Posted On 25 May 2024
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This entry is part 2 of 25 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#33

PCRA 1hr Endurance races

Isle of Man TT racer, Alex Pickett and our own Stuart have done it again, winning the Pre Modern F1 PCRA one hour endurance race held at Wakefield Park recently. Not only that but Alex set a new lap record and lapped the Pre Modern field on his way, riding Stuart’s beautiful looking (even if he does say so) CBR900RR. Stuart was buggered after two earlier races but managed to easily hold on for the win.

Stuart also nearly won the Pre Modern F3 class riding a Yamaha FZR400 with his mate, Chris. Stuart had nearly lapped the field when it was time to change over to Chris, but then a few laps later the battery failed – that’s racing, as they say.

Just for some ‘light’ relief, Stuart and Alex rode a CBR125R in the Commuter lite class and considering they’re a pair of, er, “substantial” blokes, rode amazingly to come in 4th. Stuart was dicing for 3rd in the last few minutes but then the engine got hot and slowed, allowing the other rider to get a small gap.

Sound like fun? Contact the PCRA to get your backside out there!

Harley-Davidson Dark Custom

Until 31 December 2015 you can pop into your local Harley-Davidson dealership and test ride one of the 2016 reloaded Iron 883, Forty-Eight or Street models and go into the draw to win your very own Dark Custom motorcycle, designed and styled by Harley-Davidson Senior Industrial Designer – Dais Nagao.

The winning rider will be able to choose from the Iron 883, Forty-Eight or Street models and work alongside Dais to design their dream bike in Milwaukee, USA. Once designed, the bike will be built by a local Harley Davidson dealer.

The trip also includes a money-can’t buy VIP trip to Milwaukee, the home of Harley-Davidson, where the winner will stay at a local hotel and receive a tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum, alongside tickets to sports and/or music events taking place locally.

To capture this memorable experience, Harley-Davidson is also offering the winner a camera, ensuring that the winner can record and share every experience from the trip. Further goodies include transfers, restaurant bookings, and clothing from the Harley-Davidson Black Label Collection.

To enter the competition, you simply need to book a test ride on a Harley Davidson Street 500, Iron 883 or Forty-Eight. Click to fi nd your closest Harley-Davison dealership and book your test ride.


Motorcycling Adventures – A Journey into Australia’s Outback with Bikes, Beers, Blokes and Babes.

Did you know that Albany in Western Australia was nearly razed by a bush fire caused by a motorcyclist who crashed? This is but one of the amazing things you’ll find out if you get hold of a copy of Michael Rohan Sourjah’s book Motorcycling Adventures – A Journey into Australia’s Outback with Bikes, Beers, Blokes and Babes.

Michael, who was born in Sri Lanka and these days lives in Sydney and runs touring company Motorcycle Adventures, has put together a book which he hopes will inspire you to travel through Australia’s Outback. He is not only a member of the Ulysses Club but also the Bear Army. On top of that he has a talent for telling a story and capturing the many, er, unusual characters whom he and his travelling companions meet.

The enthusiasm for motorcycles, travel and Australia’s Outback shines from every page, and I suggest that if you’ve ever thought about a long trip but haven’t been quite game, this is the book you need to get you going.

Copies are available for $29.95 from Michael ($5 goes to the Ulysses Club’s arthritis research charity) by ringing 0438 264 632 or from info@ motorcycling If you’d like to know more about Michael and his company, take a look at www.motorcycling


Performance Trailers

As much as some people think trailers are outrageous, they’ve obviously never towed a trailer from NSW company Performance Trailers. The coil spring shock absorber suspension allows for a very smooth ride and the braking system helps to keep the bike stable. Performance Trailers’ latest customer, Ian, said, “I cannot fault this trailer in any way. It tows perfectly and it has a lot more weight in it now. It is hardly noticeable behind the trike.” Both The Bear and Stuart have sampled a Performance Trailer and have been amazed at the engineering, quality and the fact that yes, they are hardly noticeable behind the bike, They feel as if you’re just carrying a pillion. Contact Rob at Performance Trailers on 02 6652 5442.


Ducati Monster 1200 R

If you’ve bought a Ducati motorcycle you’ll know that you get the opportunity to give the factory direct feedback. The release of the Monster 1200 R is an example of the results such feedback from you can bring!

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