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Warning over fake motorcycle parts

A haul of fake motorcycle parts in India has prompted an Australian authority in trademark infringements to warn riders to be careful about buying cheap parts. The fake parts were for Indian TVS motorcycles which also makes the new BMW G 310 R (pictured above) and G 310 S, however …

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Counterpoint: Maybe VR Will Help Motorcycles

Nearly a year ago Motorbike Writer posted a piece about the threat posed to motorcycles by virtual reality or VR. The logic isn’t actually all that difficult to understand. VR goes further than traditional games to simulate real world experiences, such that a motorcycle game, at least theoretically, can feel like …

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Upgraded Triumph Tiger costs more

The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 has more than 100 upgrades and a 10kg saving, but it will cost between $2400 and $2600 more. Now called the Tiger 1200, dropping the Explorer from the name, the new bikes arrive in Australia from February. The XRx will be $24,200 (previously $22,700), the …

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Is Kawasaki Z900RS worth the money?

Whether the Kawasaki Z900RS tribute bike to the legendary Z1 is worth the money is the question that has been on everyone’s lips since the price was announced. At about $18,000 ride away (depending on where you live) it’s about $4000 than the Z900 on which it is based. But …

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Sport Rider Covers From 1997

News A glimpse of what was running in the ultimate high-performance motorcycle magazine The possibilities of what could go on the covers of Sport Rider was virtually endless, but these are the photos that made the cut in 1997.

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Aussie Vincent Black Lightning sets world record

On Australia Day, an Australian speed-record-holding 1951 Vincent Black Lightning has set a world record at the Bonham’s annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction. The 1951 Vincent Black Lightning sold for $US929,000 ($A1,155,000, €748,500), making it the most valuable motorcycle ever sold at auction.  The Bonham’s action is one of two …

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Police crack down on noisy mufflers

Victorian police launched Operation Muffler this month to crack down on noisy motorcycle and car mufflers after complaints from the public. The operation began on January 15 and will continue “for the foreseeable future”, says a Victoria Police media spokeswoman. “Operation Muffler was formulated in response to community feedback to …

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Motorcycle Safety 101: Being a Safer Rider

Motorcycle Safety 101 for American Riders: There’s nothing like the freedom of taking on the open road on a motorcycle but the sad reality is that motorcycle deaths happen 27 times more frequently and motorcycle injuries also occur six times more frequently than crashes involving other types of vehicles, according to the …

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The Sportbikes We Wish They’d Make

Bikes A new Ducati Supermono, a fuel-injected KTM stroker, a high-revving 400cc V-4 Honda, and other motorcycles to make the sportbiker swoon The coolest sportbikes that don’t exist. If they build them, would you buy them?

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