2019 Australian Motorcycle Festival announced | Nov 8-10

Australian Motorcycle Show becomes a Festival

Lang Park, Wollongong – November 8-10, 2019

The Australian Motorcycle Show is changing names and moving out of Sydney in 2019, and will now be known as the Australian Motorcycle Festival and held an hour out of Sydney at Wollongong’s Lang Park over November 8-10, 2019, running alongside the Australian Supercross Round 3.

The first display inside the doors of the Sydney Motorcycle Show was the Triumph Motorcycles stand, where Troy Bayliss officially introduced the show
Sydney Motorcycle Show 2017

Australian insurance provider Shannons Insurance seized the opportunity to partner with the event and will host a special display of classic and vintage bikes, as well as lead a unique group ride specifically designed for classics and vintage bikes.

The Australian Motorcycle Festival claims to be moving away from the traditional exhibition style show (previously known as Sydney Motorcycle Show) to provide greater interaction with over 20,000sqm of outdoor hosting displays and entertainment planned in 2019.

Team Honda Racing had a full display for the brand
Sydney Motorcycle Show 2017

The new location provides an opportunity for expansion with the all-new festival incorporating test rides for young and old, motorcycle demonstrations including safety and stunt riding, PWC test rides and demonstrations on the water.

Friday 8 November is set aside for manufacturer test rides only. Test rides will continue on Saturday 9 November and Sunday 10 November along with the expo and live entertainment. 

Sydney Motorcycle Show
The Sydney Motorcycle Show now moves to Wollongong

People who are thinking about exploring the world of motorcycling are encouraged to attend the event for an introduction to motorcycling, with plenty to see and do, including demonstrations and major motorcycle manufacturers. 

The Australian Motorcycle Festival will run side-by-side with Round 3 of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship presented by Yamaha with America’s Justin Brayton the first international rider confirmed along with the newly announced Recover8 Australian Speed & Style Championships to create New South Wales’ largest weekend for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Renowned stuntman Robbie Maddison will return to his hometown for the event to perform a trifecta of sea, air and water stunts on Saturday 9 November at both the festival and Supercross.

Robbie Maddison on his KTM waterbike - Darling Harbour
Robbie Maddison on his KTM waterbike – Darling Harbour

Event Organiser Troy Bayliss said bringing the festival to the iconic Lang Park provides the perfect location to showcase the latest offerings from the motorcycle industry.

Troy Bayliss

“Motorcycling is a lifestyle and that’s what this festival is all about. Visitors to the festival will get to research, test, try, learn and be entertained all in the one place. This year we are going to see an increase in the number of electric motorcycle on offer as more manufacturers expand into the EV market. The main feature of the show is always the new release motorcycles but this year we are also shinning a spotlight on travel and adventure both here and overseas. We want to appeal to newcomers to the Industry without taking away anything for the current enthusiast. On site test rides as part of the festival will offer a much larger range with a diverse route that will take in Wollongong’s coastal scenery. Group rides are currently being organised and manufacturers who have not attended previous shows are also confirming to attend. This is just the start, it will be a huge event for the industry and consumers alike.”

ASBK Test Wakefield TDJimagesDay Wayne Maxwell Troy Bayliss
Troy Bayliss right – TDJ Images

Visitors to the Australian Motorcycle Festival can expect to see the latest motorcycles, scooters, ATV’s UTV’s, trikes and jet-ski’s as well as related products and services. Tickets to the Australian Motorcycle Festival will be available at the gate, with no pricing details released. 

Source: MCNews.com.au

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