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Monday, March 31, 2008

Wear leather jackets and pants EVERYTIME!

The horrific injuries to a motorcycle rider in Melbourne last week prompted Police to once again urge riders to wear leather jackets and pants, everytime they ride.

Too many riders are only wearing leather jackets and many not wearing any leathers on short trips, causing a major increase in injuries. In many cases, riders would walk away from accidents when they are wearing full leather protection.

According to Motorcycle Council Of NSW, most riders wear a motorcycle jacket (97%) but fewer wear motorcycle pants (45%). This is despite the fact there is actually far more risk of injury to the legs than to the upper body or arms.

Four out of five motorcycle casualties (81%) have injured their legs and a third have broken bones (32%). Arm injuries are less common (56%) and less likely to involve fractures (17%).

See this good guide to Jackets and Pants by the Motorcycle Council Of NSW - Road Safety.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Phillip Island Club Day

It’s MotoHeaven track time! A premium track day on Friday 11st April 2008 at Phillip Island for 2 Groups all day! That’s twice the track time!

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Monkey Riding Mini Motorbike



An Indonesian monkey riding a mini motorbike on busy streets.
Looks like he forgot his helmet!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

2008 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals in Horsham

Round two of the 2008 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals is set to take off in Horsham from 13 April, promising all the excitement of the National Championship.

Head to Horsham for this exciting must see event:

Horsham Motorcycle Club
13 April 2008
Action starts at 9am with Racing at 11am.
Henty HWY
Dooen via Horsham
Victoria

Admission:
Adult $30
Family (Two adults, kids free) $60
Kids (5-15 years) $15
More information on the event is available from: www.ozmotox.com.au.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Test ride a new 2008 Harley-Davidson

Come Test Ride a 2008 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle at Sy's Harley-Davidson in Moorebank, NSW on Saturday the 5th of April.

Ride Day!
Test ride a new 2008 Harley-Davidson

Saturday the 5th of April, 2008
10/377 Newbridge Road
Moorebank, NSW 2170
Tel: (02) 9821 3620

Signup starts at 9:00am. Rides from 9:30 to 3:00.

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Crusty Demons Night of World Records

Saturday March 29 is going to be a night for the history books. Literally. Robbie Maddison has thrown down the gauntlet to challenge Americans Seth Enslow and Ryan Capes for the longest distance ever jumped on a motorbike at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink.

This, however, is just one of many records to be broken. Cam Sinclair, Melbourne’s own Dual King of the Coast and the 2007 Australian FMX Championship winner, is set to attempt the longest back flip on a motorbike ramp to ramp. The previous record was achieved by the “Godfather” of FMX, Mike Metzger, for the launch of Mission Impossible 3 in front of Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, and televised on ESPN in 2006.

Records up for grabs at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records include;
• Motorbike - Longest distance jump ramp to ramp
• Motorbike - Longest distance jump with a trick ramp to ramp
• Motorbike - Longest mini bike distance jump ramp to ramp
• Motorbike - Longest mini bike distance jump with a trick ramp to ramp
• Motorbike – Longest distance by the heaviest person ramp to ramp
• Motorbike - Longest back flip ramp to ramp
• Quad Motorbike - Longest distance jump ramp to ramp
• Quad Motorbike - Longest back flip ramp to ramp
• Road Bike – Longest burn out
• Road Bike – Most donuts
• Road Bike – Longest front wheel stoppie
• Snow Mobile – Longest distance jump ramp to ramp
• Army Tank - Longest distance jump ramp to ramp
• Motorbike with Side Car – Longest distance jump ramp to ramp

The Crusty Demons Night of World Records presented by Rockstar Energy Drink will feature a full Crusty Demons show with US freestyle stars, world number one Nate Adams, 2007 X Games gold medallist Adam Jones, Jim McNeil and Nicky Danielson, along with Aussies Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams, Steve Mini, Matt Schubring, Joel Balchin, Cam Sinclair and Jackson Strong.

The five hour fully choreographed event will feature a massive pyrotechnic and fireworks display, Australian bands, freaks, stunts, the gorgeous Crusty Babes and a light and sound show that will blow fans minds.

Tickets for the Crusty Demons Night of World Records are available at www.crusty.com and are selling fast.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Yamaha Factory MX Team Unites With Monster Energy

The Yamaha Monster Motocross Team will be hoping to strike extra fear into their FIM Motocross World Championship rivals in 2008 thanks to a new alliance with Monster Energy drinks.

The factory-backed Grand Prix squad - now entitled ‘Yamaha Monster Motocross Team’ thanks to the title sponsorship - will benefit from a high-profile three year joint programme with one of the new powerful movers in motorcycle racing for their attempt on the MX1-GP title.

