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Funny ad for motorcycle insurance

Now that budget online motorcycle insurer Insure My Ride* has closed, Swann Motorcycle Insurance is ramping up its motorcycle insurance with this funny ad. It shows a rider on a Triumph America setting off on an errand to pick up milk and toilet paper. Like so many riders, he doesn’t …

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Rider attempts west to east crossing record

Adventure rider and founder of the Great Australian Ride, Stuart Ball, will attempt to set a new record for a west-to-east crossing of Australia via the Gunbarrel Highway and Simpson Desert. Depending on weather, he will leave tomorrow or Friday (September 7-8) at 5am and hopes to be on the …

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Bimota closure causes concern for owners

Italian motorcycle company Bimota has been running down for the past few years and last week there was a final closure of their main factory near Rimini. The latest development leaves owners wondering about parts and warranty support. We tried to contact Australian importers Urban Moto Imports (UMI), but they …

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Renthal issues stop-riding recall notice

Renthal Ltd has advised riders to stop riding their bike if fitted with their motorcycle handlebar clip-ons over concerns about “stress corrosion cracking”. The bars affected are Renthal Gen 1 and Gen 2 Clip-ons with part numbers: CL100, CL101, CL102, CL103, CL104, CL105, CL106, CL107, CL108, CL109. The official recall …

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Yamaha sees autonomous future

Yamaha is already working on a Motobot road motorcycle that rides itself and is now developing an autonomous self-driving off-road vehicle. While most car manufacturers are developing and testing self-drive vehicles there has been limited work done on autonomous vehicles by motorcycle manufacturers. Honda and BMW have only developed self-balancing …

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What do you do when too old to ride?

This guy’s daughter told him that he was too old to ride anymore, so he used parts from his bikes and his motorcycle memorabilia in his 1940 Dodge Rat Rod Pickup Truck. Check out this short video we did with proud owner Rich Matthews, aged 77, at the Burbank Car …

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Call for moped rules for all states

All states should allow people to ride a 50cc moped on a car licence to improve traffic congestion and teach young motorists road craft, says Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association boss Stuart Strickland. At present, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia have a moped rule and it is widely used by commuters and international tourists …

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Lions Rd closed until end of year

Bridge work that closed the famous Lions Rd on the Queensland and NSW border in January will keep the popular motorcycle route closed until the end of the year. It was supposed to be closed to traffic for only six months, but bad weather has forced delays until December 15, …

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