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Australian Motorcycle Festival Promises Non-Stop Entertainment

Wollongong is hosting the highly anticipated and action-packed Australian Motorcycle Festival, thanks to Troy Bayliss Events. Here’s what you need to know…

Australian Motorcycle Festival

Troy, the Australian Motorcycle Festival has everything in place to become an internationally renowned event. Why have you chosen Wollongong as the location?

Over the recent years manufacturers have provided positive feedback in the direction they would like to display their products; this new layout allows them to do this. We’ve also listened to patrons who critique shows for being in venues that often cost more to park or eat than the entry into the show. We believe the Australian Motorcycle Festival will tick all the boxes.

How does the Australian Motorcycle Festival differ from other motorcycling events, like the Sydney Motorcycle Show? 

Certainly, the atmosphere will be lifestyle-oriented – just like motorcycles are – with a huge range of new motorcycles, scooters, ATV’s, UTV’s E-bikes and jet skis, plus related products and services. There’ll be over 60 motorcycles available for licensed riders to test over the weekend. We actually know of people travelling from WA and Tasmania to the show to spend the weekend testing a full range of bikes to find what’s best for them. We’ll continue with live entertainment and that also includes activities such as Robbie Maddison riding the water bike. Jet ski test rides will also be available along with children’s petrol and electric bikes.

Sounds fantastic! Will this be an annual event?

Possibly, we believe it will be a big step forward to showcase the motorcycle industry to enthusiasts and the wider community. Wollongong Council and Destination Wollongong have been very supportive of the Expo and the Supercross taking place at WIN Stadium on the Saturday evening.

Robbie Maddison at the Australian Motorcycle Festival

Where in Wollongong will it be held?

Lang Park is the event hub with all the trade display and activations, while Marine Drive will host the test ride parking and Action arena featuring the stunt riders including the Hot Wheels team. Belmore Basin will also be used for the test ride departure and return location, plus as mentioned, some of Maddo’s stunts. The Supercross on the Saturday evening is next door within WIN Stadium.

What are the main events?

The features of the show are always the manufacturer bike displays. Visitors feel relaxed when able to walk from one display to the next and able to ask multiple staff questions of what bike may best suit their needs. The products and services on display are often either on a shelf in a shop or on a website, so to be able to touch, feel, try or have direct face-to-face contact with such services as travel companies is what really makes enthusiasts and future enthusiasts enjoy the atmosphere. The list is long for live entertainment – some we haven’t released just yet, but as mentioned the test rides, stunt shows, Supercross and multiple group rides going to and from the precinct will all make for a great weekend in Wollongong.

Supercross

Time to namedrop – what big names are coming to town?

To start with, every rider chasing the Supercross Championship will be onsite; Factory teams like Honda and Yamaha will be set up within the show. Visitors can meet riders such as Justin Brayton or the list of other Americans and Australians participating in the Supercross. There’s Craig Dack, Stephan Gall and this list goes on of past champions who will be around and always willing to meet fans. I have a few guests we will announce closer to the event but I’m sure everyone will enjoy it.

What are the best family attractions on the program? 

It’s the non-stop entertainment, bike displays, wheelie machines, Hot Wheels team, Stunt bikes, Maddo riding on water plus multiple activations such as the Harley Davidson Jumpstart where adults who don’t have licences can ride a motorcycle as you would on the road, changing gears and learning how to simply ride a bike all on the safety of a display. The Supercross stars will be happy to meet the kids, some Factory teams will do Factory race truck walk throughs. On Saturday night, Supercross, Freestyle Motocross, Speed & Style and the Hot Wheels off-road show will all take place between 6pm-9pm and that’s all family-friendly. Children can test ride Pee Wee’s or electric bikes all within the show, too. The Expo is designed for all ages.

Hot Wheels Street Bike Show

Do you expect any events to sell out?

Trade displays are almost sold out now. We have been overwhelmed with the response; there are a handful of smaller sites only available.

Tell us about the displays; what brands can people expect to see?

It’s a long list but I’ll give you a few examples: Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Harley-Davidson, BMW, MV Augusta, Ural, Sherco, SWM, Royal Enfield, Benelli, Super Soco, Ducati plus many more. Products like Innotesco, Dunlop, Fly Racing, EarMold, Moto Smart, Quad Lock, Rocky Creek Designs, MotorEx, Shannons Insurance, motorcycle finance companies, Rev It, Clutch Moto, Hear Link, plus many more distributors and products. Tour companies such as Nevermind Adventures, Compass Expeditions, World on Wheels and more. Sorry for all the others I haven’t mentioned… it’s a big list. A full list of exhibitors plus schedules will be released on MotoExpo.com.au one month prior to the event. It is such a massive show!

Moto Expo

Can riders get involved?

Absolutely. Test rides will be popular and never done to this extent before. Group rides are being organised from Sydney, Canberra and the South Coast on Saturday and Sunday. Group rides will also leave and return to the precinct each day in fact I’m actually about to announce a ride that I’ll lead. Adventure tours will also leave and return from the precinct. Plus, patrons are welcome on all the activations over the weekend.

