Posted On 29 Apr 2024
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This entry is part 1 of 30 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#29

Ducati Diavel Red

Due to popular demand, the Diavel is set to return to the Australian market in iconic Ducati Gloss Red alongside the signature Dark Stealth colouroption. The first of the red wave will hit Aussie shores early May with an RRP of $24,990 plus dealer and statutory charges. It will be a limited production with only 50 motorcycles available in this colour for 2015. Get in early to secure your red beast.

Protective clothing star rating

The Australian Motorcycle Council (AMC) has launched a website to inform consumers of protective motorcycle clothing that is “fit for purpose”. An Australian testing and rating system for jackets, pants, gloves and boots is not yet in place despite recommendations to roll-out a 5-star system three years ago. The list can be found at Let us know what you think – we are a little concerned that this may be the thin end of the wedge for regulations.

2015 Sidecar Rally

Join the Sidecar Owners Association at the “O’Connell Campground” by the Fish River at O’Connell, NSW on the 26 and 27th September 2015 for the 31st Annual Sidecar Rally. This is a family friendly rally, bring the kids and have a great weekend. Water, toilets available on site. Bring your own food and drink. For more information phone 02 6337 5705 or visit

BM Motorcycles

If you ride a BMW in or around Melbourne, chances are you’ve spent some time with the guys at BM Motorcycles in Heatherdale Road,Ring wood… and for lots of reasons.

BM Motorcycles has four huge windows and Chris wants to cover them with four sensational images.

And here’s your chance! “We want to use images of BMWs and their riders that show them in action,” Chris says.

“We want real bikes, real people and really sensational images.

“So we’re running a competition. We’re asking BMW riders to email their best action shots to and we’ll select the best four of these and have them blown up to cover the windows.

“It’s our way of showing BMW motorcyclists they are as much a part of our team as we are,” he says.

So, if you have a pic of you and your bike (or anyone else) on the road or in the bush and you think it’s a cracker, send it and see if they agree. Winners will be notified and along with their mates, they’ll be invited to the unveiling on Saturday 1st August and share in a lunch with lots of stuff of interest to all BMW motorcycle riders.

Pirelli and Ducati collaborate

Thanks to the strong bond between Pirelli and Ducati, the two companies decided to collaborate on the artistic aspect as well,commissioning Vibrazioni Art Design to create a work of art on two wheels. And so the “SC-Rumble” was born, a special edition manufactured as a single unit. Based on the Scrambler which, on the two sides of the tank, has a rubber sheet which is laser inscribed with the tread design of the factory tyres, and the Ducati Scrambler logo. To keep up to date on the build visit the Ducati Scrambler and Pirelli Moto Facebook pages.

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