Pigs really do fly over Dubai

Sorry, but we simply had to make a pun that pigs really do fly when we noticed this week that Dubai police have decided to buy hoverbikes to fight crime. “Hoverbikes” have been around for a few years now from various tech companies as well as BMW Motorrad whose Hover Ride is currently a toy, […]

V2V warns rider and traffic of crash

Riders and surrounding car passengers will be warned of an impending crash in future vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, according to BMW, Yamaha and Honda. The features have been displayed in BMW R 1200 RS, Honda Africa Twin and Yamaha MT-09 Tracer prototypes at a conference at the BMW Munich headquarters this week. The companies have committed […]

Yamaha adds artificial intelligence – Motorbike Writer

Self-riding motorcycles and artificial intelligence are the future of riding, according to two Yamaha concepts. The Motobot Ver.2 and MOTOROiD will be among six debut models and concepts to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show from October 27 to November 5. Yamaha Motobot Ver.2 Yamaha unveiled its first Motobot in 2015 with the promise […]

Friday the 13th motorcycle safety tips

Whether  you’re superstitious or not, Friday the 13th is expected to be a bad day for motorcycle crashes; not because of the date, but the day. A Youi insurance claims accident frequency study found most collisions (16%) occurred on Fridays and were most likely to happen between the peak periods of 8am – 9am and […]

Suzuki recalls UK110 scooter over stalling

Suzuki Australia has recalled the UK110 scooter over an engine stalling issue. The official recall notice was issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Council. It says the fastening nut from the drive pulley on the CVT has been insufficiently tightened due to an improper tightening method and incorrect tightening torque. During assembly, soldering flux may […]

Oxley Highway awaits speed review

Recently announced roadworks and safety initiatives on the famed Oxley Highway in NSW do not mean the speed review has been cancelled. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman told us the Oxley Highway Speed Zone Review is “still being finalised”. We’ve been told the speed review is “imminent” for the past year.  RMS had planned to […]

Melting tar claims first crash victim

Repairs to shoddy Mt Glorious roadworks have been delayed while Queensland’s Main Roads finds “specialised contractor” after a rider crashed this week in slippery melting tar. The rider, Steve, suffered minor injuries and his Honda was damaged, but he was able to ride home, according to eye witnesses. They say he was lucky not to […]

Ducati feast at Laverda Concours

Ducati fans will find plenty to feast their eyes on at the annual Laverda Concours at Cleveland this Sunday (October 15, 2017).  The Ducati display will be the highlight as Ducati Owners Club of Queensland celebrates 40 years in Australia with a model from just about every year since the 1950s. Organiser Franko Von says […]

NSW motorcyclists ride to work

NSW motorcyclists are being asked to ride to work tomorrow (October 11, 2017) to celebrate the first National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week until Saturday. The Motorcycle Council of NSW Ride to Work Day is the only official event in the national campaign, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The event is part of the Motorcycle Awareness Month […]