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Museum Velocette goes to auction

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AkvWM_GLdI?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&w=720&h=405] This 1966 Velocette Thruxton will leave the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham where it has been on display and go to the H&H Classics Donington Park Auction on July 28, 2016.  The Velocette was the last great British single, outlasting other British marques by almost a decade. The Velocette Thruxton lived …

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Motorcycle road rules farce nears end

Crossing borders can be a legal nightmare Arcane road rules that affect motorcyclists and vary from state to state are gradually being addressed with NSW the latest to see reason. Over the past few years, these varied laws have exposed riders to being fined for: Having a GPS on their bike; Not …

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How to preserve your motorcycle tyres

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5raU3otX-bo?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&w=720&h=405] This four-minute video isn’t a nanny-state instructional guide in being a woose, but is an informative guide to checking and maintaining your tyres for safe and long life. It has been released by the American Motorcycle Industry Council, hence the spelling of “tires”, but it’s just as relevant …

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Riding and fishing for Autism Queensland

Mark Chillcott with Cooktown Crusaders supporters If you love riding and fishing, you are invited to join the fourth annual 4572km Ride for Autism Queensland from Brisbane to Cooktown and back. The riders and anglers will ride to some of Queensland’s most beautiful and secluded places for fishing, camping and other activities from …

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10 tips to riding safe and warm in winter

There is no doubt that a warm rider is far safer than one who is frozen solid in the winter chill. Being too cold can lead to shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memory loss, slurred speech, drowsiness, low energy, slow reaction times, and stiff and sore joints. None of these is advisable …

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10 tips to riding safe and warm in winter

There is no doubt that a warm rider is far safer than one who is frozen solid in the winter chill. Being too cold can lead to shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memory loss, slurred speech, drowsiness, low energy, slow reaction times, and stiff and sore joints. None of these is advisable …

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David Beckham stars on Triumph Scrambler

David Beckham in South America with Triumph Scrambler Look out ladies, heartthrob soccer legend David Beckham stars in a BBC1 feature-length documentary called “David Beckham: Into the Unknown” which is now screening on Stan. (Story updated May 31, 2016) It features Beckham, 38, riding a Triumph Scrambler into the Amazon …

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3D printed Airbus motorcycles set to fly

Airbus bosses Joachim Zettler and Tom Enders presenting Light Rider Producing motorcycles with a 3D printer has moved to the next stage with the Airbus aviation company now printing and selling electric motorcycles. The global company that makes Airbus planes also operates large-scale industrial printers to produce components. Now they have turned …

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Should children pillion on motorcycles?

The issue of children riding pillion on motorcycles has been raised again after this photograph of a seven-year-old girl on a sports bike in Texas surfaced on Facebook recently. It was accompanied by a storm of abuse from people saying the mother was a bad parent. The mother answered the trolling …

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Mods V Rockers celebrate ‘clash’

Mods and Rockers unite The third annual Mods V Rockers ride to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the 1964 Brighton beach clashes in the UK between Mods and Rockers will be held in var ious places around the world this weekend. Instead of riots, there will be riotous fun as clouds …

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