100-year-old board trackers revived for Sons of Speed on Discovery Turbo TV channel

100-year-old board trackers revived

Veteran chopper builder Billy Lane has revived 100-year-old board track racing to the US for the TV series Sons of Speed. The series will be shown on Australia’s Discovery Turbo channel Sunday June 23 and 30, 2019, at 8.30pm. There are not a lot of motorcycle shows on TV, so this is a welcome show. …

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Major motorcycle events set to compete

Riders will be spoilt for choice this November as two major motorcycle events compete in NSW. The events will be run over consecutive weekends, stretching the motorcycle industry resources. Meanwhile, the Melbourne Moto Expo returns next year as other states are missing out altogether. Competing events The Moto Expo has been held in Sydney and …

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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 Motorcycle Parade record

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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1959 Triumph Bonnevilles

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 (UPDATE: it …

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Vincent fortune

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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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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