Posted On 05 Apr 2024
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This entry is part 29 of 26 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#27

Riding the Road of Bones

In May 2014 sixteen riders left London to embark on a Compass Expeditions – 105 day adventure to Magadan.

Documentary filmmaker, Robin Newell joined Compass with the end result being a video called “Beyond Siberia – Riding the Road of Bones” which is soon to become a 2 x 1 hours TV mini-series. The initial teaser video can be viewed via Youtube – Visit to keep up to date.

Stay Upright gains control

Stay Upright is excited to announce its return to hosting motorcycle ride days, following its appointment as the operator of Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP) Ride Days, effective 1st September, 2015. Stay Upright’s General Manager, Graeme Wilshaw, is buoyant about the lead up to the September 1 commencement date and beyond. “We are really excited with our new role as operators of SMSP Ride Days. We already have a strong Rider Training program at the venue, and look forward to adding several new and exciting concepts to that portfolio in Sydney, starting in September,” said Wilshaw. Visit for all the new dates and contact the ARDC on 02 9672 1000 to book from Sept onwards.

Aprilia Caponord Strada now available

The Aprilia Caponord Strada is the little brother of the Aprilia Caponord family offering many great features and provides a true performance alternative to the sports touring market. With a recommended retail price of $20K ride away, this model looks like a hit and is now available in Black or Red.

Barry Sheene Festival of Speed

We will have a full report on the 2015 Barry Sheene Festival of Speed in next month’s issue, but it was déjàvu all over again for Stuart. IomTT racer and friend, Alex Pickett needs a certain number of finished races to get approval for his Mountain Licence at this year’s TT. Unfortunately his Period 5 Unlimited Suzuki GSX1100 didn’t finish due to mechanical issues so he jumped onto Stuart’s CBR900RR in Pre Modern F1 for the last race to get his final tick. The same thing happened last year at the BSFoS when Alex took over Stuart’s CBR for his final tick.

Look for Alex racing for the Ice Valley BMW team and cheer him on at this year’s TT.

Has it really been that long?

To celebrate four decades of the unique and enduring appeal of the Honda Goldwing, Honda has released a 40th Anniversary model in Australia.

The special-edition Goldwing comes in two-tone paintwork with blacked out wheels, forks, swingarm and muffler plus the 40th Anniversary badging to mark this special release. Look for it in your local Honda dealer.

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