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Most Common Month to Buy Motorcycle Insurance

15.07.2019

Over the course of a given year, more than a million UK riders elect to insure their bikes. A survey by Devitt Insurance revealed that, for most of the year, renewals are in steady decline, punctuated by an abrupt threefold rise in March, from 4.4% of respondents to just over 13.5%. Now, we should state at ... The post Most Common Month to Buy Motorcycle Insurance appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

Unique launch for Harley’s electric LiveWire

15.07.2019

As you read this I am flying to Portland, Oregon, for a unique media launch of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. There are many things that make this launch unique. Unique bike For a start, this is the first full-size electric road motorcycle from a traditional motorcycle manufacturer. The now-axed Victory Motorcycles slapped their brand name on ... The post Unique launch for Harley’s electric LiveWire appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

 

ANZ Harley dealers in global custom battle

15.07.2019

Aussie and Kiwi Harley-Davidson dealers will compete in the annual global Battle of the Kings custom bike competition for the second year in a row. Last year, Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works represented the countries with a 2018 Roadster they turned into a track racer, complete with mini fairing. Some 26 Australian and New Zealand dealers will again take on dealers ... The post ANZ Harley dealers in global custom battle appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

 

Yamaha recall bikes over missing sticker

15.07.2019

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 1193 MT-07 and XSR700 models for a missing exhaust noise compliance sticker.  The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says correct Stationary Noise Data labels were not fitted to these motorcycles in production. It is a requirement of the Australian Design Rule ADR 83 for the ... The post Yamaha recall bikes over missing sticker appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

 

Ducati recalls Panigale V4 for fifth time

15.07.2019

Ducati has now recalled a variant of the Panigale V4 for the fifth time with four recalls in its first year of production. On this occasion, it’s for a fuel leak in the 2018-19 Panigale V4 range and the 2019 Panigale V4 R, totalling 445 motorcycles in Australia. Australian owners of the affected bikes will ... The post Ducati recalls Panigale V4 for fifth time appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

 

Piaggio Zip scooters recalled on throttle fault

14.07.2019

Piaggio Australia has recalled 54 2018 ZIP 50 4T scooters over a throttle fault that could cause the scooter to slow down quickly. The official Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recall notice says the fault could increase the “risk of an accident or injury to the rider”. It says the throttle control cable on the ... The post Piaggio Zip scooters recalled on throttle fault appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

Easy Rider celebrates its 50th anniversary

14.07.2019

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first public screening of the cult 1969 movie Easy Rider. In the USA, many theatres are showing the film again. Here in Australia, you can watch it on DVD and maybe a streaming service. The hippy film was shot on a shoestring budget in a haze of pot smoke ... The post Easy Rider celebrates its 50th anniversary appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

Orders accepted for Aussie electric motorcycle

14.07.2019

Orders for Australia’s first electric motorcycle will be taken at the Australian Motorcycle Festival in Wollongong in November. Savic Motorcycles founder, Dennis Savic, tells us they will be accepting orders for the first 50 production bikes of all three C-Series variants (Alpha, Delta, Omega). “We will be at the festival this year launching our production prototype,” he says, ... The post Orders accepted for Aussie electric motorcycle appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

 

Riders charged over third-party GoPro evidence

13.07.2019

NSW Police are charging riders with traffic offences based on GoPro video evidence obtained from other riders, says Sydney lawyer and Ducati 1098S rider Chris Kalpage. There have been many incidents of riders being charged after self-incriminating evidence was found on their GoPro footage, mobile phone data, GPS and even bike data loggers. However, Chris ... The post Riders charged over third-party GoPro evidence appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

Watch Aussie rider’s Pikes Peak record run

12.07.2019

Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook has posted a video of his record run at the recent Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado. The event was marred by the death of four-time winner Carlin Dunne on the last turn while riding the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype. He was on his way to victory and a record ... The post Watch Aussie rider’s Pikes Peak record run appeared first on Motorbike Writer.

 
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