What are the best bikes for tall riders?
Tall riders have almost as much trouble finding a bike to suit their build as short riders and it’s not just about seat height. For short riders, seat height is the most important factor. So we put together a comprehensive list of seat heights of your favourite motorcycles to compare. Click here to check all seat ... The post What are the best bikes for tall riders? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Indian to launch FTR 1200 Apollo models
Indian Motorcycle looks set to surprise with several new Apollo variants of its popular FTR 1200 (pictured above), as well as a new Raptor tourer and dark versions of its Scout range. Two images have been sent to Motorbike Writer that seem to come from brochures that show the FTR 1200 Apollo Tracker, Street and ... The post Indian to launch FTR 1200 Apollo models appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Rider dies in multi-vehicle collision
A 24-year old male rider has died and another male rider has been seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving two motorcycles and two cars in Melbourne last night (15 April 2019). Police are appealing for witnesses to the multi-vehicle collision in Clifton Hill at the intersection of Roseneath and Hoddle streets about 8pm. The ... The post Rider dies in multi-vehicle collision appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Alpinestars Apparel Buying Guide
(Sponsored post) Alpinestars Apparel is an Italian motorcycle gear company known for its innovative, forward-thinking creations, each of which are designed not only to keep bikers of all types safe, but which keep them looking cool, too. The company’s focus is on making durable, worthy clothes for dedicated street bikers, adventurers who take on the ... The post Alpinestars Apparel Buying Guide appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
BMW big boxer engine reappears
The possibility of BMW releasing a big Boxer engine with a capacity up to 1800cc has increased with the engine appearing in another amazing custom motorcycle. The mystery engine first appeared last year when Japanese custom builders from Custom Works Zon rolled out what they called a the Departed R18. R18 could have been a reference to ... The post BMW big boxer engine reappears appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Kawasaki proposes battery swap
Kawasaki appears to be joining Kymco in proposing a battery that can the owner can swap quickly to recharge their electric motorcycle. The company filed a patent for an electric version of its baby Ninja in 2013, but the patent has only now been published. In the main photo above, the battery and motor are shown ... The post Kawasaki proposes battery swap appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
James May and the Art of Motorcycle Reassembly
This video of former Top Gear and now Grand Tour presenter James May reassembling a Honda Z50 “monkey bike” over 30 minutes is not a mechanic’s guide to reassembling a motorcycle. It’s actually quite an entertaining ramble through the motorcycle fanatic’s philosophy of motorcycles, riding and keeping your tools tidy. Apparently the average time viewers ... The post James May and the Art of Motorcycle Reassembly appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Honda plans hydrogen motorcycle
Honda is forging ahead with plans for hydrogen fuel-cell motorcycles. A patent for the design which was submitted in late 2017 has just been made public. The design shows a rather conventional bike from the outside with a perimeter frame, telescopic forks and shaft drive. However, and the seat is a hydrogen gas tank and an ... The post Honda plans hydrogen motorcycle appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Reward for two-wheeled commuting?
If cyclists have their way, the Federal Government should pay them a $5 daily reward for commuting to work and taking the strain off roads and public transport. The ridiculous suggestion comes in the lead-up to the Federal election from the Bicycle Network which claims to be Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation with more than ... The post Reward for two-wheeled commuting? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
19 products added to MotoCAP ratings
In the biggest addition to the MotoCAP online ratings of motorcycle clothing since it began in August 2018, 19 articles have been added and none scored more than two safety stars out of five. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added: 13 textile jackets; three pairs of textile gloves; ... The post 19 products added to MotoCAP ratings appeared first on Motorbike Writer.