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Ride Vision Launches a Revolutionary Motorcycle Alert System

Ride Vision

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 in making critical life-saving decisions […]

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

Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom 2020

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 American company is going to […]

California Plans to Ban Sales of New Petrol-Powered Vehicles

Off Road

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 of new petrol and diesel-powered […]

Ride Your Motorcycle Week 2020

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 “Ride Your Motorcycle Week”. It’s […]

Loud Pipes Not Allowed: The War On Exhaust Noise

Suzuki GSX-R1000R

Most motorcycle riders love the sound of a good exhaust. Many go out of their way, investing time and money on modifying their exhausts or buying aftermarket systems. Some just want to make their exhausts sound better. Many do it because of the common belief that “loud pipes save lives”. Unfortunately not everyone shares our […]

Exciting Tyre News From Michelin, Metzeler, and Pirelli

Michelin Power Range

The three tyre manufacturers launched new road and track tyres. Michelin introduced 4 new tyres to their Power series, Metzeler launched new Racetec™ Slick racing tyres and Pirelli developed new tyres for the Ducati Superleggera V4. Michelin Power Series Michelin have completely revamped their Power range of tyres with 4 new models. The new tyres […]

Review: Lego Ducati Panigale V4 R

Lego Ducati Panigale V4 R with Lego

The Good:* Authentic realistic details* Enjoyable build* Looks awesome! The Not So Good (all very minor!)* Rear of bike looks unfinished* No seat* Flimsy windscreen Lego and Ducati. Two brand names everyone knows, although I do not believe many people associate one with the other. Well, that’s going to change now: Lego has teamed up […]

Should We Wave The Nod Goodbye?

The Bikers Wave

Photo: Ronen Topelberg About a year after getting my motorcycle license I went travelling in Europe with close friends. This was in the 80’s and at the time there were not that many motorcycles on our roads where we grew up. There was definitely no motorcycle culture that we knew of. Our long awaited Europe […]

The New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer Is Not Coming To Australia

2020 Yamaha Tracer 700

Disappointing news for the Yamaha Tracer fans: the new, 2nd generation MT-07 Tracer (also known as Tracer 700) will not be available in Australia in the near future. Yamaha Motors Australia have confirmed this in response to an OzRider query. More Than Just an Entry Level Sport-Tourer The MT-07 Tracer was introduced in 2017 and […]

Faster, But Not Fast

Motorcycle in Traffic with Glow Path

Disclaimer: OzRider does not condone or encourage speeding! We believe all road users must always obey the road rules. When we ride our motorcycles we have no physical protection, except for our riding gear. We do not have a metal cage around us, no front/rear bumper bars and no airbags. This leaves us very vulnerable […]

Sorry Mate, This Is Why I Didn’t See You

Motorbike Accident

One of the most common causes of multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents is the SMIDSY. Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You. A lot has been written about the SMIDSY and many studies regarding this subject have been conducted. So do drivers really not see us? We are not invisible, we use the road like many others, and […]

So, What’s the Deal with Reflectors?

Rear Facing Reflector, OzRider

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 some of the confusion regarding […]

Fire Aid Ride – Supporting Bushfires Affected Communities

Fire Aid Ride

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, assisting the homeless, supporting families […]