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Posted On 15 May 2024
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This entry is part 3 of 19 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#32

STILL YOUNG
Yamaha turns 60

Yamaha is 60 and to celebrate Yamaha Motor Australia has organised a travelling roadshow truck complete with vintage model display.

The first event took place at Chris Watson Motorcycles in Cessnock, NSW and both the 60th anniversary display truck and the range of vintage models were big hits, as was a host of Yamaha motorcycling legends who greeted the crowd and signed limited edition posters.

Check out www.yamahamotorsports.com.au/60years to find out more about Yamaha’s 60th anniversary and the travelling roadshow itinerary.

FLASHING WITH STYLE
Shark Skwal helmet and Segura apparel launch

Ficeda Accessories, importers of Shark helmets, recently launched the new Shark Skwal helmet which features green LEDs in the front and rear, but the main focus of the launch was introducing Segura apparel into the Australian market. High quality and high on style, anyone after the best in quality should be looking at the Segura range. Visit www.ficeda.com.au for more.

DON’T MISS THE ACTION!
World super bikes 2016 at Phillip Island

Australia will once again launch the Super bike World Championship, with the opening round for 2016 awarded to Victoria’s Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit and slated for February 26-28, 2016*. Backing the world super bike racing will be the world super sport boys kicking off their 2016 campaigns plus Australia’s leading road racing classes.

Phillip Island is revamping the campground to include powered sites, and the new layout means Go Karts will operate all world super bike weekend for some extra fun. There’s plenty of high horsepower plans afoot, so plan now for a summer weekend away with mates next February at the supers – all at a totally affordable price. Tickets go on sale early September.

For further information go to www.worldsbk.com.au

FINALLY, SOME SENSE!
Euro helmet specs for VIC

Victorian riders welcomed an announcement by Vic Roads legalising the use of European ECE 22.05 motorcycle helmets. This step brings Victoria in line with Queensland and provides Victorian riders with the opportunity to access and use the world’s safest helmets. Surely the rest of the other States and Territories will follow suite shortly?

FOR THE GENTS
Triumph raise big for prostate cancer

The global charity auction of an iconic Triumph Scrambler ridden by action hero Chris Pratt in the Jurassic World movie closed after ten days and 90 bids. The bespoke bike, which was featured racing alongside Raptors in the blockbuster, is a one-off piece of movie history and raised AU$60,100 in aid of those battling Prostate Cancer, via Triumph’s official charity partner The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.

A NEW WORLD ON THE GOLD COAST
Iron and Resin opening in Australia

Mid-September will see Australia’s first Iron and Resin Garage open at Currumbin on the Gold Coast. At this retail hub for the entire range of the US brand’s Iron and Resin apparel, riding gear and accessories, Australian motorcyclists will be able to explore the I & R world in a destination built for riders. The reclaimed industrial space of I&R provides easy access, dedicated bike parking, plenty of seating and is located just minutes from the Gold Coast airport, the M1 Motorway and the famous Gold Coast beaches. Visit www.ironandresin.com.au for more.

PROVE IT!
Draggin Jeans

We all know there are copycat goods out there. A lot of companies claim to be using Kevlar in their products and Draggin have seen it all. How do Draggin prove it? You will now find on every pair of Draggin Classics, a tag which has an Izon security label on it, which you then scan with your smartphone. It will direct you to a link which certifies the authenticity of this product. See www.dragginjeans.net for more.

FEEL THE PULSE

Victory Empulse TT electric bike

Building on the innovative design and engineering that produced the fastest US electric motorcycle at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Zero race, Victory Motorcycles has introduced the 2016 Empulse TT, the fi rst all-electric addition to the Victory lineup. Only available in the US at this stage, hopefully it won’t be long before it makes its way to Australia – probably after an evaluation period.

AFRICAN SUMMER

Honda Africa Twin details and pricing

This 1000cc adventure motorcycle is tipped to set a new benchmark in the adventure touring market when 3 models go on sale in Australia early 2016 which is sure to make it a hot summer for those waiting on its arrival. With a manufacturer’s list price of $15,499 for the Standard, $16,999 for ABS and $17,999 for ABS-DCT models, your next adventure is not far away.

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