Swingarm recall for BMW R nineT

BMW Motorrad is issuing a worldwide recall on its popular R nineT models from 2014 to 2017 after six bikes were defected with loose swingarm bolts. They say they have no reports of any accidents or injuries resulting from the defect. BMW Motorrad Australia spokesman Nigel Harvey says they have advised dealers there is a delivery […]

Ducati Desmosedici Stradale at Misano

The new V4 Ducati super bike to be unveiled on Thursday (September 7) before the Misano MotoGP will be called the Desmosedici Stradale. It will pay tribute to the Desmosedici race bike from which it was derived and the word, Stradale, is Italian for “road”. We also know that the Stradale retains the distinctive Ducati L-twin growl, […]

Yamaha sees autonomous future – Motorbike Writer

Yamaha is already working on a Motobot road motorcycle that rides itself and is now developing an autonomous self-driving off-road vehicle. While most car manufacturers are developing and testing self-drive vehicles there has been limited work done on autonomous vehicles by motorcycle manufacturers. Honda and BMW have only developed self-balancing bikes that assist riders by […]

What do you do when too old to ride?

This guy’s daughter told him that he was too old to ride anymore, so he used parts from his bikes and his motorcycle memorabilia in his 1940 Dodge Rat Rod Pickup Truck. Check out this short video we did with proud owner Rich Matthews, aged 77, at the Burbank Car Show at Bob’s Burgers. “This […]

Call for moped rules for all states

All states should allow people to ride a 50cc moped on a car licence to improve traffic congestion and teach young motorists road craft, says Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association boss Stuart Strickland. At present, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia have a moped rule and it is widely used by commuters and international tourists at tourist destinations such as […]

Harley targets 4 million new riders

Harley-Davidson claims they will increase the number of new Harley riders by two million in the US and two million more worldwide over the next 10 years. The bold prediction was made by Harley international PR manager Nik Ellwood at the LA launch this week of the new range of eight Softails. Read our first […]

Lions Rd closed until end of year

Bridge work that closed the famous Lions Rd on the Queensland and NSW border in January will keep the popular motorcycle route closed until the end of the year. It was supposed to be closed to traffic for only six months, but bad weather has forced delays until December 15, according to Roads and Maritime […]

2018 Harley-Davidson Softails first impressions

Forget what you know about Softails. The 2018 models combine the Softail and Dyna families with an all-new frame to create a totally different breed. They are no longer “Soft”. They are hard-charging cruisers for the modern era. They feature a much stiffer frame, LED headlights, hidden and tidy wiring, modern graphics and finishes, much-improved […]

Confederate name change after riots

Alabama motorcycle company Confederate is considering changing its now-controversial name after the recent race riots in Charlottesville, Virginia. One person was killed and 26 injured when a car has slammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in the town earlier this month. Now Confederate Motors president H. Matthew Chambers says they […]

Learner drivers not told about lane filtering

It seems that many learner drivers are not being told about motorcycle lane filtering, nor being quizzed about it in their learner test. NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia have introduced lane filtering, it’s on trial in the ACT and is shortly about to be introduced in Western Australia and Tasmania. NSW, Victoria and Queensland […]