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Electric scooter figures in Lambretta return

Iconic Italian scooter brand Lambretta is expected to return to Australia in September with three models, followed by an electric version. Last year, the iconic Italian scooter brand celebrated its 70th anniversary with an anniversary V-Special model (pictured above), a Euro4-compliant range and plans to develop an electric scooter. Around …

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Shoei Ex-Zero joins retro helmet trend

Japanese helmet manufacturer Shoei has joined the trend toward retro full-face helmets with their new Ex-Zero. The manufacturer says it will be available worldwide from July. Prices are not yet released for Australia, but in the UK it will cost from £359.99 for a solid colour and £413.99 for the graphic …

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Ulysses Club offers plenty to young women

The Ulysses Club may have a cartoon logo of an old man with a big nose, but the club also has plenty to offer younger female riders, says Kylie Sonter, 46, of Bendigo. Kylie wrote to us in April telling us about her experience as a female riding a Kawasaki …

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Royal Enfield 500s finally offered with ABS

More than 16 months after the Royal Enfield range was launched in Europe with dual-channel ABS, Australian fans can finally buy the Continental GT, Bullet 500 and Classic 500 range with these upgraded brakes. We asked Royal Enfield Australia distributors Urban Moto Imports (UMI) last January now long it would …

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Dangerous precedent in motorbike insurance hike

A dangerous precedent has been set with an American road safety report suggesting insurance companies price some motorists and vehicles off the road. The Road to Zero report from the USA’s National Safety Council doesn’t mention motorcycles in reference to insurance. However, it does suggest pricing risk-taking motorists off the …

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Can you remove your helmet sticker?

You can now remove the approval certificate sticker on the outside of your helmet, but you still need to have an internal certificate label or sticker to avoid a fine from a copper who thinks they know the law better than you. In fact, just in case you are ever …

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Are there too many changes in speed zones?

Despite a 2014 Austroads report finding there are too many speed zones and the frequency of zone changes is too high, chances of authorities making any changes as a result of the report are minimal, an Austroads official admits. The 116-page “Model National Guidelines for Setting Speed Limits at High-Rick …

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