Rossi and Hamilton swap vehicles for race
Multi-world champions Valentino Rossi and Lewis Hamilton will temporarily swap vehicles on Monday (9 December 2019) when they take part in a promotional race at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. But could the swap be longer term? Rossi has long wanted to get into four-wheeled racing, especially rallying where he has already had some success. And ... The post Rossi and Hamilton swap vehicles for race appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Parking victory for Sydney riders
A decision to charge riders for parking in some Sydney CBD areas has been reversed and riders who copped $82 parking fines have had them waived. In October we reported on two such riders who were caught out when the jurisdiction of the parking area changed from City of Sydney council (COS) to state government. Previously the ... The post Parking victory for Sydney riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Do you love a parade? Check out these Toy Runs!
It seems a lot of riders love a parade. This year a group of 3497 Harley-Davidson riders (pictured above) grabbed the world motorcycle parade record in Paris, Texas, breaking the previous record of 2404 in Patras, Greece. Those records could be challenged by some of the biggest Toy Runs in Australia over the next couple ... The post Do you love a parade? Check out these Toy Runs! appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Alpine MotoSafe earplugs just got better!
A tiny little piece of plastic has just made universal-fit MotoSafe earplugs from Dutch company Alpine Hearing Protection even better. With the new minigrip they are now just that little bit easier to pull out, extending the life of the earplugs. We have written on many occasions about the importance of earplugs. Basically they make you ... The post Alpine MotoSafe earplugs just got better! appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Electric corner signs alert riders
Signs that light up and display a safety alert and message if you are riding too fast for the corner are being trialled in the UK. British company TWM Traffic Control Systems have developed the LED signs that include a radar sensor. Be alert, not alarmed But don’t worry! The smart alert signs are not ... The post Electric corner signs alert riders appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Black Dog Ride marks 10 year anniversary
Riders will return to the Red Centre in 2020 to celebrate 10 years since the establishment of the first Black Dog Ride in 2010. This year’s Around Australia Ride celebrated founder Steve Andrew’s solo ride around Australia in 2009 to raise awareness for mental health issues. His epic ride was followed in 2010 by the first Black ... The post Black Dog Ride marks 10 year anniversary appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Number plate theft and cloning on the rise
Number plate theft and cloning of plates is on the rise, resulting in riders receiving speeding and parking fines and unpaid toll notices. The National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council says number plate theft can also be used to commit crimes such as petrol theft, robberies, house break-ins and drug trafficking. Police are also reporting ... The post Number plate theft and cloning on the rise appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
You can star in motorcycle TV series
How would you like to star in a new six-part documentary TV series on the 13 greatest motorcycle roads in the world? It’s to be called Crossroads and the Australian makers of the movie are calling for riders with a story to tell. Motorcycle TV series They hope to cover 13 roads on five ... The post You can star in motorcycle TV series appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
Triumph unveil 2020 Tiger 900 range
Triumph has put more “tiger” into their 2020 Tiger 900 range with 10% more torque, LED lighting, a quickshifter, Brembo brakes, a bigger tank and more electronic aids. They’ve also made the model names more common sense than the Tiger 800 XRX, XCX, XRT and XCA. The new models are: Tiger 900 Rally and Rally ... The post Triumph unveil 2020 Tiger 900 range appeared first on Motorbike Writer.
BrakebuTT links front and back brakes
If you are a convert to linked brakes or hand-operated rear brakes, the Aussie-designed BrakeBuTT invention could be what you are looking for. Inventor Jay Thompson, 54, of Perth, says he came up with the idea of an affordable retrofit linked-brake system after an embarrassing crash. “Showing off while riding with the young boys about ... The post BrakebuTT links front and back brakes appeared first on Motorbike Writer.