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Uni hints at more LAMS bikes limits

The learner-approved motorcycle scheme (LAMS) should not only consider limits on power-to-weight (PTW) ratio and engine capacity, but also motorcycle type. The suggestion is included in a new Monash University’s Accident Research Centre report that assesses factors affecting crash risk related to PTW ratio, engine capacity and motorcycle type. It found that …

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Nissan unveils second-gen Leaf NISMO RC

Nissan’s new electric race car has just been revealed in Tokyo. The second-generation Leaf NISMO RC, which was unveiled at Nissan Crossing in the city’s Ginza district, features more than twice the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor. Developed by Nissan’s NISMO racing arm, the electric race car …

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Police launch pilot training course

A police senior sergeant and returned rider, has started a training course for returned riders in his district which he hopes will become a pilot for further courses throughout Queensland. Snr Sgt Peter Waugh of Jimboomba secured a grant from the Queensland Government’s Community Road Safety Grants scheme for the …

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Wild nostalgia version of BMW R nineT

Would you believe this wild nostalgia custom motorcycle started life as the BMW R nineT and that you can buy actually buy one? The R nineT is the Bavarian company’s most customisable production bike, but this Nmoto Nostalgia machine has to be the wildest custom version yet. Nmoto has been showing …

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Fusion M1 hybrid has rotary engine

No, it’s not the 1970s again — Furion Motorcycles of France plans to resurrect the Wankel rotary engine for their hybrid M1 motorcycle that also has an electric motor. Rotary engines were big news in the 1970s, most notably in the Mazda RX-8. There were also many motorcycles with rotary …

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Win a BMW F 850 GS Rallye in 2019 Safari

One rider could win a new BMW F 850 GS Rallye simply by attending the 2019 BMW GS Safari in April riding through the New South Wales High Country. The prize is being offered by BMW Motorrad Australia which is celebrating its 25th year of safaris. Registrations open today (Friday …

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Cops withdraw Lidar speed gun fines

South Australia Police is temporarily suspending use of the Lidar speed gun and withdrawing 150 speeding fines after three court decisions found police can misuse the handheld guns. The three defendants charged with speeding detected by police on Lidar guns had their fines overturned. Now, SAPOL is temporarily withdrawing Lidar guns …

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