Yet more MV Agusta race replicas

MV Agusta has unveiled race replicas for their three-cylinder F3 bikes in the run-up to the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The F3 675 and F3 800 RC (Reparto Corse) versions follow a plethora of race replicas and limited-editions released over the past few weeks. They include the Lewis Hamilton F4 LH44, F4 […]

Hellboy Harley-Davidson revealed for charity

The official unveiling of a custom Hellboy Harley-Davidson called Big Red will be the highlight of a fundraising event for the Cooktown Crusaders tomorrow (November 4, 2017). Big Red is a 2009 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic airbrushed with a Hellboy theme by Lucky Caleb Airbrush & Custom Paint. The bike belongs to Peter ‘Mr […]

Report animals loose on the road

Riders have been encouraged to report animals – livestock and even wildlife – that are roaming loose on the roads as they have the potential to cause a severe motorcycle crash. Riders are advised to contact either the police, road authorities or the local council. The call comes as recent rains have spurred roadside vegetation […]

India launches first choppers company

India is launching its first chopper motorcycles company, Avantura Choppers, with an American frame designer and premium bolt-on parts. Avantura Choppers is targeted at the premium end of the market with component partnerships from across the world including S&S Engines, Mustang, Kellerman and others. The brand will soon announce the launch of its first bike […]

Motorcycle safety focus of seminars

Motorcycle safety has been a welcome focus of two recent major Australian forums over the past week. Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) hosted a seminar on road infrastructure issues and motorcycle crashes today and Deakin Uni hosted a symposium on motorcycle safety last Friday. The ARRB seminar brought together road designers, traffic managers and other […]

Weekend motorbike crashes more severe

Weekend motorcycle crashes are more severe and costly than during the week, according to figures from insurer Youi. Friday is the worst day for all types of motor vehicle crashes.  However, Youi claims data from January 2016 to September 30, 2017, shows motorcyclists are more likely to crash on a weekend. Saturday is the highest-risk […]

Halloween: Five biggest motorbike frights

To celebrate Halloween we thought we’d share our five biggest frights on a motorcycle. Cross winds can be a frightening thing, but add hail, massive Yank tanks and limited vision and it really is a fright worthy of Halloween. It occurred riding a Victory Cross Country to Laramie, Wyoming. The fully laden full dresser with […]

Is it time for bike bashing to stop?

We’re not talking about how politicians, drivers and the general public practise bike bashing, but how riders “bash” other riders’ choice of ride. The motorcycling community is small and should be expected to band together, especially against the tide of public opinion that we are too loud and dangerous. Yet it seems bashing other bike […]

Successful Harley Days set for return

A successful Harley Days event in Wollongong over the weekend has prompted Harley-Davidson Australia to declare they would like to return to the coastal city for a third year. Marketing director Adam Wright says they attracted more than 10,000 people over the three days of the second annual event, even though HOG (Harley Owners Group) member […]