Over 18500 motorcycle enthusiasts attended the Melbourne Showgrounds for 2016 Melbourne Moto Expo presented by Shannon's Insurance.
The latest of the greatest were revealed Friday morning with media and visitors alike amongst the first in the country to see a record number of new bikes on display in Australia at the 2016 Melbourne Moto Expo.
Brands including Triumph, MV Agusta, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, Honda, Piaggio, BMW, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Ducati, Indian, Can-Am, Victory, Harley-Davidson, Royal Enfield & Benelli, all released new model motorcycles just weeks after their global launch at EICMA. Many additional brands featured a large line up of 2017 models released in the past few weeks including Sherco, SWM, CF-Moto, Ural, Kymco along with new release of personal watercrafts from Sea-Doo, Yamaha Marine & Kawasaki Marine.
It was the perfect start to a great three days of motorcycle bliss that also included, Special guests visiting the show including American UFC Fighter Miesha Tate at the Harley-Davidson display. Showtime FMX, Lukey Luke, Dave McKenna and Epic Darren performed all weekend along with the ALL4FMX Bag Jump team launching everything from Postie Bikes, Scooters, Mini Bikes, Quads and even Harley-Davidsons into the $50,000 air bag.
The Baylisstic Scramble (Flat Track Race) presented by Motul, Pirelli, Ixon, UniFilter & Shannon’s Insurance was a popular feature within the Bikesales.com.au Main Arena. The flat track finals featured legends such as Jason Crump and current All Stars with the three Waters brothers claiming all positions on the podium with the largest share of the $4000 prizemoney being awarded to Brodie Waters. Supermotard demonstrations made its first appearance at Moto Expo Melbourne with a track consisting of bitumen and gravel keeping all riders on the limit over the weekend. While Australia’s strongest men competed in Multiple events including the Showtime FMX 16 Tonne Truck Pull and Double Bike Lift.
Promoter Troy Bayliss said, “It was a big weekend showcasing the latest bikes, products and services in Australia, accompanied by live motorcycle entertainment and action for all ages, Highlights for me included seeing the children’s faces riding bikes for the first time in the Yamaha Fun Bike area and the public’s reaction to bikes being unveiled for the first time in the country”. Bayliss Added. “We would like to thank the exhibitors, sponsors and most importantly the visitors who attended the event,”
Major door prizes included a trip for 2 to India with return flights from Melbourne to participate on a 15 Day Nevermind Adventure Motorcycle Tour, won by Grandfather and Grandson Chris & Lachie Gertdz. We are sure the two will have a lifetime of memories to share for many generations to come. Second prize a brand new Royal Enfield 350 Motorcycle was won by Russell Leggatt whom when contacted replied with, “You have just made my day, we had a great time at the event and had already planned to go to the next one”.
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Chief Executive Tony Weber announced during the official opening of Moto Expo Melbourne the 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show will head to the brand new International Convention Centre (ICC) Darling Harbour Friday 24-26 November 2017
For 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show Exhibitor information please contact Troy Bayliss Events firstname.lastname@example.org.