Sri Lanka motorcycle tours ‘now safe’
After the recent bombing tragedy in Sri Lanka, security has been stepped up and it’s now deemed safe to ride this gem of a destination for motorcyclists. Who better to give us a guide to riding in Sri Lanka than Rohan Sourjah who has written a book about it called “Motorcycling Adventures in Sri Lanka” and ... The post Sri Lanka motorcycle tours ‘now safe’ appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Hollywood star motorbikes for sale
Imagine how much you would make the ladies swoon if you turned up for your Sunday morning ride on the bike Hollywood star Richard Gere rode in An Officer and a Gentleman! The bike is one of several included in the Icons and Legends of Hollywood sale on 25-26 September 2019 which also includes hundreds ... The post Hollywood star motorbikes for sale appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Rider 24 dies in head-on with SUV
A 24-year-old male rider has died in a head-on crash with an SUV at Marom Creek, near Ballina, NSW, yesterday (15 September 2019). NSW Police could not provide any more details and say a report will be prepared for the Coroner. The accident occurred about 4pm at the T intersection of Marom Creek Road and ... The post Rider 24 dies in head-on with SUV appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Can-Am unveils electric prototypes
Among the 2020 line-up of Can-Am Spyder and Ryker roadsters unveiled last week is a range of electric two- and three-wheeler prototypes. The Canadian company is short on details, but the Ryker EV (above) appears to be the same structure as the current Ryker, only powered by an electric motor. They also unveiled the TWeLVE ... The post Can-Am unveils electric prototypes appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Klim helmet cooler, safer, longer lasting
A new Koroyd helmet liner being used by Klim is claimed to be safer, cooler and last longer than the industry standard polystyrene or polypropylene “EPS” foam. Koroyd is basically hundreds of tiny tubes of plastic polymer that form a honeycomb around your head, absorbing more impact and allowing cooling air to circulate. It is ... The post Klim helmet cooler, safer, longer lasting appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Rider flees after pedestrian hit and run
Usually motorcycle riders are the victims in hit and run accidents but one trail biker is giving us a bad name after hitting a 77-year-old pedestrian and fleeing the scene. Queensland Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Kin Kora, near Gladstone, around 5pm on 31 August 2019. The local man was walking ... The post Rider flees after pedestrian hit and run appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Rider has lucky escape in oil spill crash
An 81-year-old rider is counting his blessings after hitting an oil spill and sliding his BMW until the front wheel hung over a precipitous drop into a deep gorge. Allan Shephard of Brisbane says he was enjoying a midweek ride on his old R 80 RT on the Sunshine Coast hinterland when the frightening incident ... The post Rider has lucky escape in oil spill crash appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Ducati Monster S arrives in black on black
Ducati has unveiled a new “black on black” Monster 1200 S in the lead-up to a whole fleet of new models expected to be rolled out next month. By “black on black” they mean alternating gloss black and matt black parts, offset by flashes of red on the rims. Ducati Australia has not yet advised ... The post Ducati Monster S arrives in black on black appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Varied protection for country and urban riders
Urban and country riders need different levels of abrasion, impact and seam-bursting protection in their riding gear, according to MotoCAP chief scientist Chris Hurren. He explains the differences in this video from MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing which launched on 18 September 2018. Jackets and pants tested Almost ... The post Varied protection for country and urban riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
BMW announces electromobility milestone
BMW Group has announced an electromobility milestone of one million electrified vehicles on the roads by the end of 2021. However, electric BMW motorcycles are still some way off, according to BMW Motorrad spokesman Tim Diehl-Thiele. The electromobility milestone was announced by board chairman Oliver Zipse at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show claims BMW was ... The post BMW announces electromobility milestone appeared first on Motorbike Writer.