Braaap recall as fraud case in limbo

Pocket-sized Braaap Motorcycles has issued a safety recall on their retro ST-250 as their case against fraud and rebirthing charges stall in court. Braaap GM founder Brad Smith says they are fighting the charges of “rebirthing” 85 motorcycles, brought by the NSW Property Crime Squad. “We still have not had an opportunity to submit any evidence of defence […]

Win Harley jacket, watch at store opening

The second Harley-Davidson dealership in Auckland, New Zealand, is opening with a party and a Harley jacket and watch to give away. North Auckland Harley-Davidson will open on Saturday (May 13, 2017) with a barbecue and drinks and proceeds going to the Pink Ribbon charity, NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The electric Project Livewire motorcycle will […]

Registry for crash victim volunteers

A registry of volunteers to help recovering riders injured in a motorcycle crash is being set up by a Hawkebsury couple who also suffered in a motorcycle crash. Cheri and Greg Nunn are collecting the names and contact details of volunteers and what services they can provide for injured riders. Greg and Cheri Services could consist […]

Harley donates $100k to brain cancer

Harley-Davidson Australia has invited two brain cancer patients on its 100th anniversary ride with Harley “royalty” and is donating $100,000 to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Brain cancer patients Paul McLean and Josh Chalmers are accompanying Bill Davidson, great grandson of a company founder, on the anniversary ride from Sydney to Melbourne. And when they […]

Entire Laverda Museum for sale

The entire Laverda Museum collection from Dutch collector and marque specialist Cor Dees is being offered for sale. The collection features 81 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds and covers the complete history of Moto Laverda from 1950 to 2000. All machines and Laverda motorabilia, which are housed in the family museum in Lisse, The Netherlands, will […]

Ducati recalls Multistrada on shock issue

Ducati is issuing a worldwide recall on 2016-17 Multistrada 1200 Enduro models over an issue with the Sachs shock breaking. The official notice through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is expected to be release over the next couple of days. Ducati says the Sachs semi-active lower rear shock absorber end eyelet may crack and […]

Ducati seeks Royal Enfield buyout

Ducati is reported to have sought a buyout from Royal Enfield owner Eicher Motors, according to the Times of India. Volkswagen was recently also reported to be looking for a buyer for Ducati to allay some of its massive debts over the 2015 emissions scandal. Now it seems Ducati has reached out to Indian automotive […]

Bell marks 100 years of Aussie Harley

A limited edition of 1000 Bell Custom 500 helmets has been produced to honour 100 years of Harley-Davidson in Australia, but you better be quick.   Dealers only have a limited supply in various sizes and all were quickly sold out at Morgan & Wacker on Saturday at their launch party for the week-long 100th anniversary […]

SWM adds Superdual adventurer – Motorbike Writer

Revived Italian motorcycle manufacturer SWM will enter the growing mid-sized adventure bike market with the arrival of the Superdual this month (May 2017). A pre-production model was displayed at the 2016 Moto Expo in Melbourne and SWM Australia spokesman Stephen “Tuffy” Tuff says it attracted a lot of interest. It arrives in the next few […]

What makes a good motorcycle cafe?

What are the criteria for a good motorcycle cafe and which is your favourite? There are thousands of cafes around the world that dedicate themselves to motorcycle riders and the most famous would be the Ace Cafe in North London. Yet, despite its rich history, the cafe is a bit of a letdown. It’s on […]