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RACQ Motorfest honours Bonneville 60th

Sixty years down the road and the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle is as trendy and popular as ever among riders including celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Pink, Tom Hardy, George Clooney, Bruce Springsteen and David Beckham. To mark the model’s 60th anniversary, this year’s RACQ Motorfest on July 14 at Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane, will honour …

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Indian riders attempt parade record

Australian Indian Motorcycle owners will next year attempt to set a world parade record for the most Indian motorbikes. Registrations recently opened for the event on 9 May 2020 and already there are 150 riders who have signed up, says event organiser Christine Keeble. Christine says there will be “a special offer for extra goodies …

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Win double pass to biggest Throttle Roll

Organisers of the seventh annual Throttle Roll in Sydney next Saturday (18 May 2019) say it will be their biggest yet. To celebrate they are giving away a double pass to a lucky Motorbike Writer reader. Just leave your name and a photo of your bike in the comments section below or on the social …

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Restored Triumph Bonnevilles up for auction

Eight Triumph Bonnevilles professionally restored by a Canberra enthusiast are coming up for auction at Shannons Late Autumn sale in Sydney on May 20. The Bonnevilles are among 18 classic motorcycles in the 55 lot vehicle and memorabilia auction. Two standout Triumphs on offer are a 1959 first year Pre-Unit Bonneville T120 650cc (pictured above) and a …

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Vincent fortune found in LA warehouse

Six Vincent motorcycles and a rare Grigg that have been found in a Los Angeles warehouse after the death of the owner could fetch a small fortune at liquidation. Vincent motorcycles are among the most collectible and expensive in the world. In fact, a 1951 Vincent Black Lightning with an Australian speed record set by Aussie …

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Hellfire Pass ride commemorates Anzac Day

A group of Aussie riders is celebrating Anzac Day with their second ride to the famous River Kwai and Hellfire Pass in Thailand. The group did the ride in 2016 and motorcycle industry stalwart Dale Schimdtchen decided to return with more Aussies. The four are riding 150cc scooters and hoped to arrive in Hellfire Pass …

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How to deal with motorcycle peer pressure

Negative peer pressure is alive and thriving in motorcycling as it always has and probably always will be. Do you have a coping strategy? Some say peer pressure does not exist in motorcycling because riding is about not fitting in. It’s about being the wild loner.  If that’s the case, why are there so many …

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James May and the Art of Motorcycle Reassembly

This video of former Top Gear and now Grand Tour presenter James May reassembling a Honda Z50 “monkey bike” over 30 minutes is not a mechanic’s guide to reassembling a motorcycle. It’s actually quite an entertaining ramble through the motorcycle fanatic’s philosophy of motorcycles, riding and keeping your tools tidy.  Apparently the average time viewers …

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Bud Ekins Trophy motorbike for auction

Bud Ekins, who performed The Great Escape barbed wire jump for actor Steve McQueen, rode this Triumph 649cc TR6SS Trophy to a gold medal in the 1962 International Six Day Trials (ISDT) in Europe. It is now up for sale in the annual Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale on 27/28 April 2019 at the 39th Carole Nash …

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