Australia

  • VIDEO: Australia clamps down of SMARTPHONE use among drivers. NEW mobile phone detection camera catches 100,000 motorists in 6 months.

    VIDEO: Australia clamps down of SMARTPHONE use among drivers. NEW mobile phone detection camera catches 100,000 motorists in 6 months.

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    Australia is rolling out a new surveillance device to help clamp down on mobile phone and tablet use among drivers. The new ‘mobile phone detection camera’ is able to see inside vehicles and catch drivers who are using mobile phones or tablets while behind the wheel. The high definition camera works by capturing images of…

  • MotoGP: It’s Valentino Rossi’s 400th MotoGP start this weekend in Australia. Here’s 8 great motorcycle stats going into it.

    MotoGP: It’s Valentino Rossi’s 400th MotoGP start this weekend in Australia. Here’s 8 great motorcycle stats going into it.

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    At the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix this weekend, Valentino Rossi is scheduled to become the first rider in the 70-year history of motorcycle Grand Prix racing to reach 400 GP starts. Here’s 8 great stats about Rossi’s long career in Grand Prix racing: He has taken part in 399 of the 939 Grand Prix events staged…

  • VIDEO: Toby Price’s Finke Desert Double. Taking on Australia’s famous off-road race on TWO and FOUR wheels.

    VIDEO: Toby Price’s Finke Desert Double. Taking on Australia’s famous off-road race on TWO and FOUR wheels.

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    Toby Price has proved himself time and time again as a seriously capable off-road racer. With two Dakar wins to his name, the Australian is always on the lookout for his next big challenge. This time he’s had a go at Australia’s most famous off-road race, the Finke Desert Race – on both two and…

  • VIDEO: An AIRBAG for your motorcycle? Australia’s NEW road SAFETY campaign.

    VIDEO: An AIRBAG for your motorcycle? Australia’s NEW road SAFETY campaign.

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    Australia’s Road Safety Commission has just launched a series of new videos to shine a light on motorcyclists’ attitudes to towards safety. The series of films take place in a motorcycle shop which is rigged with hidden cameras and stocked with a variety of fake safety products for bikers – including stabilisers and a handlebar…

  • WSB: Sensational Spaniard checks-out of Australia with 13 point championship lead!

    WSB: Sensational Spaniard checks-out of Australia with 13 point championship lead!

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    The final race of the Yamaha Finance Australian Round in the opening meeting of the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship went the way of Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati), who completed a dream WorldSBK debut. The Spaniard becomes the first rider to win both WorldSBK races on his debut weekend since John Kocinski…

  • WSB: Tomorrow (Thursday) will see emergency meeting over tyre longevity in Australia. Tyres changes during the race could be mandatory, again.

    WSB: Tomorrow (Thursday) will see emergency meeting over tyre longevity in Australia. Tyres changes during the race could be mandatory, again.

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    Nothing official on this so far but we’re getting chatter from the paddock that a meeting has been called for tomorrow between riders, Pirelli and race organisers Dorna to see about mandatory tyre changes in this weekend’s first round of 2019. Last year WSB bosses were forced to shorten the Supersport race from 18 laps…

  • Honda covers a Fireblade, a CRF450L and a CRF50F in GOLD.

    Honda covers a Fireblade, a CRF450L and a CRF50F in GOLD.

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    Honda has just marked its 50th anniversary in Australia – and to celebrate the Japanese manufacturer has wrapped some of its most iconic machines in gold vinyl. Honda Australia CEO Hiroyuki Shimizu said: “We thought about how we could celebrate our birthday and our unique diversity in a bold and fun way. I mean, who…

  • World’s fastest woman motorcycle record holder survives 343mph crash

    World’s fastest woman motorcycle record holder survives 343mph crash

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    Women’s motorcycle land speed world record holder Valerie Thompson survived a horror crash in Australia on Monday when her streamlined bike crashed at 343mph. Thompson was going for the overall two-wheel record of 376mph during the World Speed Trials on Lake Gairdner when something went wrong during her run and the bike fell onto its…

  • Australian SBK Test – Day One: Troy Bayliss takes tenth place at Phillip Island

    Australian SBK Test – Day One: Troy Bayliss takes tenth place at Phillip Island

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    Troy Bayliss took to the track for the first official tests of the 2018 Australian SBK Championship season – after 10 years of racing retirement, and a 21 year absence from the series. The 48-year-old WorldSBK legend and multiple champion last contested the series way back in 1997, before he made a move into British…

  • Troy Bayliss returns to racing for 2018

    Troy Bayliss returns to racing for 2018

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    Three times World Superbike Champion, Troy Bayliss is set to return to competitive racing after three years away from the action. The 48 year old Australian rider will be competing in the Australian Superbike Championship riding a Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition for the DesmoSport Ducati Team. Speaking to Australian press, Bayliss said: “After…

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