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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Noise Cameras Are Being Trialled In Europe

Noise Camera

Photo: Two months ago the UK Department of Transport announced they will start a crackdown on loud vehicles which break noise limit regulations. They will be targeting these vehicles by trialling new noise detecting cameras, a pilot which will last 7 months. While the Brits are planning, the French have already started trialling. The […]

Lane Filtering – the Safe(ty) Side

Lane Filtering

Lane filtering… lane splitting… lane sharing… different people call it a different name. It is the act of riding a motorcycle in a slow speed between two rows of slow moving or stationary vehicles heading in the same direction. All of us riders have done it, all of us drivers have seen riders doing it. […]