Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Brisbane Jeff Gough fundraising

2019 DGR focuses on fundraising

The eight annual running of the successful The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride may be a little different with some rides announcing starting venues only 48 hours before the event to concentrate on fundraising efforts. Some rides will also have a mandatory $20 donation from each rider. The two voluntary moves were trialled in a few cities …

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Elvis Presley Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

Elvis Presley’s Harley set to be most expensive

Elvis Presley’s last motorcycle, a 1972 1200cc FLH Electra Glide, will go up for sale on 31 August 2019 at Kruse GWS Auctions and is expected to set auction records. GWS Auctions believe the motorcycle is worth about $A3m. If it does, it would smash the current auction record set on Australia Day 2018 by an Australian-owned 1951 …

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Ducati 916 that belonged to Massimo Tamburini

Massimo Tamburini Ducati 916 goes on display

Ducati is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the sexiest motorcycle ever made – the 916 – by displaying in their Bologna museum the model owned and ridden by its creator Massimo Tamburini. It follows the recent unveiling of a special commemorative 916 edition of the Panigale V4. Massimo Tamburini also worked on the MV Agusta …

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The Island Classic is the southern hemisph ere’s largest historic motorcycle meet

Phillip Island Classic returns in 2020

Riders and lovers of classic motorcycles should save the 2020 Australia Day long weekend for the 27th running of the International Phillip Island Classic. It is the southern hemisphere’s largest historic motorcycle meet. The Island Classic returns to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from 24-26 January 2020. It will feature a century of motorcycles …

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Nieto Morbidelli collection for sale

Morbidelli motorcycle collection for sale

A collection of motorcycles gathered over 40 years by motorcycle manufacturer and Grand Prix boss Giancarlo Morbidelli is being offered for sale at auction. The annual Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale on 18-20 October 2019 will be the largest single private collection of motorcycles to be offered by Bonhams to date.The Morbidelli Collection from Pesaro, Italy, …

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Siberia bridge

Watch this epic 10,000km ride across Siberia

A photo of a dilapidated bridge in Siberia was the inspiration for an epic trip across Russia and Mongolia beautifully captured in this 30-minute “Broken Roads to Siberia” video. Broken Roads to Siberia  The 10,000km “Broken Roads to Siberia” journey started when Finnish rider Jyri Koski started planning an off-road route to the infamous Vitim …

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Jack Miller Ducati MotoGP

How to buy tickets online for motorsport events

(Sponsored post) Motorsport events have been part of motor culture since the first race in 1894 when 21 steam-powered four-wheelers raced 126km from Paris to Rouen with the winning vehicle averaging just 21km/h. Today there is a lot of professional and amateur motorsport variety from drag racing events that last a few seconds to endurance …

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DayGlo Queensland Police education

Police plan two-day education campaign

An education campaign which has been running for several years will take a step up in August with a two-day “community engagement” of riders on road safety. Nerang Police Station and Coomera Road Policing Unit are planning the event at the Numinbah Valley School of Arts Hall on Saturday and Sunday 24-25 August 2019 leading into Road Safety Week. Sgt Graeme …

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Walcha Freak Show motorcycles HOG rally

Crowds expected for Freak Show of Motorcycles

More than 5000 are expected to attend the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles run alongside the return of the national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally in Walcha, NSW, from November 15-17, 2019. Tickets for the event, being organised by Inside Line Events International, went on sale in April. Freak Show Festival organiser David Rollins says more than 1000 …

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Tom Cruise revives GPZ900R in Top Gun 2

Tom Cruise revives GPZ900R in Top Gun 2

The Kawasaki GPZ900R made famous in Tom Cruise’s 1986 Top Gun has a cameo revival in the the long-awaited Top Gun sequel. This official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom’s character Maverick pulling an old tarp off a dusty old GPZ900R. However, when he reprises the famous scene where he races a jet, he’s now …

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