Bultaco unveils Albero electric street moped

Famous Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Bultaco has produced its first street moped, the Albero, powered by an electric motor. In 2014, Bultaco announced it would return to production with electric road motorcycles. The news came as a shock from the company made famous by its two-stroke off-road bikes. The new bikes were to be the Rapitan and […]

Jason Crump stars in Dust Hustle

Three-time world speedway champion Jason Crump (pictured above) is one of the many stars among the colourful characters throwing up dust today (November 4, 2017) at the fifth Ellaspede Dust Hustle. Crump will be joined by veteran dirt riders Stephen Gall and Geoff Ballard, current pro riders Jemma Wilson, Michael Kirkness and Andrew Brook. They will race […]

Yet more MV Agusta race replicas

MV Agusta has unveiled race replicas for their three-cylinder F3 bikes in the run-up to the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The F3 675 and F3 800 RC (Reparto Corse) versions follow a plethora of race replicas and limited-editions released over the past few weeks. They include the Lewis Hamilton F4 LH44, F4 […]

Hellboy Harley-Davidson revealed for charity

The official unveiling of a custom Hellboy Harley-Davidson called Big Red will be the highlight of a fundraising event for the Cooktown Crusaders tomorrow (November 4, 2017). Big Red is a 2009 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic airbrushed with a Hellboy theme by Lucky Caleb Airbrush & Custom Paint. The bike belongs to Peter ‘Mr […]

Report animals loose on the road

Riders have been encouraged to report animals – livestock and even wildlife – that are roaming loose on the roads as they have the potential to cause a severe motorcycle crash. Riders are advised to contact either the police, road authorities or the local council. The call comes as recent rains have spurred roadside vegetation […]

India launches first choppers company

India is launching its first chopper motorcycles company, Avantura Choppers, with an American frame designer and premium bolt-on parts. Avantura Choppers is targeted at the premium end of the market with component partnerships from across the world including S&S Engines, Mustang, Kellerman and others. The brand will soon announce the launch of its first bike […]

Motorcycle safety focus of seminars

Motorcycle safety has been a welcome focus of two recent major Australian forums over the past week. Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) hosted a seminar on road infrastructure issues and motorcycle crashes today and Deakin Uni hosted a symposium on motorcycle safety last Friday. The ARRB seminar brought together road designers, traffic managers and other […]

Weekend motorbike crashes more severe

Weekend motorcycle crashes are more severe and costly than during the week, according to figures from insurer Youi. Friday is the worst day for all types of motor vehicle crashes.  However, Youi claims data from January 2016 to September 30, 2017, shows motorcyclists are more likely to crash on a weekend. Saturday is the highest-risk […]