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Harley-Davidson Announces New V-Twin Sportbike

Bikes A 975cc streetfighter is part of The Motor Company’s forward-looking “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth strategy Would you buy a Harley-Davidson sportbike? A 975cc V-twin streetfighter with an upright riding position and rearset footpegs is planned for 2020.

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President Trump E15 fuel pledge riles riders

President Donald Trump says his is “getting very close” to approving a waiver to allow 15% ethanol fuel blends (E15) to be sold year-round. The American Motorcyclist Association is furious. It says it is illegal to use fuel containing more than 10% ethanol in motorcycles and ATVs. They say ethanol …

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Tom Cruise proves he does bike stunts

BMW Motorrad has released this video in which Tom Cruise says he does his own stunts in the sixth Mission Impossible movie – and proves it. Tom again stars as Ethan Hunt, this time riding a BMW R nineT Scrambler through Paris before t-boning a car. The 56-year-old actor has insisted …

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Motorcycles could save cities on parking

If more was done to encourage motorcycles and scooters, cities across the world would save billions of dollars on providing valuable parking space. A study of five American cities has found that the costs of providing huge chunks of land for car-parking spaces are in the billions and, in per-household …

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Electric City Slicker eyes our market

American company CSC Motorcycles is considering exporting its City Slicker electric motorcycle costing just $US2500. Landed here the City Slicker would cost closer to $4000, but would still be one of the cheapest full-sized electric motorcycles available. The bike will be available in the US in September. It’s built as an urban …

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Track-test your bike against BMW models

BMW Motorrad Australia has launched a test-ride and track-day program across the East Coast of Australia with riding tips from professional coaches. Customers will be able to test-ride one of the new range of BMWs on a race track and bring their own motorcycle for comparison. Select riders who register …

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Indian Motorcycle to add European production

Indian Motorcycle has announced plans to increase production in their Polaris plant in Poland to avoid 31% European tariffs on US goods, Associated Press has reported. This follows Harley-Davidson’s announcement it would also move more production offshore, probably to a new facility opening in Thailand next month for the same …

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Should motorcycle riders wear a backpack?

There are a lot of reasons why motorcyclists should not wear a backpack while riding, says Amanda Chan of Flying Solo Gear Co who has designed a special rider’s backpack.  “The average backpack isn’t designed to be worn by motorcycle riders,” Amanda says. “If a rider falls, the pack can …

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Should a congestion tax exempt motorcycles?

Melbourne hopes to join several other cities by introducing a congestion tax for its CBD to solve traffic problems, but it has made no mention of exempting motorcycles and scooters. The city’s Reducing Traffic for Better Streets paper suggests a road-user charge per kilometre to replace vehicle registration fees and/or fuel excise. As …

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