What local Wollongong businesses have you got on board?

Local companies have also confirmed participation with brands such as Clutch Moto and others. We’ve also secured the best food trucks, such as locals Two Smoking Barrels to ensure the food available onsite is quality. We’re also working in with venues outside the precinct such as the Illawarra Brewery who will host multiple functions along with many cafes.

Limited tickets are available for Round 3 of the Australian Supercross Championship. What kind of passes do people need to purchase for the Australian Motorcycle Festival? 

The Australian Motorcycle Festival is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday between 10am – 4pm. We’ve kept entry price at a minimum: $5 for kids (5-15 years) $10 for Seniors $15 for Adults – all single day passes. VIP and Premium Supercross Tickets also allow free entry into the festival, or if you want to go to the Supercross tickets start from $30.

Troy Bayliss Events

Do you have any special transport arrangements in place for the crowds?

We’re running buses free of charge from Wollongong to North Wollongong Train Stations with multiple pickup points along the way and drop-off just 50 metres from the event precinct. Three dedicated motorcycle parks will be available on Saturday and Sunday: one on Marine Drive and two on Flagstaff Hill. All details will be placed on the website one month prior to the event.

What a sensational program. This will surely be Australia’s greatest motorcycle spectacular to date!

Thanks for your time, City Coast Motorcycles. The team and myself are extremely proud to bring such a premium motorcycle event to Wollongong; the Festival will generate millions of dollars into the local economy and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from all over Australia to enjoy a full weekend in the Illawarra.

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Winter Service Special Offer

Winter Service Offer

Your BMW Deserves the Best, and so do YOU!

Discover the benefits of genuine BMW Motorrad service with our 2019 Winter Special Offer.

Service your motorcycle at City Coast Motorcycles over June and July this winter and receive a voucher to spend on genuine BMW accessories or apparel valued up to $150*.

Take care of your bike, and experience the difference between OK… and perfect.

Spend up to $400 recieve a $100 gift voucher. Spend over $400 receive a $150 gift voucher

City Coast Motorcycles BMW Service Centre Benefits

Terms and Conditions.

*Offer is valid from 01.06.2019 – 31.07.2019 (‘Promotion Period’). Minimum total service cost of $200 including GST, is required to be eligible for this offer. The offer only applies to BMW Motorcycles serviced during the Promotion Period. This offer is limited to 1 voucher per motorcycle, identified via the vehicle’s VIN number. Voucher is non-transferable and must be redeemed by the recipient of the mechanical services, at the same BMW Motorrad dealership which rendered those services. Voucher can be used on genuine BMW Motorrad clothing and/or accessories. Voucher will be surrendered on redemption and is not redeemable in cash to any extent. Voucher must be redeemed within 5 days after the service date (excluding any public holidays) after which the voucher will expire and may no longer be redeemed. Offer applies only at participating BMW Motorrad dealers. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Stock may vary between BMW Motorrad dealerships. BMW Group Australia reserves the right to change or extend the offer.

Zip Pay Now Available: No Wait. No Worries.

City Coast Motorcycles has partnered with Zip Pay so you can have what you want, sooner. Say ‘goodbye’ to wishing and waiting. Say ‘hello’ to owning and loving it…

Spend up to $1,000 in Store

Create your Zip Pay account in minutes. Get up to $1000 to spend in your digital wallet. Now you have the ticket to get that new helmet, pair of boots, comms system, genuine spare part or set of tyres you’ve just got to have.

Payment Flexibility

Everyone’s different. That’s why Zip Pay allows you to tailor your payments to suit your lifestyle. It’s easy; every time you make a purchase it is simply added it to your Zip account. Then at the beginning of the month, you will be sent a summary of what you spent and what you paid in the month. You can then pay it back in full at the end of the month or pay over time from as little as $40 a month.

Interest-free

Every purchase you make with Zip Pay is interest-free with nothing to pay upfront – every time, every day! A $6 monthly account service fee applies. This is waived if there is no balance – no balance, no fee.

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Terms and Conditions Summary

Available to approved applicants only. Minimum monthly repayments are required. Paying only the minimum monthly repayment amount will not pay out the purchase within the interest free period. Any balance outstanding at the expiry of the interest free period will be charged interest at the standard annual percentage rate, see your contract for details. A one-off establishment fee applies, a Monthly Account Service Fee (when balance owing) will apply. See your contract for details. Terms & Conditions apply and are available on application. Credit provided by zipMoney Payments Pty Limited (ABN 58 164 440 993, Australian Credit Licence Number 441878). Click here for Full terms and conditions.

Biltwell – because you deserve it!

Biltwell Inc. at City Coast Motorcycles

We scour the world for the best in motorcycle accessories and are excited to bring you Biltwell Inc. from California. 

Biltwell was founded in 2006 with the goal of bringing affordably priced high quality parts and accessories to garage builders and home mechanics worldwide. A few years into business, they discovered there was a need for a different type of no frills helmet that was functional but less decorated than what the market had to offer.

Fast forward to 2018 and Biltwell has sold well over a quarter of a million helmets, has a healthy hard parts line and has no plans of slowing down any time soon.

