Every now and then I see a bike go past me with a young kid on the pillion seat and it gets me to wondering what the rules are these days. My kids are all grown up and making their way in the world, but some of them certainly used to ride pillion with me […]
Going for your first ride as a pillion passenger, or know someone who is? Maybe you just want to improve your comfort and safety as a passenger? Check our latest knowledgebase article!
Motorbike engines are finely tuned machines. When you start your motorbike, bits and pieces inside the motor move at a very fast rate, especially on modern sports motorcycles. Oil needs to circulate quickly through the motor because there are a lot of tight parts causing friction, especially when the engine is cold.
Watch this video from Mordeth about how to warm up your motorcycle so you don’t do damage to it!
Changing gears on a motorbike can be challenging at first because it takes hand and foot coordination to work the clutch and gear lever … and where are all those gears anyway … and which gear am I in now? All your questions are answered in this helpful video from www.m13online.com. Mind you, the camera work takes some getting used to![video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMxKMa-WPvo]
This listing of Australian motorcycle clubs has been compiled from multiple data sources and may contain some old or out-of-date information. But we have tried to be as comprehensive and inclusive as possible.
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Ready to buy your first motorbike? Looking for something to hang your ‘L’ plates on or to see you through your first year as a probationary rider? There’s plenty to choose from and it really comes down to figuring out what suits your riding style and your budget.
If you want to get the full life out of your motorcycle, then there are a few things you have to really pay attention to. I can tell you from bitter experience that my first bike, bought new, had to be sold as a wreck less than 18 months later due to lack of maintenance! Now I pay a bit more attention!
Riding a motorbike is only fun until something goes wrong … and one place it's sure to go bad if you're not doing the right thing is in heavy traffic. So here are some pointers to how to stay safe in the peak hour.
Staying safe on the road is a matter of managing your risk. Here are some factors that contribute to keeping your rider risk as low as possible.
Choosing a motorbike can be a big challenge. Do you buy what your best mate has? Do you buy what the guy at the riding school suggested? Do you buy what the salesman at the bike shop is pushing you to buy? Or do you buy the bike that's really right for YOU?
Whether this is your very first bike, or you're coming back to riding a motorbike after a long break, one thing you'll find is that there's a HUGE range to choose from in makes, models and styles of motorcycle.