Received my new rego sticker for the bike in the mail yesterday. Along with it came a series of brochures regarding motorcycling. One of them was an explanation of why the rego fee had gone up from roughly $275 to $324.70. Apparently a $50 levy has been imposed from a certain date (can't remember what the date was). The levy has been introduced because i) there are more riders on the road and therefore the frequency of motorcycle accidents has increased... This fold out pamphlet has two sides of blurb about why there is a need to impose this levy and what the monies collected will be used for. Rider education etc. I find it strange, ridiculous and perhaps even a little idiotic that none of it will be used for educating car drivers about the greater risk that they impose upon motorcyclists rather than other cars drivers.