Dead-end roads are a rider’s paradise
Most riders love a good round-trip, but there are many dead-end routes that can be just as rewarding for motorcyclists. I’ve been riding with people who never venture down a road that says “No through road”. They figure that it will be like doing the road twice. Yet I’ve ridden on famous motorcycling roads such ... The post Dead-end roads are a rider’s paradise appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Honda Neowing three-wheeler to replace Goldwing?
A Honda Neowing leaning three-wheeler looks likely to be coming soon, possibly as a replacement for the ageing Goldwing. Honda has now applied for a patent for the power steering of its Neowing leaning three-wheel concept (pictured above) unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. If it does go into production, Honda would be following the ... The post Honda Neowing three-wheeler to replace Goldwing? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Aussie nears top 10 in solo Dakar Rally
As if the Dakar Rally isn’t tough enough, Australian rider James Ferguson (pictured above) is taking it on solo and unassisted and is closing in on the top 10 in his Original by Motul category. Meanwhile, click here for the latest on Toby Price, now leading the field. James and countryman Ben Young are among ... The post Aussie nears top 10 in solo Dakar Rally appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Toby Price may win kiss, lose mullet
Australia’s first Dakar Rally winner Toby Price is first overall after stage 8, zeroing in on a kiss with KTM Factory teammate Laia Sainz but risking the loss of his mullet. The long-time friends made a bet before the Peruvian rally that if Toby finished better than fifth he could kiss Laia for five seconds ... The post Toby Price may win kiss, lose mullet appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Phone, camera, GPS and bike could incriminate you
If you’ve crashed or been stopped by police who suspect you’ve been doing something illegal, your action camera, phone, GPS and bike could help incriminate you. Each of these items can contain the evidence police and the courts need to convict you for a traffic or criminal offence. Phones are the most likely to be ... The post Phone, camera, GPS and bike could incriminate you appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Suzuki 2-strokers seeking new home
The owner of 20-odd Suzuki two strokes from 80cc to 500cc is seeking a new home for the collection so the public can also enjoy them. Neil Batterham, 58, of Highfields, is hoping a cafe or shop owner in the region with good security can display the bikes. Click here to send Neil an email ... The post Suzuki 2-strokers seeking new home appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Shoei joins smart helmet revolution
Shoei is the first major motorcycle helmet manufacturer to join the growing smart helmet revolution with the announcement of their IT-HT helmet. The IT-HT helmet will include Bluetooth intercom and head-up display which includes a translucent screen that shows vital information to the rider without them having to take their eyes off the road. Information ... The post Shoei joins smart helmet revolution appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Sand a short-term fix for melting tar
The recent over-application of sand on the Oxley Highway to fix slippery melting tar is a short-term fix that has outraged many riders. Since we published an article about the thick sand across the road, Roads and Maritime Services have been actively sweeping the road. However, Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce says it ... The post Sand a short-term fix for melting tar appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Parking spaces replaced during work
One hundred motorcycle parking spaces in Brisbane’s CBD will close from next week for about seven months during casino development work and be replaced by the same number of spaces elsewhere in the city. The North Quay riverside lane and footpath parking spaces between Tank and Ann Streets are expected to be closed from Monday ... The post Parking spaces replaced during work appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Aussie rookies performing well in Dakar Rally
As Toby Price challenges for his second Dakar Rally victory, two fellow Aussies are doing well in the rookies category of the gruelling Peruvian event. There is a record 135 Dakar rookies this year, 49 of which are in the motorcycle category. They include Victorian Ben Young, aged 47, (#72 Duust Rally Team) and Canberran ... The post Aussie rookies performing well in Dakar Rally appeared first on Motorbike Writer.