Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works wins Battle of the Kings

Adelaide Harley dealer takes on the world

Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works will represent Australia in an international Battle of the Kings custom bike build-off. The Adelaide Harley dealership  has been crowned the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Custom King. It is the first time Australia has taken part in the international custom bike build-off competition. The winner was chosen from seventeen participating …

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Euro designer arrives for custom build

Euro designer arrives for custom Sportster build

The chief designer of Europe’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership is heading to Australia’s oldest Harley dealership to work on a custom build. Charlie Stockwell of Warr’s Harley-Davidson, in London, will help Nikki Brown-Shepherd, one half of the Brisbane Iron Sisters, to customise her Iron 883 at Morgan & Wacker, the oldest Harley dealership outside the US. Charlie …

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American Chopper returns to TV

Arguably the most popular TV show about motorcycles, American Chopper, is returning to the Discovery Channel in May 2018. The show that featured Paul Teutul Snr and Paul Jnr building custom choppers at Orange Country Choppers started in 2002. It ran for 10 years with audiences peaking at 3.4 million per episode. It was cancelled …

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Fifth Dust Hustle set to sell out

Tickets to ride in the fifth Ellaspede Dust Hustle go on sale on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 6pm and the 140 rider spots are expected to sell out within an hour. Tickets, which have sold out quickly in the past, are only available online here. Rather than being held in Spring, the fun racing event will this year …

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Throttle Roll Street Party returns

The fifth annual Throttle Roll Street Party celebrating motorbikes, music, food and drink returns on Easter Saturday, April 15, 2017, to Marrickville in Sydney. This year Harley-Davidson officially joins the party with their new 750cc Street Rod on display for the first time. The Throttle Roll Street Party is Australia’s biggest custom bike celebration. Apart …

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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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Copperhead Harley Street 500 Smoked custom Custom culture grows with commuting

Custom culture grows with commuting

The custom motorcycle culture is growing in Brisbane as more and more inner-city people turn to two wheels to commute and avoid heavy traffic. That’s according to custom shop Smoked Garage Custom Motorcycles which has moved from the outer suburbs to Fortitude Valley to tap the nascent market. Smoked marketing manager Benny Selboskar says the new location …

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Deus Ex Machina Ago TT made from an MV Agusta Brutale 800 art

Deus turns Brutale into work of art

Motorcycle custom builders Deus ex Machina have taken the beautiful MV Agusta Brutale 800 and turned it into a work of art in honour of racer Giacomo Agostini. Although Deus is an Australian-based company, this custom was produced at the Deus Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California. It’s called the Deus Ex Machina Ago …

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Ellaspede Dust Hustle

Garry McCoy races in Dust Hustle

Former MotoGP and World Superbikes legend Garry McCoy will compete in the third annual 2016 Ellaspede Dust Hustle fun race event this Saturday (September 3, 2016). McCoy will be wheeling out a ’74 Yamaha MX125 in the Old Mates class and will compete in two pro exhibition races in the lunch hour on modern race bikes against young guns such …

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Steve McQueen’s 1963 Triumph Bonnveille “Desert Sled” smart desert

Steve McQueen Desert Sled coup

Brisbane custom bike shop Ellaspede has scored a coup by bringing Hollywood actor and motorcycle racing legend Steve McQueen’s iconic1963 Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled out for display. Ellaspede will host a special event to view the Desert Sled, along with the full range of new Triumph Bonnevilles, on Friday, August 5, 2016, from 5-10pm. Bar proceeds …

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