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Toby Price extends lead in Dakar Rally

Toby unstoppable in the dunes Australian rider Toby Price has extended his lead in the 2016 Dakar Rally after winning the Stage 9 which officials cut short because of the tough dune conditions. Cheer on Toby by sending a message of support to his Facebook page. The KTM rider is Australia’s …

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Balancing Yugos at Wild Bill’s

On a chilly day, what better way to warm your heart than with some roadside Americana? I present to you… Balancing Yugos. Pretty nifty, aren’t they? When I was a teenager, I worked in a shoe store. My boss there had a Yugo in a color that is probably best described …

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Gallery: Inside the 2016 Honda RC213V-S Part 1

Say what you will about Honda’s road-going MotoGP replica the RC213V-S and its disappointing 101 horsepower in US spec, it’s a stunning piece of equipment and the closest most riders will get to ever throwing a leg over a true MotoGP machine. Honda released an extensive press kit with the …

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What’s it like to ride at 300kmh?

BMW S 1000 RR You probably won’t have reached 300kmh (186mph), unless you’ve been to a track with a long straight, or ridden on the autobahn or the unrestricted part of the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory. Anthony Hopkins (playing Burt Munro) says in the 2005 film The World’s Fastest …

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Toby Price takes the lead in Dakar Rally

Toby Price wins stage eight Australia’s only entrant in the 2016 Dakar Rally, NSW rider Toby Price, is now leading the race after his fourth stage win in the gruelling event with just five more stages to go. No other rider this year has managed more than one stage win and he’s the …

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Seeking Calder: Riding in Roxbury

In my travels around the internet one of the rabbit holes that I recently fell down was reading about the sculptor Alexander Calder. Somewhere along the line, I learned that he lived and worked in Roxbury, Connecticut. That’s a little town that is less than an hour from Bridgeport where the …

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Scotland plans 1mph speed tolerance

Scotland is one of the greatest countries in the world to ride a motorcycle, but that is expected to change from March when the country introduces a 1mph speed tolerance. Scotland will then join Australia in an flawed “nanny state” clampdown on accidental speeders for the sins of the few …

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Draggin in DuPont Kevlar top 50 products

Xray profile of Draggin Jeans Australian motorcycle protection clothing company Draggin has been listed by DuPont Kevlar in its 50th Anniversary to be one of the 50 best products to use Kevlar.  It is the only Australian company recognised by in the DuPont Kevlar 50th anniversary list which also includes products such …

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Hopes high for Toby Price in Dakar Rally

Toby wins stage six Australia’s only entrant in the 2016 Dakar Rally, NSW rider Toby Price, is in second place at the half-way point of the gruelling event with more stage wins than any other rider. Toby won stage six, his second stage win in a row and his third for the rally, …

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Steve McQueen sells, Evel Knievel doesn’t

Steve McQueen’s 1963 Triumph Bonneville “Desert Sled” The star power of Hollywood legend and motorbike racer Steve McQueen has again been proved with a Triumph Bonneville called the “Desert Sled” selling at auction for $US103,000. In 2009, the Desert Sled sold at Bonhams & Butterfields’ first motorcycle and memorabilia auction for $84,240, …

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