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Robust lock secures motorcycle helmet

Made with a stainless steel transmission chain, this DSD (Dirty Side Down) Motoring helmet lock appears to be the strongest and most secure we’ve seen yet. It’s the labour of UK father and son Andras and Thomas Torkos who bought special milling machinery and a lathe to make the helmet …

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Concern for motorcycles in car-free zones

A Victorian rider group has called for motorcycles and scooters to be included in proposed car-free zones in Melbourne. The City of Melbourne has just released two transport discussion papers which include suggestions for car-free zones or “superblocks”, less on-street parking and less footpath clutter. Concerned with a lack of …

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Brembo Brakes expands in India

Italian-based motorcade braking systems manufacturer Brembo Brakes has announced it will set up a new factory in Chennai, India. The third Indian plant is expected to mainly make low-budget ByBre (by Brembo) brakes for mass-produced low-capacity bikes. ByBre has more than 50% market share in the two-wheeler segment. The opening …

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Elliott Motorcycles Softail beats record

Elliott Motorcycles of Sydney failed to grab the title of the world’s fastest Softail, but have smashed their own Aussie speed record and plan to return to the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner in South Australia next year. Owner Elliott Andrews took his modified 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 …

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2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Dyno

Bikes How much horsepower? How much torque? We find out. KTM says it didn’t change the big V-twin that powers the 2018 1290 Super Duke R but we still picked up 2 more peak horsepower, bringing the grand total to……

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Sikhs seek turban instead of helmets

While NSW Sikhs have pleaded to ride motorcycles on streets posted up to 60km/h while wearing a turban instead of a helmet, another Canadian province has allowed the exemption. On April 12, Canada’s Alberta Province joins Manitoba and British Columbia in allowing an exemption for Sikhs to ride with a …

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Modern headlights dazzling motorcyclists 

Modern Xenon and LED headlights are dangerously dazzling motorcycle riders and car drivers, leading to a UN investigation into the road safety issue. These brighter headlights are becoming more prevalent as standard equipment in modern cars and motorcycles. LED headlights on a 2018 Goldwing However, they have been found to …

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