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The 7th Annual Onesie Ride for The Starl...

2019 Onesie Ride

One of the less known facts about the motorbike riding community is the phenomenal number of charity rides it organises. Practically every weekend there’s charity rides somewhere in Australia. Riders get together and raise funds for good causes. From cancer research to mental health support, assisting the homeless, supporting families of fallen riders, memorial rides, […]

The UK Government To Consider A Ban On H...

Helmet Hands Free

Photo: Shanie Avrahami The Commons Transport Select Committee have recommended to the British Government a complete ban on hands-free devices for all drivers. A public consultation on the proposal should be published by the end of 2019. According to Motorcycle News the recommendation came after research showed that using a hands-free device while driving is […]

ATGATT: All The Gear All The Time

ATGATT

“…to be ATGATT, or not to be ATGATT, that is the question…” ATGATT, All The Gear All The Time, the issue every motorcycle rider has had on their mind at some point in their riding career. The issue that has destroyed friendships, broken families and split riding groups. Some random bloke at a pub even […]

Noise Cameras Are Being Trialled In Euro...

Noise Camera

Photo: morebikes.co.uk Two months ago the UK Department of Transport announced they will start a crackdown on loud vehicles which break noise limit regulations. They will be targeting these vehicles by trialling new noise detecting cameras, a pilot which will last 7 months. While the Brits are planning, the French have already started trialling. The […]

Virtual Mirrors: are they a danger for M...

Audi Virtual Mirror

Photos: Ronen Topelberg Being a technical person I always get excited about new technology, gadgets and inventions. So it was hard for me to write this piece, a post about new exciting technology that is potentially dangerous to motorcyclists… The new Virtual Side Mirrors Advances in technology have done wonderful things for the motor vehicle […]

New Mobile Phone Detecting Cameras: Reve...

Caught on Camera

A legislation passed in NSW will allow police to use high resolution cameras to detect drivers using their mobile phones while driving. Will this increase safety or increase revenue? Is privacy an issue with this new technology? New Camera Technology A June 2018 NSW legislation enables the use of camera technology to detect mobile phone […]

New Road Rules: Is Enough Done About Saf...

Penalty Notice

Penalties are needed but what about Road Safety? New road rules and higher penalties are going to be introduced by most states in Australia this year. Naturally we support any measure that will increase road safety. But are these new rules going to increase safety, or are they just to increase revenue? The Good, the […]

The Dangers of Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision

Motorcycles and the Dangers of Tunnel Vision The human eye is an amazing organ! and together with another amazing organ – the brain, it provides us with our vision. (and could we ride our bikes without our vision?…) Just like any other organ in our body the eye can also suffer from imperfections, diseases and […]

Lane Filtering – the Safe(ty) Side

Lane Filtering – the Safe(ty) Side

Lane filtering… lane splitting… lane sharing… different people call it a different name. It is the act of riding a motorcycle in a slow speed between two rows of slow moving or stationary vehicles heading in the same direction. All of us riders have done it, all of us drivers have seen riders doing it. […]

Training: Advanced II – Road Circuit

Advanced Riding II

Advanced Motorcycling Course at HART, ST Ives, NSW Two weeks ago I took The Advanced I course – Handling Dynamics, at Honda HART in St Ives. Two weeks passed and it was time for Advanced II, which focuses on road circuit skills. The course runs on HART’s private road circuit in St Ives, surrounded by […]