Honda lodges patent for retro Rebel
Honda has been releasing a raft of patents over the past year for futuristic products and innovations, but the latest is actually a retro design based on the CMX 500 Rebel. While the Rebel is a cruiser style, this is a more traditional British-style bike like the Triumph Bonneville with a round headlight, bench seat ... The post Honda lodges patent for retro Rebel appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Shoei launch retro Glamster helmet
Every motorcycle helmet seems to have a retro model after the recent Arai Rapide Neo and now the Shoei Glamster road helmet. Shoei already has the Ex-Zero which is more of a retro adventure helmet. While the Glamster is a handsome looking helmet and has all the usual Shoei hi-tech, quality finish and protection, the ... The post Shoei launch retro Glamster helmet appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Charity rider exonerated by cop verdict
An army veteran rider who claimed he was assaulted by police at a March 2018 charity ride feels exonerated knowing the officer has been placed on restricted duties. Michael “Magic” Parr faced a charge of not obeying the direction of police for this incident caught on video, but the charges were dropped in April, 2019. Exonerated When told ... The post Charity rider exonerated by cop verdict appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Triumph announced Tiger 900 models
Triumph will unveil the Tiger 900 Rally and GT models on 3 December 2019, according to this teaser video. It shows a new headlight and daytime running light system at the front that looks like but horns. The only other shots of the full bike are from too far away. However, the video ends with ... The post Triumph announced Tiger 900 models appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Ducati offers four-year Multistrada warranty
As Ducati offers a four-year warranty on 2020 Multistrada models in Europe only, most motorcycles in Australia come with just two-year warranties. Meanwhile, the car industry is offering up to seven-year warranties. Isn’t it about time motorcyclists were offered the same sort of cover as car drivers? You may say that riders are tougher on ... The post Ducati offers four-year Multistrada warranty appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Free motorcycle first-aid course offered
If you come across a rider down, have you done a first-aid course so you know how to apply relevant emergency aid? There are various motorcycle-specific first-aid courses offered around the country, but Tweed Heads Council is offering a first-aid workshop for free next weekend (Saturday 23 November 2019) at the Pottsville Beach Community Hall. ... The post Free motorcycle first-aid course offered appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
D30 Ghost armour protects and comforts
Motorcycle clothing armour can be stiff, hot and make your gear tight, but new, thin Ghost limb protection armour from D30 is expected to cage all that. The CE-approved armour was unveiled by motorcycle clothing companies Furygan and Richa at the recent EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. D30 brand manager Blanche Maass says their protectors ... The post D30 Ghost armour protects and comforts appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Indian to issue recall over gear indicator
Indian Motorcycle Australia is about to issue a recall for their big cruisers and baggers from 2014-19 over an issue with the gear position indicator. The recall notice has been issued in the US, but is still be sorted out with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in the next few days. Indian Motorcycle Australia ... The post Indian to issue recall over gear indicator appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Harley pulls out of Walcha Motorcycle Festival
Harley-Davidson has pulled out of the Walcha Motorcycle Festival due to the current bushfire threat, but the event will still go on from Friday (15-17 November 2019). Walcha Royal Cafe owner Toni Keable says HOG members from Perth have already arrived and many more have said they are still coming. “There’s no change at Walcha. We’re ... The post Harley pulls out of Walcha Motorcycle Festival appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Furygan airbag vest zips inside jacket
Furygan is the latest company to add an airbag vest that goes inside your jacket and can be easily reset at home after being triggered. Most airbag suits and jackets include the airbag and some airbag vests go over the top, while others go inside. We weren’t sure how an airbag exploding under your jacket in ... The post Furygan airbag vest zips inside jacket appeared first on Motorbike Writer.