Halloween: Five biggest motorbike frights

To celebrate Halloween we thought we’d share our five biggest frights on a motorcycle. Cross winds can be a frightening thing, but add hail, massive Yank tanks and limited vision and it really is a fright worthy of Halloween. It occurred riding a Victory Cross Country to Laramie, Wyoming. The fully laden full dresser with […]

Is it time for bike bashing to stop?

We’re not talking about how politicians, drivers and the general public practise bike bashing, but how riders “bash” other riders’ choice of ride. The motorcycling community is small and should be expected to band together, especially against the tide of public opinion that we are too loud and dangerous. Yet it seems bashing other bike […]

Successful Harley Days set for return

A successful Harley Days event in Wollongong over the weekend has prompted Harley-Davidson Australia to declare they would like to return to the coastal city for a third year. Marketing director Adam Wright says they attracted more than 10,000 people over the three days of the second annual event, even though HOG (Harley Owners Group) member […]

Triumph unleashes new Tigers – Motorbike Writer

Two new Triumph Tigers and possibly a Bonneville America cruiser could be unleashed at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan on November 7. Their official teaser video shows the glimpses of the new Tiger 800 and 1200. It appears the word “Explorer” has been deleted from the bigger model. More cruisers coming? While there is […]

BMW electric, dresser, cafe racer and bobber?

An electric motorcycle, a restyled K 1600 B full dresser and more G 310 and R nineT models are tipped to be unveiled by BMW Motorrad at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next month. BMW has announced it will feature “four world premieres” which is the same number of new models they unveiled last […]

World’s most expensive bike for sale

The world’s most expensive motorcycle, the “Cosmic Starship” Harley-DavidsonV-Rod, has returned to the marketplace at $US10 million ($A13m). The bike was painted in 2009 by famous American painter Jack Armstrong with acrylic paint and 37 coats of clear coat. It was unveiled at Bartels’ Harley-Davidson dealership in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, in 2010 and […]

Val D’Orcia – Off the Beaten Path in Tuscany

Val D’Orcia is in the southern part of Tuscany. The best way to explore it is by using the route that is now marked as Route 2, but is named “Via Cassia” since the days of the Romans, and leads to Rome to this Day. The Val D’orcia region includes the towns of Montalcino, San […]

New Dunlop Sportmax tyres are hot!

Monza Imports sent us a set of new Dunlop Sportmax Alpha-14 tyres for our Ducati GT1000 project bike and they are hot, hot, hot! The Sportmax Alpha-13 tyres have been well loved by track riders for their high grip levels. The new Sportmax Alpha-14 tyres look very similar with minimal tread patterns. The tech sheet […]

Best Motorcycle For A Woman

The best motorcycle for a woman is dependent on your body and skill level. Women are as varied in terms of experience and stature as men. What should you look for in a bike? Size and stature are one of the first things to consider. You want to be comfortable straddling and controlling your bike. […]