The national speed limit in Australia is 110km/hr. Motorcycles are often capable of travelling well in excess of 250km/hr. It seems to me that this is unnecessary. Now on the race track I can understand a riders desire to push his machine to the limits at high speed, as there is safety in riding at a track with gravel traps and run offs, but on public roads being able to reach such outrageous speeds is at the very least a concern. Most motorcyclists would not exceed the speed limit, but some amongst us are determined to cause danger on the roads and exploit the power that lies dormant within modern motorcycles. A suggestion that I would hope the Government take note of to limit the top speed of production motorcycles, from 2012 onwards, to the national speed limit, thus giving no opportunity for speeders and reckless hoons to put the community in danger and give motorcyclists a bad name. Not only would this stop motorcyclists from accidentally drifting over freeway speeds, but it would in the long term reduce road trauma and the negative perception of motorcyclists as dangerous road users. I am open to debate on what exactly this top speed should be, as some might suggest that it would be necessary in moments of peril to do 120km/hr on the freeway (I would encourage them to learn to use their brakes however).