Posted On 08 May 2024
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This entry is part 3 of 25 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#31

34th DOCNSW Thunder Rally

Yep, it’s that time of year to get yourself and your mates ready for the Ducati Owners Club of NSW Thunder Rally. The details are – When – October 30/31/1st Nov, Where – Sheba Dams Recreation Area (Nundle, 40k south of Tamworth). There are some excellent raffle prizes, including vouchers for bike gear and more to be won! Now in its 34th year and supporting the Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Spinal and Brain Injury Unit this is a great rally to get along to.

And, if you’ve never been to a rally before, this is just the event to dip your toes into the water. All types of bikes and riders are welcome. There is a “non-attendance option” for those who still want to support the Centre and get their badge, T-shirt etc, but just can’t get there.

Phone enquiries, call President Vinnie Buck 0412 366 781 or Aunty Mal 0404 002 427 or visit the website

Triumph Rocket III X

Triumph Australia has confirmed that our market has received some 20 of the 500 Rocket III X produced worldwide. They’re priced at $23,490 plus on roads and we suggest you rush to your local Triumph dealer to secure one for yourself. Being such a limited production, this could be a bike that increases in value over the coming years!

MV Agusta Stradale 800

The all new MV Agusta Stradale 800 has now arrived in Australia and has commenced local deliveries. You don’t even need to decide between sport or touring, because with the Stradale 800 there’s no need for compromise.

See your local dealer or visit

Greasers Workshop

What happens when a corporate tattoo-junkie entrepreneur meets and falls in love with a Maori vintage motorcycle nut? They give birth to Adelaide’s first DIY collective motorcycle garage, that’s what!

Gerrard and Josephine have kick started a crowd-funding campaign to generate a cash injection to set up a new inner-city DIY garage where members have access to garage space, tools, training classes and loads more to build that something special. Check out the website at

Route 66 Tours

Four inductees have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Route 66 Walk of Fame ceremony during the Best of the West on 66 Festival scheduled for September 25-27. Conceived as a means to honour the individuals who played a role in transforming this storied highway into an icon, the walk of fame was unveiled during the Route 66 International Festival in 2014. The inductees this year are Zdnek and Eva Jurasek, Dries and Marion Bessels, Aussie Route 66 Tours’ Dale and Kristi-Anne Butel, and Jerry McClanahan. Dale and Kristi-Anne are over the moon for their selection, so if you want to see Route 66, they are the ones to go with! Visit their website

Indian ‘Black Bullet’ Scout

Give yourself a shot of some Scout with this beautiful custom Indian Scout was built by Jeb Scolman – the same hot-rod artisan responsible for the Spirit of Munro that was built to celebrate the launch of the ThunderStroke111 in 2014. As beautiful as it is, it is nevertheless to see the salt. It was built to race and continue the tradition of an Indian Scout ripping across the Bonneville Salt Flats. We can’t wait to see that!

Ducati Museum awarded Certificate of Excellence

For the fourth year running the Ducati Museum has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, a prestigious acknowledgment given to tourist facilities and attractions which are consistently given excellent reviews on the world’s largest travel website. Info on visiting the museum can be found at

Paradise Motorcycle Tours NZ

The tour of the year is on again in 2016! The AMM Hiamo Tour of the South Island, New Zealand, will roll with the awesome crew at Paradise Motorcycle Tours NZ. Do not miss this trip of a lifetime and the delightful company of Stuart who will be coming along to enjoy it with you! Running from the 26th Jan to 6th Feb 2016, this 11 day tour will knock your socks off. Words simply cannot describe how amazing this trip will be. Book now! or Ph: +64 9473 9404.

Maschine High Country NSW Ride

The NSW High Country is renowned for its fantastic riding terrain, and it will set the stage for a great week’s adventure riding with the awesome crew from Maschine, from 8-13 November 2015. The alpine stage rewards riders with stunning vistas from the high ground and challenging riding through the valleys. On to the south coast stage where deep forest, deep soil and deep challenges (it’s deep, man!) will supply a happy ending. This is a fully supported ride with a crew of technical, tyre and medical support following riders day and night.

Bookings for the High Country ride are open now! Subscribe for event updates at or call for more information – Trudi on 0414 844 984 or Nick on 0428 023 057.

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