News 2 Nov 2017

Sydney Motorcycle Show to celebrate women in motorcycling

A series of informative presentations to be included in this month's event.

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The 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show presented by Shannons Insurance will celebrate women in motorcycling with a series of informative presentations and features on 24-26 November at the International Convention Centre on Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

The women in motorcycling presentations will include information for women looking to explore the world of motorcycles conducted by Jacinta Siracusa, as well as interviews with female motorcyclists including the Throttle Dolls and model Lauren Vickers.

Siracusa, who has worked within the motorcycling industry for over 10 years said she is looking forward to introducing more women to motorcycling.

“I am excited to be coming to the Sydney Motorcycle Show to host the women in motorcycling’ sessions,” Siracusa commented. “These sessions will include candid chats with some inspirational and interesting women currently in motorcycling.

“We will be talking about how they got into motorcycling, the rides they enjoy, the advice they can give women who are considering getting into motorcycling as well as some more personal stories about their moto adventures.

“It should be a great couple of days and I’m looking forward to meeting current and future motorcycle enthusiasts, women and men alike.”

Model Lauren Vickers has been riding motorcycles for 12 years and was recently announced as the first female ambassador for Ducati.

“The motorcycle industry has become such a big part of my life and work over the years so I am excited to be able to share my experiences with visitors to the Sydney Motorcycle Show,” said Vickers.

“I love getting out on the road to clear my head or beat the traffic, no matter whether I’m on a sports bike or cruiser. No other form of transport makes me want to take the long way home! Sydney is such a fantastic city to ride in year-round because of our beautiful surrounds and weather.

“I look forward to connecting with fellow riders, sharing my experiences from my last 12 years as a rider, handing on any useful advice for beginners and having a good chat with visitors to the show.”

Moto loving social media sensations the Throttle Dolls will also be bringing their adventures to the stage, sharing their passion for retro, unique and vintage bikes as well as tips and travel advice.

“We are excited to be part of the Sydney Motorcycle Show,” said Erica Valenti of the Throttle Dolls. “Not only will we get to have a great chat within the women in motorcycling presentations, but we can’t wait to see all the new bikes and hang out with the moto community.

“We are also really looking forward to cheering on Robbie Maddison when he rides the waterbike in Cockle Bay. That is something not to be missed.”

Hundreds of new motorcycles will be on display throughout 15,000sqm of exhibition space including a massive range of motorcycles suitable for women. A large range of LAMS approved motorcycles for new riders will also be on display with experts on hand to discuss the best options suited to each individual’s needs.

The Sydney Motorcycle Show will also showcase women’s lifestyle clothing, motorcycle gear, and accessories. Stay Upright motorcycle rider safety, awareness and licensing presentations will hold presentations on the Shannons Superstage across the weekend and will provide a range of information from beginner to advanced.

These sessions will outline details for females looking to become motorcyclists and include information on advanced rider training and track days.

Showcasing the latest motorcycles, scooters, ATV’S, side-by-sides and much more the 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show will give visitors the opportunity to engage with industry experts, test ride a range of both adults and children’s motorcycles as well as be entertained by a full program of demonstrations, stunts, and special features.