Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 police pursuit motorcycle

Old Victorian police pursuit bike at auction

It seems police have always had high-powered pursuit bikes with this 100mph (160km/h) Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 dating back to the 1930s. It was designed to pursue villains on the fastest bike of the day, the Brough Superior. On Sunday (April 22, 2018), it will feature at the Bonham’s Spring Stafford Sale where it is expected to …

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride DGR founder Mark Hawwa launches Ride Sunday hipsters Ride Sunday

Win one of three bikes on Ride Sunday

The second annual Ride Sunday will offer three motorcycles as prizes to the top three fundraisers at this year’s motorcycle charity event. Ride Sunday is different to most other charity events because it allows riders to organise their own events and nominate their own beneficiary from 55 listed charities. The ride is open to all …

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BMW Safari launches new programme for 2017 GS Tours maintenance

BMW offers riding and maintenance courses

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced its GS Off Road Training courses for 2018, including a course in bike maintenance. The training components are hosted by coaches Shane Booth and Chris Urquhart who have developed the BMW Motorrad Off Road Training courses since 2003 and trained thousands of riders in Australia and internationally. The following established …

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Woman challenge global riding record

Women challenge global riding record

Four women from the USA, Russia, Switzerland and Austria are about to challenge the current round-the-world record set by Swiss rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita in 2016. Grizzly set the record at 119 days and 21 hours aboard his specially modified Victory Cross Country Tour. His overall time beat the previous record of 120 days and 2 hours, including …

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Travis Pastrana recreates Evel Knievel stunts

Travis Pastrana recreates Evel Knievel stunts

American stunt rider Travis Pastrana will attempt to recreate three of Evel Knievel’s most famous stunts, including the Caesars Palace fountain jump, not on modern motocross bikes with long-travel suspension, but bikes Evel used. The “Evel Live” event on July 8 in Las Vegas will be broadcast live by the History Channel in the US. …

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York Motorcycle Festival - Avon Valley Motorcycle Friendly Region

Seventh annual York Motorcycle Festival

York Motorcycle Festival in Western Australia will return on April 14-15, 2018, with a vintage hillclimb added to the schedule. More than 6000 people and plenty of riders were attracted to the festival last year when it was co-ordinated with the launch of Avon Valley as Australia’s first motorcycle friendly region. York is 100km east …

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Brisbane Blanket Run for homeless

Blanket Run season begins for homeless

Motorcycle Blanket Runs are about to start as the weather gets cooler and homeless people become vulnerable to disease and death. We are interested in publishing details about your motorcycle club’s Blanket Run. Just send details and photos to us via email. The first on the calendar is the annual Blanket Run for Brisbane’s Homeless on …

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Blind Aussie rider Ben Felten is this weekend going for the Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider at the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner.

Blind Aussie rider goes for speed record

Blind Aussie rider Ben Felten is this weekend going for the Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider at the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner. Click here to post your best wishes on his Facebook page. At 16, Ben crashes his bike into a tree and was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, …

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Lnce Macka McDiarmid funeral

Funeral procession for ‘leader’ Macka

A massive motorcycle procession is expected tomorrow (Friday, March 16, 2018) for Lance McDiarmid, aka Macka, to acknowledge his many years of service to his fellow riders and the annual Victorian MRA Christmas Toy Run. His sister, Anita, says they “would love for Lance to have a motorcycle escort from Le Pine Funeral Directors”, 484 …

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Russell Crowe 2008 custom 'Rabbitohs' chopper motorcycle, designed and made for Russell Crowe by Orange County Choppers Estimate $35,000 - $45,000

Russell Crowe auctions motorbikes, memorabilia

Actor Russell Crowe is selling off two of his motorcycles and a host of movie memorabilia, musical equipment, paintings and more in the Sotherby’s Australia “The Art of Divorce” auction. Russell and former wife Danielle Spencer have been separated five years and their divorce will become official about the time of the Sydney auction on …

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