2016 Laverda Concours results

Laverda Concours moves to spring

Bad weather has forced one of the largest motorcycle shows in Australia, the Laverda Councours, to shift from winter to spring. The 29th Laverda Councours has been held in July at the Cleveland Showgrounds for the past five years and prior to that under the Storey Bridge. However, organisers say it has been either washed …

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Riders at Royal Flying Doctor Service hangar

Riders raise smiles for Royal Flying Doctors

Riders today (April 27, 2017) hit the road for the second annual Bright Smiles Charity Ride raising vital funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Starting at Wiseman’s Ferry, just north of Sydney, the 18 riders are travelling more than 1200km along the back roads, enjoying overnight stays at Coolah, Dubbo, where they will visit the …

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Wuachope Motorcycle Friendly Town

Wauchope welcomes Ulysses AGM

The decision last year to hold the 2017 Ulysses Club AGM in Wauchope on the famed Oxley Highway was the reason the town became Motorcycle Friendly in November 2016. Now the little town of Wauchope is readying for the arrival of hundreds of riders from around the country for the AGM Event week from May …

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1928 Brough Superior SS100 called “Moby Dick”

Moby Dick Brough Superior up for auction

A 1928 Brough Superior SS100 called Moby Dick that was once the “fastest privately owned machine in the world” is a highlight of a Sotheby’s auction in Italy next month. The  ‘Moto-Icons: From Café Racer to the Superbike’ sale of 20 bikes is from a single-owner collection and will be held on May 27, 2017, on the shores of Lake …

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2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro world globetrotters adventure treks

Ducati adventure training and treks

Now that Ducati’s adventure range of Multistradas and Scramblers are their most popular sellers, they are offering adventure training courses and treks. They call it Ducati Adventure Riding Experience (D-A-R-E) and it includes off-road training courses by Motor School and expeditions. It sounds very much like what BMW has been doing with their GS Safaris …

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Sue Stanley and Don Cameron will marry at the Busted Budgie Rally

Ruptured Budgie Rally hosts wedding

A Sunshine Coast couple are so smitten with the Moto Guzzi Club of Queensland Ruptured Budgie Rally, they are planning to marry there next month. Even though they don’t own a Guzzi! The marriage of Sue Stanley and Don Cameron (pictured above) from the Sunshine Coast will be a highlight of the 24th annual rally from May …

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1973 MV Agusta 750S collector

Italian motorcycles whet collector appetites

A significant European collection of 16 Italian motorcycles is a highlight of the Spring Stafford Sale on April 23, 2017, that should whet the appetite of any collector. Bonhams Motorcycle Department secured the bikes for the Spring Stafford Sale from one collector with a passion for Italian brands such as MV Agusta and Ducati. The sale will be held at the …

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BMW Safari launches new programme for 2017 GS Tours

BMW expands with short GS Tours

BMW Motorrad Australia is extending its safari program this year by adding shorter two- to four-day GS Tours, including a ride across the Simpson Desert. GS Tours are designed by BMW Safari to target riders who have limited time and can’t do the week-long GS and TS Safaris that the company has run since 1994. They …

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Angry and Stephan with Harley Roadster raffle prize

Win an Angry Harley Roadster for the homeless

Angry Anderson will sign the tank of a Harley-Davidson Sportser 1200 Roadster being raffled as part of a Rockin’ 4 the Homeless event. The raffle is part of a big rock concert festering Angry on May 6, 2017, in Redcliffe. Raffle tickets can be bought at their website at $5 each or discounts on multiple …

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Julie Jasper rides old Indian Scout around Australia for domestic violence victims

Indian ride for domestic violence victims

Social worker Julie Jasper is riding a 1942 Indian 741 Military Scout around Australia to encourage young domestic violence victims to “break the silence”. It’s called the Silent Tour and you can join the 50-year-old rider on one of the legs of her tour by following her website and making a $35 donation. Julie started …

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