Adding Bike Lanes Or Not – A Huge Biking Debate

One debate that goes on is about bike lanes. There are many good reasons for having them and strong ones against it. The goal is shared. Many cyclists would like to be safer on the roads that they pay for using their preferred method of transportation. One argument is that bike lanes reinforces the minds […]

Campaign to restore Engaged to Death film

Iconic 1956 Italian film Engaged to Death, about motorcycle racing and famous marques such as Moto Guzzi and Gilera, could soon be restored through a crowd-funding campaign. Running Films is trying to restore the two remaining and slightly damaged celluloid copies of Engaged to Death (The boyfriends of death). It’s described as a “tale of […]

Are independent bike mechanics protected?

Independent backyard motorcycle mechanics seem to be dying out at a rapid rate. A war of words has now broken out over whether manufacturers are withholding vita servicing information and killing off independent car and motorcycle mechanics. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has confirmed that automotive manufacturers are not allowed to withhold important maintenance information […]

Engineer sues Royal Enfield over Himalayan

An Indian court has ordered Royal Enfield pay an engineer an undisclosed compensation payment after he complained of 40 defects in his Himalayan adventure bike. Owner M Puneeth, an engineer, noticed issues from the first day he picked up the bike. They include a leaking carburettor and fuel tank, engine noises, stalling, oil leaks, idling problems […]

How to Ride a Motorcycle Properly

So you want to ride a motorcycle? This article will address the proper riding techniques and tips and will give you the base information on what you’ll need to know on starting to ride a motorcycle. Motorcycling is a great deal of fun. But it’s very important to learn how to ride defensively and respect […]

Indian sales boost Polaris revenue

Despite axing Victory Motorcycles, a bump in Indian Motorcycle sales has helped Polaris reach a better-than-expected 17% increase in sales revenue in the first quarter of 2017. The company recorded $1,153.8 million in sales revenue, but a net loss of $2.9m partly due to the $38.6 million cost of winding down Victory Motorcycles. Polaris Industries […]

Firetrap Clothing – How to Look Hot This Winter

Layering is one trend this season and involves the simple process of wearing a number of garments in layers to create warmth and style simultaneously. Simply start with a Firetrap top and layer with jumpers and jackets according to the weather. Firetrap clothing lends itself well to layering and the collection includes a number of […]

Tribute to ‘Zen’ author Robert M Pirsig

If you are philosophical about your riding and your motorcycle, you can be assured you are not alone as author Robert M Pirsig so articulately pointed out in his 1974 classic book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Pirsig died this week aged 88 at his home in Maine and is survived by wife Wendy, […]

Laverda Concours moves to spring

Bad weather has forced one of the largest motorcycle shows in Australia, the Laverda Councours, to shift from winter to spring. The 29th Laverda Councours has been held in July at the Cleveland Showgrounds for the past five years and prior to that under the Storey Bridge. However, organisers say it has been either washed […]