Rude riders squeezing between parked motorbikes
The lack of parking bays in most cities is causing some rude riders to squeeze their bike or scooter between parked bikes like in the photo above. In areas where the individual bays are not marked with white paint, it is just rude. But in those delineated bays, the rider straddling the line could face ... The post Rude riders squeezing between parked motorbikes appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Is a Norton Commando 961 Sport really worth it?
Over the past five years, the Norton Commando 961 Mk II range has only had a minor upgrade to the ECU and ABS as required by law. While other brands have progressed with hi-tech rider aids such as traction control, engine modes and more, the Norton has retained its simplicity. Perhaps that is what is ... The post Is a Norton Commando 961 Sport really worth it? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Is Suzuki planning a retro cafe racer?
Suzuki has lodged patents drawings that suggest a retro cafe racer model with a trellis frame and single-cylinder engine to catch up with other manufacturers plundering this lucrative sector. While most manufacturers have retro models such as cafe racers and scramblers, Suzuki only has the reincarnated Katana and the lovely, but too-small TU250X. Customiser have ... The post Is Suzuki planning a retro cafe racer? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Unrealistic road toll targets prompt knee-jerks
Ambitious road toll targets, such as the improbable Vision Zero campaign, create unrealistic expectations that only serve to goad politicians into knee-jerk responses. They usually consist of lower speed limits and crackdowns on motorcyclists who are over-over-represented in the statistics. So it comes as no surprise that Australia is not on target to meet its ... The post Unrealistic road toll targets prompt knee-jerks appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 arriving
The first twin-cylinder Royal Enfields in six decades are now arriving in showrooms around the world and riders are lining up at dealerships for test rides. Australian importer Urban Moto Imports organised a demo bike for me through TeamMoto Euro in Slacks Creek, but because of the demand, I only had a couple of days ... The post Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 arriving appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Funding boost for Aussie Forcite smart helmet
Australian motorcycle helmet startup Forcite has received a welcome funding boost that will ensure its ultralight and ultra-hi-tech smart helmet hits the market in the next few months. The Forcite helmet integrates a camera system, navigation, intercom and active noise-cancelling. It also features an electronically tinted visor that changes tint within a few milliseconds. Uniseed ... The post Funding boost for Aussie Forcite smart helmet appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Big business discounting is ‘hurting motorcycling’
Big business pushing sales through discounting is hurting the motorcycle industry in Australia, says a motorcycle importer and multi-dealership owner. James Mutton is the dealer principal of two multiple-franchise dealerships (Brisbane Motorcycles in Windsor and Caboolture), the Australian importer of Norton Motorcycles and a former British Superbike racer. Most notably, he is the son of veteran ... The post Big business discounting is ‘hurting motorcycling’ appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
4 Best Motorcycle Loan Options For Students
(Sponsored loan article for our North American readers) Today, motorcycles are more popular because of their fuel efficiency and the cost advantage. Kelley Blue Book estimates the average cost of a new car to be $US36,270. In comparison, you can bring home a new motorcycle for less than $5000. Motorcycles are a cost-effective mode of ... The post 4 Best Motorcycle Loan Options For Students appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
MotoCAP rates textile pants low on safety
The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given only half a star to two stars to eight more pairs of textile pants. MotoCAP launched in September 2018 with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. In November they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower than the leather jackets on ... The post MotoCAP rates textile pants low on safety appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Motorbike Response Crew keep traffic moving
Motorcycles may soon be coming to the rescue of crash victims and broken-down vehicles on tollways around Australia to keep traffic moving. It follows the Australian-first trial of a motorbike response crew on the Logan and Gateway motorways in Brisbane. The trial is being run by Queensland tollway company Linkt, which is owned by Transurban that also ... The post Motorbike Response Crew keep traffic moving appeared first on Motorbike Writer.