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Best Motorcycles of 2021

December 1, 2021

Every year, riders keenly await the announcements of new motorcycles. As technology improves and your ride becomes safer, you can expect to find a range of new options in new models, as well as all the things you come to expect from a motorcycle, such as economy, aerodynamics and, if you want it, power. Here […]

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How To Clean Your Dirt Bike’s Air Filter?

November 8, 2021

If you own a dirt bike, there’s a good chance you’re riding it through the mud and dust at some stage. One of the most crucial components of the dirt bike is the air filter, which stops dirt, sand and other contaminants from reaching the engine and potentially causing damage. Maintaining your air filter is […]

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Can I Get Motorcycle Insurance When I’m on Learner’s Permit?

September 28, 2021

If you’re new to riding, it’s a great idea to invest in quality gear to protect yourself on the road, as well as insurance cover for your motorcycle. A common question relates to whether or not it’s possible to get motorcycle insurance if you’re on a learner’s permit – the short answer is yes – […]

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Can You Pay Motorbike Insurance Monthly?

September 3, 2021

Motorcycle insurance gives great peace of mind, whether you’re a daily commuter or a weekend rider. Yet Swann recognises that paying your yearly insurance premium all at once can be prohibitive, particularly due to the financial stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we’re proud to offer a pay-by-the-month option for our motorcycle insurance cover. […]

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Are Dirt Bikes Mostly Automatic Or Manual?

July 27, 2021

If you’re thinking of buying a dirt bike, you’ll no doubt find that there are bikes available with manual or automatic transmission. If you’re wondering what the differences are between them, this guide will help you. Manual transmission Like manual automobiles, dirt bikes with manual transmissions work with the aid of a gearbox and a […]

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Best motorcycle day trips to take in Victoria

July 16, 2021

Victoria has some of the best motorcycle day trips you will find, taking in epic coasts, snow-capped mountains, and winding forest highways. This blog will introduce you to four of the best regions within Victoria for motorcycle day trips, with information on some of the best towns and attractions to visit – kind of like […]

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Differences between American and European style bikes

June 29, 2021

Since the invention of the motorcycle in the late 1800s, many countries around the world have developed their own brands and styles, with each having their share of admirers and detractors, often preferring American over European brands or vice versa. Do an internet search on the best motorcycle and you’ll see thousands of different opinions, […]

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Things you wish you knew before your first motorbike purchase

June 29, 2021

Before you buy your first motorcycle, it helps to be prepared for what lies ahead. Many riders make similar mistakes and then regret their choices, so we put together this short list of a few things to remember before you buy a motorbike so you can get the most out of it and enjoy years […]

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How Old Should You Be To Ride A Dirt Bike?

June 29, 2021

Dirt bikes are an incredibly fun pastime that many kids in Australia have enjoyed over the years. It’s important to know the rules regarding at what age children can legally ride a dirt bike, as well as how to best protect them when they’re doing it. The legal age for obtaining a motorcycle licence in […]

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The Best Motorbike Events In Australia

June 29, 2021

Whether you’re a competitor or an armchair spectator, there are a multitude of motorbike events in Australia that will leave you spoilt for choice. Here are just some of the ways you can shake off the Coronavirus blues and keep your inner revhead happy. If you look at the Motorcycling Australia calendar, you’ll notice that […]

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Carrying your Motorbike License

April 14, 2021

As of February, 2021    As a motorcyclist, you may be tempted to carry as little as possible with you when you’re riding, for the sake of weight, comfort and convenience. Some riders might even leave their motorcycle licence at home. However, in some states, you can be fined on the spot and receive demerit […]

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Can I ride a dirt bike on the road?

April 12, 2021

Dirt-bike riding is a very popular activity in all corners of Australia, making the most of our off-road spaces. But what if you want to ride your dirt bike on a public road? Is it legal? In this blog we’ll explain all you need to know about riding dirt bikes on public and private land […]

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THE MOST POPULAR MOTORCYCLES OF ALL TIME

April 9, 2021

Motorcycles are one of the most popular forms of transport due to their size, manoeuvrability and performance. We’ve put together a list of some of the best-selling motorcycles around the world of all time. Remember, no matter which motorcycle you choose to ride – always ensure you’re protected with motorcycle insurance. Get a quick quote, […]

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Fastest motorbike in the world

April 7, 2021

With a tremendous power-to-weight ratio, motorcycles are renowned for their speed. Always remember that with great speed, comes great responsibility – so make sure you and your bike are protected with Swann’s motorcycle insurance. Get a quick quote today. Here are some of the fastest bikes around, both on the street and the racetrack. MTT […]

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What the future of motorbikes looks like

March 31, 2021

With car technology giving us such advancements as stability control, electric motors and autonomous driving, what can we expect to see in motorcycles in the future?   Electric motorcycles While electric motor scooters have been around for a long time, electric motorcycles are just starting to find their way into the mainstream and mass production. […]

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Best motorbike movies of all time

March 30, 2021

It’s no surprise that the motorcycle, often a symbol of cool, risk taking and non-conformity, is featured heavily in many films. Here are some of the best motorbike-related films you’ll find.   Easy Rider (1969) No list of the best motorcycle films of all time would be complete without Easy Rider. The film, directed by […]

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History of motorcycles

March 24, 2021

The development of the motorcycle to its current form has taken many decades of technological innovation. And it’s all pretty much thanks to the invention of the bicycle. Read on as we go through the history of the motorcycle up to the present day.   The first versions of the bicycle appeared in the early […]

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Motorbike world records

March 18, 2021

For almost as long as motorcycles have been around, humans have been wanting to test how far they can push them. Whenever someone establishes a world record, inevitably, someone else comes along and breaks it. Here are some of the records currently held related to motorcycles.   Fastest speed on a motorcycle If you’ve watched […]

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4 reasons why riding in summer is the best

February 23, 2021

Once December rolls around, many motorcyclists feel the urge to jump on their bikes and hit the road. There are many reasons why riding in summer is best, and here are four of the best.   Weather While summer weather can still be quite variable in parts of Australia, it’s no doubt the best time […]

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