Best of Motoaus.com 2007
As the year draws to its inevitable end, here’s a quick look back over some stories from the year that was 2007.
Here’s a quick look back over the year that was 2007. A mixture of either our own adventures, high page viewed stories along with our own favorites. Each picture links to the story by clicking on the image.
2007 would see wildman Anthony Gobert back on a Kawasaki Superbike in the Australian series. In light of past performances and his huge fan base, a very popular story. Didnt turn out to be the season many expected it might be, ending with a whimper instead of a bang. Is there one more chapter left in his story?
After battling both ourselves, the weather and officialdom, we finally got it all together for Part 3 of this story, with Bec knocking out a 9.61 second pass down the dragstrip on our essentially stock Hayabusa. One of the highest page viewed stories on the site, thousands of people have viewed this story, with only a couple sending negative anonymous emails doubting the accuracy of the facts as presented.
Not content with earning millions of dollars a year for whooping it up on a motocross bike, ol Chad took time out to lay some blackies around Queensland Raceway in the Vodaphone V8 Supercar of Jamie Whincup. Hardly seems fair.
The 2007 Expo saw the release of the 2008 Hayabusa and B-King along with BMWs HP2 Megamoto, along with the display of MVs zillion dollar F4CC.
Several 3 wheel devices were present including the Piaggio MP3 and the Can Am Spyder. And girls of course, lots of girls.
The fearless fembot Rebecca teamed up with two other ex 250 proddie racers in Mal McConnell and Jimmy Lau, to spend a gruelling 24 hours circulating the Parklands track on the Gold Coast on a 50cc PMX Naked scooter. They reckoned they finished 8th, or 9th or something, but most were too tired to care. Teen Jake Dolan managed over 1178 kilometers, setting a Guiness World record.
Whilst the southern states of Australia shiver through winter, the Gold Coast turns on a week of rides, shows, bikes and girls. We went and took photos of mostly bikes, and girls.
We had no idea guys were so interested in 125GP. Its either that delightful buzzing single cylinder two stroke sound, maybe the fact Stacey was sponsored by a tool company, or perhaps it was the lovely photos on her modelling site whitetiger.com.au, but this little story generated huge page views. Expect to see and hear more from Stacey in the future.
Italian thunder. They needed a crowbar to get us off this bike we loved it so much. Wheelie monster, and corner carver, this is one hell of a way to hack into your demerit points for not much more than 20 grand.
We tagged along with Queensland Motorcycle Hire on a two day ride to Barambah and thereabouts on nice new DRZ400. It was still new after 400kms of trail work, more than can be said for my overworked aged body. The most fun I’ve had with pants on apart from that time my fly broke.
Suzuki’s Burgman 400 and Aprilia’s Scarabeo 500 battled it out on the back roads for maxi scooter glory. So much storage space was the first surprise, so much fun the second.
After Wolf Racing and LAEs run of sponsoring these great events, Superbike Supply, Cyanide Racing and Motoaus.com continued on with support for a bike only drag racing event. Nothing too formal, just a few hours of dragstrip blasting, followed by weeks of bragging to mates at work.
Stay tuned for much bigger and better things in 2008. Thanks for the support to all those who have in either big or small ways, no need to mention names, you know who you are.