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Great hack for short pillion riders

If you’re so short you or your partner can’t reach the pillion pegs, Alaskan riders Rich and Rosanne Gressett have a great motorcycle hack for you. Back in Alaska, they have modified the rear pillion floorboards on their Harley tourer with a bracket that makes them higher to accommodate “pocket …

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Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours has smart extras

Motorcycle tour guides are usually smart people with a lot of practical tricks that make your journey easier and Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours owner Enrico Grassi is no different. When we arrived in Rome for his Tuscany and Umbria Tour on Friday, he presented us with a welcome package. …

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Motorcycle sales continue to tumble

Motorcycle sales continued to tumble in the first half of this year, down 5.9% on the first half of 2017 and 10.5% on the 2016 half-year result, according to the FCAI figures. It’s not good news for the industry, but good news for riders with July sales expected. The only …

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Is Honda planning a return to the CBX six?

Honda has filed patent drawings for a retro bike that looks a little like its 1980s six-cylinder CBX with a bubble fairing. It would be a competitor for retro models such as the BMW R nineT Racer and Triumph Bonneville Thruxton (with optional bubble fairing) and the popular Kawasaki ZX …

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Witnesses needed in rider fatality

Witnesses to a hit-and-run involving a truck and a motorcyclist aged 22 in Logan Village, Queensland, at 8pm on 15 June 2018 are being urged to come forward to police or provide dashcam or helmet-cam evidence. A 24-year-old Greenbank man will appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court today (Friday, July 6) …

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Suzuki kick-starts July sale discounts

July is typically a great time for motorcycle discounts after the half-year sales reports, with Suzuki Australia leading the price war. The 2018 GSX-R1000 ABS is being offered at $19,990 ride away with 12-months rego and an optional Suzuki Bi-Directional Quickshifter thrown in.  It is normally $21,990 without the shifter, …

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From reluctant pillion to solo rider

How do you encourage women to go from a reluctant pillion to a solo rider? Women riders should be as common as women drivers, according to the American Motorcyclist Association‘s first female chair in its 94-year history, Maggie McNally. Maggie’s comment makes plenty of sense, yet women still only represent …

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BMW R nineT is most customised model

Introduced in 2014, the BMW R nineT has become the second-best seller behind the R 1200 GS models and certainly their most customised including this latest creation by German designer Bernhard Naumann. The R nineT range started out as a custom exercise by BMW to honour the 40th anniversary of …

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