Australian Motorcycle Expo Brisbane Sept 21-23 2007
In just under two weeks time, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a mecca for motorcyclists, as the Australian Motorcycle Expo comes to town.
In just under two weeks time, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a mecca for motorcyclists, as the Australian Motorcycle Expo comes to town. The September 21-23 event is set to be the biggest and best yet, with extra floor space booked in the leadup to accommodate the nation’s latest bikes, scooters, ATVS, and accessory and service providers.
Visitors will be able to check out local and international manufacturers’ latest offerings, with a number of recently released models to be seen by the public for the first time. Upon entry, marvel at MV Agusta’s incredible F4 CC, the world’s most expensive production motorcycle, valued at over $180,000. The bike, 1 of only 100 ever created, truly is a work of art, set off by carbon fibre fairings and titanium mesh protectors on fairing intakes
Honda Australia will occupy the greatest floor space at the Brisbane event, with its full range of latest models on display, including the CB600F Hornet and the latest in its line of dominant motocross machines, the CRF450R8. Don’t miss the iconic Monkey 40th Anniversary Special, the fun model that was developed in the early 1960’s by Honda to introduce the youngest generation to motorcycles. The latest incarnation is creating buzz worldwide and is sure to capture the attention of the Brisbane crowd.
BMW Motorrad will use the Australian Motorcycle Expo to introduce the HP2 Megamoto and two new additions to the successful G 650 range. The HP2 Megamoto is designed for those with a passion for performance and an appreciation for superior quality, a lightweight yet powerful and aggressive model that has set the relatively young supermoto category ablaze. The BMW G 650 Xcountry and the BMW G 650 Xmoto are sure to create a stir with their public unveiling, with both bikes offering something for the sporty and modern rider, at home in both city and country. Also on display will be an incredible replica of the BMW K 1200 R, the choice of wheels for Milla Jovovich in the latest Resident Evil blockbuster. It features immaculately airbrushed spinal bones on the tank and detailed gold lettering on the fairing to tie in with the theme of the action movie.
Suzuki will use the Brisbane event as a platform for its latest releases, with the manufacturer set to reveal the all-new 2008-model GSX1300R Hayabusa, the flagship model featuring a powerful 1340cc, 4-cylinder engine. The B-King will break cover for the first time in Australia, an incredible concept motorcycle that is gearing up for its production following overwhelming enthusiasm and demand.
Yamaha Motor’s display will feature a variety of new 2008 motorcycles, including the all new WR250X motard specialist and the WR250R off-roader, as well as the latest XT250, featuring a new and powerful engine. The manufacturer will also present motor racing fans with a tribute to the undisputed master of modern MotoGP, the great Valentino Rossi. On display will be three incredible machines – the Rossi M1, Rossi R1 replica machine and an amazing custom R1 featuring a detailed and unique airbrushed livery. Details of how visitors can bid for this bike in an online charity auction will also be available.
It will be easy to spot the eye-catching green Kawasaki display, with a number of highlight models set to wow Brisbane crowds. The manufacturer’s fastest ever off-road machine, the KLX450R, is sure to get the pulse racing for dirt bike diehards. Back onto the black stuff, and the new 1400GTR and Versys models are set to continue Kawasaki’s heritage of high performing, versatile, rider-friendly sports machines.
Harley-Davidson will keep their latest 2008 additions under wraps until the evening of opening day, with the first official preview to be held at 5.00pm on Friday September 21. The FXDF Dyna Fat Bob, 2008 FXCW Rocker and FXCWC Rocker C are the latest custom motorcycles to hit the Aussie market, with radical new styling taking the manufacturer in a bold new direction.
KTM will showcase the latest models in its all-conquering EXC range, with the 450 EXC-R and 530 EXC-R raising the bar in the enduro field. Both bikes feature an improved chassis and revamped engine, with power to get the job done on the track or at work. ATV enthusiasts are sure to get excited about the mean styling and proven race performance of KTM’s 2008 450XC and 525XC, built ‘ready to race’ using the latest innovations and design technology. The bright orange machines strike an unmistakable pose, featuring premium components including Ohlins suspension and Magura brakes.
BRP will reveal its paradigm-shifting new Can-Am Spyder, a revolutionary three-wheeled roadster, with two wheels in front and one in the rear, best described as part motorcycle, part convertible sportscar. This intriguing model offers all of the open-air benefits of a motorcycle and many of the peace-of-mind features of a car, something not traditionally found in open-road riding. In addition to these manufacturers and models, there will be hundreds of other bikes, scooters, ATVS and accessories on display.
The demonstration stage will be alive with activity, with freestyle motocross riders set to stun crowds with their high-flying antics. The Australian Motorcycle Expo then heads south to Melbourne’s Exhibition and Convention Centre (October 5-7) for another three massive days, with manufacturers confirming the exclusive launch of a number of new models. The final event on the premier exhibition calendar is the Sydney Motorcycle Show (November 2-4) at the Sydney Olympic Park Showgrounds.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre September 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Friday 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Child: $12 (age 5-15) under 5 for free
Family: $39 (2 adults/up to 2 children)
All prices inclusive of GST
*Concession prices only apply to Companion Card Holders, Pensioner Concession Card holders. Identification must be produced at time of purchase and on request upon entry.
Tickets for the Australian Motorcycle Expo can be purchased at the venue ticket booths during the weekend.
EFTPOS and Credit cards facilities will be available at ticket booths.
Wheelchairs are available from the MEC. Bookings are essential.
Please call Customer Service Desk – 9235 8302 Convention and Exhibition Centre Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets South Bank QLD 4101