Moto leisure rider clothing gains popularity
The fastest-growing sector of the motorcycle clothing market is leisure safety gear while traditional Cordura and leather suits are decreasing in demand, says a British motorcycle clothing brand. The trend mirrors growth in retro and naked bikes and the decrease in sportsbike popularity, says Merlin major shareholder Steve Franklin. He and his Yamaha-loving sons, James ... The post Moto leisure rider clothing gains popularity appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Selfies the new scourge of road deaths
If you think talking or texting on a mobile phone while driving is dangerous, a new trend of taking selfies has emerged to further endanger riders’ lives. A US study has found more than 15% of drivers say they take selfies while driving. And 5% “go live” while driving, possibly imitating James Corden’s enormously popular Carpool Karaoke. The ... The post Selfies the new scourge of road deaths appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
TomTom GPS makes all riding safe and easy
Most people only use their TomTom GPS to guide them to a destination they don’t know, but there are advantages to putting in the destination even if you know which way to go. I’ve recently been riding around with the TomTom Rider 550 tuned into destinations I know, and I reckon the various alerts have ... The post TomTom GPS makes all riding safe and easy appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Road names that entice exploration
If I pass roads with names such as Goat Track or Hell Hole Creek Road, it’s like a red rag to a bull and I simply have to explore it. Sometimes these roads have warning signs that ban trucks or caravans, or warn of tight curves, gravel and other hazards. It’s only more reason to ... The post Road names that entice exploration appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Cost-neutral congestion tax propoal
Riders should be able to choose to pay a 5c-per-kilometre congestion tax in return for lower rego under a proposal by a leading transport economist. Sydney University transport economist Professor David Hensher says the congestion tax could cut peak hour traffic up to 10% or to “school holiday” levels. His plan would be cost-neutral for ... The post Cost-neutral congestion tax propoal appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Indian Springfield Dark Horse got Jack!
Throttle and bottle may not usually mix, but it does when Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s get together to produce yet another gorgeous limited-edition motorcycle like this Springfield Dark Horse. For the fifth year, the two American icons have collaborated with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles. In the US and Canada the bike will cost $36,999 (about $US52,600) ... The post Indian Springfield Dark Horse got Jack! appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
York Motorcycle Festival adds adventure
The ninth annual York Motorcycle Festival in Western Australia is adding some adventure and celebrity to its events this year on Sunday 14 April 2019. Festival Director Peter Woods says the number of new attractions planned for the free event would help attract more than 6000 people. “This year we are presenting a big focus ... The post York Motorcycle Festival adds adventure appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Honda Goldwing emergency brakes tip
The next Honda Goldwing could have emergency brakes that sense a collision and slow the bike automatically. These automatic or emergency braking systems have been endorsed in all new cars made in Europe from 2020. The decision is based on a joint study by Euro NCAP and Australasian NCAP which concluded that automatic emergency brakes ... The post Honda Goldwing emergency brakes tip appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Buying Tires for a Motorcycle
(Sponsored post for our North American readers) The motorcycle is a fast and effective means of transport. It can take you anywhere when vehicles are stuck in traffic. Statistics show that in some countries people prefer bikes to cars. The reason is simple – they are convenient and cheaper. As motorcycles are two-wheeled vehicles, it ... The post Buying Tires for a Motorcycle appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Husqvarna offers automatic clutch upgrade
Husqvarna Motorcycles now have an aftermarket automatic Rekluse X clutch option to upgrade their Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401. It’s a similar system as supplied by American clutch company Rekluse for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 SCS. In Australia, the Rekluse X clutch costs $1812.75 which does not include fitting. However, Husky says fitting is ... The post Husqvarna offers automatic clutch upgrade appeared first on Motorbike Writer.