THrottle Roll Street Party 2016

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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Mean Machines

Mean Machines project mixes bikes, cars, art

There’s the actual Mad Max motorbike from the famous movie to one side, a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in the middle of the floor, magnificent Ashley Jones art on the walls and 20 or so collectible cars, custom motorcycles – even belts, hats and travel bags – at Mean Machines. But it’s just the start of a …

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Shane on the Smoked Bronco Racer

Smoked imports Bali motorcycle culture

What started as a furniture store has evolved into the Smoked custom bike and coffee shop bringing a touch of Bali bike culture to Brisbane. Owner Shane Covill, 40, says he became enchanted by Bali when he visited in 2010. “I feel in love with the people, the culture and riding,” he says. So he bought …

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Deus Ex Machina Kawasaki BMW R nineT Heinrich Maneuver

Deus inspires BMW R nineT designer

A Deus Ex Machina custom BMW R nineT could be the inspiration for a new model variant, according to one of the designers. The Deus “Heinrich Maneuver” RnineT custom was unveiled in Brisbane last night (August 7, 2015) at BMW Motorline Motorrad, Daisy Hill, and Deus head technician Jeremy Tagand was on hand to explain the …

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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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VLAD Act: Rocker Classic Motorcycles

‘Olive branch’ for VLAD Act injustices   An “olive branch” should be offered to recreational motorcycle riders for the inconvenience and injustice of the VLAD Act and the “over-reaching” by police in the early stages of Queensland’s  anti-bikie laws, says a Brisbane motorcycle business operator. Matt Jones, owner of Rocker Classic Motorcycles, Nundah, says he has asked his local Member, …

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Custom bikes

What is the next big thing in custom bikes?

Restoring and hot-rodding old bikes has been a trend ever since the first bikes rolled out of the factory. As much as riders love their bikes, they always reckon they could have done better than the factory. Customising hit a peak in the post-war years when cashed-up Americans churned fast bucks into ever-faster cars and …

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Yamaha Bolt & Harley Street scramblers

Should the Yamaha Bolt youth-oriented cruiser have been made as a scrambler? READ MY BOLT REVIEW HERE If the Japanese brand wants to capture the young, custom market, maybe that’s what they should have done. The bike makes an excellent scrambler with the simple addition of MX bars, higher rear suspension, knobby tyres and a …

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