1928 Brough Superior SS100 called “Moby Dick”

Moby Dick Brough Superior up for auction

A 1928 Brough Superior SS100 called Moby Dick that was once the “fastest privately owned machine in the world” is a highlight of a Sotheby’s auction in Italy next month. The  ‘Moto-Icons: From Café Racer to the Superbike’ sale of 20 bikes is from a single-owner collection and will be held on May 27, 2017, on the shores of Lake …

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2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro world globetrotters adventure treks

Ducati adventure training and treks

Now that Ducati’s adventure range of Multistradas and Scramblers are their most popular sellers, they are offering adventure training courses and treks. They call it Ducati Adventure Riding Experience (D-A-R-E) and it includes off-road training courses by Motor School and expeditions. It sounds very much like what BMW has been doing with their GS Safaris …

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Sue Stanley and Don Cameron will marry at the Busted Budgie Rally

Ruptured Budgie Rally hosts wedding

A Sunshine Coast couple are so smitten with the Moto Guzzi Club of Queensland Ruptured Budgie Rally, they are planning to marry there next month. Even though they don’t own a Guzzi! The marriage of Sue Stanley and Don Cameron (pictured above) from the Sunshine Coast will be a highlight of the 24th annual rally from May …

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1973 MV Agusta 750S collector

Italian motorcycles whet collector appetites

A significant European collection of 16 Italian motorcycles is a highlight of the Spring Stafford Sale on April 23, 2017, that should whet the appetite of any collector. Bonhams Motorcycle Department secured the bikes for the Spring Stafford Sale from one collector with a passion for Italian brands such as MV Agusta and Ducati. The sale will be held at the …

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BMW Safari launches new programme for 2017 GS Tours

BMW expands with short GS Tours

BMW Motorrad Australia is extending its safari program this year by adding shorter two- to four-day GS Tours, including a ride across the Simpson Desert. GS Tours are designed by BMW Safari to target riders who have limited time and can’t do the week-long GS and TS Safaris that the company has run since 1994. They …

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Angry and Stephan with Harley Roadster raffle prize

Win an Angry Harley Roadster for the homeless

Angry Anderson will sign the tank of a Harley-Davidson Sportser 1200 Roadster being raffled as part of a Rockin’ 4 the Homeless event. The raffle is part of a big rock concert festering Angry on May 6, 2017, in Redcliffe. Raffle tickets can be bought at their website at $5 each or discounts on multiple …

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Julie Jasper rides old Indian Scout around Australia for domestic violence victims

Indian ride for domestic violence victims

Social worker Julie Jasper is riding a 1942 Indian 741 Military Scout around Australia to encourage young domestic violence victims to “break the silence”. It’s called the Silent Tour and you can join the 50-year-old rider on one of the legs of her tour by following her website and making a $35 donation. Julie started …

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Ipswich Bike Nights

Second Ipswich Bike Night looms

The second Ipswich Bike Night at the Ipswich Country Club is on this Saturday (April 1) and Motorbike Writer will have a stall where you can buy some of the products from our new online shop. Co-organisers Brad Palmer, duty manager of the Ipswich Country Club, and course superintendent Luke Nowlan say the first night was such a success they …

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Psychs on bikes RNs Jury & Lowe to Quilpie QLD

Psychs on Bikes Big Ride for mental health

Psychologists and psychiatrists are mounting up on their motorcycles for their annual Big Ride to bring mental health issues and therapies to people in remote communities. There’s the old saying that you will never find a motorcycle outside a psychologist’s office, that is unless it belongs to a psychologist who belongs to the group, Psychs …

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Sandra Moran suicide prevention

Cyclone postpones show and shine

A forecast cyclone over Queensland has dampened a scheduled Show and Shine at Mt Mee’s Pitstop Cafe and forced it to be postponed to May 6, 2017. The event is part of Sandra Moran’s quest to raise funds and awareness for depression after her son, Jaie, took his life in 2014. She set off to ride around …

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