Toby Price honoured in Australia Day awards
Arguably Australia’s greatest off-road motorcycle rally rider, Toby Price, has finally been honoured in the annual Australia Day Awards. The two-time Dakar rally winner has received a Medal of the Order in the General Division for “service to motorsport, particularly to cross country motorcycle racing”. Toby was on track for a third win last month in the deserts of Saudi Arabia when he crashed out of the rally, vowing to return again next year. The Gold Coast resident says on […] The post Toby Price honoured in Australia Day awards appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
10 Motorcycles That Sold for Insane Prices at Auction
Automotive auctions are some of the most exciting events in the world, and when it comes to big-ticket sales, it’s usually the cars that steal the show. However, there have been plenty of motorcycle sales that have grabbed headlines. In fact, there’s no shortage of lists documenting the most expensive two-wheeled to go under the hammer. Because of that, this will be a list of two halves. Rather than list out the usual “top 10 most expensive motorcycles” article that […] The post 10 Motorcycles That Sold for Insane Prices at Auction appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
CFMoto’s 300SR Coming To Dealers In April
A New A2 Sportbike The official unveiling of the CFMoto 300SR is here, and it will follow this news to dealerships come April of this year. The motorcycle is Euro 5, and A2 compliant and will be sold globally. The CFMoto 300SR is no slouch despite the low-displacement. With an A2 motorcycle, you want to get as much bike-for-your-buck as possible since it will be a mandatory step you must take along the stairway to literbike heaven. The 300SR has […] The post CFMoto’s 300SR Coming To Dealers In April appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Superbike racing returns to Tasmania
For the first time since 2015, the Australian Superbike Championship will stage a round of racing in Tasmania. Supported by Events Tasmania, the ASBK Championship event will be held at Symmons Plains Raceway from November 4-7, 2021. . Fans will see Australia’s fastest two-wheel riders go head-to-head in the Superbike, Supersport, Supersport 300, R3 Cup and Oceania Junior Cup classes on the 2.411km venue. Organisers expect nearly 1000 participants and support crew will travel to Tasmania to participate in races […] The post Superbike racing returns to Tasmania appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
New leader for Black Dog Ride Australia
The Black Dog Ride Australia (BDRA) which raises awareness and funds for mental health issues has yet another new leader. Automotive marketer Lawson Dixon (pictured) will take over as general manager in February. BDRA was started by Steve Andrews after his solo ride around Australia in 2009. His shock retirement in 2017 was followed by a series of changes in leadership, board membership and administrative staff that the organisation admitted din 2019 had left them “in a state of flux”. […] The post New leader for Black Dog Ride Australia appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Australia Day: A piece of motorcycling history
Aussie riders will be out in force on the Australia Day holiday, enjoying our great climate, roads and freedom. Another reason to celebrate is our rich motorcycling history and you can do that by visiting the ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’ exhibit at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Many Aussie riders may not know that we once had a thriving motorcycle manufacturing industry, particularly during World War I when supplies of British motorcycles dried up. While we have not […] The post Australia Day: A piece of motorcycling history appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Witty travel memoir on a clapped-out motorbike
We are always looking for a good read, especially something that’s funny and takes us away on our imaginary bikes to lands, especially while we can’t ride through under the current pandemic. So, we are eager to feast our eyes on John Mole’s book ‘Harley and the Holy Mountain: Through the Heart of Greece to its Soul’. John lives on the idyllic Greek island of Evia and his book covers a “hair-raising” ride to Mountain Athos in northern Greece on […] The post Witty travel memoir on a clapped-out motorbike appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Euro and US join forces on electric gear
European motorcycle clothing manufacturer has resized a range of apparel in collaboration with the world’s biggest electric motorcycle company, Zero in California. The limited-edition casual T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts feature a logo with Pando and Zero and the statement “Powered by nature, Electric by choice”. A joint press release says the slogan shows that they wants riders to do: Protect the environment and grasp the most transformational riding experience by riding a Zero motorcycle and protect yourself by wearing Pando […] The post Euro and US join forces on electric gear appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Aussie Smart Helmet gears up for next round of sales
Australian smart helmet Forcite Mk1 has sold out its first production of 1000 helmets and will offer 300 more at a 10% discount from February 1. The Forcite Mk1 helmet delivers road alerts to the rider as well as visual and audio turn-by-turn navigation without a phone, enabling riders to see or predict things before they happen to avoid danger. It also automatically records dashcam footage of multiple lanes without distracting the rider. All the technology is incorporated into the […] The post Aussie Smart Helmet gears up for next round of sales appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
New Zealand’s FTN Motion Gearing Up To Launch First EV Motorcycle Model
EV Style! Is it a motorcycle? Is it a bicycle? Moped, maybe? Well, there’s no way to tell from just looking at it (probably due to its clever styling and banger job of hiding most of the internals under the big piece in the middle of the main body), FTN Motion – out of New Zealand – are in the final stretch of preparing their first EV model for market. This EV bike falls under the “moped category” due to […] The post New Zealand’s FTN Motion Gearing Up To Launch First EV Motorcycle Model appeared first on Motorbike Writer.