Swap meet

10 tips for buying at a motorcycle swap meet

Motorcycle swap meets are a great place to gawk at old bikes, but also a great place to find that missing part for your restoration, buy some accessories or cheap riding gear. The Laidley Motorcycle Only Swap Meet 50km west of Brisbane is on this Saturday and Sunday at the showgrounds and visitors can possibly win a …

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McQueen son, bike at Motorclassica

Steve McQueen’s son, Chad, and his famous “Desert Sled” racer bike will be highlights for riders at the annual Motorclassica in Melbourne this weekend (October 21-23, 2016). Chad is the ambassador for the show, but most eyes will probably be on Steve’s 1963 Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled, modified by friend Bud Ekins who did the famous Great Escape jump for him.  The Desert …

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Olympic BMX rider heads to Harley Days

Olympic BMX rider Caroline Buchanan will ride to the first Harley Days in Wollongong later this month (October 28-30, 2016) to take part in various activities including a BMX Stunt Show. Caroline is riding from Canberra on her newly costumed Street 500.  The BMX champ will be accompanied by former Australian rep and Parramatta league captain Nathan Hindmarsh and …

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WA riders invited to discuss safety

West Australian riders are invited to have their say on road safety initiatives at a public forum during WA Motorcycle Safety Week from October 22-30, 2016. Motorcycle Riders Association of WA president Dave Wright says it is a good opportunity to address safety issues with relevant officials and politicians. The forum at the Stirling Community Centre in …

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Rally to fight reduced Oxley speed limits

Riders are planning a motorcycle rally in November to protest the reduced speed limits proposed for one of our nation’s best-loved motorcycle roads, the Oxley Highway. The Save the Oxley Ride to the popular motorcycle cafe, Gingers Creek Roadhouse, will be held on November 5, 2016. It has been organised by local rider Ken Healey and …

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2016 MotoGP Championship odds

The 2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season is entering an exciting stage, with eight winners in 14 races and four more races to go, including the Australian MotoGP later this month (October 21-23, 2016). In this, the 68th FIM Road Racing World Championship, Jorge Lorenzo is currently the defending champion, he won his third MotoGP title …

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MotoGymkhana helps lane filtering

Riders are urged to take up the sport of MotoGymkhana to become more confident riders, especially in slow-speed situations such as lane filtering. MotoGymkhana is a motorcycle time trial sport that tests your street riding skills. The objective is to ride around a marked course in the minimum time without putting a foot down or touching …

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Long lost Vincent Rapide may set record

A long lost Vincent 1938 HRD Series A Rapide found among a collection in Japan is expected to break the world record for a Vincent sold at auction. The current record for a Vincent is £201,000 ($A340,000), sold in 2008. H&H Classics spokesman Mark Bryan says this bike was once owned by legendary racing driver, …

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Laura Csortan and Christophe Barriere-Varju in "Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar” on TV

Aussie model and Dakar rider in TV special

Australian fashion model Laura Csortan, an off-road novice, gets expert riding lessons on the Sahara dunes from four-time Dakar rider Christophe Barriere-Varju in a TV documentary. “Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar” features the Aussies riding the new and aptly named Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin in the toughest of conditions. It has been broadcast on National …

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Win riding holiday or Royal Enfield

Riders who buy tickets online for the 2016 Moto Expo in Melbourne will go in the running for an Asian motorcycle adventure holiday or a Royal Enfield Classic 350. The 15-day motorcycle trip for two on the Nevermind Adventures Motorcycle Tour is valued at $15,200 and rides through Nagaland which is wedged between Nepal, Tibet, …

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