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From Motorcycle Writer

  • Yamaha Tricity recalled on stalling
    Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled its Tricity three-wheeler scooters over a potential for engine stalling. The official recall notice was issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions. It says the problem is caused by a primary fixed sheave nut that may loosen while riding due to inadequate tightening torque: If the nut loosens off, the primary sheave may contact the crank case cover, causing noise from the engine assembly and possible engine stalling. Engine stalling during riding may cause loss of control of the scooter, posing an accident risk to the ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Indian recall over halogen headlights
    Only eight owners’ bikes are affected in a national recall of Indian Motorcycle models over a non-compliant halogen headlights. An official notice has been issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. However, Indian Motorcycle Australia boss Peter Harvey says only eight owner bikes are affected. Four more are still not sold or registered. The bikes may be equipped with SAE (North America specification) halogen headlights that don’t comply with Australian Design Rules (ADR) requirements. Models affected are Indian Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Springfield, Springfield Dark Horse (pictured top of page), Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Deus pimps postie bike for ChildFund
    Australian custom motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina has built a custom postie bike for ChildFund Australia to send to Cambodian families in remote communities. Deus is donating the bike to international aid agency ChildFund Australia for their Post a Postie campaign. Riders and others are invited to buy a postie bike, donate money or buy other gifts from the ChildFund’s annual Gifts for Good Catalogue. Making a difference The charitable gifts will make a real difference for disadvantaged people, says ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence. For example, the postie bike could be used to deliver water filters to communities ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Riders to lose Oxley speed battle?
    Riders seem set to lose their battle against speed reductions on the Oxley Highway with the mountain section to decrease as much as 20km/h. The details of the proposal have not yet been made public. However, the Roads and Maritime Services told us their speed review along a 44km section of the Oxley Highway between Long Flat and Walcha is “being finalised”. The review has been carried out in collaboration with key stakeholders including the Centre for Road Safety and NSW Police. In the six years to 2017, six people have lost their lives and more than 55 people injured along ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Less is more with Indian Scout Bobber
    The 2018 Indian Scout Bobber is our pick of the Scouts and a great example of how less can sometimes be more. Bobber has a solo seat instead of the double seat which now comes standard on the Scout, chopped fenders and costs $500 less. It may be less, but it’s “more” than the standard Scout thanks to its upgraded suspension and slightly more aggressive riding position. While both the Scout and Scout Bobber now come with cartridge forks instead of just damping rods, the Bobber gets 25mm lowered suspension. All photos by Jeff CroweThat means the rear shocks ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Indian Army sets record for pillions
    An Indian Army motorcycle display team has set a new world record for the number of people on a motorcycle, smashing an Indian Army record of 56 by two. The Indian Army “Tornadoes” mounted 58 men on a 500cc Royal Enfield and rode it 1200m at the Air Force Station Yelahanka on Sunday (November 19, 2017). They beat another Indian Army army display team, the Daredevils, who set their record in 2010. Motorcycles have been making and breaking Guinness World Records for more than a century. Here is a list of some of the wackiest records we could find: Wacky ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Rossi MotoGP bike highlight of Sydney Show
    Valentino Rossi’s YZR-M1 MotoGP motorcycle is a highlight of a long list of the 2018 models to feature at the Sydney Motorcycle Show from Friday (November 24, 2017). Just weeks after new models were unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and EICMA show in Milan, most will be at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Two bikes from the world’s most famous sportsmen will be Rossi’s MotoGP bike and MV Agusta’s road-going Lewis Hamilton Limited Edition F4 LH44. Lewis Hamilton with the MV Agusta F4 LH44Event organiser Troy Bayliss said the show would reveal an “unprecedented number” of new motorcycles during Friday’s ‘Media ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-19
  • Suing over motorcycle crash too costly
    A rider who crashed on a badly repaired road has rejected suing the authority that knew of the problem because it would be too costly. Sydney rider Stephen Thomas, 69, crashed his 2011 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner at 50km/h on the shoddy roadworks on Mt Glorious in Brisbane’s hinterland on October 10, 2017. Transport and Main Roads (TMR) knew about the slippery molten tar surface after being alerted to the problem by riders and a report on this website. Even on mild days, the surface had molten tar and was treacherous for riders. Sub-par roadworks at Mt Glorious a sticky ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-19
