A new action group has been formed to lobby our Federal and State Governments for a better deal for powered two wheels. TWAG – 2 Wheels Action Group – is headed by Stuart Strickland, the Managing Director of Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment. According to a media release published today the group is a […]
Lead-Acid vs Gel vs Lithium-Ion: Which is the Better Battery?
There is one component in our motorbikes which many of us don’t spend much time thinking about. The battery. The battery is just there. Doing its job reliably, starting the bike, powering our light, indicators and accessories. Normally we don’t have to worry about it, unless it reaches its old age and needs replacing. Or […]
Exciting Tyre News From Michelin, Metzeler, and Pirelli
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 […]
Should We Wave The Nod Goodbye?
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 […]
“Lock, Chain, Cover” – New Bike-Theft Prevention Campaign in the U
Motorcycle theft is a global issue affecting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year. Motorcycles are an easy target for thieves as they are much easier to steal than cars. Over 9,500 motorbikes were stolen in Australia in 2019 according to statistics published by the NMVTRC – the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. […]
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Cros Francis – The Rise of a Riding Star
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 […]