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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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VicPol gets number plate recognition

Victoria Police have enlisted their first patrol car with automatic number plate recognition technology, lagging behind other states. The technology, developed by Motorola Solutions Australia, is helpful for riders as it will reduce the need for police to pull riders over for licence checks or for dangerous high-speed pursuits. It …

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AGV X3000 helmet honours Barry Sheene

AGV has released a Barry Sheene limited-edition tribute helmet in their new X3000 collection. The Sheene helmet will cost $899 when it arrives in March 2019, but you can pre-order now to ensure you don’t miss out on the limited-edition model. It is part of the extensive X3000 range led by a $999 limited-edition …

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Riders invited to Ulysses Road Safety Forum

Riders will be able to get expert safe-riding tips, legal advice and guidance on safety gear from three of the top experts in these fields at the Ulysses Club The Road Safety Forum. Ulysses road safety chairman Dave Wright says the expert presenters are Tim Conboy of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, …

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Guard brings order to scooter parking

What would you think if you came back to your parked motorbike or scooter after work today and found a guard had been lined them up tightly to save space like this? It may free up more parking spaces in our CBDs, but most riders would be horrified anyone had …

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