USA leads rising tide of female riders
Almost one in five motorcyclists in the USA is female, rising almost 10% in the past decade, according to the American Motorcycle Industry Council. Apart from Asian nations where many women ride scooters as their daily transport, that gives the USA the highest proportion of female riders in the western world. The next biggest female ... The post USA leads rising tide of female riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
VicPol throws doubt on novelty helmet covers
Several days after saying novelty helmet covers were legal, VicPol has thrown doubt on the issue saying it had to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. At first they simply replied: “It is not illegal to put a hat over the helmet”. Five days later VicPol updated their comment saying it is “not possible to ... The post VicPol throws doubt on novelty helmet covers appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
How can we reduce motorcycle theft?
There could be nothing more heartbreaking than to have your motorcycle stolen, but what can be done to reduce the alarming rate of theft? In Australia, 23 motorcycles and scooters are stolen every day. But that’s nothing, really. France tops the list for stolen motorcycles with 151 a day, while London alone, has more than ... The post How can we reduce motorcycle theft? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Suzuki says bye-bye Busa
Suzuki has confirmed its barnstorming GSX1300R Hayabusa – or Busa to its legion of fans – will cease production this month as its engine no longer meets tough European emissions regulations. The first production bike to reach 200mph (321km/h) was given the Japanese name for the peregrine falcon which is the world’s fastest bird at ... The post Suzuki says bye-bye Busa appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Long wait for new Norton Atlas models
Customers who have put in orders for the two new hand-built Norton Atlas 650cc models are set for a long wait for delivery. The Atlas Nomad cafe racer and Ranger scrambler will not hit the assembly line until early Northern Hemisphere summer 2019. And even then they will only be built for the UK market, says Norton International Dealer Manager Lee ... The post Long wait for new Norton Atlas models appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Police renew call to identify riders
ACT police have renewed their call for help to identify two riders who were videoed in separate incidents where a car swerved toward them while they were legally lane-filtering. The incidents occurred on Majura Parkway on Tuesday, October 30. One incident is shown in this video which we published on November 2. Police were made aware of ... The post Police renew call to identify riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Big weekend for Xmas toy runs
This weekend is shaping up as the biggest for Christmas Toy Runs with motorcycle clubs and organisations dressing up for fun and giving gifts to the needy. There have already been several toy runs around the country with many more to come. We have listed the remainder below. If your toy run is not included, click here ... The post Big weekend for Xmas toy runs appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Strategy threatens motorcycle footpath parking
Melbourne’s lauded motorcycle-friendly footpath parking is under threat from a discussion paper to update the city’s Transport Strategy. Lord Mayor Sally Capp has released a discussion paper in June that suggested strategies for reducing the access of motor vehicles to the CBD for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. An alarming finding for motorcyclists is ... The post Strategy threatens motorcycle footpath parking appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Police okay Santa novelty helmet covers
If you want to get into the Christmas spirit with a novelty Santa helmet cover, you can be assured the police will not play Scrooge and fine you for a non-compliant helmet. Motorbike Writer subscriber Travis Yap of Victoria asked us whether a novelty helmet cover would be illegal. He says he was concerned after ... The post Police okay Santa novelty helmet covers appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
AGV adds retro X3000 and X70 helmets
Retro-designed AGV X3000 full-face and X70 open-face helmets are now available in Australia with two race legend tribute helmets. The X3000 range is led by a $999 limited-edition tribute to the legendary 15-time world motorcycle champion, Giacomo Agostini (pictured above). Top of the open-face X70 range is the $499 Pasolini which is a tribute to GP legend ... The post AGV adds retro X3000 and X70 helmets appeared first on Motorbike Writer.