News 11 Nov 2009

General: Riders to entertain at Australian Motorcycle Expo


Australia’s leading stunt bike, freestyle motocross, trials and mini moto stars are set to entertain crowds at next week’s Sydney Motorcycle Show, with up to four daily shows included free upon admission.

Doors to the event will open from 10am each morning from Friday November 20 through to Sunday November 22 at the Sydney Showgrounds at Sydney Olympic Park.

The Yamaha Action Arena will be the centre of attention for fans of the four popular disciplines of two-wheel action sports.

Celebrating its 10th year in 2009, the Yamaha Showtime FMX team, featuring riders Matty McFerran, Kain Saul and Brad Burch, will bring its jaw-dropping display of aerial acrobatics to the fore.

Launching up to 40 foot from the ground, the trio will pull off a stunning series of backflips, whips, no-handers and various combinations high above the precinct.

“This will be my fourth visit to the Sydney Motorcycle Show, it’s an event the whole team enjoys because we get so close to the crowd and they get such a good view,” said McFerran.

“The show has a great atmosphere and we really enjoy mixing it with bike fans of all ages over the three days.”

Keeping things closer to the ground will be stunt sensations Matt Mingay and Lukey Luke from Australia’s leading outfit, Stuntz Inc.

Voted as crowd favourites in the past, the duo will light up the bitumen with their own custom moves, including wheelies, stoppies and burnouts.

Harley-Davidson mounted Mingay said the event was a highlight of the team’s calendar and looked forward to putting on a show for Sydney-siders.

“We perform at a number of motorsport events throughout the year but the Sydney Motorcycle Show is unique because the fans are so close to the action,” said Mingay.

“It’s a great day out, we look forward to seeing thousands of visitors through the doors and cheering on during shows.”

Lukey Luke’s skills will be showcased aboard two bikes – his regular Triumph, and for the first time ever, the fully-electric Zero Motorcycle.

Putting on a show within their own custom-built arenas will be Australian Freestyle Entertainment trials stars Jack Field and Jack Kavanagh, plus the popular Brown’s Grafix Mini Moto team.

Crowds are sure to be amazed as the trials duos manoeuvre their custom-built motorcycles up and over obstacles in a seemingly impossible display.

Packing a punch of just 50cc per bike, the Mini Moto team make up in prowess what they lack in power – up to 8 riders will showcase their own blend of tricks over a ramp and quarter-pipe.

All show entertainment and Yamaha Action Arena displays are included with the purchase of an entry ticket, which starts at just $13.

A family can make a day of it at the Sydney Motorcycle Show for just $46 – entry includes 2 adults and 2 children.

The event showcases over 500 new motorcycle models from 16 of the world’s most iconic and renowned manufacturers, while also featuring displays from various accessory, apparel, parts and service exhibitors.

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