Australia’s largest motorcycle expo is done and dusted for yet another year, and it’ll be another 2 years before it’s back in Sydney. There was a metric buttload of brand new shiny machines from manufacturers, custom wrenchers, and a whole lot more to keep you well and truly busy all weekend.
Sydney decided to put on its best weather for the 3 days of motorcycle magic, which set the perfect scene next to the sparkling Darling Harbour as all the shiny custom bikes that were lined up at the Throttle Roll area sparkled back. We’d taken up prime position next to the bar and beach chairs, and got ample work done on our tans and our hangovers. Over 20 custom machines from members of Sydney Cafe Racers were parked up for display, showing everything from tricked out scooters to raked out choppers.
Inside the venue, all the major (and minor) bike manufacturers vied for the attention of the ongoing masses of bike nuts. There were some impressive displays on, filled with brand new machines. This is a rare, hands on opportunity for the public to get their grubby mitts on the new releases for 2018. Some are updates of existing models, whilst others are completely new machines that have tongues wagging and internet warriors debating.
There wasn’t just shiny brand new bikes on show, but plenty of live motorcycle acts, stunts, some excellent motorcycle art displays from Kris Hartas Fine Art, Mark Brown Custom Painted helmet collection, Jeff Crow & Greg Smith photographic exhibition. Saint Unbreakable motorcycle wears were out in fine display, showing off a ton of their amazing new threads with a very tasty little Honda cafe racer in the mix. Robbie Maddison even was there, pumping out some ridiculousness riding across Darling Harbour on his one-off bike for the first time anywhere in the world the public is invited to watch Maddison ride the motorcycle on water.
Be sure to mark it in your calendar for 2019, don’t miss out on the next event! Otherwise you can get your buns down to Melbourne next year.