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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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Let’s go camping (with your motorbike)

February 23, 2021

Summer is here and it’s a great time to load up your motorcycle and head out camping. ‘Camping? With a motorcycle?’ Yes! Whether you’re going solo or in a big group, have a motorcycle trailer or luggage compartment, it’s definitely possible to go camping with a motorcycle and have a wonderful time. Here are some […]

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Motorbike Myths

February 8, 2021

There are many myths or misconceptions floating around about motorcycles and everything related to them, which unfortunately are even believed by some motorcyclists. Here at Swann, we’ve done our research and put together a list of motorbike myths which still exist but ought to be forgotten. If you’re interested in debunking these motorbike myths, read […]

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Dirt Bike Rules & Tracks

February 3, 2021

Riding a dirt bike is simply a great way to have fun outdoors, and there are heaps of purpose-built tracks all across Australia, as well as on private tracks. This blog will explore some of the best places to ride, as well as help you understand the rules regarding where you can legally ride your […]

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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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