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MotoCAP to add more clothing for testing

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection, MotoCAP, has been criticised for testing only 10 pairs of riding jeans and 10 leather jackets with no new entries for three months. MotoCAP was launched last week to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear, as …

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Fastest Busa, bog, shed, trolley and trike

The fastest road-registered motorcycle on the planet is a Suzuki Hayabusa Turbo that hit 271.821mph (437.453km/h) for flying 1/4 mile. The record was one of many set at the recent Straightliners Autumn Top Speed Weekend at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, including fastest toilet, shed, trike and shopping trolley. Even though the …

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Win great prizes at Ride Against Drought

Avon tyres, an AGV helmet, Shark Leathers and more are among the growing list of incentive prizes for the Ride Against Drought (RAD) on October 6. RAD starts with breakfast at Rocklea Showgrounds from 7.30-10am with riders leaving at their own time and pace for a barbecue lunch at the …

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Test V-Strom on Suzuki border ride

Suzuki Australia is giving adventure riders an opportunity to test a new V-Strom on their third Suzuki Adventure Ride in the Queensland-NSW border region. The two-day adventure ride from the Gold Coast to Kyogle leaves at 9.30am on 20 October 2018. Saturday’s 200km route will cross the Border Ranges National Park via …

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Tassie ‘bikie’ law to outlaw clothing and jewellery

Tasmania is planning to follow other states with consorting laws that specify motorcycle clubs as outlaw organisations and their clothing, badges, patches and jewellery as illegal. The Liberal Government’s Police Offences Amendment (Prohibited Insignia) Bill being debated in Parliament today (20 September 2018) would ban outlaw motorcycle gang “colours”. It …

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Kawasaki H2 SX recall over centre stand

Kawasaki Australia has recalled the supercharged H2 SX super-tourer over an issue with the centre stand possibly falling off. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says “improper welding” between the centre stand spring mounting pin and left side centre stand bracket may cause the pin …

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City Slide at Melbourne Moto Expo

Amateur riders will be able to slide their bike around the Melbourne Showgrounds Main Arena dirt track with Troy Bayliss and Jason Crump at the biannual Moto Expo in November 2018. While Melbourne lines up for its third Moto Expo, Brisbane still hasn’t had a return event since the first …

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Motorcycle clothing rating system launched

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection has been launched to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear. The Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Program (MotoCAP) website has launched with a short list of products that will be extended as products are tested at Deakin University. So …

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First Aid for Motorcyclists expanding

First Aid For Motorcyclists courses are now available right across Australia and will soon be expanding to New Zealand, say new owners Debb and Bryan Geerts. Debb is one of the founders of 2WheelBabes which has been running Babe Raid rallies across the country since 2009. The former nurse says …

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