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Posted On 20 Mar 2024
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This entry is part 3 of 30 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#25

2015 Barry Sheene Festival of Speed

Come out to Sydney Motorsport Park on the 20, 21 & 22nd of March to the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed and you will not only see some amazing classic race bikes and racing (including Stuart racing his CBR), but you’ll have the chance to see special guests Freddie Spencer and, returning this year, Maria Costello MBE.

Not only is there racing, but you can get involved as well, with spectator laps of the circuit. The Show N Shine is always popular and a swap meet will be popular for those after hard to get parts. Check out the club and trade stands for all sorts of goodies. So come out and enjoy one of the best weekends of the year. Stuart will see you there!

Polaris buys Brammo

Polaris Industries Inc. has bought the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc and is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalisation of Brammo that enables the company to focus exclusively on the design, development and integration of electric vehicle powertrains.

The two companies will leverage Polaris’ leading position in the global powersports industry to market a variety of electric vehicles utilising Brammo’s award winning lithium-ion electric drivetrain technology, while freeing Brammo to continue developing its innovative electric vehicles. Keep your eye on and

Troy Bayliss Classic

If you got to the Troy Bayliss Classic held at the Old Bar oil track recently, you would have witnessed a jam packed day of racing with access to many motorcycle racing legends, current and past.

A solid crowd of over 6500 were treated to an action packed event with reigning AMA Pro Grand National Champion Jared Mees winning the 21 lap “Troy Bayliss Classic”, edging out compatriot Henry Miles and Australian dirt-track legend Paul Caslick.

Early favourite Troy Herfoss emerged victorious in the elimination style Americana but crashed while battlin for the lead in the Troy Bayliss Classic. Make sure you mark down next year’s event and see it for yourself!

Matchless Model X Reloaded

Matchless motorcycles are back on the scene, albeit not in Australia (but maybe one day?). Their “Model X Reloaded” model is quite a good take on the original 1937 “Model X”. Let’s hope to see it here one day in the not too distant future.

Held Carese II winner

We already announced that Thierry D’Argent had won the amazing Held Carese II jacket, but here he is in all his glory with his Held jacket, ready to ride his nice looking XJR1300. Enjoy the jacket, mate, and seeing as the rest of us aren’t so lucky, check out all of the amazing Held apparel at We use it ourselves!

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