QMS hits the air waves!

QMS has started its very first radio ad campaign. Started this week on Sea FM 91.9 lets us know if you heard it and what you think?   “Learn to ride with Queensland Motorcycle School, now at the Big Pineapple … motorcycle training suit all levels from beginner to advanced. Queensland Motorcycle School sets the […]

Upcoming changes to road rules for motorcycle riders

As announced on http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Queensland-road-rules/Motorcycle-road-rules.aspx  a number of changes to road rules affecting motorcycle riders in Queensland will commence in early 2015. Changes in brief are: 1. Lane filtering 2. Allowing motorcycles to stop in Bicycle storage areas 3. Motorcycle control i.e.  Position of hands and feet on the motorcycle 4. Motorcycle helmet changes In all […]

One third of motorbike breakdowns are battery related

One third (32%) of breakdowns involving motorbikes are due to battery-related problems according to NRMA Roadside Assistance data. Over the last 12 months, the NRMA has carried out more than 3,650 jobs related to bike breakdowns across the state. The most common reasons for a breakdown are: Battery related 32% Electrical issue 10% Petrol or […]

Census snubs motorcycles

Motorcycle riders fear a snub in the latest census could mean there is not enough data for decision-makers on Australian motorcycle ownership and use. Question 54 of the national survey asks how many registered motor vehicles, owned or used by the household were garaged or parked nearby. But it also advised respondents to exclude motorbikes […]

Minister looks at front number plates for bikes

The Victorian Government will consider the reintroduction of front number plates for motorcycles in the wake of a report that has found speed cameras are effective in reducing road injuries and fatalities, the Deputy Premier said today. Advertisement: Story continues below Peter Ryan, who is also Victoria’s Police Minister, said he was concerned about a […]

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