He said the June date for the world event would not suit Australia because it is in the middle of winter, so they proposed their event for a week in October.
Rhys said it was agreed by the motorcycle companies backing the Australian initiative that they should “not rush at it like a bull-at-a-gate and then have it fall over because no one got on board”.
Let’s hope it gets more of a publicity push in its second year. It would be ashamed to let this initiative slip by.
It’s important for riders next week to lane filter to work and alert motorists to our presence. Our presence should also promote the advantages of riding to work – less pollution, lower demand on parking, less congestion and faster commuting times for everyone.
The companies backing this low-key initiative include all the major importers, including Frasers, PS Imports, Harley-Davidson, BMW, Can-Am, Indian, KTM, all the Japanese brands, and even the now-defunct Victory Motorcycles.
Non-participants are importers Urban Moto (MV Agusta, Royal Enfield, Benelli, Bimota, Gas Gas, Confederate) and Mojo Motorcycles (Kymco CFMoto, SWM, Sherco). Neither belongs to the FCAI and their sales are not officially counted in the official quarterly VFacts industry figures.