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Curtiss launches electric Zeus prototype

American motorcycle company Curtiss Motorcycles is moving quickly from their old-school Confederate Motorcycles past into an electric future with this Zeus prototype. Last year, Alabama motorcycle company Confederate decided to ditch its now-controversial name after race riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one person was killed and 26 injured when a car …

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25th anniversary Ruptured Budgie Rally is old-school

The Ruptured Budgie Rally, considered one of the last of the old-school motorcycle rallies, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend (May 18-20, 2018). Although it is run by the Moto Guzzi Club of Queensland (MGCQ), the rally is held in NSW and attracts riders of all types of motorcycles from …

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High-speed police pursuits questioned

Police pursuits are again being questioned after an American police officer was sacked last week for shooting a motorcycle rider in 2016 following a high-speed chase. Officer Brian Trainer shot Terrence Sterling, 31, twice but did not turn on his body camera until after the shooting.  The recent D.C. police …

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Honda releases Café Neo Racer price

Just days after announcing a ridiculous price for the new Monkey Bike, Honda Australia has announced a more realistic price for the modern/retro CB1000R Café Neo Racer. It will arrive in Honda showrooms this month at $16,499 plus on-road costs which is $500 less than the CBR1000RR without ABS. Once …

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Honda, Marc Márquez, And The Shadow Of 2014

Riding Two wins, one second, and a lost victory in Argentina is the sum of the start of Marc Márquez’s current MotoGP campaign Is MotoGP headed for another 2014-like season, in which Marc Márquez blitzed the first 10 races and eventually won 13 of 18 on his Repsol Honda RC213V?

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Reservations about reduced speeds and barriers

Riders have expressed reservations about the possibility of speed reductions and unsafe barriers in impending roadworks on Brisbane’s most famous motorcycling road. Transport and Main Roads has contacted members of the Motorcycle Advocacy Group (Qld) to advise they are starting design work on $11.3 million worth of roadworks projects in the Mount …

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Jawa launches 350 Special retro race replica

Czech Replica motorcycle company Jawa has unveiled this 350 Special retro race replica, its second bike since it was taken over by Indian tractor company Mahindra a year ago. Mahindra also bought legendary British brand BSA last year and has hinted it will return to the international market this year …

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Motorcycle exhaust blitz expected soon

Another Queensland Police and Transport and Main Roads (TMR) blitz on motorcycles is expected in the next couple of weeks, particularly concentrating on noisy exhausts. As part of Operation Grenadine on April 28/29, Queensland Police issued 16 vehicle defect notices and TMR officers issued six defect notices. TMR could not …

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