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Lions Rd delays TT until 2018

Delays in bridgework on the famed Lions Rd forced the cancellation of the Lions TT, but organisers plan to return in 2018 after a two-year hiatus. Work began in January to replace six wooden bridges on the Queensland/NSW border road with concrete structures and scheduled completion by the end of June. …

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Why are motorcycles getting hotter?

Modern motorcycles are getting hotter and hotter which is not only an issue for rider comfort but also for reliability and performance. But there are things you can do to fix the problem. The reason modern motorcycles are getting hotter is the increasingly stringent emission rules. Most manufacturers are reaching …

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Royal Enfield Classic 350 catches fire

A Royal Enfield Classic 350 parked in a locked Indian garage has caught fire, putting pressure on the manufacturer to investigate and possibly issue a recall. It follows a series of quality control issues, recalls and an Indian engineer suing the company for 40 faults in his new Himalayan model. …

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No bail on motorcyclist murder charge

Lismore Local Court has again adjourned a hearing on the alleged murder of motorcycle rider Trevor Moran (pictured above) in a January 2017 road crash. Vanessa Fraser, 47, was sent to the mental health unit of a Sydney jail and did not appear in Lismore Local Court in February for the …

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Riders ignored by autonomous tests

Australian governments have issued guidelines for trials of autonomous vehicles on our roads but made no mention of motorcycles. The 24-page Austroads and National Transport Commission report does not mention motorcycles once, although bicycles are mentioned. Austroads boss Nick Koukoulas says the guidelines draw on international best practice and have …

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Rare Italian bikes honour 40th anniversary

Some rare Italian motorcycles are expected to be on show in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall next month to mark the 40th anniversary of the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland. Despite the Festival of Italian Motorcycle & Scooters honouring the DOCQ anniversary, it is open to all Italian bike and scooter …

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Did the ‘anti-bikie’ laws really work?

The tough, so-called anti-bikie VLAD laws in Queensland have not been the success the police claim they are, according to a crime expert. Queensland Police formed the anti-bikie unit, Task Force Maxima, after the VLAD laws were introduced, giving them greater powers. The Task Force has so far seized $13 million …

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Three headlights better than one

Drivers have a better perception of the approaching speed and visibility of a motorcycle if its has three headlights in a triangulated layout. That’s according to UK research that has been cited in the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) motorcycle safety report. And if you believe the study and want …

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