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Motorbike Response Crew keep traffic moving

Motorcycles may soon be coming to the rescue of crash victims and broken-down vehicles on tollways around Australia to keep traffic moving. It follows the Australian-first trial of a motorbike response crew on the Logan and Gateway motorways in Brisbane. The trial is being run by Queensland tollway company Linkt, …

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MotoCAP rates textile pants low on safety

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given only half a star to two stars to eight more pairs of textile pants. MotoCAP launched in September 2018 with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. In November they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower …

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Ride-away deal on Suzuki GSX-S1000

Suzuki Australia is offering free on-road costs on their GSX-S1000 streetfighter saving riders $1200 from March 2019. The bike was updated for last year’s model with more power, torque and control, plus some cosmetic updates. It cost $16,690 ride away, but it is now being offered at $15,490 ride away in …

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Listen to the awesome 1800cc boxer Beemer

Hopes of BMW building an R18 with an 1800cc engine have risen with this new video showing a wild Japanese custom BMW “Departed” R18 in action. Doesn’t it sound absolutely awesome? 1800cc Boxer There is no reference to it being an 1800cc engine, but the R18 nomenclature seems to suggest …

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Automatic brakes in cars; motorbikes next?

Automatic brakes that sense an imminent crash and activate an emergency stop have been endorsed in all new cars from 2020. Are motorcycles next? The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe says 40 countries have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles be equipped with automatic brakes. Those …

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