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Harley-Davidson Electric Scooter Prototype Revealed

Harley-Davidson Electric Scooter

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 revealed since it was first […]

Season’s Greetings

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 […]

Honda Unveils the 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade

Honda CBR1000RR-R 2020

The Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade unveiled today is a huge leap for Honda, placing the Fireblade at the front of the Superbikes with 217.6 kW, edge assemblies and leading electronics in its category. On the eve of the EICMA 2019 opening, Honda unveiled the new 2020 Fireblade, which breaks Honda’s conventions and presents crazy data: 217.6 […]

Yamaha Unveils 2020 Models

Yamaha Tracer 700 2020

Yamaha Pre EICMA Release A day before the official opening of EICMA 2019 Yamaha released a “backstage” video unveiling their 2020 models. The #YamahaBackstage video, which was streamed online, showed models already announced by the company in recent weeks (MT-125, MT-03, Tricity and R1), as well as two new announcements: a new Tracer 700 and […]

Cros Francis – The Rise of a Riding Star

Cros Francis

Australia has a long history of producing top motorcycle riders and champions. We do not discriminate – over the years our riders topped all categories: Superbikes, Moto3, MotoGP, Motocross, Endurance, Dakar Rally and more. Our list of champions is extensive and includes legends such as Mick Doohan, Wayne Gardner, Casey Stoner and Toby Price, to […]

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 […]

New Yamaha MT-03 and KTM 490 cc Bikes

2020 Yamaha MT-03

Yamaha announces a new MT-03 for 2020 In 2016 Yamaha launched a 321 cc addition to their very successful family of naked bikes. How successful? Well, Yamaha claims sales of their MT series (MT-10, MT-09, MT-07 and down to the MT-15) exceeded 241,000 bikes in Europe alone! For 2020 Yamaha have announced an updated version […]