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Lions TT 2015 tickets now on sale!
Tickets are now available for the Lions TT 2015 festival to be held in Kyogle 18-20 September. (See MCC Events Page)
Packed with plenty of activities for motorcyclists and their families, the event should be an even bigger success than 2014.

The Kyogle region will again play host to the three-day festival which includes:
Live entertainment & street markets
Bikes on show & motorcycle displays
Cafe racer & open bike sprints
Self guided & guided adventure & road rides

A full festival program schedule and tickets are available on the Lions TT website

Steve Lambert has written ‘Bikers A-Z Survival Bible’ which covers great advice such as: animal awareness, braking techniques, cheat sheet, don’t follow too close and much more.
See HERE for more information and how to purchase a copy.

  • Lane Filtering legalised

    On 1st July 2014, lane filtering was legalised in NSW. The MCC of NSW has fought for this legalisation for many years. For more details click here

  • Bylong Valley Way Improvements

    As a result of a cluster of motorcycle crashes in a short section of Bylong Valley Way, NSW Roads and Maritime Services (formerly RTA) and Mid Western Regional Council are completing improvements to the road using Federal Blackspot Funding. For more details see the files below.

  • About M.A.R.I.

    A brief history of M.A.R.I.

  • Motorcycles help keep you young: software expert

    Riding motorcycles helps keep drivers young by invigorating their brains, the scientist behind popular "Brain Training" computer software said, citing a new scientific study.

  • GIO CTP "Pillion Passenger: No" Clarification

    The Motor Accidents Authority has responded to the MCC's request for clarification on the legality of GIO's CTP policies with "Pillion Passenger: No" line item.

  • MAIDS

    The Motorcycle Accident In-Depth Study (MAIDS) is a study using the internationally agreed Case Control methodology for in-depth motorcycle crash investigations. This means that for every crashed...

Registration Charges

Registration charges for vehicles take account of weight factors for vehicles because of road wear costs associated with heavier vehicles. Registration charges for vehicles under 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) are referred to as “light vehicles” and pay in accordance with RTA charges. Vehicles over 4.5 tonnes GVM are referred to as “heavy vehicles” and dealt with under National registration charges.

See the RTA website for details

of registration charges

Inspecting these figures, we note that the “base charge” for lightweight cars under 975kg is currently $187 and a motorcycle is charged $87. This would indicate that the maximum envisaged weight for a motorcycle is 453kg.
This would be a very heavy motorcycle.
Most are under half that weight, although many are about three quarters of that weight when fully laden with pillion and holiday baggage. Few indeed would ever achieve this figure.

Motorcycles are “single track” vehicles and are not confined to utilize only the left and right hand wheel tracks in a narrow lane, so they distribute wear fairly evenly across the road surface. Road wear calculations for multi axle vehicles includes “tyre slip” induced pavement wear associated with turning, as well as gross weight. See the RTA Road Design Guide.

National heavy vehicle charges reflect the effort to recover the road expenditure associated with heavy vehicles.
Information Bulletin April 1998, National Heavy Vehicle Registration Charges:-
“This expenditure is recovered on the basis of the road wear costs caused by different classes of heavy vehicles, using average distance and mass for each class.”