The Sydney Motorcycle Show presented by InsureMyRide at Sydney Showgrounds on November 20-22 is shaping up to be one of the biggest in the history of the show, with a record number of new to market motorcycles and some very special guests confirmed for next weekend’s event.
Yamaha will celebrate 60 years of innovation with a trick themed stand and a range of new models in the traditional yellow, white and black speed block livery.
As part of the celebration Yamaha’s legendary world champion rider and mentor to Kenny Roberts, Kel Carruthers will attend the show to help celebrate 60 years of racetrack dominance from the tuning fork brand.
Australia’s most popular motorcycle for many years, the WR450F is all-new for 2016 and it will be joined by other 60th anniversary models including the XTZ1200E Super Tenere with electric suspension, the all-new triple cylinder sports ROV YXZ1000R and both the YZF-R1 and R6 Supersports machines.
Kawasaki will unveil for the first time in Australia, the highly anticipated Ninja ZX-10R, touted as the closest motorcycle to a highly advanced factory superbike that Kawasaki has to offer.
This innovative machine is the culmination of multiple World Superbike Championship titles with development benefiting from direct collaboration with the factory Kawasaki Racing Team.
Event Oranganiser Mark Petersen said the line-up of new models confirmed for the show was incredible.
“The Sydney Motorcycle Show is organised by motorcyclists and the motorcycle industry for motorcycle enthusiasts,” said Petersen.
“From the smallest of kids bikes to the largest cruisers and the fastest superbikes there is something for everyone.
“To have so many bikes being released just days after EICMA is a credit to the manufacturers. Next wednesday we will reveal all the new models being launched at the show,” he added.
Harley-Davidson will display a broad mix of 2016 models from across the range including the Softail Slim S, Fat Boy S, Forty-Eight, Harley-Davidson Street 500 and the new Iron 883.
Drawing inspiration from garage-built bobbers past and present, the new Iron 883 model is chopped and drilled, intentionally a little raw and rough around the edges.
Clipped fenders, blacked-out powertrain and exhaust, drag-style handlebars and a solo tuck-and-roll seat cover evoke bare-knuckle street performance.
A certain showstopper on the Harley-Davidson stand will be the specially modified 2015 Harley-Davidson FLTRXS Road Glide™ Special racer, named Pepper.
The motorcycle claimed its own piece of history as Australia’s first and fastest bagger in the 2000cc Modified Partial Streamlined – Push Rod Gas (MPS-PG) class and the unofficial title of world’s fastest, naturally aspirated bagger under 2000cc.
Triumph has confirmed a range of new models to be displayed at the Sydney Motorcycle Show including the Bonneville Street Twin, Bonneville T120 Black and the Bonneville Thruxton R. Hype is building around the Thruxton R with fans eager to get an up close look at the more contemporary machine.
The Thruxton R builds on the capability of the Thruxton and is equipped to a higher specification with Brembo monobloc calipers, Showa big piston forks; Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres.
Friday’s ‘Media Walk’ is open to the public for the first time and will host reveals from Yamaha, Suzuki, Harley Davidson, Ducati, Victory, Indian, Kawasaki, Triumph, MV August, Royal Enfield and BMW.
A huge line-up of motorcycle entertainment is scheduled throughout the weekend including the Honda Motorcycle Head2Head EnduroCross, which will see riders duel on a 2500sqm purpose built track located within the 3000 seat Charles Moses Stadium.
The Sydney Motorcycle Show will also pay homage to Australia’s successful motorcycle stunt industry with special guest Robbie Maddison and an action packed line up of motorcycle stunt entertainment including KTM street bike stunt rider Lukey Luke, Yamaha stunt rider Dave McKenna, renowned freestyle motocross outfit Showtime FMX and World Freestyle Trials Champion Jack Field.
Kel Carruthers will be at special guest at the Sydney Motorcycle Show
Harley-Davidson’s will have their specially modified 2015 FLTRXS Road Glide™ Special racer, named Pepper on display during the show.
Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-10R will be unveiled for the first time in Australia at the Sydney Motorcycle Show
Triumps Thruxton R is proving to be a very popular bike that everyone is very keen to see.
Yamaha’s all-new 2016 WR450F will be displayed in the unique 60th Anniversary colour scheme