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Bike memorabilia to aid bushfire appeal

Former volunteer firefighter John England is selling his collection of Aussie motorcycle racing memorabilia and donating a portion to aid the bushfire appeal. John says his collection of 22 commemorative bottles of Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix port, six Mick Doohan plates, various mirrors, signed prints and collectible toys could be worth as much as $10,000. …

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Wayne Rainey back on track after 26 years

Wayne Rainey says it “made me feel young again” to hop on a specially adapted Yamaha R1 recently after being sidelined for 26 years by a crash that left him paralysed from the waist down. The three-time world champion and long-time sparring partner with five-time champ Mick Doohan was asked by Yamaha if he would …

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Police preach Mick Doohan’s ‘Sixth Sense’ theories

Queensland Police will this morning (21 July, 2018) preach the road-craft theories of five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan which he calls “riders’ sixth sense”. His theories are presented in a 2016 series of Queensland Government videos teaching riders to recognise and exercise their sixth sense when riding. The sixth sense is the instinct motorcycle …

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The recent 2016 BMW GS Safari was a huge success with 200 riders traversing the glorious off-roads of the Great Dividing Range around the NSW-Queensland border and hinterland. joins recall

GS Safari joins 2017 motorcycle TV shows

The 2016 BMW GS Safari around the NSW-Queensland border joins other motorcycle shows on Australian TV in 2017. A nine-person TV crew rode along with the 200 Safari riders in November 2017 to record enough material for a five-part Adventure Ride series. It is screening on 7 Mate on Saturdays from 9.30am (March 11, 2017). You can watch …

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2016: The good, the bad and the ugly

Motorcycling changed dramatically in 2016, mainly for the good, and we predict more substantial and positive changes in 2017, but there was also the bad and the ugly (pictured). The good Australian states finally agreed on helmet laws. Now you can wear Euro-approved helmets, opening the doors to a wider variety of good-quality helmets and …

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Mick Doohan preaches sixth sense in videos

Five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan features in a series of Queensland Government videos teaching riders to recognise and exercise their sixth sense when riding. Controversially, he doesn’t recommend advanced rider training with professionals but suggests riders already have an innate sixth sense; “that unique instinct all riders share that helps us read the road, …

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Filming to start on Mick Doohan TV pilot

Filming starts in September 2016 for the pilot of a TV series called Bike Torque hosted by five-time world champion Mick Doohan and adventure rider Charley Boorman, featuring international locations and an Aussie studio audience. The four-week shoot will take the two motorcycle legends and film crew to Japan, USA, Spain and Italy as well as …

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Mick Doohan to host all-star TV bike show

A two-wheel equivalent of the popular Top Gear could soon be hitting TV screens with five-time world champion Mick Doohan as host, supported by adventure rider Charley Boorman. It’s called Bike Torque and the producers are seeking $500,000 to film a pilot and $7m for the first season of 13 episodes. Producers plan to include …

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Mick Doohan enters Hall of Fame

Dozen riders enter Motor Sport Hall of Fame

Five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan is one of a dozen motorcycle racers inducted into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame in Melbourne at the weekend (March 19, 2016). The full list of riders is: Lionel van Praag – 1936 World Speedway Champion – the first motorsport World Champion Jack Young – 2 time …

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Mick Doohan enters Motor Sport Hall of Fame

Five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan will be an inaugural inductee into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame in Melbourne on Saturday March 19, 2016. The Brisbane-born rider brought international acclaim through his exploits on one of the most difficult pieces of machinery ever taken to a racetrack – a 500cc Honda Racing Developments …

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