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0 Victory for electric bikes: Empulse plugs in

Victory Motorcycles has confirmed it will release the Empulse TT electric motorbike, but no decision has been made about bringing it to Australia. The production Empulse follows on from Victory’s success in electric bike racing at the Isle of Man TT, where it currently holds the outright electric speed record,…

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0 Post Classic Stigma

The Far Island Fox Hunt: On the desire for a hell-for-leather 450 desmo. I’ve been tempted by the idea of ‘Post Classic’ racing lately, a chance to get out and run hard on a machine not conforming to modern performance expectations. Recently an old friend reminisced that my riding was…

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0 Australia’s rules force us to wear dangerous helmets

Australian riders are forced by law to wear potentially dangerous helmets that must meet “a standard that is in direct opposition of all known science in regards to the safest helmet design possible,” according to researcher Tim Kelly. Our helmets are often too heavy, too rigid, and designed to protect…

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0 Honda Africa Twin for Australia!

Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin has been built for hard-core travel and will make a big impact on adventure-touring in Australia when it is released here for the first time ever. The all-new motorcycle is powered by a compact 1000cc parallel-twin engine, steers on a 21-inch front wheel, features advanced electronics,…

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0 Fake it till you make it

The Far Island Fox Hunt: Not on the sofa I don’t know if you’ve ever been on one of those rides. Where the vision is rapidly disintegrating but you refuse to let go of the dream. Maybe you just had a couple of near misses (your fault?), you’re cold because…

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0 Concours 2015 will dazzle this weekend

Club Laverda’s feast of bikes, displays, music and two-wheeled fun will fire up in Cleveland, Queensland, this Sunday, July 19. With a $2000 prize for Best Bike and 60 trophies to be awarded, the Concours is one of the largest and most successful events of its kind in Australia, featuring…

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0 Incredible Isle of Man TT tour with Leod Escapes

See the 2016 Isle of Man TT, ride the course and experience one of motorcycling’s greatest events with the intimacy only the locals can offer. Leod Escapes has announced a new two-week tour of the TT that they say will “change who you are as a rider”. “If you’re only…

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0 Historics, MotoGP make tempting tour

The Aussie MotoGP and the nation’s major historic race meeting are being held just a week apart this October, forming a tempting itinerary for a motorcycle tour. The Australian Historic Road Racing Championships are being held at Mallala, SA, on October 8-11, and the Australian MotoGP will of course be…

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0 Raising speed limits in Australia

Simply talk about raising speed limits in Australia and it raises the ire of many people. It’s a very polarising subject, but you make a big mistake if you see it as a black-and-white argument. A few people react vehemently against the idea of faster legal travel speeds. Unfortunately, their…

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0 When I’m riding I’m untouchable

The Far Island Fox Hunt: On keeping the chimp on the back It’s been unseasonably cold on the Far Island this last week. And if it’s been cold outside it’s an unfortunate reflection of what’s been happening inside. Have you ever seen that poster, “You never see a motorcycle parked…

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