Aussie launches electric Savic Motorcycles
Australia’s first electric motorcycle company, Savic Motorcycles, will launch their electric Cafe Racer prototype at the Melbourne Moto Expo on Friday (November 23, 2018). Melbourne rider Dennis Savic, 26, spent more than 650 hours designing and building the prototype. The three Cafe Racer production versions will be made in Melbourne and Taiwan. They will be available ... The post Aussie launches electric Savic Motorcycles appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Momodesign helmet fan keeps a cool head
Italian motorcycle helmet manufacturer Momodesign has added a fan that activates at low speed to keep the airflow going to your head in the hot summer months. The Aero helmet features a Tornado Ventilation System that switches off at high speeds and only activates at low speeds thanks to a built-in GPS. It’s not the first ... The post Momodesign helmet fan keeps a cool head appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Legendary 10% discount for our readers
Indian-based motorcycle tour company Legendary Moto Rides is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 10% discount on their three 2019 Himalayan tours riding the highest motorable roads in the world. To score the discount, just type in the code “MBW10%” when making a booking. Riders can save from about $A330 to $A450 with the 10% discount. ... The post Legendary 10% discount for our readers appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
MotoCAP rates eight textile jackets
The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, rates eight new textile jackets poorly for safety and comfort. Unlike the 10 leather jackets MotoCAP rated when it launched in September, none of the textile jackets rates more than two stars for comfort or safety. An official MotoCAP release says they expect better gear with higher ... The post MotoCAP rates eight textile jackets appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Do you really need a bigger fuel tank?
Some adventure bikes are big and heavy enough already, so adding a larger fuel tank seems an unnecessary addition of weight. Do you really need up to 500km of range when service stations are a maximum of about 250-300km apart even in the remote outback? It’s also extra weight right over the front wheel; just ... The post Do you really need a bigger fuel tank? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Five tips for riding old wooden bridges
In the wake of a damning report that says one in five wooden bridges in Australia is in need of repair, we have compiled five tips on how riders should tackle these bridges safely. Dangers for riders consist of rotting planks, exposed nails and spikes, and longitudinal planks that can knock a bike off course. ... The post Five tips for riding old wooden bridges appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
20% of timber bridges need fixing
Timber bridges add authenticity to a rural ride, but they can be a particular danger to riders with longitudinal planks, rotting wood and exposed spikes. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) says one in five of these local timber bridges are in poor condition and there is an extensive backlog of bridges that need fixing. ... The post 20% of timber bridges need fixing appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Rider’s widow urges vote for roads
The widow of a rider killed when he hit wire rope barriers has urged riders to vote in this weekend’s Victorian election for the party that pledges to improve the state’s roads. Jan White was speaking at the Bad Roads Rally in Bendigo at the weekend. Her husband, Phil, died a year ago when his Harley ... The post Rider’s widow urges vote for roads appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Why are adventure bikes getting bigger?
When Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor rode around the world in 2004 on BMW R 1150 GS Adventure bikes we saw how difficult the bigger bikes were in tough terrain. Since then, BMW has gone to an R 1200 GS and now an even bigger R 1250 GS. Meanwhile, Ducati from a Multistrada 1200 to 1260 ... The post Why are adventure bikes getting bigger? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
‘Assaulted’ veteran rider faces new charge
An army veteran rider who claims he was assaulted by police at a March 2018 charity ride now faces a charge of not obeying the direction of police. The incident was caught on this video which shows Michael “Magic” Parr being confronted by Senior Constable Murphy of the NSW Police Strike Force Raptor. It occurred ... The post ‘Assaulted’ veteran rider faces new charge appeared first on Motorbike Writer.