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Tuesday 19th March 2019
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By Richard

Recently VicPol conducted a 3-day operation, Operation Acer, targeting motorcycle riders on the freeways.

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Category: Notifications
Friday 15th March 2019
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By Richard

fedsquare 

 

A follow up from the previous blog on parking behind  Federation Square. We are a determined and  adaptive

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Category: General
Friday 15th March 2019
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By VMC Admin

We recently came across a New Zealand Police poster covering "Motorbike Safety", specifically the topic of motorbike "gear" (or protective clothing). We are sharing this for the information of riders and as something to take into consideration for the safety of your rides - allowing you to make a more informed and educated choice.

This

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Category: General
Friday 8th March 2019
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By Richard

It has been brought to the attention of the VMC by one of our members that new no motorcycle parking signs have appeared at the back of Federation Square. We note that the area concerned is behind bollards and adjacent to a fire hose and stairs/lift to a car park etc. There are clear safety reasons for keeping this area clear.

There does

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Category: General
Thursday 21st February 2019
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By Richard

From time to time we hear claims that older riders are over represented in motorcycle crashes. It is then assumed this is due to returning riders with a subsequent push for some sort of training for them.

Reference

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Category: General
Saturday 19th January 2019
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By VMC Admin

As riders, we've all experienced the quietening of thoughts, the headspace creation, the welcome distraction, the lessening of stress when we go "Helmet on, World off" and set off down the road.. and now there's another study that confirms that it is all true.

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Category: General
Thursday 20th December 2018
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By VMC Admin

The end of the motorcycle? 

Here's something to mull over while you digest your xmas roast and egg nog... Is there a place for motorcycles in the automated vehicle future? Would that future have far less soul without powered two wheels

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Category: General
Thursday 1st November 2018
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By VMC Admin

Here's an 8 minute clip on the science of motorcycle invisibility. 

Next time some well meaning rider or non rider argues that hi viz is the solution to being seen, show them this clip. 

What you as a rider can

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Category: General
Tuesday 21st August 2018
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By VMC Admin

RACV's Royal Auto magazine encourages readers to consider the benefits of motorcycling.

 
For those of you who believe the RACV is an evil anti-motorcycling establishment, you read the headline correctly. RACV's Royal Auto takes a positive look at motorcycle commuting and asks why more people aren't doing it. Fair

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Category: General
Tuesday 31st July 2018
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By VMC Admin

Road Safety Scotland have a series of excellent motorcycling safety adverts which could follow on from the Perfect Ride TAC ads here, and encourage riders to enjoy Victoria.


http://dontriskit.info/breathtaking-roads/

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Category: General