  • Davida Koura their first full-face helmet
    UK helmet manufacturer Davida has launched their first first full-face helmet, the Koura, at the EICMA motorcycle show last week. Davida is better known for their open-face helmets, but now they have followed in the footsteps of brands such as Bell, Biltwell and Veldt in producing a retro-styled full-face helmet. Their open-face helmets have a slimline look because they make the shell in so many different sizes, rather than beefing it out with thicker foam for smaller sizes. They have trodden a similar path with the new Koura which is Moari for gold. They claim it is the smallest dual-standard ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-18
  • Aussie woman rides blindfolded to win
    Aussie rider Julia Maguire had to ride blindfolded to win selection to compete at the International BMW GS Trophy in Mongolia next year. The blindfolded ride was one of many rigorous challenges she faced, along with Brisbane nurse Andrea Box and 21 other competitors from around the world, at the recent four-day qualifying event in South Africa. Andrea and JuliaI’m so excited, very-very excited. Relieved!” Julia said after being selected for one of two three-woman teams to compete at the Mongolia GS Trophy in June 2018. Australia will also field its first national team consisting of amateur riders Shane Guttridge, ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-18
  • Indian Motorcycle offers 116-cube big-bore kit
    Indian Motorcycle has again upped the ante in the engine capacity war with Harley-Davidson by offering the Thunder Stroke 116 Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit.  The big bore war with Harley started in 2013 when Indian Motorcycle was reborn with the 111-cube (1818cc) Thunder Stroke engine. At the time, Harley’s big production engines were the 103-cube (1687cc) Twin Cam and CVO 110 (1802cc) Twin Cam. Last year, Harley increased capacity with the Milwaukee Eight engines to 107 cubes (1753cc) and 114 cubes (1868cc) in the CVO range. This year they added a 117-cube (1923cc) CVO engine. 2018 Harley-Davidson 114 Milwaukee ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-17
  • Deus and Rossi big-bore trackers
    Big-bore trackers could be the next big thing with Valentino Rossi receiving a Yamaha XJR1300 tracker from fans and Deus Ex Machina making a Kawasaki Z900RS tracker. Rossi’s VR|46 friends have just gifted the MotoGP legend with a custom-built flat tracker called “VR46 Mya”. Rossi is a big fan of flat track racing and has built a track at his ranch to which he often invites fellow racers. Now he will be able to blow them away with this torque monster by Italian designer Rodolfo Frascoli. Among his designs are the Moto Guzzi Griso, Norge, Breva and Stelvio, and Triumph Speed ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-17
  • Book explains why we ride
    If you ever needed any motivation to ride or reasons to counter critics who say you have a death wish, this book on why we ride is a must. We all recognise that we love riding and can come up with several things we love about it, but do we really know the deep psychological reasons that motivate us to ride? Those reasons become clear as you read through the lengthy-titled book “Why We Ride: A Psychologist Explains the Motorcyclist’s Mind and the Love Affair between Rider, Bike and Road” by Harvard-trained clinical psychologist Mark H. Barnes. According to Mark, ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-17
  • Honda recalls Fireblade over tank leak
    Honda Australia has recalled the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade over a defective fuel cap seal that may allow fuel to leak from the tank, or water to enter. The official recall notice has been lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: In the worst case scenario, water entering the fuel tank may cause the engine to stall or malfunction, posing a possible accident risk for the rider. Fuel leaking from the fuel tank may also pose a possible fire risk. Affected owners will be contacted by direct mail. However, we have posted this notice in case the ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-17
  • Newcastle Toy Run marks 40 years
    The 40th anniversary of the Newcastle Toy Run – Australia’s longest-running toy run – is expected to attract more than 10,000 riders on Sunday December 3, 2017, for families in need. It’s a far cry from the 20 bikes that participated in the first 1978 event. Over the years, the Bikers For Kids Toy Run in Newcastle has contributed more than a quarter-million dollars worth of toys and donations to the Salvation Army Hunter Christmas Appeal says Divisional Social Liaison Officer Major Christine Martin. He says it’s a testament to the motorcycle community’s fierce and ongoing passion for supporting those less ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-11-16
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 From Motorcycle USA

  • Victory’s Project 156 Prototype Engine in Video
    Victory Motorcycles continues to trickle out information about its Project 156, this time with a video about the prototype race engine it will use to race up Pikes Peak. The Project 156 team gets a peak at initial performance numbers after firing it up at its Minnesota R&D facility. Victory’s Darby Fowler, one of the project leaders, talks about needing a broad map to deal with barometer drops and the changing atmospheric conditions they’ll encounter from the continuous climb in elevation.Project 156 will make its dash up the mountain Sunday, June 28th, with Don Canet aboard. Good luck to everyone ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-21
