Ducati owners mark 40 years on track

Ducati owners clubs around Australia have been celebrating 40 years of the owners clubs in Australia this year with a variety of events. The latest is the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland (DOCQ) “Ducati-Only” Track Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the recently resurfaced Morgan Park Raceway near Warwick. “This will be a relaxed […]

Mountain speed and road works update

Speed limits will return to normal when the road works on the western side of Mt Glorious behind Brisbane are completed late in August 2017. Despite speed limits being reduced by 10km/h in most areas of the mountain and concerns that speeds would be further reduced after completion of the work, the Transport and Main […]

Harley-Davidson gin sells out – Motorbike Writer

If you like your gin on the rockers, then these $US1000 bottles of premium gin are for you. They contain sterilised Harley-Davidson parts. But don’t get too excited, because the first batch has already sold out, despite the foreign substances and the big price tag. Custom motorcycle maker Ehinger Kraftrad calls his creation The Archaeologist […]

Electric board tracker moped unveiled

Since batteries and electric motors can take just about any shape, designers are free to create all sorts of strange vehicles, even this board tracker from European company Avionics. They have unveiled their electric board-tracker-style moped made of wood and steel with orders from September, but no prices announced yet. It’s not the first old-style […]

Lions Rd delays TT until 2018

Delays in bridgework on the famed Lions Rd forced the cancellation of the Lions TT, but organisers plan to return in 2018 after a two-year hiatus. Work began in January to replace six wooden bridges on the Queensland/NSW border road with concrete structures and scheduled completion by the end of June. However, unseasonal wet weather has […]

Major update for BMW S 1000 RR

The 2018 BMW S 1000 RR is receiving much more than a cosmetic update with major mechanical changes, including frame, engine and electronics. German motorcycle magazine Motorrad has published spy shots of the bike being tested in Germany. It looks substantially different with new bodywork and a lower headlight, but it’s what’s underneath that has […]

Indian Motorcycle unveils 2018 range

Indian Motorcycle has added two more new models to its line-up for 2018, the hand-painted Roadmaster Elite and blacked-out Springfield Dark Horse. They recently added the Scout Bobber unveiled recently to the three new models they unveiled earlier this year; the Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited bagger and Roadmaster Classic. Indian Scout Bobber The new models will […]

MV Agusta retains Italian heritage

While Ducati faces the prospect of an overseas buyout, MV Agusta has retained is Italian heritage with a complex a financial arrangement. Read about the latest list of potential Ducati buyers The finalisation of MV Agusta finances will also relinquish the 25% ownership by Germany’s Mercedes-AGM. What this means for owners and MV buyers is […]

Kawasaki offers free Vulcan S luggage

Kawasaki Motor Australia is throwing in free luggage worth $1730 when you buy one of their learner-approved Vulcan S cruisers to turn it into a dedicate tourer. The light touring kit is available for a limited time and features the mounting hardware, a rear luggage rack and saddlebags. Fitting is not included, but it looks […]

BMW G 310 to be top seller in Australia

BMW’s learner-approved G 310 R and G 310 GS are set to become the Bavarian brand’s biggest seller here, says BMW Motorrad Australia boss Andreas Lundgren. The G 310 R was launched at Airlie Beach, North Queensland, last week after an eight-month delay. READ OUR REVIEW HERE Andreas says the delay was sparked by BMW […]