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Hi-tech riders face police harassment

BikeHUD head-up display Riders who adopt hi-tech safety technologies such as head-up display may face harassment from over-jealous police who issue fines for wearing them, warns long-time motorcycle campaigner and Emeritus Professor of Transport Marcus Wigan. He says the approval in most states and territories of UNECE 22.05 helmets is …

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Sunday Check-In: 10 Random Things

Each morning I receive a writing prompt from Daily Page. Since I haven’t been using them over the last few weeks, I thought I’d combine 10 of the ones I missed and see what happens. 1. Where do you dream of traveling next? I’m not sure where my street trips …

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Michelin's Nicola Goubert talks about MotoGP tire progress

Michelin’s return to MotoGP–now as the spec tire supplier–after a seven-year absence is being taken very seriously by the French company, with its considerable resources all being brought to bear in developing the latest generation tires. After seven years away from GPs, Michelin returns to the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, …

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Not So Easy Rider safety film

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eFNcbltDnM?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&w=720&h=540] This 1973 safety film starring Easy Rider star Peter Fonda and legendary stuntman Evel Knievel is not only hilarious, with some great period music, but also still surprisingly relevant in 2016. While the film doesn’t endorse lane filtering or splitting, most of the information supplied is still as …

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Skully HUD helmet coming to Australia

Skully AR-1 HUD helmet The world’s first commercial available motorcycle helmet with an integrated head-up display (HUD), the Skully AR-1, is shipping to customers, just two years from concept. The AR-1 has received DOT/ECE certification and will be available in Australia in states where the international standard helmet is permitted …

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Ride it, Baby. Ride it. Giddyup!

This is just a silly little video clip from a ride I did in the pine barrens of south Jersey with my friend Gary last week. Because of the way that video seems to flatten everything out, you don’t really see what the terrain was like. The profile of this …

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Motorcycle trivia quiz from the whiz

Triumph knowledge all help in our quiz Our Motorbike Writer trivia whiz has so far proven to be 100% accurate and continues to provide some brain-teasing questions for our weekly quiz. This week you will need to know about Triumph’s new owner, helmets, leather and patch gangs to score well. We …

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First Aid course sets 2016 dates

The must-do First Aid for Motorcyclists has announced its schedule of courses around Australia for 2016, along with a partnership with a similar British course. You can see all the dates here. The four-hour courses cost $78 and their schedule includes nine courses each in Victoria and Queensland, five in …

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Take our New Year rider personality test

To wish you a Happy New Year and help cure that hangover, we have prepared a very special and fun rider personality test that will tell you what sort of rider you really are! It has been specially prepared by a highly qualified team of hard-working and hard-drinking riders on New …

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