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Melbourne Road Trips

November 17, 2020

Melbourne is only a short distance away from some of the most spectacular motorcycle road trips in Australia. With COVID-19 restrictions now easing across the state, it’s an ideal time to hop on your motorbike and enjoy the countryside. Here are five fantastic road trip ideas within a short distance of Melbourne.   Great Ocean […]

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Top 10 things to pack on any motorcycle road trip

November 13, 2020

With the weather warming up, many riders will be thinking of jumping on their motorcycles and heading onto the open road for day trips and more. Before you leave, make sure you’re well prepared by packing these 10 essential items for your trip.   1. Map/GPS As most of us are already within arm’s length […]

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Best day trips from Brisbane

November 12, 2020

Wherever you are in Brisbane, you’re close to some of the best motorcycle day trips in Australia. With hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches and thousands of hectares of unspoilt rainforests and rolling hills and many charming towns, you’ll never run out of places to explore outside Brisbane.   Tamborine Mountain Only a short distance […]

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Best day trips from Sydney

November 11, 2020

Sydneysiders are spoilt for choice when it comes to day trips, and heading out on a motorcycle is one of the best ways to enjoy them. If you’re looking for some different destinations to explore, this blog will give you some new routes to check out.   Hunter Valley Only two hours from Sydney, the […]

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How does motorcycle insurance work?

October 12, 2020

When you hit the road on your motorcycle, you want the peace of mind of sufficient insurance cover. No matter your situation – daily commuter, courier, weekend rider – Swann Insurance has many options to keep you on the road. Level of cover Swann Insurance offers four levels of cover, depending on your budget and […]

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Latest motorcycle safety features

October 12, 2020

Like vehicles, motorcycles also benefit from advances in technology, helping to give you a better and safer ride. This blog will explore some of the recent safety features introduced by motorcycle companies and also what you can expect to see soon. Helmets Not only are helmets now made from stronger materials such as carbon fibre […]

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Riding your motorbike during winter or when raining

September 7, 2020

It’s easy to think that as soon as the rain starts falling, it’s the wrong time to ride your motorcycle. But with the right gear and know-how, there’s no reason you and your bike need to stay indoors. Here are some tips to help you ride safely in the wet.   Gear Given your exposure […]

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How much should you worry about motorcycle tyre pressure

September 3, 2020

Of all the many components, mechanisms and gadgets of a motorcycle that need to be checked and maintained, tyre pressure is perhaps the easiest – although it can also cause potential problems if not looked after regularly. This blog will explore why tyre pressure is important and what you can do about it. From a […]

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How do I get my motorbike license?

September 1, 2020

A motorcycle is a great way of commuting or exploring the countryside, and in 2018 there were over 860,000 registered motorcycles in Australia. Like with a motor vehicle, there are several steps you have to take before you can legally ride on the road. This blog will take you through the process of obtaining your […]

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Current Road Rules 2020

August 26, 2020

Getting your riders’ licence is a liberating but also nerve-wracking experience, as there are a multitude of rules that you need to remember. While you hopefully will never have to resit a licence exam or driving test, it’s good to have an occasional refresher of the road rules. This blog will cover some of the […]

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New Models of Motorcycles in 2020

August 19, 2020

Since the development of the motorcycle in the mid-1800s, companies have continually tried to improve their offerings, packing in more features and making them safer and more enjoyable to ride. Here are some of the new motorcycle models gracing our streets in 2020.   BMW BMW has several new models out this year, mainly with […]

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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 motorcycle 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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