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Draggin Hydro really is waterproof riding gear

  A drier-than-normal autumn is not the best time to test the Draggin Hydro waterproof jacket and pants, but I found a simple way to prove they really are watertight. Draggin is an Australian company which invented the world’s first abrasion-resistant jeans and has gone on to become one of the …

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Anzac Day tribute to military motorcycles

Royal Engineers on the beaches of Gallipoli On the 101st anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli this Anzac Day, riders should take note the significant role played by motorcycles and their riders on that occasion and in many other conflicts since. As the above image shows, motorcycles were present on the …

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Cops shoot, kick and now pepper spray riders

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCe9NJX3SqU?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&w=720&h=405] Video has now surfaced of a Texas police officer using pepper spray on motorcycle riders as they passed him on the weekend. This follows recent American police violence towards riders including a Minnesota police office accidentally shooting a rider he had pulled over and an Oregon officer ramming a rider …

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Cops cancel toy run over ‘safety’ issues

Father Bob Homeless, starving and disadvantaged children may be the big losers after the Victorian Police and Council of Port Phillip Bay rejected a permit to stage the annual Father Bob Toy Run in St Kilda, Melbourne. However, Independent Riders Group spokesman Damien Codognotto has vowed the 39-year event will …

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Honda recalls Forza scooter over brakes

The Thai-made Honda NSS300 Forza Scooter has been recalled over a brake fluid leak issue. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission safety recall notice says that due to a manufacturing defect, one of the securing nuts on the rear brake hose flange may not be tightened to the correct specification. “If the …

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AMERICAN MUSCLE BIKES SET TO RETURN?

The return of the US bike maker Victory may signal the start of increased demand for American muscle motorbikes. Victory’s first new model will be the Octane, which features a stunning 1179cc V-twin engine and is capable of producing 104 bhp. Despite being a cruiser, it is estimated the bike will …

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