Aussie Triples Rally

Triples tragics gather for eighth rally

Triple tragics return to Evans Head in the Northern Rivers region later this month for the eighth annual Aussie Triples Classic Motorcycle Rally. The event was started eight years ago by Col and Nancy McAndrew as a one-off rally for “triple tragics”. The Aussie Triples rally on August 18-20 is for Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3s built between …

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Scott Britnell hopes to compete in the 2017 Dakar Rally rally rider

Setback for 2017 Dakar Rally debut

Aussie rally rider Scott Britnell will prepare for his debut in the 2017 Dakar Rally by attempting a world-first double crossing of the Simpson Desert in a single day. Scott was to set off on his KTM 690 Rallye this week, but, his plans have been disrupted by an appendectomy. He will now head off next week. “Not sure …

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Road King and sheep - castle

Motorbike Writer heads to Iron Run Rally

Motorbike Writer is heading to the second Iron Run Rally in New Zealand this week, riding with the Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand boss and several VIPs from Auckland to Paihia. Follow us along the way as we run up the west coast and across the North Island to the rally venue on Wednesday and Thursday. HOG members …

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2015 Iron Run rally

Extras for early Iron Run Rally registrations

Early registrations for the second Iron Run Rally in New Zealand in March will receive some exclusive VIP treatment at the Harley-Davidson event. Register for the Harley-Davidson event before next Monday (February 15, 2016) and you will also receive an exclusive VIP Iron Run pack, including a 2016 Iron Run pin, and entry to the VIP night at …

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2015 Iron Run rally

Iron Run Rally returns in 2016

The second Iron Run rally in New Zealand is expected to attract more than 2000 Harley-Davidson fans and other riders from around the world. The event will be held at Paihia in the North Island on March 11 and 12. Although the rally is run by the country’s six Harley dealers specifically for HOG Members, it …

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A visit to KTM’s Dakar-winning workshop

It is little wonder KTM is so dominant in the Dakar Rally. I toured the factory early last year and was privileged to go across the carpark at their Mattighofen factory to the motorsport workshop and view them working on the bikes that Marc Coma and others are riding in the current Dakar Rally in …

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Dakar film’s final screenings

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired and you’ll drool at the exotic rally motorcycles in the new film Dream Racer. It is the best documentary yet made about the gruelling Dakar Rally and it features Australian rider Christophe Barrier-Varju. Read my review of the movie here. Its last screenings are tonight (October 23) at …

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