle in a slow speed between two rows of slow moving or stationary vehicles heading in the same direction. All of us riders have done it, all of us drivers have seen riders doing it. In fact, for many years I was stuck daily in Sydney’s peak hour traffic and was jealous of the riders splitting lanes around me.