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Future of disc motorcycle wheels

Will we see disc wheels on motorcycles in the future to cut drag, increase performance, and improve handling and fuel economy? The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy has had a solid wheel for many years and there are a lot of custom aftermarket disc wheels available, but these are designed for aesthetics. …

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Oxley Highway may set safety benchmark

The famed motorcycle nirvana that is the Oxley Highway may soon set the benchmark for rider safety with some innovative safety strategies being considered. While riding the Oxley last week, I bumped into a group of road safety and transport workers at Gingers Creek. They can’t be named nor their …

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Speed camera fines suspended, not cancelled

Victorian Police have suspended, not cancelled, fines recorded by 55 fixed speed and red light cameras infected by “WannaCry” ransomware virus from June 6-23. Acting Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther said almost 600 fines had been “cancelled” and “withdrawn” to retain the public confidence in the system. However, we checked with …

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Why riders should avoid road rage

There have been many You Tube videos showing riders copping the worst of a road rage incident, but in this case, the rider does seem to avoid the worst. The incident occurred on the 14 Freeway near Santa Clarita in California this week. What we don’t see is what led …

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Riding with brain cancer to Harley Heaven

We recently met brain cancer patient Joshua Chalmers on a ride to celebrate the 100th anniversary for Harley-Davidson Australia. Josh and his wife Annabelle (pictured above) had been invited on the ride as part of the company’s donation to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Together with Harley Heaven in Melbourne …

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Fifth Dust Hustle set to sell out

Tickets to ride in the fifth Ellaspede Dust Hustle go on sale on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 6pm and the 140 rider spots are expected to sell out within an hour. Tickets, which have sold out quickly in the past, are only available online here. Rather than being held in Spring, the …

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KTM 390 Duke recall on two issues

KTM Australia has recalled the 2017-model 390 Duke over two issues where the instrument panel and headlight could suddenly turn off. The voluntary safety recall, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the Head Light Control Unit software may cause the LED headlight to reboot while in operation …

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Improved features for Obi Obi bike show

Organisers of the Obi Obi Motorcycle Show have promised to fix any teething problems from their successful inaugural 2016 show when it returns on September 10, 2017. “We were taken a bit by surprise at the number of people rolling up,” says spokesman Steve Walker. “We planned for 500, would have …

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MotoGP: Lorenzo, Assen and the haunted Turn 12

News Jorge Lorenzo and Assen have a love/hate relationship, and one portion of the circuit has been his undoing Jorge Lorenzo and the Assen circuit in the Netherlands have had a love/hate relationship over the years…although it’s been hate as of late…

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Ulysses Club president to control costs

The world-renowned Ulysses Club will focus on keeping a lid on costs as they attempt to retain members, says new president Jen Woods. The second female president was elected at the AGM in Wauchope last month and has set out her agenda for her presidency. Ulysses membership “With decreased membership …

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