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The Latest in Motorcycle Helmet Technology

The Latest in Motorcycle Helmet Technology

January 19, 2023

There’s a lot to be excited about when you look at some motorcycle helmets entering the market. Not only do they include smart technology like bluetooth communication and emergency location broadcasting, but some have improved aerodynamics, are composed of exceptionally lightweight materials, and have enhanced head protection. Let’s have a look at what’s new in […]

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How to fit a motorcycle helmet correctly

August 31, 2022
Here at Swann insurance, we’re big on safety. Whilst motorbike insurance may cover your Motorcycle if it is accidentally damaged, stolen or burnt, wearing a helmet correctly helps to protect your head in the event of an accident . Making sure your helmet fits correctly is important as it is the most crucial piece of equipment [...]
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List of Top 10 Motorcycles in Australia

August 31, 2022
For the motorcycle world, COVID put a genuine halt to motorbikes being produced and distributed. It’s almost as if they went into hiding. With everything slowly returning to normality, motorbikes are being released and coming in as exciting as ever. Of course, with every motorbike, you want to make sure it’s protected so why not [...]
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Best Gifts to Make the Life of Motorcycle Rider Easier Than Ever!

June 10, 2022
Are you looking for some gift ideas for a motorcycle rider? Or maybe even for yourself? This post will give you all the answers you need to find that perfect gift! It’s well known that being a motorcycle rider, either professional or as an enthusiast, is an expensive activity. It comes with extra costs and, [...]
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10 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Motorcycle Riders

March 29, 2022

In today’s extremely digitised world where people spend their entire day exposed to screens and surrounded by tech, it’s very important to have something that still connects you with nature, something that reminds you of the beauty and serenity of the world around us. Motorcyclists are the people who understand this and realise there is […]

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March 16, 2022

So we’ve got you covered. Your premiums are up to date, yet your policy is due to expire. Renewing your Motorcycle Insurance with Swann is done by a few clicks of a button. Just visit our website and follow the prompts. All that’s needed is your policy number and chosen form of identification. Please take […]

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Types of Motorcycle Insurance

February 18, 2022
Motorcycle insurance is a great way of securing your scooter or motorcycle — whether it's your primary source of transportation or a weekend excursion. In addition, comprehensive insurance can come in quite handy in the unfortunate event of an accident. In order to operate lawfully on the road, many jurisdictions need motorcyclists to acquire minimum [...]
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Top 6 Benefits of Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance

January 31, 2022

There are many benefits to stretching beyond the minimal required insurance for your motorbike and opting for Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance instead. Whilst it costs a little more, the additional coverage you receive with a comprehensive policy, as well as the extra perks, makes it well-worth the investment. Below, we’ll run through 6 key reasons why […]

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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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Motocross rider in action on a dirt track, performing a sharp turn with dirt flying

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 brands and you’ll see thousands of different [...]
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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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Motocross rider on dirt bike in a forest trail, navigating a forest path.

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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