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Volunteers flood biker recovery service

More than 300 volunteers have signed up to Bikers 4 Bikers Down, a service that helps riders recovering from a serious motorcycle crash. Hawkebsury couple Cheri and Greg Nunn (pictured above) started up the free service in May 2017 after suffering a motorcycle crash on Anzac Day 2016 with ongoing …

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Riders targeted in road toll debate

Despite the motorcyclist road toll decreasing more than any other group in Australia, police and media are targeting the few dangerously high speeds of some stupid riders. The annual road toll debate has again fired up after a very bad holiday season shattered near-historic road toll lows. According to official …

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2017 better year for safety recalls

There were 28 safety recalls in 2017 in Australia for motorcycle, ATV and scooter faults which is the lowest number since 2014. There were 39 official safety recalls in 2016 which was the biggest number in five years: 30 in 2015, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012 …

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‘First’ rear facing speed cameras?

Western Australia police are claim they have the first rear facing mobile speed camera in Australia for the specific purpose of catching speeding motorcyclists. However, we checked other police services throughout the country and they say their mobile speed camera vans can scan across multiple lanes and capture vehicles approaching …

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Harley registers 48X and Pan America

Pan America and 48X could be two of about 10 new models for Harley-Davidson in 2018. Two weeks ago, Harley-Davidson registered the trademarks “Bronx” and “Harley-Davidson Bronx” with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Now they have registered “Pan America” and “48X” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) …

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Will 2018 Be Lucky Number Seven For Chaz Davies?

Riding Like so many others, the Ducati racer isn’t sure what impact new World Superbike rules will have on the championship Chaz Davies has proven his mettle time and again, but the Welshman knows the pressure is on him to deliver his first World Superbike title.

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Tweet indicates BSA is coming to town

A simple Christmas Tweet has many BSA fans excited that the brand will return to the market with a retro model by Christmas 2018. BSA was bought by Indian tractor and automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) for $A5.4m in October 2016, but there has been little information since from …

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Electric motorcycle sales to hit 55m

Electric motorcycle and scooter sales will hit 55 million worldwide by 2024, according to London technology consultancy Navigant. That represents a 60% increase in electric two-wheeler sales from last year’s total of 34.4m which is about a quarter of total global motorcycle and scooter sales of 132.4m. However, 32.8m or …

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Motorcycle predictions for 2018

While 2017 was a rollercoaster year for motorcycles, our predictions for 2018 are much more positive. But let’s start with a quick recap on the rollercoaster ride in motorcycling during 2017. Good and the bad of 2017 For the first time since the GFC, motorcycle sales were down for three …

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