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Riders warned on pothole repair program

A pothole repair program being carried out throughout NSW, and possibly other states, could be a danger to riders, says the NSW Motorcycle Council president Steve Pearce. His warning follows recent reports from riders of crashes in potholes fixed by a new process that leaves ball-bearing-sized gravel on the surface. …

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Motorcycle riders warned of starting bushfires

Riders should be aware of the dangers of riding in bushfire areas and of accidentally starting bushfires in the current tinder-dry drought conditions across Australia and western USA. By all means riders should head out into the country to spend their much-needed dollar in drought-stricken areas, but they should also …

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Motorcycle horn vital for travel in Asia

Most riders don’t use their horn, but is vital for travelling safely in Asia, writes travel writer Maria Visconti. (Click here to check out legalities of horn use.) Maria Visconti While most Australian riders will not automatically check where their rented bike’s horn is before starting to ride abroad — …

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Video: Rider avoids debris from truck

Unsecured debris falling off trucks and utes is a fairly common occurrence and very dangerous for riders as seen in this video where a Canadian motorcyclist manages to avoid two wooden pallets that fall off a truck. The BMW F 800 GS rider posted his helmet-cam video on YouTube under the …

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Germany replaces dangerous steel road signs

Germany is replacing dangerous steel road signs and posts with plastic versions to improve safety for motorcyclists who hit them. The new road signs are being installed to point out that there is a sharp bend coming up. German safety research facility DEKRA has tested the new road signs and found …

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Boost for rider road safety technology

A worldwide program to find, encourage, test and develop innovative technology that will improve motorcycle road safety is being launched. The Motorcycle Technology Evaluation Challenge (MotoTEC) program is being developed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute with $US400,000 from Australian company Transurban which operates toll roads both here and in …

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Handy signal helps motorcyclists pass

There is a variety of gestures riders can use to signal to people in their pack or other riders sharing the same route that make riding safer and more effective. Apart from hand gestures, you can use your leg, the motorcycle horn or your headlights. Before reading further on, click …

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