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DOING FMX FOR THE KIDS!

City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam


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The City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam was back for its third year at i98fm Illawarra Convoy on November 19. Thousands massed to watch many of Australia’s biggest names in FMX throw down at the region’s biggest charity gig.

Just a day before the world class fmx stage was under rainwater, but Peter Yates and the Yatcon Civil crew pulled out all the stops to make sure the event went ahead for the kids.

Our resident FMX fanatic Justin “Bushy” Bush mastered the mic while the riders owned the arena. The talent list was on point with Robbie Maddison, Chucky Norris, Luke McNeill, Tom Robinson, Cory Bozzola, Alex Bucholtz, James Martin, Jake Bowen, Dylon Mcdonald, Scott Perry, Ben Richards, Tom Richards, Codie Rooney, Will Schwarz and Oliver Hutchinson.

Fans lined up to receive a personally signed copy of Maddo’s children’s book. There were Skullcandy giveaways, mini-bike races, a best whip comp and monster FMX moves. The energy in the crowd was electric, photographers took position and the riders delivered.

Robbie Madison returned for his second year to the City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam.
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam

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A day like this cannot happen without a huge team effort. City Coast Motorcycles would like to thank the performers, Pete and Shez Yates of Yatcon Civil, M J Rowles, Zach Hofer, Norm Rees, Brown’s Graffix, Skullcandy Australia, Yamaha Motor Australia, Fish Fingered, CMG Audio, Headstrong Films, Freerider MX Magazine, i98fm and the Illawarra Community Foundation.

City Coast Motorcycles also had its first Illawarra Convoy lead bike team and truck, raising a combined total of $18,842. Read our windup and view images HERE.

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles Mark Merlo

Success at the Mt Kembla 2-Stroke Cup

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles were loving that sweet two-banger sound at the Mt Kembla 2-Stroke Cup on the weekend.  They also cleaned up with some fantastic results!

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles Brock Ninness
125cc junior class winner: Brock Ninness. Image by Noel Downey

New recruit Mason Hills won the 85cc class with Brock Ninness in second; Brock later went on to win the 125cc Junior class. Corey James won both the 500cc class and Pre-95 classes.

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles Corey James
Corey James wins both the 500cc and pre-95 classes. Image by Noel Downey

Jake Nugent nicely won the 35+ division. Calib Best fought hard in the largest category – the City Coast Motorcycles 250cc event – taking home a well-earned second place. Lachy Caunt came third in the Clubman class. Great racing was also put in by Liam Williams and Jake Watts. City Coast Motorcycles resident two-banger fanatic, Justin “Bushy” Bush got stuck in to both the Senior 125s and his microphone duties.

Our FMX Team’s Tom Robinson and Dylon Mcdonald also threw down for the excited crowds.

And then our own Mark Merlo aka The Captain claimed third prize in the big one – The Mt Kembla Two Stroke Cup – ahead of team mate Calib Best in fourth.

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles Mark Merlo
Mark Merlo takes home 3rd in the 2-Stroke Cup Championship. Image by Noel Downey

Wollongong Images photographer Noel Downey said the event was nothing short of spectacular:

“The way the day unfolded was excellent; the program was great, there were national level riders and up-and-comers, plus the weather turned it on for us. Being a two-stroke event – and one of the only real good ones I have been to in Australia and America – it was just phenomenal,” Noel said.

The annual Mt Kembla 2-stroke Cup began in 2016, with Corey James crowned champion and Jaiden Corrigan taking out second place.

Thanks to Shannon and Al Ninness, Justin Bush and Wollongong Motorcycle Club for their hard work in building another top-notch event.

City Coast Motorcycles launches the 2018 YZ450F

City Coast Motorcycles supported Yamaha Motorcycles Australia at the Official 2018 YZ450F ride day. Customers joined Tim, Bushy and Jamie at Mount Kembla and the model received an unprecedented number of preorders.

“What an awesome bike. Really well balanced and feels much lighter, ” said Manager Tim. “The new smart phone power tuning app and electric start take it to the next level”.

The all-new ground-breaking Yamaha YZ450F features the world’s first smartphone engine tuning app on a production motocross bike, as well as electric start and all new engine, compact bilateral beam frame, new bodywork and much more.

The bar has once again been raised to deliver a class leading 450cc race bike with even more controlability. The new YZ450F heralds a new era of advanced racing technology with a level of power, handling and rider interaction never seen before.

City Coast Motorcycles also held the Official 2018 YZ450F launch day at its Keira Street premises, with more soon to be collected. Congratulations to all the lucky new owners!

YZ450F launch
Congratulations Chris
YZ450F launch
Congratulations Besty
YZ450F launch
Congratulations David
YZ450F launch
Congratulations Luke
YZ450F launch
Congratulations Corey