Monster Energy, a product of California-based subsidiary Monster Beverage Co. part of the Hansen Beverage Company, have also lent their backing to the AMA Supercross series (an FIM World Championship) and have now extended their reach into the motocross Grand Prix paddock with the team responsible for winning three of the four titles since the MX1 class was born in 2004.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

GYTR/ QLD YAMAHA DEALER TEAM 1-2 FINISH

Harley Quinlan and Nick Geck, the GYTR/ QLD Yamaha Dealer Team pairing, took the honours of both moto wins and first and second place at the opening round of the Yamaha Development Motocross Series held at Tivoli Raceway, west of Brisbane over the weekend.

Beating 30 other Under 19 division riders, Quinlan bested his teammate Geck by a slight .4 of a second winning margin in the second leg.

Yamaha Development Series Results- Rd 1
Under 19s
1st Harley Quinlan (Yamaha)
2nd Nick Geck (Yamaha)
3rd Joel Rizzo

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Greg Hirst book signing at Harley Heaven

Greg Hirst will be at Harley Heaven in the oldest motorcycle precinct in the world, March 8, from 10am. The famous motorcycling identity is doing a book signing.

Hirst's book "My Motorcycling Life" was released at the Sydney Motorcycle Show. The book details key events in his thirty years on two wheels. He is a family man with five children and a civil celebrant. He writes for NSW newspapers and national bike magazines. Greg is known around Australia for decades of work in motorcycle safety and politics and for his service to the community in general and the homeless in particular.

Hirst rides a Harley and wears a back patch with pride. He serves as Sergeant-at-arms with the Christian Brotherhood Motorcycle Club. He lives the lifestyle and writes about it in My Motorcycling Life.

Harley Heaven is at 339 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Elizabeth Street is the soul of Australian motorcycling. In the 1890's, long before there was a track on Phillip Island, riders and would-be riders began gathering in Elizabeth Street. In 1903 the Milledge Brothers opened the first motorcycle shop. The rest is history.

Melbourne independant motorcycle lobbyist, Damien Codognotto OAM, said. "Greg Hirst was at the first Canberra Run in 1980, he endured the troubles at Bathurst and he's been on every state and federal bike committee I can think of. He pioneered some of them. Elizabeth Street is the right place to launch his book down here."

Contacts:

Greg Hirst.
Sydney.
Christian Brotherhood Motorcycle Club.
Mobile: 0414 798 440.

Damien Codognotto OAM
Melbourne.
Motorcycle Riders Association Life Member
Mobile: 0419 846 855.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Honda and O’Halloran Kick Off Season with Podium.

Teknic Honda’s Jason O’Halloran has scored the Team’s first podium of the year after a strong performance at Phillip Island on the weekend.

The 20-year-old qualified his CBR1000RR on the front row of the grid, just next to Shawn Giles on pole, finishing up with a 3-4-3 finish in the three World Superbike support class races.

His overall score earned him the final place on the podium – an excellent result for the new recruit to the Superbike class.

The highlight of the weekend, however, was O’Halloran’s incredible pace in race one where he managed to smash the official lap record with a time of 1:32.921.

“We had really good grip with the Dunlop’s so I was able to push hard the whole race,” he said.

“I expected to be up with the top runners but to be honest, I didn’t expect to get such a fast lap in so early on so that was fantastic.”

“The only thing that let me down this weekend was my starts. I didn’t get away fast enough and just couldn’t make up the time to catch the race leader.”

“Overall, it was a very positive weekend and we are well prepared for the first round of Aussie Superbikes at Eastern Creek.”

O’Halloran’s team mate Glenn Allerton also came away from the weekend relatively happy with a fifth overall.

“We started out pretty strong in race one and I finished fifth, but we had a few set up issues so I didn’t quite get the finishes I would have like in the next two races,” Allerton said.

“Still I managed a personal best time of 1:33.5 which was helped by the high grip of the Dunlop tyres we had on the bikes.”

Teknic Honda Team Manager Paul Free of Motologic said the Team worked well together and the synergy is starting to show on the track.

“Jason and his Crew Chief Garry (House) are building a great relationship and have found a fantastic setting for Jason’s bike that really suits his riding style,” Free said.

“Jas and Glenn worked very hard this weekend and if the final race had not been cancelled due to scheduling issues, I think we would have seen them both improve on their results.”

Australian Superbike Event Points

1 Shawn Giles, 71pts
2 Jamie Stauffer,65pts
3 Jason O'Halloran,53pts
4 Craig Coxhell,48pts
5 Glenn Allerton,45pts
9 Dan Stauffer,35pts

For full results, please visit www.mcnews.com.au

For information on the first round of Australian Superbikes at Eastern Creek, March 14-16, 2008, please go to: www.aus-superbikes.com.au

(Sourced from Honda MPE)

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Monday, March 03, 2008

2007 Honda CBR1000RR only 13,990*

The best value fireblades on the planet are now at TeamMoto Honda. For a limited time only and while stocks last, TeamMoto are clearing 2007 CBR1000RR's for only $13,990 plus orc and dealer delivery.

This offer can only last as long the stock does and it's going FAST, so get down to TeamMoto Honda 68 Moss St, Springwood or TeamMoto Honda 48 Lawrence Drive, Nerang and grab one of the last of the 07 Fireblades...

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