Review suggests increasing rider ages
A review of the South Australian Graduated Licensing System has suggested lifting the ages for learner riders from 16 to 18 and full-licensed riders from 20 to 21.5. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) motorcycle spokesman Rhys Griffiths says tougher licensing laws across the nation have put the motorcycle industry under “more pressure than we’ve ... The post Review suggests increasing rider ages appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Honda granted leaning trike patent
Honda has been granted a patent for a leaning trike possibly powered by the Goldwing six-cylinder engine, a V-twin or electric motor. The Japanese company filed for the patent with the European Patent Office in August 2016 after the Neowing leaning three-wheel concept (pictured above) was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The filing has just been ... The post Honda granted leaning trike patent appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Kawasaki lists retro W800 Cafe price
Kawasaki Motors Australia has listed the neo-classic W800 Cafe online at almost $3000 more than the currently discounted W800 SE. The Kawasaki website lists the 2018 W800 SE at about $12,400 ride away in Brisbane which is a discounted price to clear stock and the 2019 Cafe model is listed at $15,246. Prices may vary depending on your ... The post Kawasaki lists retro W800 Cafe price appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Smart stop signs may be safer for riders
Stop signs that may be difficult to see could be made safer with solar-powered smart stop signs that recognise an approaching vehicle and flash a warning light. The signs, which are the brainchild of Texas University engineers, would help protect riders against vehicles running through these intersections. Riders can be forgiven for having some scepticism ... The post Smart stop signs may be safer for riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Honda plans climate-controlled seat
If you get sweaty in the crotch riding your motorcycle, you may be interested in Honda’s plans to develop a climate-controlled seat that heats and cools your backside. It’s like many luxury cars that have venting in the seats to pump in warm or cool air. In these drawings it seems to be pumped via ... The post Honda plans climate-controlled seat appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Bud Ekins Trophy motorbike for auction
Bud Ekins, who performed The Great Escape barbed wire jump for actor Steve McQueen, rode this Triumph 649cc TR6SS Trophy to a gold medal in the 1962 International Six Day Trials (ISDT) in Europe. It is now up for sale in the annual Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale on 27/28 April 2019 at the 39th Carole Nash ... The post Bud Ekins Trophy motorbike for auction appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Tickets for Freak Show of Motorcycles
Tickets are now available for the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles which is being run in conjunction with the return of the national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally in Walcha, NSW, from November 15-17, 2019. The event is being organised by Inside Line Events International who was behind the proposed TT events for either the Oxley Highway ... The post Tickets for Freak Show of Motorcycles appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Woman charged over hit-run bike crash
A woman has been charged with dangerous driving and leaving the scene of a crash after a hit-run crash with a motorcycle in Sydney yesterday that left a rider and pillion with leg injuries. Police will allege a 22-year-old Sans Souci woman was driving a Peugeot hatchback east along Forest Road, Peakhurst, about 1.20am (Monday ... The post Woman charged over hit-run bike crash appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Merlin Euston jeans have clever knees
One of the best things about these stylish $219.95 Merlin Euston boot-cut riding jeans is the clever design of the internal pockets for the knee protectors. Clever protectors The included level 1 CE knee protectors themselves are enclosed in a separate fabric pouch and slide into the internal pocket where a long velcro strip allows ... The post Merlin Euston jeans have clever knees appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Does camera surfing cause speeding?
Camera surfing is the phenomenon where riders and drivers slow as they approach a speed camera and then speed up after the cameras. The expression of camera surfing was developed by former Victorian Road Safety Camera Commissioner Gordon Lewis and it’s been proved in research by his office. So does that mean rather than generally ... The post Does camera surfing cause speeding? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.