News 29 Oct 2019

Inaugural Australian Motorcycle Festival attracts leading brands

Over 100 exhibitors confirmed for Wollongong event this November.

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The 2019 Australian Motorcycle Festival is set to boast more than 100 leading brands at its inaugural event on 9-10 November in Wollongong, New South Wales.

The festival will occupy over 20,000sqm of purpose-built outdoor exhibition space, and will feature new to the market motorcycles from leading manufacturers Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Harley-Davidson, Ducati and more, while also offering a range of gear and service exhibitors.

The iconic outdoor location at Lang Park will also enable displays and interactive activations from Australia’s premier supercross teams, who will race in on Saturday night at WIN Stadium for round three of the Australian Supercross Championship.

Following manufacturer and visitor feedback, the Australian Motorcycle Festival will host test rides for licensed riders on over 70 new motorcycles. Test rides will depart the festival and will take place in the iconic Illawarra scenery via a variety of routes designed by the manufacturers represented.

“We have not had this number of bike brands represented in many years,” said event promoter Troy Bayliss. “It’s great to see brands such as Honda, Ducati and Suzuki back in the exhibitor line-up for the country’s premier motorcycle showcase.

“There will be over 70 motorcycles available for test rides which is incredible and the most we have seen at an event like this for as long as I can remember.

“This event offers a unique interactive experience for enthusiasts and the community to connect with the products and services that are participating.

“The festival has something for everyone, even those without a motorcycle license can test a range of scooters and motorcycles on the Harley-Davidson Jumpstart Rider Experience.”

Group and social rides will be announced shortly including charity rides, adventure rides, cafe rides, classic and vintage and multiple destination rides.

A huge line up of live entertainment is planned including demonstrations by official Hot Wheels father and son duo Matt and Madz Mingay, and some incredible land and water stunts by renowned FMX rider and stuntman Robbie Maddison, including the waterbike within Belmore Basin. For more information, visit