Film festival

Motorcycle film festival goes online

If you want to look on the bright side of the current coronavirus pandemic, some motorcycle events are now being held online including the now-free Black Hills Motorcycle Film Festival. So even though you may not be able to travel to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota — home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally …

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Tamworth rally

Tamworth Thunder Rally postponed by virus

Just before the pandemic was officially declared in March, Australia’s country music capital, Tamworth, announced it would host a National Thunder Motorcycle Rally in October 2020. It has now been postponed until October 2021. Only a few hundred tickets were sold and all will be valid for next year unless customers want a refund, organisers …

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Roving Land Rover Royal Enfield Himalayan

Roving weekend for Himalayans and Rovers

With the borders opening, Royal Enfield plans a Himalayan & Adventure Weekend of roving around the Byron Bay hinterland on their bikes and in Land Rovers. The border between Queensland and NSW opens on July 10, just in time for this roving adventure on July 18-19. However, Queensland riders will still have to obtain an entry …

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Ducati EICMA Streetfighter V4 vote

World’s biggest bike show postponed

The world’s biggest motorbike show has been postponed from this November for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, switching new model launches to the virtual world. The announcement that the EICMA show in Milan will be postponed a year follows the recent axing of the competing biennial Intermot in Cologne in October. We wonder …

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride ladies virtual

Pandemic forces virtual DGR and INTERMOT

The pandemic has forced the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and INTERMOT motorcycle show to go virtual, while the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go ahead.  DGR operations manager Ramsey Sayed says it will still go ahead on 27 September 2020 around the globe, but as a “ride solo, together” event. “Riders around the world will be encouraged …

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Ride Sunday trebles charity funds drivers global

Worldwide Ride to Work Day

The 29th worldwide, annual Ride To Work Day on Monday (15 June 2020) will be a great demonstration to the world of what post-lockdown commuting could look like. Unfortunately, in Australia, it’s winter and we don’t join in the worldwide event, so we lose that global impact. Instead, we will have our fourth Ride to Work …

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Historic Harley

Replica of first Harley-Davidson in historic sale

A replica of the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle ever made is being offered in a sale of historic motorcycles through Heroes Motors in Los Angeles. The genuine first Harley sits in a glass case in the Harley museum in Milwaukee and would cost millions. This replica of the 1905 model is a comparatively cheap $US120,000 (about …

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Premium auctions thrive

Premium auctions thrive despite pandemic

Auction houses such as Bonhams have continued to thrive during the pandemic in a virtual way, demonstrating that there are still riders out there with both taste and money! Two high-end motorcycle dealers tell me the current appetite for premium motorcycles is similar to post 9/11 when people thought “I may as well get the …

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Harley Duo Glide headlines Shannons auction

Shed find Duo Glide headlines auction

A 1960 Harley-Davidson FL Duo Glide that spent 37 years sitting in a shed in Queensland headlines Shannons’ Timed Online Classic sale later this month. The bike is one of seven motorcycles crossing the “virtual auction block” from 20 May to 3 June 2020. The highest bid lodged by close of bidding on June 3 buys the …

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LiveWire for pandemic recovery

Electric LiveWire aids pandemic recovery

Harley-Davidson has donated a customised electric LiveWire motorcycle autographed by the Davidson family to be auctioned to raise funds for the United Way Worldwide COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. The special edition LiveWire also has custom paint and carbonfibre accessories including screen, tail and tank trim. It is being auctioned online at bonhams.com with auction fees waived. The …

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