  • Honda Roads Racing Season Preview 2015
    With the 2015 Northwest 200 already underway and the Isle of Man TT races scheduled for the end of the month, Honda Racing has released a 2015 roads racing season preview featuring riders John McGuinness and Conor Cummins. Filmed during testing at Castle Combe, there’s on-track footage along with interviews from both riders and principal team members. Check out the video below to see both men in action as they prepare for some of the most intense races in the world.The post Honda Roads Racing Season Preview 2015 appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-14
  • Aprilia HSBK MotoAmerica Debut Video
    The Aprilia HSBK team debuted its 2015 MotoAmerica racing squad at the season opener at Circuit of the Americas, with riders Devon McDonough and Dustin Dominguez battling in the Superstock 1000 class. Aprilia compiled footage of the first event to highlight the team’s efforts, which saw Dominguez finish second in his class in Race 1 and 2, and McDonough take a pair of fifth-place results. According to the riders, the RSV4 is a potent weapon and with time, will be a threat for Superstock 1000 wins.The post Aprilia HSBK MotoAmerica Debut Video appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-13
  • Drifting Baggers, Victory Style
    When thinking of drifting motorcycles, 800-pound baggers are one of the last things that come to mind. But take a couple of professional stunt riders, throw them on a closed course, and cut them loose on Lloydz Motorworkz supercharged, 200 horsepower Victory baggers and anything is possible.In this case, it’s Tony Carbajal and Joe Vertical of the Victory Stunt Team who are backin’ baggers in at JenningsGP. I’ve tested the capable chassis of the Victory Cross Country myself on trips to Sturgis before, but this is above and beyond. Way beyond. The video is testament to both man and machine. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-12
  • Why We Ride Quail Riders’ Dinner for PBTF
    Why We Ride producers Bryan Carroll and James Walker are hosting a fundraising dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey this Friday night, May 15, to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The menu will be Cali-Mexi style, there’s sure to be a few surprise guests, and sponsor Bell Helmets will be demonstrating its Custom Fit technology where they scan heads to ensure the best fit possible. A long list of others are also sponsoring the event. The dinner party starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.There’s two tiers of tickets. A $125 donation includes ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-12
  • 2015 Las Vegas EnduroCross Recap Video
    The 2015 Las Vegas EnduroCross round kicked off a huge weekend for off-road motorsport in the Nevada desert this year as Arenacross and Supercross finals were held in the town the same weekend. EnduroCross provides a different kind of spectacle than the other two series’ though, with lots of technical, close quarter, slow speed battles that push riders to the limits of two-wheeled control. The best, riders like Colton Haaker (eventual winner of the round) and Cody Webb (defending EnduroCross champion), make navigating through craggy boulder patches and loose log traps look smooth and effortless. Beau Cottington was on hand during Las Vegas ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-06
  • Vance & Hines Quest for 4 Drag Race Video
    Vance & Hines recently dropped a stylish video recap of Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec’s 2014 season chasing the NHRA Pro Stock Championship title. Check out the video below for a look inside the shop and plenty of on track action.The post Vance & Hines Quest for 4 Drag Race Video appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-05
  • Josh Sheehan Pulls a Triple Backflip
    Nitro Circus is known for some pretty crazy stunts, and one of the latest is really incredible. Josh Sheehan, the Australian freestyle MXer that took home the 2014 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour title, goes for a mind-blowing triple backflip in the video below. You’ve got to check it out. The post Josh Sheehan Pulls a Triple Backflip appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-01
  • Rainey & Dunlop Talk MotoAmerica at CoTA
    MotoAmerica riders took part in a two-day preseason Dunlop Tire test at Circuit of the Americas in mid March, 2015. Dunlop had cameras rolling during the event, taking time to sit down with MotoAmerica president Wayne Rainey about his outlook for the series before turning the cameras on Tony Romo, a Dunlop Motorsports Technician, to learn more about tire development. Check out what both men have to say in the video below.The post Rainey & Dunlop Talk MotoAmerica at CoTA appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-04-29
  • Mayor To Announce Ace Cafe Orlando
    The world famous Ace Café is coming to Orlando, Florida. A press conference is being held tomorrow to announce the newest addition to the Ace Café family. The café is part of Orlando’s downtown restoration project. Orlando Mayer Buddy Dyer will be making the announcement at 3 p.m. at 100 West Livingston Street. Special guests will be Mark Wilsmore and George Tsuchnikas, Co-Owners of the Ace Café London, and Steve Glum and Mark McKee of Ace Café North America. Hundreds of bikers and other special guests are said to be attending also “for a “Start Your Engines” British-style “Roar Up” ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-04-29

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