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Dirt Bikes vs Street Bikes

January 29, 2021

Are you interested in purchasing a new bike, but can’t decide whether you want to opt for a dirt bike or street bike? We’ve put together an article outlining the differences between them, so you can make more of an informed deicision. No matter your decision, you should always go for motorcycle insurance with Swann. […]

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Best Motorcycle day trips from Perth

January 27, 2021

Perth is ideally placed as a starting point for some of Australia’s best motorcycle day trips, with over 10,000km of coastline and more than 2.5 million km2 of land to explore. Here we’ll detail some of these trips that will give you a taste of what Western Australia can offer.   Margaret River The Margaret […]

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How to care for your motorbike whilst on the road

January 21, 2021

If you’re planning a long motorbike ride where you’ll be away from home for an extended period, you don’t want the hassle of having to undertake costly and time-consuming repairs while you’re on the road. There are many ways you can care for your bike while you’re travelling so you don’t get any nasty surprises. […]

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Staying Cool in Summer

January 18, 2021

When the mercury starts to rise, it may be tempting to unbutton or take off your motorcycle leathers to get cool. First and foremost, you should make sure that you have motorcycle insurance for your bike, whether comprehensive or one of our third party options. We even offer motorcycle theft protection, so you can enjoy […]

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Melbourne Road Trips For Your Motorcycle

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. Before you embark […]

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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, you should ensure you’re well prepared and have all of the essentials packed. To make it easy for you, we’ve prepared a motorcycle road trip checklist […]

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Best Motorcycle 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 Motorcycle 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 with your motorbike, this blog will give you some new routes to check out.   Hunter Valley Only two hours […]

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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 motorbike insurance cover. Are you wondering how to insure a motorbike? With Swann Insurance, it’s simple. We offer motorcycle insurance in Australia, no matter your situation – daily commuter, courier, weekend rider.  Our wide range of options will keep you […]

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Latest motorcycle safety features

October 12, 2020

How safe are motorbikes, you may be wondering? Well 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. Remember, one of the best […]

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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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