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Riding course free for returned riders

Returned and mature-aged riders are invited to attend a free Back on Your Bike riding course based in Newcastle. The course on Friday 14 February 2020 is the idea of local rider Chris Tola who ran a similar course in 2015 which was a finalist in the National ACSR Road Safety Awards. Last year Chris …

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Cruise takes GPZ900R for ride in Top Gun 2

A second trailer for the Top Gun 2 movie confirms that Tom Cruise takes his old Kawasaki GPZ900R for a ride as well as a new supercharged H2R Carbon. The first official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick showed Tom’s character Maverick pulling an old tarp off a dusty old GPZ900R. However, when he reprises the famous …

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Last weekend for Christmas Toy Runs

After a lengthy period of toy runs in the lead-up to Christmas, we arrive at the last weekend for the charitable rides. Toy runs do a lot of good for the community raising cash and donations (toys and non-perishable foods) for groups such as Lifeline, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul. Riders are encouraged to …

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Walcha Motorcycle Festival

Walcha Motorcycle Festival becomes annual

Despite last-minute financial difficulties, bushfires and road closures, the recent Walcha Motorcycle Festival was deemed such a success, it will become an annual event. Walcha Tourism manager Susie Crawford says they have already set a date for next year’s event on 20/21 November 2020.  “An estimated 700-plus attended the weekend (15/17 November 2019), with possibly everything thrown …

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Triumph scrambles into new Bond film

Triumph has paid an undisclosed sum to feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, but a Ducati Scrambler has stolen some limelight. The price for product placement in a movie is up to about $A500,000, but for a Bond film it can be a whole lot more. In fact, Heineken is believed …

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Rossi and Hamilton swap vehicles for race

Multi-world champions Valentino Rossi and Lewis Hamilton will temporarily swap vehicles on Monday (9 December 2019) when they take part in a promotional race at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. But could the swap be longer term? Rossi has long wanted to get into four-wheeled racing, especially rallying where he has already had some success. And …

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Harley parade toy runs

Do you love a parade? Check out these Toy Runs!

It seems a lot of riders love a parade. This year a group of 3497 Harley-Davidson riders (pictured above) grabbed the world motorcycle parade record in Paris, Texas, breaking the previous record of 2404 in Patras, Greece. Those records could be challenged by some of the biggest Toy Runs in Australia over the next couple …

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Black Dog Ride marks 10 year anniversary

Riders will return to the Red Centre in 2020 to celebrate 10 years since the establishment of the first Black Dog Ride in 2010. This year’s Around Australia Ride celebrated founder Steve Andrew’s solo ride around Australia in 2009 to raise awareness for mental health issues. His epic ride was followed in 2010 by the first Black …

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Crossroads TV series

You can star in motorcycle TV series

How would you like to star in a new six-part documentary TV series on the 13 greatest motorcycle roads in the world? It’s to be called Crossroads and the Australian makers of the movie are calling for riders with a story to tell.   Motorcycle TV series They hope to cover 13 roads on five …

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Christmas toy runs aid charities

Motorcycle rides raise millions for various organisations all year, but the biggest events are the annual Christmas Toy Runs which aid various charities. Among the biggest and oldest is the Newcastle Bikers for Kids Toy Run. Charities Charities to benefit from these toy runs include Lifeline, the Salvation Army and St Vincents de Paul. Many rides also give …

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