Festival of Speed classic motorcycles

Festival of Speed follows Island Classic

Classic race motorcycle fans won’t have long to wait after the Phillip Island Classic next weekend with the International Festival of Speed in Sydney in March. The 14th annul event used to be called the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed. It returns to Sydney Motorsport Park on March 23-26, 2017 with a long list of …

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Baton ride plans to go national dean marks of Shepherds Australia Foundation

Baton ride plans to go national

Organisers of an inaugural charity baton ride around Victoria for mental health issues among returned soldiers and emergency workers hope to make it an annual and national event. The inaugural baton ride from February 15-19, 2017, will raise awareness of post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury among these workers, past and present. It …

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2016 Triumph National RAT Rally

RAT Rally adds skills demos

Triumph’s annual RAT Rally moves to the great riding roads of the Adelaide Hills in April with skills demonstrations by former World Superbike rider Steve Martin. The two-day rally will also include demo rides on new models such as the Bobber, T100, Street Cup and Street Scrambler, helmet pin-striping and airbrushing, a show and shine, …

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Nick Sanders Life of an Ordinary Man on Dream Racer TV

Dream Racer TV adds Nick Sanders film

DreamRacer.TV is fast becoming a motorcyclist Netflix service with a new Nick Sanders adventure documentary added and more films to come. The digital video venture was started from the film Dream Racer, a biographical account of Sydney-based French-born racer Christophe Barriere-Varju preparing for and competing in the 2010 Dakar Rally. The much-awarded documentary is also …

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Kawasaki teams up with Champion's Ride Days for 2017

Kawasaki teams up for 2017 ride days

Kawasaki Motors Australia teams up with Champion’s Ride Days in 2017 to offer a range of road motorcycles for customers to hire at their track ride days. The Queensland-based company has 18 years of experience with track days throughout Australia, hosting up to 120 events this year with the addition of NSW and NT venues. Now it teams …

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Dax Shepard as Jon Baker in Chips remake

CHiPs remade for the big screen

The hit Seventies TV series, CHiPs is back on the big screen as a comedy, with a motorcycle racer as lead actor and with BMWs instead of Yamahas. In the original TV series from 1977 to 1983, California Highway Patrol (CHiPs) officers Jon Baker and Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello, played by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox, …

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Britten laps at Phillip Island Classic

Britten laps at Phillip Island Classic

Visitors to the Phillip Island Classic later this month are in for some rare treats, highlighted by demo laps of the rare and innovative Britten V1000 motorcycle from the early 1990s. Fittingly the bike, designed and hand-built by Kiwi John Britten, will be ridden by nine-time New Zealand superbike champion Andrew Stroud, 49. John, a brilliant, …

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Ducatis at Bonhams as Vegas auction

Ducati bonanza at Las Vegas auction

Nearly 40 Ducatis, including 15 from the famous Silverman Museum Racing Collection, are up for sale at the seventh annual Bonhams Las Vegas sale on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Rio Hotel & Casino. They will feature alongside Ewan McGregor’s Panhead and a host of other collectible bikes. The Ducatis include street singles and scramblers …

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Ipswich Bike nights

Boom times for bike nights

Bike nights are mushrooming around the country with the latest one in Ipswich such a success they are planning an event every second month. Co-organiser Brad Palmer, duty manager of the Ipswich Country Club and a Yamaha MT-09 rider, says he had noticed the growth of bike nights in other cities and the amount of …

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Toby Price hard day

Hard day for Aussies at Dakar Rally

Defending Dakar Rally champion Toby Price (pictured) had navigation issues that set back his title defence as the three other Aussies in the event also had a hard day. Toby finished the third stage in the Paraguay mountains and canyons in ninth place and has dropped from first overall to fifth. Queenslander Rod Faggotter (Yahama) finished …

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