Posted On 06 May 2024
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This entry is part 3 of 29 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#30

Aussies at the 2015 IomTT

A bag of mixed results for the three Aussies who tackled the Isle of Man TT this year. The best was Dave Johnson who bagged a 10th in the Super bike race, an 11th and 10th in the two Supersport races, an awesome 6th in the Super stock race and a 9th place in the prestigious Senior TT.

Popular Cam Donald on the Norton finished 18th in the Super bike race but didn’t finish in the Senior TT.

Cam was also riding for Padgetts Honda in the two Supersport races, scoring 13th in both.

Alex Pickett had the worst luck ever, right from the word go at his team’s own private practice until his exit in the Superstock race, where his bike was playing up resulting in a crash.

Alex got a helicopter ride to Nobles Hospital, which he can’t remember, saying to Stuart, “One minute the bike was playing up, the next I woke up in hospital. I got a helicopter ride and can’t remember it, I’m spewing!”

At least he hasn’t lost his sense of humour. Good luck to all next year.

150 years in the making

On 20 August 2015 the Burke & Wills Expedition adventure ride will depart Melbourne, following in the footsteps of our brave pioneers. The ride north to the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland will cover some 3600km over 10 days and is open to all makes of Adventure and Enduro motorcycles that are up to the challenge of covering this vast land.

Maschine is the company behind this grand adventure and they are well versed in staging supported group adventure rides of this scale, having managed the popular BMW Safari events over the past five years. Get along and be the envy of many. To get the full details on this grand adventure head to or call +61 3 5428 8433.


The merging of three of Australia’s largest tour and rental operators means that ‘Down Under’ two-wheeled explorers have a single source for pre-ride advice, rental bikes, tours and support no matter where they roam across Oz.

Bike Round Oz has been serving the region for 14 years. By joining forces with the Australian division of worldwide tour operator Compass Expeditions and Bikescape, who are Sydney’s largest rental and tour company, the new organisation has a central booking office with collection and drop off depots in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide. For more information visit or e-mail

Honda RC213V-S coming to Oz

Being sold directly through Honda, the amazing RC213V-S is priced at $244,000 and you have to go through a customer qualifying process to purchase, with a lead time of 6 to 12 months before you get your bike.

Billed as a genuine MotoGP bike for the road, only those with enough moolah will ever get to experience such exclusivity. For those who like to dream, visit the global minisite

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