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OzRider Happy Holidays

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 articles. Double Demerits As usual […]

2019 Was Not a Good Year for Rider Fatality

Bike Accidents

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 – State by State We […]

It’s a Parking Nightmare

Druitt Street

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, such as North Sydney (particularly […]

Beware of Counterfeit Helmets


It’s hard to beat the convenience of online shopping. Compared with traditional in-store shopping, online shopping offers a much wider variety and choice of products/models, users’ reviews, cheaper prices and often free shipping. Unfortunately the popularity of online shopping has also increased the number of counterfeit products sold online, including motorcycle safety gear. In recent […]

Safety Barriers – a Barrier to Rider Safety?

Motorcyclist Protective Rail

The Motorcyclists Side of Safety Barriers In a tragic accident in Victoria last week a truck driver was killed on the Princes Freeway when his truck rolled over after hitting a wire-rope barrier. This tragic accident re-ignited once again the debate about safety barriers. Although no rider was involved in this accident it has once […]

EICMA 2019 – Day 2

EICMA 2019

Yesterday I covered day 1 of the EICMA 2019 show in Milan, with plenty of new models and exciting news. In today’s post I will add a few models which did not make it to my coverage yesterday, as well as new models unveiled on day 2. Kawasaki In addition to the  Z900 and Z650 […]

EICMA 2019 – Day 1

EICMA 2019 Logo

EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo e Motociclo) is the world’s leading event for motorcycles and two wheelers, held annually in Milan, Italy. It is the world’s most important motorcycle show and this year is the 77th year the event is being held. Vendors use EICMA to showcase new bike models, products, accessories and innovation. This year […]