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

Season’s Greetings

OzRider wishes you all a Happy Holidays, Happy Festive Season, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Summer and Happy Solstice. Plenty of reasons for a celebration. I would also like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you, for reading, commenting, following, liking and sharing my...
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Season’s Greetings

2019 Was Not a Good Year for Rider Fatality

2019 is nearly over and it does not look like a good year in terms of motorcycle accidents and fatalities. Across most states the number of fatal motorcycle accidents has increased. This is despite a decline in the number of motorcycle sales, which continues from previous years. Fatal Motorcycle Accidents...
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2019 Was Not a Good Year for Rider Fatality

The Annual Sydneys Riders Santa Ride for the Bear Cottage 2019

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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The Annual Sydneys Riders Santa Ride for the Bear Cottage 2019

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Motorcycle!

Photos: Jetpack Aviation The Speeder Australian innovator David Mayman is the founder and CEO of Jetpack Aviation. His company recently managed to raise US$2 million to build the world’s first flying motorcycle - the Speeder. David is no stranger to aerial innovations. His company has already developed an actual Jetpack,...
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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Motorcycle!

It’s a Parking Nightmare

Photos: Yuval Avrahami There’s a chronic shortage of motorcycle parking in Sydney’s CBD. Insufficient numbers of designated motorcycle parking, as well as overcrowded designated spots, are a real problem for riders. The problem is not unique to the CBD. Similar problems exist in other major centres in the Sydney metro,...
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It’s a Parking Nightmare

New Mobile Phone Detecting Cameras In Operation This Weekend!

Back in July 2019 we reported that new mobile phone detecting cameras have been trialled in NSW. According to Channel 9 News the new cameras will go live this weekend! Both fixed and mobile cameras will be rolled out, with the location of the fixed cameras undisclosed New Camera Technology...
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New Mobile Phone Detecting Cameras In Operation This Weekend!



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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.