Confrontation leads to motorcycle crash
A motorcycle rider has ended up rear-ending a vehicle that brake-checked him after they had a confrontation recently on Melbourne’s Western Ring Road. This video posted on Dashcam Owners Australia shows that the rider has taken offence to something done by the P-plate driver of the BMW. Perhaps they were tailgating him – one of our pet ... The post Confrontation leads to motorcycle crash appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
GloveTacts touchscreen contacts updated
GloveTacts have improved their touchscreen-sensitive stick-on pads so they are now the most effective way to use touchscreens (smartphones, GPS units, smart watches, instruments and MP3 players) without removing your gloves. Many motorcycle gloves now come with touchscreen-sensitive fingertips, but we have come across few that actually work very well. GloveTacts are thin black stickers ... The post GloveTacts touchscreen contacts updated appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Ducati V4 Superleggera has super power
Ducati’s planned V4 Superleggera is expected to be one of the world’s most powerful street-legal super bikes with 167kW (224hp) at 15,250 revs. Throw on the optional Akrapovic full racing exhaust system and power is boosted to 174kW (234bhp), even beating the supercharged Kawasaki H2 at 171kW (230hp). That compares with the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory at 162kW ... The post Ducati V4 Superleggera has super power appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Video: dangerous police rider pursuit
Video of a dangerous UK police pursuit of three unregistered trail bikes through city streets has again put police pursuits under question. The officer pursued the three riders who rode at almost triple the speed limit, on footpaths, through red lights and the wrong way down streets because the bikes were not registered and therefore ... The post Video: dangerous police rider pursuit appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Indian launches closing-down sale
Indian Motorcycle Australia seems to be having a closing-down sale as it moves from company-owned Aussie stores to a system of privately owned dealerships. The decision to close their Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth stores was announced just over a week ago and now they are offering generous deals on selected 2019 models. They are offering $3000 ... The post Indian launches closing-down sale appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Minimum rider age limit increased
The minimum rider age for South Australians will be raised by two years with some concessions, but they have dodged a plan for mandatory hi-vis vests as in Victoria. Around the nation it is getting tougher and tougher for young people to get motorcycle licences with Queensland even requiring them to first hold a car ... The post Minimum rider age limit increased appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
What To Know When You’ve Had A Motorbike Accident
(Contributed article for our North American readers) Riding motorbikes is really fun but it stops being fun when you have a motorbike accident. Are you prepared for that? If not, here are some tips you can follow so that you know what to do if you do become a part of an accident while riding ... The post What To Know When You’ve Had A Motorbike Accident appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Electric motorcycles leave giants in lurch
Start-ups making electric motorcycles and scooters are leaving behind the giants of traditional motorcycle manufacturing, according to American motorcycle industry guru Robert Pandya. “The motorcycling environment, technology, and customer are simply changing faster than our industry is adapting,” says Robert, a former Indian Motorcycle executive and now a senior motorcycle industry consultant. “Sure there are ... The post Electric motorcycles leave giants in lurch appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
EyeRide HUD has unlimited group chat
French company EyeLights already makes head-up display units for cars and is now planning to move into motorcycles with a revolutionary EyeRide connection system for large group intercom. Instead of using Bluetooth to connect, it uses a data connection to a Discord app server. While EyeRide promises virtually unlimited group chats with others on the ... The post EyeRide HUD has unlimited group chat appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Good Samaritan Toby Price on Dakar podium
A Good Samaritan act, shortened and cancelled stages and incorrect roadblocks hampered Toby Price in his valiant efforts to win his third Dakar Rally. Despite all the hurdles, Toby finished on the podium today as the best KTM rider after a strong third place in the429km 12th and final stage today. The event was won by American ... The post Good Samaritan Toby Price on Dakar podium appeared first on Motorbike Writer.