City speed limit down to 30km/h
Melbourne plans to drop its CBD speed limit to 30km/h, the lowest of any capital city in Australia, following a Monash University report to council. The new speed limit will replace the 40km/h limit introduced seven years ago between Flinders, Spring, La Trobe and Spencer streets. The university research says the lower speed will protect vulnerable ... The post City speed limit down to 30km/h appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Driver committed over motorcycle hit-run
A Sydney woman has been committed to stand trial after driving her car on the wrong side of the road and crashing into a motorcycle, injuring the rider and his pillion. Molly Cahill, 22, of Sans Souci appeared in Sutherland Local Court today. She was committed to stand trial on June 18 on two charges ... The post Driver committed over motorcycle hit-run appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Saher speed camera bills your account
New Saudi Arabian Saher speed cameras that can also detect tailgaters and excessive lane changing will directly bill a motorist’s bank account when they detect a traffic offence. Saher’s new generation of traffic cameras are being installed throughout Saudi Arabia where 1500 traffic accidents and up to 17 fatalities occur every day. When the cameras ... The post Saher speed camera bills your account appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Yamaha’s future might be blown!
Yamaha might be going down the blown track like Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Ducati with a patent filing for a turbocharged parallel twin. It follows Kawasaki’s H2 supercharged bike and patent filings by Suzuki and Honda for turbocharged engines, while Ducati applied for a patent for an exhaust system turbine. So it seems the future ... The post Yamaha’s future might be blown! appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Driver licence before riding plan rejected
Public support for learner riders to first have L-plate car driving experience for one year has been rejected by South Australian riding group Ride to Review. The plan is part of a licensing review which also recommends lifting the ages for learner riders from 16 to 18 and full-licensed riders from 20 to 21.5. Tim ... The post Driver licence before riding plan rejected appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
TCX Street Ace Air commuter boots review
TCX Street Ace Air boots join the booming trend in recent years for commuter riding shoes that you can wear on and off the bike in equal comfort with some protection. The trend is understandable. The last thing most city riders want is to have to carry a spare pair of work/casual shoes because their motorcycle ... The post TCX Street Ace Air commuter boots review appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Alleged single-vehicle crashes claim toll
One rider has died and another serious injured in allegedly single-vehicle motorcycle crashes in Brisbane over the past couple of days. In the first incident, a 26-year-old Cornubia man died in a crash on Lytton Rd, Bulimba, at 5.30am yesterday (19 April 2019). Police say it was a single-vehicle crash, although they have not yet concluded their ... The post Alleged single-vehicle crashes claim toll appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Maple gloves combine leather and denim
These Merlin Maple street-style gloves look stylish with their mix of denim and leather, but they don’t offer fashion at the total expense of protection. Merlin Maple gloves The $139 Maple gloves come in grey denim with black leather or blue denim with brown leather in sizes small to XXXL. Despite having denim on the ... The post Maple gloves combine leather and denim appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Kawasaki puts safety tech on radar
Kawasaki is the latest manufacturer to indicate they will add radar systems to their bikes to detect imminent collisions and either warn riders or intervene with automatic braking. The Japanese manufacturer has filed patents for their system which uses front and rear radars and controls the brakes and throttle. Kawasaki’s patent drawings of what looks ... The post Kawasaki puts safety tech on radar appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Honda facial-recognition helmet acts as key fob
Honda has filed a patent application for a facial-recognition helmet that would act as a key fob to unlock your motorcycle. It features a camera on the inside that identifies your face and then activates the motorcycle. Don’t expect that this will happen any time soon. It’s sort of an answer to a question no ... The post Honda facial-recognition helmet acts as key fob appeared first on Motorbike Writer.