Suzuki recalls UK110 scooter over stalling

Suzuki Australia has recalled the UK110 scooter over an engine stalling issue. The official recall notice was issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Council. It says the fastening nut from the drive pulley on the CVT has been insufficiently tightened due to an improper tightening method and incorrect tightening torque. During assembly, soldering flux may […]

Oxley Highway awaits speed review

Recently announced roadworks and safety initiatives on the famed Oxley Highway in NSW do not mean the speed review has been cancelled. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman told us the Oxley Highway Speed Zone Review is “still being finalised”. We’ve been told the speed review is “imminent” for the past year.  RMS had planned to […]

Melting tar claims first crash victim

Repairs to shoddy Mt Glorious roadworks have been delayed while Queensland’s Main Roads finds “specialised contractor” after a rider crashed this week in slippery melting tar. The rider, Steve, suffered minor injuries and his Honda was damaged, but he was able to ride home, according to eye witnesses. They say he was lucky not to […]

Ducati feast at Laverda Concours

Ducati fans will find plenty to feast their eyes on at the annual Laverda Concours at Cleveland this Sunday (October 15, 2017).  The Ducati display will be the highlight as Ducati Owners Club of Queensland celebrates 40 years in Australia with a model from just about every year since the 1950s. Organiser Franko Von says […]

NSW motorcyclists ride to work

NSW motorcyclists are being asked to ride to work tomorrow (October 11, 2017) to celebrate the first National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week until Saturday. The Motorcycle Council of NSW Ride to Work Day is the only official event in the national campaign, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The event is part of the Motorcycle Awareness Month […]

2018 Indian pricing and online customs

Pricing for the 2018 Indian Motorcycle range has been announced as parent company boss has revealed a future where customers can customise their bikes online before ordering. Polaris CEO Scott Wine says technology will help the motorcycle industry attract new riders, including the ability for buyers to build their bikes online. He says this would […]

How to update your motorcycle suspension

A suspension update is a black art with every suspension expert having differing opinions. You could go up and down the MotoGP pit lane and find differing viewpoints from every garage. While it looks like a simple job to unscrew some bolts, swap the shocks and fork springs, then bolt them back in, there is […]

Ikon Suspension upgrade review – Motorbike Writer

Australian company Ikon Suspension has been around in one form or another making riders more comfortable and safer since 1962. So when we wanted to update the very basic suspension on our Ducati GT1000 project bike we went with Ikon. Standard suspension on most road bikes is usually a compromise. However, even a budget set […]

How will self-driving cars affect riders?

Riders have been invited to make submissions on road rules about the coming revolution of automated self-driving vehicles. The National Transport Commission (NTC) is considering how Australian governments should amend driver laws to facilitate the introduction of automated vehicles. However, their press release said they were asking road transport agencies, police, and industry to  make […]