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Handlebar height rules a ‘real concern’

An online petition calling for relaxed handlebar height rules for rider comfort and so lane filtering riders hit fewer car mirrors has been rejected by the Liberal Government, but met with “real concern” by the Federal Labor Opposition. Gold Coast handlebar manufacturer Burleigh Bars Australia started the online petition to …

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Triumph announce Scrambler 1200 date

Three months before its release, Triumph Motorcycles has announced the date for its forthcoming 1200cc version of the Bonneville Scrambler with a YouTube teaser and decimated website. The British company must be confident in the success of the bike if they are releasing the scheduled date (24 October 2018) of …

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Ducati Scrambler features in Venom movie

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy trades his personal Triumph Thruxton R for a Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle in the upcoming Spiderman spinoff movie, Venom, coming to Australian cinemas on October 4. Even though he rides, it looks like he does very little riding in Venom unlike fellow Tom (Tom Cruise) who …

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MondialMoto plans first V5 road bike

The famed Italian motorcycle name Mondial will return to the market in 2019, not as the original F.B. Mondial, but as MondialMoto with a 200hp 1000cc V5 road bike. MondialMoto claims the bike will “suck enough air into its cylinders to drain a bathtub in half-a-second”! V5 Superbike MondialMoto V5 …

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DGR not just for gentlemen but ladies, too

Even though the seventh annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on 30 September 2018 shines an “extra strong” spotlight on men’s health issues, the event is also eagerly supported by many ladies. Ladies take charge ‘In fact, almost 30 of the rides planned this year in more than 650 cities across 95 countries …

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Video: Rider avoids debris from truck

Unsecured debris falling off trucks and utes is a fairly common occurrence and very dangerous for riders as seen in this video where a Canadian motorcyclist manages to avoid two wooden pallets that fall off a truck. The BMW F 800 GS rider posted his helmet-cam video on YouTube under the …

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Hanoi to ban motorcycles by 2030

Hanoi plans to ban motorcycles and scooters by 2030 in a move that is disturbingly growing across the world and reflects an upcoming movie about a future where motorcycles are banned. Vietnam’s capital is the second-most polluted in the world, prompting the city council to announce their intended ban on …

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Germany replaces dangerous steel road signs

Germany is replacing dangerous steel road signs and posts with plastic versions to improve safety for motorcyclists who hit them. The new road signs are being installed to point out that there is a sharp bend coming up. German safety research facility DEKRA has tested the new road signs and found …

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