Police will prepare a report for the Coroner into the death of a motorcyclist near Lismore.

Emergency services were called to Corndale Road, Bexhill, about 8.45am today (Saturday 31 January) after a motorist located the rider and his Yamaha trail bike in long grass on the side of the road.

Upon arrival the man was found to have already died at the scene after his motorbike apparently left the road and crashed into a cattle fence.

Officers from the Richmond Local Area Command, including Police Rescue, attended and established a crime scene, with inquiries under way into the cause of the crash.

The trail bike has been seized and will undergo a mechanical examination as part of the ongoing investigation.

Early inquiries suggest the crash might have occurred some time yesterday afternoon or evening.

A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out at Lismore Base Hospital in the coming days to establish the time and cause of the man’s death.

While the motorcyclist is yet to be formally identified, he is believed to be a 40-year-old from Lismore. His relatives are in the process of being notified.

Members of the public who might have witnessed the crash or moments leading up to it are urged to contact Lismore Police Station on (02) 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

All information will be included in a report to be prepared by police for the Coroner.