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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 […]