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Would you pay $40 to scan your helmet?

Riders may soon have peace of mind their helmet is safe to use after a drop or crash, thanks to a new invention that uses a laser to scan your helmet. The Helmet Doctors who developed the device now want to know if riders would pay $40 for the safety scanning …

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MotoCAP rates textile pants low on safety

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given only half a star to two stars to eight more pairs of textile pants. MotoCAP launched in September 2018 with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. In November they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower …

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Automatic brakes in cars; motorbikes next?

Automatic brakes that sense an imminent crash and activate an emergency stop have been endorsed in all new cars from 2020. Are motorcycles next? The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe says 40 countries have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles be equipped with automatic brakes. Those …

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Classic MINIs to party at Silverstone

Mini to Celebrate 60 Years at Silverstone, British Museum and International Mini Meet Forget feeling guilty about nostalgia; looking back is not a bad thing – there’s been a spate of articles recently reassuring us that it’s good for the soul to look back. In short, nostalgia is a positive …

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Classic MINIs to party at Silverstone

Mini to Celebrate 60 Years at Silverstone, British Museum and International Mini Meet Forget feeling guilty about nostalgia; looking back is not a bad thing – there’s been a spate of articles recently reassuring us that it’s good for the soul to look back. In short, nostalgia is a positive …

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Steve McQueen Speed Twin sets record

Steve McQueen continues to set motorcycle records 38 years after his death with his Triumph Speed Twin fetching the highest price ever paid for that model at auction. The 1938 Triumph 5T Speed Twin 500 was estimated to fetch up to $US65,000 (about $A91,000), but sold at the Bonham’s annual …

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Celebrate Australia Day with classic racing

One of the best ways to celebrate the Australia Day weekend is with three days of classic racing at the magnificent Phillip Island circuit. More than 450 bikes will compete in 56 races at the 26th Phillip Island Classic from January 25-27. A three-day adult ticket costs $82 bought online …

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