MotoTorq - Motorcycle Talk Show

Everything Motorcycles. Your weekly motorcycle fix is here at Mototorq. Expert interviews, racing news and gossip, educational segments delivered in a fun entertaining way with your hosts James & Mel...Have a listen and check out our banter we guarantee it will make your week and give you a break from your life! :)
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Apr 7, 2017

In this episode we have a great chat to Stuart about his adventures around Australia and the fund raising he does with the Great Australian Ride... Enjoy

Mar 28, 2017

We have an un-biased look at the brand new Triumph Bobber... Is it as good as they say?

Mar 8, 2017

Well 6 months has gone by already! But we're back and in this episode Mel reviews a new device for an up coming crowd funding campaign and there's the usual banter from our popular trivia questions to motoGP gossip and WSBK chat.


Sep 20, 2016

Mel & James get fired up! and discuss the latest MotoGP gossip...

There's also some funny banter about the rituals we have each time we ride, & Mel is weird...! Lol 

Aug 25, 2016

EP_24 is all about you and your bike and how your passion for riding influences your relationships...

Mel & James share some hilarious banter about their experiences of riding together and Mels tells about a light bulb moment...


Aug 16, 2016

In this episode we chat about the new Suzuki SV650 which James has reviewed for our video blog on uTube which will be uploaded later this week.

Mel gets all side tracked discussing the MotoGP and we cover the Australian Superbike Round 5 at Morgan Park Raceway.

We also have details to enter our competition to win a Sena 20s Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset thanks to Elite Motorcycles.



Aug 4, 2016

In this episode we chat to an experienced budget traveller as he shares some hilarious stories and his tips and tricks for cruising around this great country on your bike :)

Jul 17, 2016

We have an in depth chat with Simon about his MotoVudu The Dark Art of Performance track & race coaching where he explains how he teaches riders to ride faster, safer. 


He also shares some personal stories about life in Andorra with his family and what its like behind the scenes of the worlds premier motorcycle race…


Simon is a genuine guy and he’s the real deal… you guys will get a lot from this. 


You can find Simin Crafar and his online and coaching products here


Jul 7, 2016

Taking your loved one with you on your ride can be one of the most rewarding things you can do on a motorcycle…

But; it can be challenging so James & Mel discuss all the pros and cons and what you can do as a rider and as a pillion to make it great. 

There is also an audio clip from the interweb about Riding Bitch!

And we ask the question, would you do the Troy Baylis experience? would you get on the back with Troy and be taken around a track at those speeds? 



Jun 29, 2016

In this episode we talk about what it takes to win at the highest level. The failures and setbacks that all the riders face and how they forge on with their un deniable self belief and confidence. 

We can all learn from these guys and apply some of their attitude in our own lives. 

And Mel has a Trivia question! Enjoy...

Jun 23, 2016

In this episode James & Mel have a chat with Steve Brouggy who is the top of the pile when it comes to rider training in Australia. Steve's knowledge and insights into riding a motorcycle is fascinating... The California SuperBike School which originated in the USA by Keith Code is the worlds biggest rider training educator with schools in the UK, New Zealand and Asia... We are proud to bring you this informative interview with Steve and we could have spoken to him all day as he explains how learning to control your bike consciously is relevant to many other life skills....

This is one of those interviews you don't want to miss... Enjoy! 

Jun 9, 2016

In this episode James & Mel share some tips and tricks while out on the road with regard to keeping your bike clean and some basic maintenance tips.

Mel tries to explain to James something about a torch and he has no idea what she's talking about! 

Enjoy! :) 

Jun 2, 2016

In this episode Mel & James have a very interesting chat to Judith Kuerschner. Judith lost her husband in a motorcycle crash and she witnessed the horror of that crash happening right in front of her. 

Since the crash a couple years ago Judith has been campaigning for road rule changes and education of drivers and riders alike. Judith is a member of the AMEP (Australian Motorist Enthusiasts Party) 

This is a tragic story but has a positive message... changes are needed to road rules and attitudes regarding motorcyclists as we are the fastest growing road user sector in the country.


May 23, 2016

What an exciting race Mugello was... This is what MotoGP is all about. 

Rossie explains how he feels post race after his engine failure and Lorenzo has to fight for the win...Epic stuff!


May 19, 2016

In this episode James & Mel chat to Mark about everything motorcycles and cover some important issues surrounding our industry in our light hearted entertaining way...

We also cover WSBK in Malaysia and Mel reveals a not very well kept secret!


May 12, 2016

In this episode we have a guest host Warrick Bidwell a fellow podcaster, friend & motorcyclist. Mel & I have to chat to Warrick about how being a motorcyclist has unexpectedly improved all of our lives.

Waz is a very knowledgable guy and together we have a very entertaining and hilarious banter... 


May 9, 2016

In this race update Mel & James discuss the highs and lows of the Le Mans Grand Prix from MotoGP, Moto3 & Moto2.

There is also some banter about Rossie's performance at Jerez and rider placements for 2017...


May 6, 2016

In this episode James has a chat about the pros and cons of riding within a group... And the experiences of our most recent ride with Joe's ride days. 

I have an informative chat with a friend and listener to the show regarding the right tyre choices for this type of riding. And we list the best places to stay and eat along out route along with a map of the ride posted to our Facebook Group MOTOTORQ. 

Enjoy! :) 

May 2, 2016

Episode 10 is recorded live while on a 3 day group ride from the banks of the beautiful Clarence River in Grafton NSW. It is an un-edited chat about riding styles and electronics on modern bikes and how our physical stature can enhance or hinder your riding style. 

We all have our own personal riding styles snd Mel & James talk about some of the factors that may contribute to your riding both good and bad. We also discuss the interference of motorcycle electronics and whether they are a help or distraction.


Apr 15, 2016

In this episode Mel & James share some stories about pivotal moments of riding a motorcycle.

We have am insert from a NSW politician who is passionate about changing the laws and attitude around motorcycling in Australia.

And there is the usual banter....

Apr 11, 2016

In this episode Mel & James discuss all the highs and lows of the most challenging track of the season, from free practise, qualifying and the race.

Mel has another attempt at an American accent... And James gets all passionate about Jack Miller and the Lorenzo Ducati Story.



Apr 8, 2016

In Episode 7 we chat about the highs and lows of last weekends round 2 MotoGP in Agentina..

We cover Round 3 of the World Superbikes in Aragon as well our our local Queensland Road Race Championships run by The Motorcycle Sportsman of Qld.

And the usual social updates and events from DDR.

Mar 31, 2016

In this episode James and Mel discuss the pros and cons of touring on a motorcycle, and safety gear for women.

We also have a debate about packing for such trips and we ask our listeners to give James some tips as he can't pack lightly if his life depended on it...

There's some banter about riding solo or riding in a group and all the different dynamics we all come across.

There is a DDR 1000klm ride planned and James has details for that and also all the racing coming up this weekend including the local races at Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick Qld.

Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes or on our FB group page...

Mar 22, 2016

In this episode James and Mel discuss the ins and outs of Round 1 at La Sail Circuit International under lights in the desert. There is some big news stories regarding 2 of the top riders...

Casey Stoner and his effect on Ducati and their results and a wild card speculation...

What a fantastic race and a great start to the 2016 year.

Mar 20, 2016

 We chat about the stats surrounding motorcycle crashes and the amount of new registrations. Is the media sensationalising motorbike crashes for dramatic stories?? We cover all the pros and cons and everything in between...

Experienced riders and new riders... do the more experienced riders get complacent and take their riding for granted? Should we be made to train every year or encouraged to...

We ask for your feed back on our Facebook page/Group.

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