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Win double pass to biggest Throttle Roll

Organisers of the seventh annual Throttle Roll in Sydney next Saturday (18 May 2019) say it will be their biggest yet. To celebrate they are giving away a double pass to a lucky Motorbike Writer reader. Just leave your name and a photo of your bike in the comments section below or on the social …

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Restored Triumph Bonnevilles up for auction

Eight Triumph Bonnevilles professionally restored by a Canberra enthusiast are coming up for auction at Shannons Late Autumn sale in Sydney on May 20. The Bonnevilles are among 18 classic motorcycles in the 55 lot vehicle and memorabilia auction. Two standout Triumphs on offer are a 1959 first year Pre-Unit Bonneville T120 650cc pictured above (UPDATE: it …

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Vincent fortune found in LA warehouse

Six Vincent motorcycles and a rare Grigg that have been found in a Los Angeles warehouse after the death of the owner could fetch a small fortune at liquidation. Vincent motorcycles are among the most collectible and expensive in the world. In fact, a 1951 Vincent Black Lightning with an Australian speed record set by Aussie …

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Hellfire Pass ride commemorates Anzac Day

A group of Aussie riders is celebrating Anzac Day with their second ride to the famous River Kwai and Hellfire Pass in Thailand. The group did the ride in 2016 and motorcycle industry stalwart Dale Schimdtchen decided to return with more Aussies. The four are riding 150cc scooters and hoped to arrive in Hellfire Pass …

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James May and the Art of Motorcycle Reassembly

This video of former Top Gear and now Grand Tour presenter James May reassembling a Honda Z50 “monkey bike” over 30 minutes is not a mechanic’s guide to reassembling a motorcycle. It’s actually quite an entertaining ramble through the motorcycle fanatic’s philosophy of motorcycles, riding and keeping your tools tidy.  Apparently the average time viewers …

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Bud Ekins Trophy motorbike for auction

Bud Ekins, who performed The Great Escape barbed wire jump for actor Steve McQueen, rode this Triumph 649cc TR6SS Trophy to a gold medal in the 1962 International Six Day Trials (ISDT) in Europe. It is now up for sale in the annual Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale on 27/28 April 2019 at the 39th Carole Nash …

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Tickets for Freak Show of Motorcycles

Tickets are now available for the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles which is being run in conjunction with the return of the national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally in Walcha, NSW, from November 15-17, 2019. The event is being organised by Inside Line Events International who was behind the proposed TT events for either the Oxley Highway …

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Revived Flying Squirrel heads to Historic Winton

For the first time in 65 years, a 1929 Scott Flying Squirrel has been kick-started in time for its display at Historic Winton on May 18-19. The bike has been restored by Victorian brothers Michael and Peter Shacklock. Listen to the bike fired up for the first time. Scott Flying Squirrel Their father, Arthur, bought …

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Aussies ‘lead’ in global women’s relay

Aussies ‘lead’ in global women’s relay

The Australian leg of the Women Riders World Relay 2019 has the most riders of any nation taking part, says Aussie relay ambassador Christi Hartwig (pictured above). She says even though registrations have not officially opened for the relay which will pass through Australia in August/September, they already have 3500 Australian members. The Women Riders …

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