UK Government Budget 2020: Impact on Electric Motorcycles
On the 11th of March, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first budget which was largely focused on measures to combat the economic impact of the Coronavirus. This may have taken the headlines but there are many other interesting areas, especially those pertaining to motorists and environmental protection. Cash Injection In the budget, it was ... The post UK Government Budget 2020: Impact on Electric Motorcycles appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Motorcycle companies should make ventilators
Several motorcycle companies around the world have donated ventilators, protective medical suits, respirators, masks, surgical gloves and alcohol wipes to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. That’s great, but how about going further? Many motorcycle factories have temporarily closed for cleaning and to amend their assembly lines to allow workers to stay further apart. How ... The post Motorcycle companies should make ventilators appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
DIY advice for self-isolating riders
If you’ve responsibly chosen to park your bike during the pandemic, then you may be considering using the time to do some valuable DIY maintenance. We love a bit of DIY bike maintenance, but there are a few pitfalls that can trap the unwary home mechanic, warns RACQ technical officer and self-confessed mechanical “trainspotter” Steve Spalding. ... The post DIY advice for self-isolating riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
4 Most Dangerous Motorcycle Routes in The World
Contributed post (Image: Pamir Highway, Tajikistan) Any two-wheeled journey needs to be treated with care. We all know the truism that statistically you are most likely to have an accident within a few miles of home. That said, some roads in the world need to be treated with much more respect than your mum on ... The post 4 Most Dangerous Motorcycle Routes in The World appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Man charged over ploughing into riders
A 52-year-old man has been charged today (26 March 2020) after his Kia Rio ploughed head-on into a group of riders in Kyogle, northern NSW, killing one and injuring four others on Sunday, 20 October 2019. The six riders were all part of the Sons Of The Southern Cross Social Motorcycle Club who were heading south out ... The post Man charged over ploughing into riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Motorcyclist dies after hitting Armco
A 42-year-old man has died after his motorcycle crashed into an Armco railing on the Old Dubbo Rd, in NSW, about 5.30pm on Wednesday (25 March 2020). NSW Police says they believe “the man lost control of his bike as he negotiated a sweeping left-hand bend and hit the Armco railing” at Eulomogo Creek bridge. “Passers-by ... The post Motorcyclist dies after hitting Armco appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 may be delayed
Ducati has revealed its new Streetfighter V4 in a live streaming show as its scheduled delivery may be delayed by the pandemic. The live streaming may have been planned to satisfy anxious customers, although it didn’t reveal much more than we already knew. Delivery delayed It was scheduled to be available from March 2020. However, given ... The post Ducati Streetfighter V4 may be delayed appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Cleveland CycleWerks Falcon plugs in
American fun bike manufacturer Cleveland CycleWerks has joined the electric motorcycle race with their new Falcon BLK and are seeking an Australian distributor. For years now, the Ohio-based company has been designing small-capacity fun machines that have been built in China and retailed for less than $50000. “We do not currently have an Australian distributor,” a ... The post Cleveland CycleWerks Falcon plugs in appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Norton Motorcycles boss under investigation
Failed Norton Motorcycle boss Stuart Garner is in more strife with the UK Pensions regulator now investigating his role in a pension scheme to fraudulently fund his company. In January, Norton Motorcycles went into administration amid claims of pension fund frauds and a £300,000 unpair tax bill. In 2012 and 2013, 228 pensioners invested in five-year pension ... The post Norton Motorcycles boss under investigation appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Alpinestars gloves score top safety rating
Alpinestars GP Plus R2 motorcycle gloves (pictured) have become only the second pair of gloves to be awarded a full five stars for safety by MotoCAP. The internationally awarded safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added 15 more gloves to its list of tested gear. The Australian safety intitiative, launched in September 2018, is the first ... The post Alpinestars gloves score top safety rating appeared first on Motorbike Writer.