Police seeking witnesses to Honda crash
Queensland Police are seeking witnesses after a motorcycle rider received serious injuries from a collision with a car yesterday evening (19 March 2019). The incident happened about 5 pm at the intersection of Creekside Boulevarde and Snapdragon Street, Currimundi. They say the rider was heading north along Creekside Boulevard when the bike collided with a white ... The post Police seeking witnesses to Honda crash appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Charity ride for Bloomhill cancer care
Organisers of the 18th annual Bloomhill Bras n’ Bikes are asking riders to share their stories of battling cancer and to save the date for their 20 October 2019 event. To promote the event, they have released this video of Valda Queenin who tells of her journey since being told she had breast cancer. She ... The post Charity ride for Bloomhill cancer care appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Dad’s Army, George & Mildred bike for auction
You stupid boy, get on your bike and check out this Brough Superior outfit used in the hit comedy TV shows Dad’s Army and George and Mildred. The 1933 Brough Superior 1096cc 11-50hp and Cruiser Sidecar is heading to the Bonhams annual Spring Stafford Sale at the International Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford on 27-28 ... The post Dad’s Army, George & Mildred bike for auction appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Disabled rider claims parking discrimination
A disabled Canberra rider could face a $228 fine for copying his disabled parking permit and making his own holder to use on his Harley because no suitably secure system is available for motorcycles. Alan Francis, 68, says the ACT Transportation Department only supplies a flimsy plastic sleeve with the permit which would not be ... The post Disabled rider claims parking discrimination appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Spate of motorbike hit-run crashes
A spate of hit-run crashes involving drivers speeding off after crashing into motorcycles seems to have hit Victoria. The latest two hit-run crashes were in Brunswick yesterday (19 March 2019) and St Kilda West on Monday. A rider was also injured in a hit-run on Footscray Rd on February 28 and another rider was injured in Laverton ... The post Spate of motorbike hit-run crashes appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Suzuki Motorcycle patent radar reflector
Suzuki Motorcycles have developed a radar reflector, not to detect or jam a police speed radar, but to make motorcycles easier for hi-tech cars to detect them. In fact, the radar reflector could make motorcycles easier for police to detect with radar guns! Suzuki have filed a patent in Japan for the radar reflector. There ... The post Suzuki Motorcycle patent radar reflector appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Riders offered roadside assist discount
Riders all around Australia are being offered discount roadside assistance coverage thanks to the collaboration of the Motorcycle Council of NSW and Australian 24/7 Roadside Services. The service is labelled Motorcycle Assist Australia, providing two levels of cover, a premium service for $99/year, normally $150, and a special basic $49 service. Standard Assist $49/year Australia ... The post Riders offered roadside assist discount appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Woman charged over bike cop crash
A 70-year-old female driver has been charged over hitting a NSW police motorcyclist who had stopped to pull over another car. The crash occurred despite a new rule requiring motorists to slow to 40km/h when passing stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicles. However, instead of charging the woman under the new rule, she was charged with negligent ... The post Woman charged over bike cop crash appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Heather Ellis releases second book
Victorian rider Heather Ellis has released her second book, Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi. It follows her first book, Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, in which Heather documents her solo ride on a Yamaha TT600 through Africa in 1993-94 at the age 28. Over 15 months, Heather travelled 42,000km through 19 countries. ... The post Heather Ellis releases second book appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Norton unveils Breitling Commando 961
Norton Motorcycles has unveiled a limited-edition Commando 961 Cafe Racer MKII to mark its collaboration with Swiss watchmaker Breitling. The bike is one of just 77 and includes dials designed by the watchmaker, as well as signature “Bs” engraved on the clutch box and stitched into the seat. Norton says the bike will officially launch ... The post Norton unveils Breitling Commando 961 appeared first on Motorbike Writer.