Motorcycle tour planning app offer

Danish company Tourstart is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 20% discount on their new motorcycle ride planning and navigation app with free worldwide maps. While there have been many such apps around, the company claims theirs is “unique” because of “the high level of integration between web and app. Once a tour is composed, it […]

Biker sisters vie for world records

Biker sisters are a competitive lot with Australian, British and now American women vying for world records at all-female motorcycle rallies and parades. In 2014 the Babe Raid rally set the record when 284 women rode to the coastal NSW town of Ballina. Record Setter officially declared the record at 221 women on 190 bikes. In 2015, […]

Harley-Davidson sues Chinese to protect trademark

Harley-Davidson has the Chinese in its targets for its latest litigation of companies ripping off their trademark on fake products, including motorcycle parts. And why shouldn’t they? The bar-and-shield logo, bald eagle and are among the world’s most recognised logos. As such, they are worth millions to the iconic American company. In the late 1990s, […]

Can you fall asleep on a motorcycle?

It seems a strange thing that you could fall asleep on a loud and exciting motorcycle, but it can and does happen; just not as often as in a car. In a car, you are seated in a comfortable and supported position, the temperature is controlled and noises are muted. It’s a conducive atmosphere for […]

Absurd tinted visor laws need simplification

Our current laws on use of a tinted visor on a motorcycle helmet are so absurd they don’t even distinguish between riders and pillions says rider rights campaigner Wayne Carruthers. He points out the ridiculous error in his submission to the National Transport Commission (NTC) which is reviewing Australian Road Rules to gain some uniformity […]

Exquisite Jewellery of Solihull – The History

Most sources quote the company manufactured jewellery from the sixties to the seventies. However this is untrue. Exquisite jewellery was produced by the company called W A P Watson Ltd. here is the companies time line: 1909 to 1914 – Walter Archibald Parker Watson had a small factory in Hockley Hill, Birmingham manufacturing chains and […]

Munro seeks 200mph Scout record

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a speed record at Bonneville, his great nephew, Lee, returned to the famous salt flats on an Indian Scout to crack 200mph. His attempts this week fell short, but the Kiwi still scored a new land speed record of his own. On August 12, Lee managed 191.286mph, followed by […]

Ex-cop faces jail over hitting rider

A NSW court has once again adjourned a hearing over the matter of a police officer throwing an object and hitting a motorcycle rider who then crashed. Video of the incident in November 2015 went viral but has now been deleted from YouTube. However, the incident is still available in this video from Channel 7. […]

Female stunt rider Joi Harris dies on set

The first African-American female professional road racer, Joi “SJ” Harris, has died while performing a stunt for the film Deadpool 2. Her motorcycle accelerated when it should have slowed while taking a corner and she crashed into a plate glass window. Joi was not wearing a helmet at the time as required by the script. […]

Girl shows how to lift a motorcycle

A three-year-old girl using the correct technique to lift her electric toy “Police” Harley has gone viral on YouTube. Dropping a heavy motorcycle is embarrassing enough, but not knowing how to lift it is even more embarrassing. It’s more embarrassing still to learn the correct technique from three-year-old Bailey Hensley of Alabama! Check out the correct […]