Guy Martin jumps into Switzerland
Finally, the POW has jumped the second barbed wire fence and escaped the Nazis for freedom in Switzerland … even if it was just a stunt for a British TV show. Performing the stunt from the 1963 World War II POW film, The Great Escape, was former TT racer and all-round larrikin daredevil Guy Martin. And ... The post Guy Martin jumps into Switzerland appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Are helmet attachments now legal?
More riders can now wear helmet cameras and bluetooth intercom attachments and fit tinted visors after South Australia joined the ACT in formal acknowledgement of 2015 changes to the Australian Road Rules (ARR). That leaves Victoria as the only state where police have an issue with these attachments, although we have not heard of any ... The post Are helmet attachments now legal? appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Police video exposes stupid motorists
In the run-up to the usual Christmas crackdown on motorists, Queensland Police have released this video compilation of the stupid things some motorists do. We’ve edited down the bodycam vision a bit as it gets boring. However, it includes a rider doing 160km/h in a 60km/h zones, stupid drivers holding mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts ... The post Police video exposes stupid motorists appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Walcha Motorcycle Festival becomes annual
Despite last-minute financial difficulties, bushfires and road closures, the recent Walcha Motorcycle Festival was deemed such a success, it will become an annual event. Walcha Tourism manager Susie Crawford says they have already set a date for next year’s event on 20/21 November 2020. “An estimated 700-plus attended the weekend (15/17 November 2019), with possibly everything thrown ... The post Walcha Motorcycle Festival becomes annual appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Honda patent suggests Blackbird return
Patent drawings seem to suggest Honda may be reviving its high-speed Blackbird sports bike with eight aerodynamic winglets. In September, patent drawings of winglets that automatically deployed above a certain speed were accompanied by drawings of the Africa Twin and Fireblade. When both were unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last month, neither ... The post Honda patent suggests Blackbird return appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Arai wins gold medal for safety
Japanese company Arai is the first helmet manufacturer to win a gold safety medal from the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. In fact, no other gear manufacturer has received the prestigious Nicolas Rodil del Valle gold medal since the awards began in 1983. The gold medal is awarded to individuals who make significant contributions to “two-wheel racing activities ... The post Arai wins gold medal for safety appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Charley and Ewan spotted in Ecuador
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman have been spotted riding their specially equipped Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles in Ecuador on their Long Way Up adventure. Photographer and tour guide Raphael Erhard (pictured with Ewan and Charley above) says he ran into them while leading a tour for Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental last month. “They were really friendly and curious about what ... The post Charley and Ewan spotted in Ecuador appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Triumph scrambles into new Bond film
Triumph has paid an undisclosed sum to feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, but a Ducati Scrambler has stolen some limelight. The price for product placement in a movie is up to about $A500,000, but for a Bond film it can be a whole lot more. In fact, Heineken is believed ... The post Triumph scrambles into new Bond film appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
EzySt fuel app offers riders discounts
A new free app called EzySt not only shows you where the cheapest fuel is near you, but also offers special discounts and can find the cheapest fuel on your planned ride route. Unlike existing fuel price apps and schemes, it is not based on crowd-sourced information, but real-time data from local fuel retailers and ... The post EzySt fuel app offers riders discounts appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Frog leaps to save your motorcycle helmet
If you are frustrated with finding somewhere to safely rest your helmet the “Y” shaped Spanish Frog portable helmet support could be the answer. Inventor Luis de Arquer says the 70 x 80mm Frog comes in two models that you either carry in your pocket or stick to the top of your helmet with a ... The post Frog leaps to save your motorcycle helmet appeared first on Motorbike Writer.