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Friday, February 29, 2008

Suzuki's SV650AK8 & SV650SAK8

Suzuki's SV650 range has two new models, the SV650AK8 and SV650SAK8 ABS-equipped V-twin sportsbikes.

The SV650 sportsbikes are the latest models in the Suzuki range with ABS.

At the heart of both the SV650 and SV650S ABS models sits Suzuki's proven 645cc, DOHC, 90 degree V-twin engine tuned to deliver broad powerband and crisp throttle response with class-leading power and torque.

Suzuki's advanced Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) digital fuel-injection system with 39mm throttle bodies provides seamless, linear throttle response and strong low-to-mid range torque.

Offering a comfortable upright riding position with a short reach to the handlebars and modest 800mm seat height, the SV650 and SV650S ABS models feature 41mm-stanchion-tube front forks and progressive-link rear suspension both with adjustable spring preload.

Combining sporty styling with practicality, the Suzuki SV650 and SV650S ABS versions include a conveniently located passenger grab bar, luggage tie-down hooks and a large under-seat storage compartment and 17.0-litre fuel tank, packaged with a modern black mainframe, swingarm and wheels.

Each with its own distinct personality, the SV650 ABS styling features a single 70mm multi-reflector halogen headlight, while the SV650S ABS incorporates a sporty half-fairing with dual multi-reflector halogen headlights.

Featuring a two-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, the Suzuki SV650AK8 is now available in Candy Blue at an SRP of $9,990*, with the SV650SAK8 available in Metallic Grey at an SRP of $10,490*.

* Prices are inclusive of GST. On-road costs additional.

(Sourced from Netrider)

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Ron ‘BALLS’ Solomon R.I.P

The passing of Ron ‘BALLS’ Solomon has had a profound impact on not only those who knew him well, but even for those who’d met him for only five minutes. Those of you wishing to pay your respects and bid a final farewell, you’re welcome to attend the funeral at the below details.



Date: Wednesday 27th February 2008
Ceremony Time: 12:30pm
Address: Fawkner Cemetery (Cordell Chapel) - Main entrance- 1187 Sydney Road, Fawkner

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2008 Oceania Moto Trials Applications Now Open

Applications are now being called for interested riders to be a part of the Australian Team to compete in the 2008 Oceania Moto Trials.

The event will take place at Moore’s property, Undullah Rd, Undullah, SE Queensland (between Beaudesert and Ipswich) on the weekend, 22-23 March.

There are three places on the team which will take part at the event: an Expert rider, a Masters rider (over 35) and a Youth rider (Under 21).

The Masters and Youth Riders will compete over sections of high B / low A grade standard.
Once applications have been received the Motorcycling Australia Moto Trials Commission will then select the
riders to take part in the event.

Riders will be informed of their success as soon after the closing date as possible.
If you would like to apply to be a rider on the Australian Team, please complete the form at, and send it to:
Jason Kelly
Motorcycling Australia
PO Box 134, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Applications close Wednesday 14 March.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Casey Stoner wins Dawn Fraser Award 2008

Australian MotoGP sensation Casey Stoner was awarded the Dawn Fraser Award in the 28th Australian Sport Awards.

The Dawn Fraser award, the top award handed out by the Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS), was given to Stoner in recognition of his outstanding international achievements and his contribution to Australian sport.

Stoner is the first motorcyclist to gain CAS recognition since Michael Doohan in 1987, and was the FIM Road Racing World Championship 2007 winner.

The award was announced via a special online video presentation in conjunction with media partner SBS Television, and video presentations of the Gold Award winners can be viewed from today on both the Australian Sport Awards website -, and the SBS website -

Australian Speedway rider Chris Holder was also nominated for an award in the Young Australian Male Athlete of the Year category.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Mt Hotham Ride

MotoHeaven’s famous Mt Hotham ride is on the 16th and 17th of February! We are asking for all interested people to commit ASAP so we can confirm numbers with our accommodation.

We will be staying at the High Plains Lodge in Dinner Plain. It is a fantastic place to stay and they are putting on Live Entertainment for us again!!!

Format: Meet at Khyats Hotel @ 8:30 with a full tank!! (25 Wilson Street, Brighton ph: 95928178)
Depart Khyats @ 10:00am.
Lunch @ the Whitfield Pub.
Arrive at High Plains Lodge, Dinner Plain.
Party the evening away!
Breakfast from 8:00-9:00am
Depart Dinner Plain @ 9:30am
Lunch @ Bruthen
Return to Khyats for a cold beverage and chat!

To view the route prior to the ride please click on the Map. As you will see it is a spectacular ride!

The 2 Day ride costs $125 and includes Breakfast, Dinner, Accommodation and Breakfast again on the Sunday, there is also a support vehicle with a trailer to take your small bag and bike if required!

We have a great group lined up for this ride, it should be a hoot!

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Motorcycle Barbie

Todays Herald Sun shows a picture of a crazy Motorcyclist riding along Melbourne's Eastern Freeway at 100km/h with a barbecue strapped to his body.
Apparently a passing motorist photographed the rider on Sunday evening, presumably returning from an Australia Day barbie.
I'd say he would have needed a bit of help to get the Barbie strapped on.

posted by JB at


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