NEWS There’s a lot of it this month

Posted On 26 Apr 2024
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This entry is part 1 of 29 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#28


motoDNA advanced motorcycle training, in conjunction with BikeBiz and Pirelli, held the first “motoNIGHT” at Sydney Motorsport Park recently.

The focus was on tyres, with Pirelli giving a good insight into their tyre range. Then it was ex-motogp engineer and CEO of motoDNA, Mark McVeigh and ex-500gp rider, Pete Goddard’s turn to give an insight into tyres, suspension and all sorts of technical information that came across in an easy to understand manner. I learnt a lot on this night and you should look for the next motoNIGHT on the motoDNA website – – and get along for a great night. If it’s in Sydney, I’ll be there, too – with bells on! And while I’m on the subject, check out the motoDNA calendar – and get along for one of the easy going and informative riding courses. You will love the improvements you make.

Pickett to race for Ice Valley BMW team at 2015 IomTT

Alex Pickett is set to compete for Ice Valley racing BMW at TT 2015. This talented rider who made an ultra impressive debut on the mountain course during the 2013 Manx Grand Prix is looking forward to competing for Paul Shoesmith’s Ice Valley racing BMW team, who have a great record at the most famous road race in the world. TT 2014 saw Alex compete for the first time in the Isle of Man TT and he was the youngest competitor.

Tipped by many to have an extremely bright future at TT races Alex goes into TT 2015 as a rider who could cause a surprise or two in the superbike, superstock and senior races.

With only a couple of weeks to go till TT 2015, excitement is building for Alex. Seeing he’s a good mate of Stuart’s, we all wish Alex good luck!

Wi-Fi at YHA

Youth Hostels Australia will be the first backpacker accommodation network in Australia to offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for guests, from 1 April 2015. Free Wi-Fi hotspots have been installed at all major YHAs and guests are encouraged to use the hotspots in communal areas to share their travel experiences. And remember, YHA accommodation isn’t just for young backpackers, motorcyclists are encouraged to stay during their travels as well. Visit

Mustang Seats 35th Anniversary Catalogue

This year Mustang Seats is making its complete catalogue available online as well as in the printed versions. The printed catalogues are available at Mustang’s big rig at most major rallies (in the US) or you can request a free copy to be mailed to you from the website. For instant gratification, virtual viewing is available at . And yes, we do use them ourselves: take alook at The Bear’s Sportster and our Yamaha Bolt outfit.

Get Routed to Barcelona

Get Routed has a small group who want to travel with Dave around Spain,Portugal and France in April and May next year (2016) before going to the Isle of Man TT, and as it happens he already has a group who want their bikes shipped to Vancouver, Canada at the beginning of July and back in September. That means 10 weeks in Europe followed by 10 weeks in Canada/USA. Anyone else keen? Email Dave on – no point calling him as he’s in Athens at the start of a 3 month Greece, Italy and France trip which includes the islands of Crete, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica.

Benelli BN600GT and GTS

The exciting BN 600GT sports tourer,which could be perfect for those who are contemplating a tour on Australia’s asphalt or a meander around back roads has arrived in Australia. It’s also available as a LAMS model. This opens up the exciting world of sports touring to a range of motorcyclists.

The BN 600GT and BN 600GTS is available in White, Black, and Green from your local Benelli dealer now for $8990. Visit

Indian Chief Dark Horse

The Dark Horse is a cruiser built upon the successful and award winning Indian Chief platform. Unlike other bikes in the Indian Motorcycle line-up, it is understated with only a fl ash of chrome and adds a healthy dose of matt black paint to create one of the most confident silhouettes on the market. Available at your local Indian Motorcycle dealer from May, priced from $26,995 ride away. For more information, visit

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