Harley-Davidson boss Matt Levatich quits
Harley-Davidson boss Matt Levatich has just announced his is stepping down as the company experiences its biggest sales slide since the Global Financial Crisis. In response to Levatich stepping down as CEO, president and board member, Harley shares jumped 4.9% on American markets. Levatich legacy Levatich took over in May 2015 and was pivotal in ... The post Harley-Davidson boss Matt Levatich quits appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Crash speed ‘not linked to rider injury’
Speed is not necessarily linked to the severity of injuries in a motorcycle crash, according to the first global rider report on motorcycle crashes. The worldwide study makes a mockery of anti-speed campaigns such as “Every K over is a killer” and the overly simplistic “Speed kills”. Some 127 riders from Australia last year were ... The post Crash speed ‘not linked to rider injury’ appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
BMW R 18 full-dresser spy shots
The BMW R 18 cruiser is yet to be fully unveiled, but these spy photos from Ride Apart show there will also be a full-dresser to take on Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle. Unlike many spy shots that are blurry and disguised, these are clear and from every angle, giving us a good look at the production-ready ... The post BMW R 18 full-dresser spy shots appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Rider dies in Warrego Highway crash
A 47-year-old male rider has died in a collision with a car at the notoriously dangerous Minden turnoff on the Warrego Highway, Queensland, last night (27 February 2020). Queensland Police say the rider was heading west on the highway about 7.20pm and turned into Lowood-Minden Road. His bike collided with a car travelling east heading ... The post Rider dies in Warrego Highway crash appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
AGV K6 helmet offers more protection
The new AGV K6 carbon helmet has more shell area and less visor mechanism for maximised protection, though the visor still offers peripheral vision of 190°. It arrives in March from $699 for mono colours and $799 for multi colours. The lightweight 1220g road helmet is based on technologies derived from the Pista GP R ... The post AGV K6 helmet offers more protection appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Must-Have Motorcycle Gadgets to Improve Your Riding Experience
(Contributed article on motorcycle gadgets) Owning a motorcycle is an amazing experience. Regardless of the type of motorbike you have, it can’t get much better than cruising down country roads on your bike. Nevertheless, your riding experience can always be improved, and there is a myriad of accessories to choose from to do just that. ... The post Must-Have Motorcycle Gadgets to Improve Your Riding Experience appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Z electric motorcycle just a drawing
This Z electric motorcycle is just a drawing, but it shows the potential for electric bikes to have some wild non-traditional designs. California design student Joseph Robinson imagines an electric motorcycle in the shape of the letter “Z”, similar to the Racer X shaped like an “X”. Drawing While the images look realistic, they are just artistic ... The post Z electric motorcycle just a drawing appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Roadworks gravel a danger to riders
The issue of the condition of roadworks has flared again with several riders complaining about gravel left on roadworks on the Hume Highway in regional Victoria. The road was recently reopened with a reduced speed limit before it was completed, leaving about 3km of the road between Wandong and Clonbinane covered in loose gravel. Rider ... The post Roadworks gravel a danger to riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Bike vibration may benefit health
Riding motorcycles has several proven mental and physical health benefits for riders and now we find the vibration of your motorcycle could also be beneficial to fighting mental illnesses. Previously, medical research has found that riding can improve brain power, reduce stress, develop your core muscles and sharpen your focus. Now, research by Dr Lee ... The post Bike vibration may benefit health appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Five riders die in tragic five days
A rider has died in a hit-and-run crash with a truck in Sydney this afternoon in a tragic five days on the roads in several states. Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command have established a crime scene at Ultimo following the latest fatal collision. The crash happened at 2.40pm (27 February 2020) when the ... The post Five riders die in tragic five days appeared first on Motorbike Writer.