Honda patents variable riding position
Honda has been going crazy with some equally crazy patents lately but the latest patent applications for a variable riding position and drum brakes are both brilliant and bizarre. Recent Honda patent applications include: A helmet that integrates with the bike and monitors for of an impending rear-ender; A helmet that recognises your face when you put ... The post Honda patents variable riding position appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Will Royal Enfield Bobber be a Meteor?
Royal Enfield has trademarked the name Meteor which could be the name for their upcoming bobber. The Bobber 838 Concept KX made its world debut at the EICMA last year in November 2018, but there has been no more information since. Now that Royal Enfield’s parent company, Eicher Motors, has applied for the European trademark rights ... The post Will Royal Enfield Bobber be a Meteor? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
How motorcyclists can vote this election
Which ever shade of politics revs you up, there is little on offer from the political parties specifically for motorcyclists in this federal election. MotorbikeWriter does not support any one politician or party, so we approached them all, asking for their motorcycle-specific policies as we have done in previous federal elections. This time we only ... The post How motorcyclists can vote this election appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Motorcycle used to inspect road hazards
VicRoads has rejected the use of a special motorcycle to inspect for motorcycle-specific road hazards, preferring to use specially trained inspectors. Last month Coroner Paresa Spanos found that a bump that caused the death of rider Mark Rodgers and pillion Jodi Walsham may not have been detected by VicRoads because it scans roads in a ... The post Motorcycle used to inspect road hazards appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
How to Get Your Motorcycle License
(Sponsored post for our North American readers interested in a bike license) Do not be one of those drivers who think that they can get away without having a rider’s license, especially when you are riding a motorcycle. As much as you think you can evade the law, you will eventually get caught. Remember that ... The post How to Get Your Motorcycle License appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
World’s most expensive electric motorcycles
The prices of electric motorcycles will eventually come down like the prices of flat-screen TVs did, but right now they are very expensive. We’ve charted the top 10 world’s most expensive motorcycles and were surprised to find they even include two pedal-assisted bikes, the $US80,000 (about $A114,500) Black Trail electric mountain bike and the eROCKIT ... The post World’s most expensive electric motorcycles appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
BMW R 1250 GS: World’s best bike now even better
The world’s best motorcycle is now even better with the BMW R 1250 GS getting a bigger, cleaner and more powerful engine and a range of useful technology. My impression was confirmed after Ballina Motorcycles owners Andy and Steve Fisher recently invited me to ride the new GS around their beautiful neck of the woods. GS ... The post BMW R 1250 GS: World’s best bike now even better appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Indian planning VVT Thunderstroke?
Indian Motorcycle is not only building a new engine, but also seems to be updating its current Thunderstroke 111 with variable valve timing or VVT. Last month, images surfaced of a heavily disguised Indian tourer, possibly called the Raptor, with a fixed fairing and a different engine, believed to be quad-valved and water-cooled. It is ... The post Indian planning VVT Thunderstroke? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Lane filtering a Whopper to drivers
Burger King now has motorcyclists lane filtering their Whopper burgers to hungry Mexico City drivers who can be stuck in traffic for up to five hours a day. The delivery system is so popular Burger King is planning to extend the service to other cities with traffic problems such as Los Angeles, São Paulo and ... The post Lane filtering a Whopper to drivers appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Rider injured in Melbourne hit/run
Police are appealing for witnesses after a Melbourne rider was thrown from his motorbike and injured in a collision with a car that stopped, but then left the scene. It follows a spate of hit-run crashes involving cars and motorcycles in Melbourne in the past couple of months. This latest incident occurred in East Malvern ... The post Rider injured in Melbourne hit/run appeared first on Motorbike Writer.