Aussie Triples Rally

Triples tragics gather for eighth rally

Triple tragics return to Evans Head in the Northern Rivers region later this month for the eighth annual Aussie Triples Classic Motorcycle Rally. The event was started eight years ago by Col and Nancy McAndrew as a one-off rally for “triple tragics”. The Aussie Triples rally on August 18-20 is for Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3s built between …

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Jawa 350 by Urban Motors

What will the new Jawa motorcycle look like?

Indian tractor manufacturer Mahindra has bought BSA and Jawa and plans to revive the brands, but we’re not sure the latter will look like this concept. It was built by Urban Motor of Berlin and unveiled at the annual Glemseck motorcycle festival in Stuttgart where it took part in their inaugural Essence sprint. Their minimalist concept …

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Designer sketches more scramblers

If you think the scrambler craze has gone crazy, check out some of these sketches by Italian motorcycle designer Oberdan Bezzi. While none of them is endorsed by the manufacturers, there are a few here that might make them think long and hard about hopping on board this lucrative segment. The sketches are featured on …

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Royal Enfield 750 spied testing Royal Enfield to launch retro 750

Royal Enfield to launch 750 Interceptor

Royal Enfield is poised to launch a British-designed, engineered and built 750cc retro naked bike called the Interceptor early next year. For Aussies and many film fans, the name Interceptor means the 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe that featured in the first Mad Max film. We’re not sure the name will translate easily to a 750cc parallel twin …

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Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited BSA

BSA sold and may be revived

BSA could join the list of recently revived motorcycle brands including Bultaco, Brough, Hesketh, Matchless and Norton after Indian motor company Mahindra bought the British company for $A5.4m. BSA is currently just a brand that churns out motorcycle t-shirts and merchandise. But what will Mahindra do with the BSA brand? Will it be restored to …

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Aussie Triples Rally

Aussie Triples Rally in seventh heaven 

What started as a one-off rally for “triple tragics” has now turned into an annual event with the recent seventh Aussie Triples Rally on the northern NSW coast. Organiser Col McAndrew says he and wife Nancy have had a passion for older Triumphs for a long while. “We regularly attend classic bike rallies and seven …

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Gavin and Carl motorcycle shop

Motorcycle shop a haven for travellers

The humble motorcycle shop has transformed into a modern megastore. So it’s always good to visit an original country-style motorcycle shop like Silverdale Motorcycles. The big tin shed sits on the Cunningham Highway in rural Fassifern Valley just outside Ipswich, Queensland, but it could be your humble old country motorcycle shop anywhere in the world. Owner Gavin Host and …

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Classic motorcycle

Classic motorcycle bonanza at auction

Classic motorcycle enthusiasts around the world will be watching the Shannons Sydney Late Autumn Auction on May 26 when 20 sought-after classic motorcycles from three separate collections go under the hammer. Shannons continues its rollout of important Harley-Davidson, Italian and British bikes that began last year, and the words all auction bidders love to hear …

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