Distinguished Gentleman's Ride ladies

DGR not just for gentlemen but ladies, too

Even though the seventh annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on 30 September 2018 shines an “extra strong” spotlight on men’s health issues, the event is also eagerly supported by many ladies. Ladies take charge ‘In fact, almost 30 of the rides planned this year in more than 650 cities across 95 countries are organised by ladies, says …

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Blind rider Ben Felten

Watch blind rider Ben Felten set speed record

You can watch Australian rider Ben Felten become the fastest blind man on two wheels when his record-setting run is broadcast on Channel Seven at 8pm on the Sunday Night program (5 August, 2018). Ben broke the previous Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider by just 1.355km/h at the 2018 World Speed Trials …

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BMW launches Track Experience programme across the East Coast.

Track-test your bike against BMW models

BMW Motorrad Australia has launched a test-ride and track-day program across the East Coast of Australia with riding tips from professional coaches. Customers will be able to test-ride one of the new range of BMWs on a race track and bring their own motorcycle for comparison. Select riders who register with BMW before the event …

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Bike Torque TV

Police preach Mick Doohan’s ‘Sixth Sense’ theories

Queensland Police will this morning (21 July, 2018) preach the road-craft theories of five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan which he calls “riders’ sixth sense”. His theories are presented in a 2016 series of Queensland Government videos teaching riders to recognise and exercise their sixth sense when riding. The sixth sense is the instinct motorcycle …

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GS Safari Enduro

BMW GS Safari Enduro heads for Tasmania

BMW Motorrad Australia has launched ticket sales for the 2018 GS Safari Enduro in Tasmania from 11-16 October. The company has been running safaris for 24 years, starting wth a combined road and off-road safari in Tasmania. After a few years, the safaris were split into TS (road) and GS (off-road). In recent years a …

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Euro designer arrives for custom build

Euro designer arrives for custom Sportster build

The chief designer of Europe’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership is heading to Australia’s oldest Harley dealership to work on a custom build. Charlie Stockwell of Warr’s Harley-Davidson, in London, will help Nikki Brown-Shepherd, one half of the Brisbane Iron Sisters, to customise her Iron 883 at Morgan & Wacker, the oldest Harley dealership outside the US. Charlie …

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Dust Hustle 4 (Photo Bevan French) crump

Dust Hustle 7 tickets on sale for amateur riders

If you are interested in dressing up and riding an inappropriate bike sideways around a dirt track, then you should get in quick and grab your tickets for the seventh Ellaspede Dust Hustle at the Mick Doohan Mick Doohan Raceway, Brisbane, on 1 September 2018. Tickets for the fun event go on sale online tomorrow …

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Motogiro

Italian bike fans celebrate 10th Motogiro

The 10th annual national Motogiro cross-country rally for small-capacity Italian-made bikes and scooters is on this August with a special anniversary dinner and display. The organisers are Italian bike collectors Pete Morrow and Trevor Fryer who live in South East Queensland and use the beautiful region to stage their annual event. They started the untimed …

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2018-KTM-Adventure-Rallye KTM Australia has issued a video teaser of its forthcoming full-length feature film about its recent Adventure Rallye, including chopper rescues of several crashed riders.

KTM Rallye video shows rider rescues

KTM Australia has issued a video teaser of its forthcoming full-length feature film about its recent Adventure Rallye, including chopper rescues of several crashed riders. The short teaser video doesn’t shy away from the obvious “adventure” or danger of the third annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye. Rider rescues Instead, it shows the harsh terrain and rescues …

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Honour riders in Ride 4 Our Fallen - Nikki-Anne Mooney

Honour riders in ‘Ride 4 Our Fallen’ event

Riders around Australia are invited to attend the Ride 4 Our Fallen Riders event next Sunday (24 June 2018) in Brisbane or organise their own ride to honour the memory of the 211 motorbike riders killed on Australian roads in 2017. The Brisbane ride has been organised by Nikki-Anne Mooney, whose younger brother, Timothy McKenzie, died …

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