Melbourne Motorcycle Expo October 5-7
The 2007 Australian Motorcycle Expo Melbourne opens October 5-7, in the city’s Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The Australian Motorcycle Expo Melbourne will add to the atmosphere of a city buzzing with success this week.
From October 5-7, the city’s Exhibition and Convention Centre will throw open its doors to tens of thousands of enthusiasts as they get set to sample the latest and greatest the two-wheel world has to offer. Motorcycle manufacturers are entering a crucial time of the year as they begin to release their new ranges and model updates for 2008, and Melbourne will see an exciting array of machines released that will satisfy every passion and budget. The event will open to the public at 10.00am on Friday morning, and throughout the day manufacturers will be launching their latest models direct from their displays.
KTM will add an extensive range of new models to their lineup at Melbourne, with off and on-road riders set to be rewarded. These include the first public viewing of the 690 Duke, 690 Enduro and the latest additions to its EXC-R range of off-road bikes featuring revamped chassis and an all-new engine. KTM’s also got it covered on four-wheels, with the incredible 525 XC Sport ATV sure to turn heads. Fresh from their dazzling debut at Brisbane,
Suzuki will have on hand the new B-King and Hayabusa models, which will compliment new additions to their leading motocross range, including the RM-Z250 and RM-125. The all-new Bandit 1250S will also feature prominently, and with advanced technology, extra-smooth acceleration and relaxed highway cruising is sure to attract a new legion of fans. Fans can check out an awesome replica of Chris Vermeulen’s GP-winning Suzuki and catch up with the Aussie himself as he visits for all 3 days of the event.
MV Agusta’s incredible F4 CC stole the show at its first public unveil to Queenslanders a fortnight ago, and this week Victorians will be treated to a glimpse of the $180,000 machine – the world’s most expensive production motorcycle.
Husqvarna motorcycles will make a major Australian launch at the Melbourne Expo, flying in from Italy its new range of electronic fuel-injected range of four-stroke TE Enduro models. The event will also feature Husqvarna’s range of all-new 2008 model TC four-stroke motocross bikes, upgraded two-stroke WR enduro bikes and the current 2007 model bikes.
Honda’s race-bred Fireblade has been making a name for itself at the track and on the street since its first release, and visitors to this year’s Melbourne Expo will be able to check out the 2008 model in an exclusive public unveiling. The new model takes its inspiration from the track, with improved performance specs set to get the heart racing for those passionate about their sports bikes.
These are just a selection of the new models that will break cover at the highly-anticipated Melbourne Expo, with other motorcycle manufacturers including Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Ducati, Aprilia, Arqin, Triumph, Hyosung, Piaggio, CanAm, and many more set to feature their full range. A huge range of new scooters will also be on display, with entry-level through to luxury options set to delight visitors. Manufacturers will include Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, Yamaha, Honda, Aprilia, Arqin, Suzuki, TGB, Vmoto, Peugeot – to name just a few.
For a complete guide to everything Expo, check out the official Australian Motorcycle Expo CarsGuide liftout in the Herald Sun on Friday October 5.
* MotoGP ace Chris Vermeulen signing autographs at Suzuki on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
* Non-stop excitement at the Yamaha Action Arena
* Freestyle Motocross Demonstrations from the Yamaha Showtime FMX team, with Crusty Demon riders Steve Mini and Matt McFerran and Robbie Marshall.
* Trials demonstration from the Hell Team.
* Latest motorcycle and scooter model launches, Australia-first!
* The MotoStik Bounce-Off
* Speed Airbrushing displays from the amazingly talented artists at Airbrush Venturi
* High Roller Energy Mini Moto Playground
* Freerider MX Ultimate Buff Giveaway
* East Coast Custom Australian Custom Bike Championships presented by Heavy Duty and AUSFR Imports.
* Presentations and competitions at the Western QBE Stage and Screen
* Much, much more! Location Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, see www.australianmotorcycleexpo.com.au for travel tips.
Friday, October 5. 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 6. 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, October 7. 10:00am – 5:00pm
Admission Adult: $16 Child: $12 (age 5-15) under 5 for free
*Concession: $12 Family: $39 (2 adults/up to 2 children) All prices inclusive of GST