With the brilliant weather that graced Sydney this Father’s Day, it would be no surprise that Surfside Motorcycle’s Japanese Motorcycle Show was a thriving success with a ton of fantastic bikes showing up and plenty of punters to check them all out.
The day really defined what a Show & Shine should be – heaven help anyone that didn’t wear sunglasses as the magnificent modern and retro bikes gleamed in the sun. The day was about celebrating the Japanese Motorcycle scene and its proud history – especially with Yamaha celebrating its 60th year this year. Bikes from each decade and style were present, from unique custom creations to vintage restorations that were a prime example of machines that have become a part of motorcycling history.
The sheer variety of what has come out of brands such as Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda illustrated plenty of examples of both stock perfection and custom creativity – with representatives from all styles appeasing surely even the most critical of bike enthusiasts. Surfside Motorcycle Garage since opening its doors, has proven to be a thriving hub in the motorcycle world on the Northern Beaches for riders from all walks of life. With the numbers that attended the event from surrounding areas it’s no surprise that Trevor and his team are fuelling a thriving motorcycle culture.
The long hours and time spent on these bikes would not go unnoticed, with a variety of trophies ad prizes being awarded on the day – Throttle Roll favourite Mirko and his Yamaha XV750 taking home the Banzai Award –
People’s Choice – Juliette, Suzuki GSXR750 (2015), Best 2 Stroke – Clyde, Suzuki GT750 Waterbottle, Best Modified – John , 1979 Honda CX500, Most Original – Geoff, 1972 Yamaha RT3 -360, Best Pre-1980 – Darren Honda CB500, Best 1980-2000 – Clock, 1980 Suzuki GS1000S, Best Post 2000 – Fred, 2009 Suzuki GSXR1000, Banzai Award – Mirko, Yamaha XV750.