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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 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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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 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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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”

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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Throttle Roll Street Party returns in 2017

Despite nearly not happening, the recent Throttle Roll Street Party in Sydney was such a success, the organisers have confirmed it will return in 2017. Spokesman Stephen Broholm says they were concerned about the Throttle Roll event running at a loss, but they broke even so they are already “in full swing” on planning next …

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Ellaspede Dust Hustle

2016 Dust Hustle rider tickets sell out

Rider tickets for the third annual 2016 Ellaspede Dust Hustle fun race event went on sale last week and sold out in record time. Ellaspede spokesman Hughan Seary says 30 tickets for the Clutchless Scooter & Postie category at $75 each sold out in three hours on June 6, but over the next few days the …

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