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Who’s to blame in rider-driver rage?

This road rage video of two motorcyclists and a driver has attracted more than a quarter of a million views with viewers divided on who is to blame. It seems the male rider initiates the rage near Berowra north of Sydney by dividing in front of the Nissan SUV driver. …

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Driver fined for blocking lane filterer

A driver who put his arm out the window to stop a Newcastle rider legally filtering through traffic has been fined, leading to a call to make motorcycle helmet cameras legal. We first reported the incident in November, along with helmet-cam video evidence of the offence, and it became our …

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Cheer on Toby Price in 2018 Dakar Rally

Australia’s only Dakar Rally winner, Toby Price, sets off on his fourth rally on Saturday (January 6, 2018) in an effort to score a second personal win and 17th consecutive victory for the KTM factory team. There are only two other Aussie riders to cheer on this year. Rodney Faggotter …

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Brake fault recall for Moto Guzzi V7 III

Moto Guzzi has recalled its V7 III over a fault in the brake system. It is the first official recall notice issued by Moto Guzzi since July 2013. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says part of the ABS system pipe-work may contact or …

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Aussie 2-stroke invention may fail

A brilliant Australian-designed two-stroke engine that meets tough emissions requirements and eliminates total-loss lubrication may fail for a lack of investment. The Crankcase Independent Two-Stroke (CITS) was invented by former South African motorsport engineer Basil van Rooyen, Director of CITS Engineering, St Ives, who says it would be ideal for …

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Volunteers flood biker recovery service

More than 300 volunteers have signed up to Bikers 4 Bikers Down, a service that helps riders recovering from a serious motorcycle crash. Hawkebsury couple Cheri and Greg Nunn (pictured above) started up the free service in May 2017 after suffering a motorcycle crash on Anzac Day 2016 with ongoing …

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Riders targeted in road toll debate

Despite the motorcyclist road toll decreasing more than any other group in Australia, police and media are targeting the few dangerously high speeds of some stupid riders. The annual road toll debate has again fired up after a very bad holiday season shattered near-historic road toll lows. According to official …

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2017 better year for safety recalls

There were 28 safety recalls in 2017 in Australia for motorcycle, ATV and scooter faults which is the lowest number since 2014. There were 39 official safety recalls in 2016 which was the biggest number in five years: 30 in 2015, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012 …

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‘First’ rear facing speed cameras?

Western Australia police are claim they have the first rear facing mobile speed camera in Australia for the specific purpose of catching speeding motorcyclists. However, we checked other police services throughout the country and they say their mobile speed camera vans can scan across multiple lanes and capture vehicles approaching …

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