The recent 2016 BMW GS Safari was a huge success with 200 riders traversing the glorious off-roads of the Great Dividing Range around the NSW-Queensland border and hinterland.

GS Safari joins 2017 motorcycle TV shows

The 2016 BMW GS Safari around the NSW-Queensland border will join other motorcycle shows on Australian TV in 2017. A nine-person TV crew rode along with the 200 Safari riders last month to record enough material for a five-part series. BMW Group Australia spokeswoman Stephanie Harding says channel and schedule details will be “announced soon”. …

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Tickets on sale for Phillip Island Classic

Aussies return for Phillip Island Classic

Australia has backed its tried-and-true racers to win back the International Challenge from the UK at the 24th International Island Classic at Phillip Island in January. The International Challenge is a highlight of the three-day event which includes 56 races of four to six laps. Classes include pre-WW1 bikes through to Vintage (1920-1945), Classic and Post Classic (from 1946 to 1972), and …

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First aid

Trainers needed to help save lives

Have you got what it takes to help save lives by training other riders on how to be an effective first responder at motorcycle crashes? First Aid for Motorcyclists (FAFM) founders Tracy Hughes and Roger Fance have taken their Motorcycle Accident Management course around the country in the past 18 months, training around 1800 riders …

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Lions TT ride

Should Lions TT go ahead in 2017?

Lions TT foundation members are considering the future of the event for 2017, amid concerns about disorganisation and the cancellation of the event this year. The Lions TT Motorcycle Festival has had a chequered history since the first event in 2014 was cut short after crashes, the second ear was rained out and last year …

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Obi Obi Motorcycle Show

Obi Obi Motorcycle Show returns in 2017

The Obi Obi Motorcycle Show will return in 2017 after a successful inaugural year event attracting more than 1000 people and almost 100 motorcycles on show. Organiser Steve Walker says the funds raised will help the ongoing upkeep of the 103-year-old community hall on the motorcycle-friendly Obi Obi Rd. “It was such a success that we are …

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Compass Expeditions tours screened on TV

Compass Expeditions tours screened on TV

Two mini-series about riding across Siberia and the length of Africa with Australian-based international motorcycle travel company Compass Expeditions are coming to 7 Mate. The four one-hour shows, narrated by Charley Boorman, will screen on Saturdays in mid-January through to early February 2017. While Charley didn’t ride in the Beyond Siberia and Beyond Sahara tours, …

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toy run

2016 motorcycle Toy Run season kickstarts

Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists around the world are gearing up for the annual toy run season, delivering charity and goodwill to those who need it most. If you have a toy run organised in your town or city, please feel free to post the information on our Facebook page or email it to us …

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British 1933 Brough SS80 australia

Bargain British Broughs at auction

A pair of highly-desirable British Brough Superior motorcycles from the early 1930s are the highlight of the Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction on December 5. Brough motorcycles have been setting record prices of more than half-a-million dollars overseas yet these are estimated to sell for under $100,000. Already there is international buyer interest. The price-limiting factor …

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Melbourne Moto Expo holiday expos

Moto Expos planned for 2017 and 2018

The 2017 Moto Expo will return to Sydney next year with Moto Expos in Brisbane in early 2018 and Melbourne in November 2018. The announcement of the Sydney event was made today at the opening of Melbourne Motorcycle Expo. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Tony Weber said the 2017 event would again be run by Troy Bayliss Events. …

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