BMW R 18/2 cruiser shows

Coronavirus hits major motorcycle shows

The biennial Intermot and annual EICMA motorcycle shows in October and November appear to be in jeopardy with BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna the first to declare they will not attend. The shows in Cologne and Milan are the biggest in the world and are the showcase for manufacturers around the world to debut their new models. Despite …

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Dubbo rally cancelled

Motorcycle events and rallies cancelled

As the coronavirus pandemic closes whole countries, it is also wreaking havoc on motorcycle racing, production and events which have been cancelled or postponed. The latest victims include the Ulysses AGM in Lismore, the Dubbo Motor Bike Rally (pictured above) postponed until May 2021, the Festival of Speed at Eastern Creek, the Gloucester Motorcycle Expo, Broadford Bike Bonanza at Easter and the Triumph Rat …

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Tamworth rally

Tamworth hosts National Thunder Rally

Australia’s country music capital, Tamworth, will host a National Thunder Motorcycle Rally in October 2020 based on the successful 2015 National HOG Rally, but open to all “breeds” of motorcycle. The event will be held from Friday to Monday 2-5 October 2020 at the state-of-the-art Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) which also hosted …

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Todd and Tracy Jackson raise funds for Careflight with Roll On In Rally in Jindabyne

Head-on crash leads to Careflight rally

Without CareFlight, Tracy Jackson might not be here, so now she and husband Todd are paying back with the inaugural Roll On In Rally at Jindabyne, NSW, next month. The Snowy Mountains rally on 13-15 March 2020 will be two years since Tracy was involved in a head-on crash with a distracted driver on the …

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Indian Motorcycle Chris Keeble Silverton

Indian Motorcycle rally eyes world record

A planned rally in the NSW outback this May hopes to break the world record for the most Indian motorcycle riders at one event, set in the USA with 651 bikes. Organiser Chris Keeble says they already have more than 280 registrations for the rally on Saturday, 9 May 2020, at Silverton, the site of …

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Walcha Motorcycle Festival

Walcha Motorcycle Festival becomes annual

Despite last-minute financial difficulties, bushfires and road closures, the recent Walcha Motorcycle Festival was deemed such a success, it will become an annual event. Walcha Tourism manager Susie Crawford says they have already set a date for next year’s event on 20/21 November 2020.  “An estimated 700-plus attended the weekend (15/17 November 2019), with possibly everything thrown …

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Protestors line up at Walcha Royal Cafe business on the Oxley Highway

Bushfires ‘won’t halt’ Walcha Motorcycle Weekend

Bushfires in eastern NSW will not stop the Walcha Motorcycle Weekend from going ahead from Friday (15 November 2019). Walcha Tourism has issued the following statement in response to concerns from riders that the event would be cancelled because of the bushfires. Please be assured WALCHA is still ON for this weekend. Please plan ahead …

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Walcha Motorcycle Weekend

Walcha Motorcycle Weekend revs up

The Walcha Motorcycle Weekend revs up next weekend  (15-17 November 2019) to replace the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles and national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally which were axed at the last minute. Among the many highlights will be the chance for riders to hear Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle and even go for a “demo ride” on …

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Protestors line up at Walcha Royal Cafe business on the Oxley Highway

Walcha puts on special show for visitors

The NSW country town of Walcha is putting on a special show for those who are still planning to ride there despite the last-minute axing of the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles and national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally. Organisers for the axed events have gone into liquidation and refunds are not yet guaranteed for those who …

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