Swann News

Roadside & Personal Assistance

June 26, 2020

It’s a beautiful, sunny day, and you’re out on your motorcycle, enjoying the ride. The last thing you want is a flat battery, puncture, or any other issue stranding you in the middle of nowhere. You should be happy to know that roadside assistance is not only available for cars, but also for motorcycles. Here […]

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Learners & COVID-19

June 23, 2020

With COVID-19 forcing many people to work from home, and with the streets a little less busy than normal, learner motorcycle riders have a great opportunity to practise their skills and gain some more riding experience. Before you gain your learners permit and can legally ride a motorcycle on the road, there are several steps […]

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What’s the oldest motorcycle brand?

June 8, 2020

The modern motorcycle is a result of more than one hundred years of technological advancements, transforming it from an unwieldy beast into a machine of beauty and innovation. Today there are more than 530 motorcycle brands across the world, but which is the oldest? And which is still in production? The precursor to the motorcycle […]

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What to do with your motorbike during coronavirus

June 4, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that many motorcyclists have been unable to partake of their favourite activities, such as leisurely weekend rides, without the fear of being fined. Yet there are many things you can still do to make the most of your time stuck at home.   Maintenance There are many maintenance tasks that […]

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How can I care for my motorcycle or dirt bike at home?

May 25, 2020

We know that all riders want to protect what they love, and regular dirt bike and motorcycle care and maintenance is the best way to do this. Setting a solid routine in place for at-home motorcycle maintenance will save you money, keep you safe on the road, and extend the life of your bike. Whether […]

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How often should I change my motorbikes tyres?

May 24, 2020

Investing in a motorcycle means you need more gear than if you drive a car, such as a helmet, gloves, pants and jacket. Your tyres are also vitally important for the safe and efficient running of your bike. This guide will help you to understand more about what makes motorcycle tyres special, and when you […]

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How often should I service my motorbike?

May 19, 2020

Motorcycle care and maintenance are very important to keep your bike in good condition to ride and keep you safe, and also maintain the longevity of your bike. Knowing when to service your bike, if you should measure from how old it is or your mileage, if you can do some things yourself, what specific […]

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What clothes should I wear when riding?

May 18, 2020

Buying motorcycle gear can be both exciting and overwhelming, with the hundreds of different styles, protection, materials, it can be hard to know where to start. Obviously, you want to keep the focus on motorcycle safety, but there are so many different brands of motorcycle apparel out there that you’ll easily find one that keeps […]

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4 Key Things to think about when buying your first motorcycle

April 21, 2020

Before you buy your first motorcycle, there’s a lot of information you need to sift through so you can make the right decisions. Like with automobiles, you need insurance and training, but you also need a bike that best suits you and your intended use, not to mention gear to protect you. This guide will […]

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Who invented the motorbike?

April 21, 2020

While the modern motorcycle is a sophisticated machine incorporating an array of technology, it is descended from extremely low-tech, two- and four-wheeled contraptions that would make contemporary motorbikes seem like wonders from science fiction. The first machine classified as a “bicycle” was the penny-farthing in the 1870s, with a huge front wheel and small back […]

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Advanced Rider

The Best Day trips from Melbourne

April 1, 2020

Motorcyclists know that there’s no better feeling than hitting the road and exploring all the countryside has to offer. Melbourne not only has an abundance of picturesque scenery within its suburban boundaries, it’s also one of the most ideally located places from which to take a day trip. Here are seven road trip ideas that […]

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Biking gear brands to get you ready for Autumn

March 17, 2020

Dirt bike gear So you’ve taken up dirt bike riding, but realise riding in a tracksuit doesn’t cut the mustard out in the bush. Think about it—speeding through bushland can come with close calls with branches and rocks. The gear you’re wearing if you come off your bike can mean the difference between a few […]

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Can I leave my motorbike or dirt bike in the rain?

February 25, 2020

Can I leave my motorbike or dirt bike in the rain? Swann Insurance knows that every bike owner wants to protect what they love. The last thing you want is for it to become damaged. How can you avoid the elements destroying your new favourite bike? If you don’t have a garage, live in an […]

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Motorcycle insurance for new riders

February 25, 2020

New to riding? Here’s what you need to know about insurance You’ve just bought your motorcycle and you’re all set to ride away, but that little angel on your shoulder whispers the word ‘insurance’ in your ear. Well, read on for why you should listen to that angel. Why do I need motorcycle insurance? Compulsory […]

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Advanced Rider

THE BENEFITS OF ADVANCED RIDER TRAINING

July 9, 2019

Safety is everything. But it doesn’t have to be boring. While passing your original test gets you on the bike, advanced rider training can make you a pro.    1) It reaffirms what you might already know If there’s one thing motorbike riders can never agree on, it’s the right way to do anything. A few […]

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TOP 5 THINGS TO REMEMBER AT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

July 1, 2019

There’s nothing scarier than taking a serious spill on your motorbike. Injuries, panic and chaos can take over. Here are five things you need to keep in mind at the scene of a motorbike accident. Turn your bike off As soon as you can after you fall or crash, turn the ignition off to prevent […]

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Why should You Need for Motorcycle Insurance?

5 NEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR MOTORBIKE INSURANCE

June 25, 2019

Our cover’s changed for the better. Here’s how we can help you stay even safer on the roads. The way we’re riding is changing. New technologies allow us to push our motorbikes further than ever before. We’re using them in ways we typically haven’t previously. And the trend for upcycling is revving up. So, with […]

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FIVE OF THE WORLD’S BEST RIDES TO GET YOUR ENGINE REVVING

April 4, 2019

Thanks in part to documentaries like Long Way Round and epic ride films like The Motorcycle Diaries, adventure motorcycling has grown massively in the last decade. Few activities offer more freedom, speed and adventure than taking a break for a long trip on your bike. There are hundreds of impressive scenic roads peppered around the […]

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Summer Bike Ride

FIVE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR SUMMER RIDE BETTER

February 7, 2019

There aren’t many things better than a summertime cruise on the bike after a long and sometimes glum winter. Here are our tips for riding smarter in the heat, not sweatier. Summertime and the weather’s fine. It’s a great time for a ride, but it’s important to be savvy when hitting the road as the […]

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