Mentorship program for Spyder women
Forget about Spiderman, watch out for Spyder women as the roadster company introduces a mentorship program to get more women riding. Although there are slightly more women in the world than men, they represent only 10-20% of riders, depending on country. For the motorcycle industry to thrive, they need to reach out to this under-represented ... The post Mentorship program for Spyder women appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Delivery riders flouting road rules
Some motorcycle, scooter and bicycle delivery riders are flouting traffic and parking rules, endangering pedestrians and other road users, says Motorcycle Council of NSW vice-chairman Jason Antony. He says it has worsened under the current pandemic lockdown, as more and more people use online services to order meals. Delivery rider scrutiny “The food delivery industry — ... The post Delivery riders flouting road rules appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Driver guilty of hit-run scooter crash
A 55-year-old Toyota Hi-Lux driver who hit and injured a woman, 34, riding a Vespa scooter last August before driving off has been found guilty in a Sydney court today. Paul Andrew Brown faced a hearing in Burwood Local Court today (27 May 2020) on charges of failing to stop and render aid, negligent driving occasioning grievous ... The post Driver guilty of hit-run scooter crash appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Free ferry fares to Tassie after pandemic?
Tasmania wants to encourage domestic tourism with free or discounted fares for all vehicles including motorcycles on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry when the state reopens its borders after the pandemic closure. Tourism Industry Council Tasmania CEO Luke Martin has called in the Federal Government to temporarily extend the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme ... The post Free ferry fares to Tassie after pandemic? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Piaggio wins Chinese copycat case
Last year Italian motorcycle and scooter company Piaggio lost a landmark case against a Chinese company over a copycat scooter, but now it has won a similar case. The first case against Zhejiang Zhongneng began in 2014 over a copy of their Vespa LX scooter which has been around since the end of World War II. ... The post Piaggio wins Chinese copycat case appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Jazzy Protector to save rider’s groin
Have you ever hit a big bump that hammers your groin on to the fuel tank, sending tears streaming down your face? Old Triumph motorcycles used to have a luggage rack on the tank (pictured above) that many called “the castrater” for obvious reasons! Thankfully modern bikes don’t have such dangerous tank attachments, but they ... The post Jazzy Protector to save rider’s groin appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Drivers face court over bike crashes
Two NSW drivers have appeared in court over separate crashes last year that injured two riders and a pillion. Court case 1 Molly Cahill, 23, of Sans Souci, was found guilty in Sutherland Local Court today (26 May 2020) and will be sentenced on 2 July 2020 on dangerous driving charges relating to a crash ... The post Drivers face court over bike crashes appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Remanded in custody over rider murder
A 31-year-old man has been remanded in custody over a murder charge after the ute he was travelling in hit and killed motorcyclist Jake Smith (above), 24, of Werribee. Damien Janson of Petland Hills appeared in Ballarat Magistrates Court yesterday (25 May 2020) where he was remanded to reappear again via video link for committal ... The post Remanded in custody over rider murder appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Premium auctions thrive despite pandemic
Auction houses such as Bonhams have continued to thrive during the pandemic in a virtual way, demonstrating that there are still riders out there with both taste and money! Two high-end motorcycle dealers tell me the current appetite for premium motorcycles is similar to post 9/11 when people thought “I may as well get the ... The post Premium auctions thrive despite pandemic appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
CFMoto 650MT & Shinko tyre review
Some 10,000km after taking possession of a CFMoto 650MT and then fitting it with Shinko 705 Adventure Touring tyres, industry veteran Dale Schmidtchen has updated his impressions of the combo. (You can also check out his initial reviews of the 650MT and Shinko tyres.) Eleven months of ownership with this bargain-bin beauty and I can ... The post CFMoto 650MT & Shinko tyre review appeared first on Motorbike Writer.