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Showa suspension lowers seat height

How clever is this Showa suspension that automatically lowers the seat height when the bike is stationary, allowing short people to mount and dismount easier! No more tip-toeing at the lights or teetering over when trying to get the sidetone down. It’s not one of those air-suspension systems that customisers …

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Uni hints at more LAMS bikes limits

The learner-approved motorcycle scheme (LAMS) should not only consider limits on power-to-weight (PTW) ratio and engine capacity, but also motorcycle type. The suggestion is included in a new Monash University’s Accident Research Centre report that assesses factors affecting crash risk related to PTW ratio, engine capacity and motorcycle type. It found that …

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Police launch pilot training course

A police senior sergeant and returned rider, has started a training course for returned riders in his district which he hopes will become a pilot for further courses throughout Queensland. Snr Sgt Peter Waugh of Jimboomba secured a grant from the Queensland Government’s Community Road Safety Grants scheme for the …

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Wild nostalgia version of BMW R nineT

Would you believe this wild nostalgia custom motorcycle started life as the BMW R nineT and that you can buy actually buy one? The R nineT is the Bavarian company’s most customisable production bike, but this Nmoto Nostalgia machine has to be the wildest custom version yet. Nmoto has been showing …

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Fusion M1 hybrid has rotary engine

No, it’s not the 1970s again — Furion Motorcycles of France plans to resurrect the Wankel rotary engine for their hybrid M1 motorcycle that also has an electric motor. Rotary engines were big news in the 1970s, most notably in the Mazda RX-8. There were also many motorcycles with rotary …

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Win a BMW F 850 GS Rallye in 2019 Safari

One rider could win a new BMW F 850 GS Rallye simply by attending the 2019 BMW GS Safari in April riding through the New South Wales High Country. The prize is being offered by BMW Motorrad Australia which is celebrating its 25th year of safaris. Registrations open today (Friday …

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Cops withdraw Lidar speed gun fines

South Australia Police is temporarily suspending use of the Lidar speed gun and withdrawing 150 speeding fines after three court decisions found police can misuse the handheld guns. The three defendants charged with speeding detected by police on Lidar guns had their fines overturned. Now, SAPOL is temporarily withdrawing Lidar guns …

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Kobe Smart Case neatly secures your helmet

If you’ve ever had your helmet stolen from your bike or accidentally knocked or blown off your bike, then the stylish rear-rack-mounted Kobe Smart Case could be your solution. It electronically secures your helmet to your bike when parked and neatly folds away when not in use to be visually …

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Jarvish offers smart helmet discounts

Taiwanese company Jarvish has launched a crowd-funding campaign and discounts to produce their X and X-AR smart helmets that include a host of technology as well as voice-only access to Siri, Amazon Alexa and OK Google control. Other features are a carbonfibre shell, front and rear 1080p 360-degree cameras, Bluetooth audio, …

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Register now for Special Olympics ride

Riders can make a dream ride come true for people with an intellectual disability and have the opportunity to ride around Sydney Motorsport Park at the Soar & Roar Festival on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The event raises funds for Special Olympics Australia. Spokesman Aaron Henry expects thousands of riders to …

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