So, What’s the Deal with Reflectors?

There’s been a fair amount of discussion in forums and social media lately regarding the legal requirements for motorcycle reflectors. This came after reports of riders being fined for not having side reflectors fitted to the front fork of their bikes. The purpose of this article is to clear up...
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So, What’s the Deal with Reflectors?

Fire Aid Ride – Supporting Bushfires Affected Communities

One of the lesser known facts about the motorbike riding community is the phenomenal number of charity rides it organises. Practically every weekend there’s charity rides somewhere in Australia. Riders get together and raise funds for good causes. From cancer research to mental health support, supporting bushfires victims and firefighters,...
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Fire Aid Ride – Supporting Bushfires Affected Communities

Damon Hypersport Pro Electric Superbike – First Batch Sold Out

At the end of 2019, Canadian startup company Damon unveiled the Hypersport Pro - an electric superbike boasting some impressive specs: top speed of 320km/h, power output of 214hp, 199kg weight, 480km range and 0-100km/h in 3 seconds! A high performance, fully electric, emission-free superbike with some advanced innovative features....
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Damon Hypersport Pro Electric Superbike – First Batch Sold Out

“Lock, Chain, Cover” – New Bike-Theft Prevention Campaign in the UK

Motorcycle theft is a global issue affecting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year. Motorcycles are an easy target for thieves as they are much easier to steal than cars. Over 9,500 motorbikes were stolen in Australia in 2019 according to statistics published by the NMVTRC - the National...
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“Lock, Chain, Cover” – New Bike-Theft Prevention Campaign in the UK

MV Agusta Unveils A Luxurious Dragster RR – TheArsenale Edition

MV Agusta have unveiled another special edition of the Dragster 800 RR. The new limited edition Dragster will be sold through TheArsenale, a prestigious online marketplace specialising in selling luxury high end niche products. Dragster 800 RR TheArsenale Edition The new edition is based on the Dragster 800 RR, the...
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MV Agusta Unveils A Luxurious Dragster RR – TheArsenale Edition

Review: Kriega US-20 Drypack – Tailbag / Courier Bag

As soon as I started looking at luggage options for my bike I knew I wanted a tailbag rather than a tank bag. A personal preference. I also knew I wanted luggage which is easy to attach/detach and is waterproof. My Yamaha MT-07 does not have a rack and I...
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Review: Kriega US-20 Drypack – Tailbag / Courier Bag

Harley-Davidson Electric Scooter Prototype Revealed

Harley-Davidson have been busy working on their electric motorcycles and now the company has released a photo of their future electric scooter. The new urban scooter is meant to be unique, fresh and different, so it can attract a new, younger “audience”. Very few details about the scooter have been...
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Harley-Davidson Electric Scooter Prototype Revealed

2020 Dakar Rally in the Kingdom of Sand

In the Kingdom of Sand The 3rd “chapter” in the evolution of the Dakar Rally will begin this Sunday, 5th-January, in Saudi Arabia. The Rally, making its debut in “The Kingdom of Sand”, will launch from Jeddah, located on the shores of the Red Sea. It will run for 11...
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2020 Dakar Rally in the Kingdom of Sand



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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.