Nothing in their philosophy or core principles has changed since day one. If they had to add anything to it as things have progressed it would be this: Forget the fashion-show, don’t worry about internet know-it-alls and the self righteous, just build, ride and enjoy your motorcycle!

Biltwell helmets are now ECE approved meaning the Biltwell helmet such as the Lane Splitter, Gringo and Gringo S are legal to ride on Australian roads.

 

Win an AGV 1947 Jacket!

win an AGV 1947 jacketPurchase any AGV helmet at City Coast Motorcycles and go in the draw to win a cool AGV 1947 jacket.

This limited design jacket salutes 70 years of AGV who have collaberated with Dainese to create their first ever leather jacket.

This prize will be drawn in store at 12 noon, Friday 31st August 2018 and it may not be exchanged for cash.

Black Knight® Z3 GPS Tracker: Wire it. Hide It.

z3 gps trackerProtect your investment. Defend your dream with Black Knight® GPS tracking. The Z3 can be attached and hidden away in just about anything. Perfect for motorcycles!

The high-performance Z3 GPS tracker from Black Knight® is designed to be wired and hidden in almost any vehicle; a car, van, truck, motorcycle or caravan. The Z3 is directly wired to the battery terminal for an uninterrupted power supply. So long as it has a permanent power source, it can be tracked. It’s power usage is minimal and will not drain your battery, as the Z3 is designed to enter sleep mode when your vehicle’s engine is shut off.

Pair your Z3 tracker with the Black Knight® app to track your vehicle remotely in real time from your phone or tablet. You will receive alerts if it moves or becomes disconnected, and there is playback for up to 12 months of travel history. With the Z3, you’re always in control . Alternatively, you can visit the Black Knight website to track your vehicle from your personal computer.

Functions and specifications:

  • Light weight and small at just 38g and measuring 69 x 35 x 12mm
  • 15-second position updates
  • 12 months travel history playback
  • Simple installation to battery terminal (12-30V) via dual-pin hardwire cable
  • Geofence Alerts – receive notifications when your vehicle or asset leaves a set area.
  • Power Disconnect Alerts – receive notifications when your tracker is disconnected.
  • Speed Limit Alerts – receive notifications when your vehicle or asset goes over a speed limit.
  • Travel Distance Alerts – receive notifications when your vehicle travels over 2,000km, 5,000km or 10,000km

Packaged with your tracker:

  • Heavy-duty dual-pin power cable
  • Theft warranty certificate – for when your vehicle or asset is stolen
  • Unique Identification card with your tracker ID inscribed
  • User manual

Available in store at City Coast Motorcycles,  262 Keira St, Wollongong.
Or alternatively purchase from our online store:

PURCHASE ONLINE

Ride On Fox or Shift For Free

Ride on Fox For Free

Spend $250 on Fox or Shift at City Coast Motorcycles and you can ride FOR FREE!

Simply complete your details, upload the receipt from City Coast Motorcycles then select the park of your choice, eg, Wollongong Motorcycle Club. Your ride fee voucher will be in your Inbox within 72 hours. Offer Ends June 30. You’re welcome!


TERMS & CONDITIONS
Promotion is open from 9th May to 30th June 2018
Minimum transaction amount on Fox and Shift MX18 products is $250.00, which can include full priced or sale items purchased in one transaction.
Voucher valid for 90 days from purchase date.
Voucher can not be gifted to another person.
Voucher is only valid for the nominated entry as registered on www.rideonfox.com.au or www.rideonshift.com.au
i.e. whoever’s name is entered on the website, the voucher is valid for them.
Voucher valid for one (1) ride only.
Voucher is valid for park/track fee and does not cover any additional license fee (i.e. Motorcycle Australia Licence) if required.
Consumer can apply for multiple vouchers as long as each transaction is to the value of $250.00 or more on MX18 Fox or Shift products.
Voucher will be emailed to your nominated email address within 72 hours of purchase.
By entering your details, you agree to allow Fox Head Australia or Shift Racing Austrlia to share your full name with the relevant park or club you have selected. They will use your name to cross check and validate your voucher upon entry.

Schuberth Helmets Now Available!

Schuberth E1 Helmet
City Coast Motorcycles Wollongong is excited to announce it is now your Schuberth stockist. The German manufacturer’s impressive portfolio includes protective headwear for the police force, fire brigade, Formula 1 sports and motorcycling.

Schuberth has redefined the flip-up helmet and earned bragging rights as the winner of the Best Brand category for 12 years in a row by Europe’s largest motorcycle magazine, Motorrad.

E1 ADVENTURE HELMET

Whether on the motorway, a country road or gravel track, this innovative adventure helmet allows the rider to experience the full intensity of every moment while enjoying the highest level of comfort and astonishing flexibility. The Schuberth E1 unites the functionality and safety of a modern flip-up design with the look, feel and off-road capability of an adventure helmet.

Schuberth E1 Helmet at City Coast Motorcycles

The new E1 not only looks like it was built for adventure, it has everything a helmet needs for use off the beaten track, too – from the large, multi-position shield to optimal air flow for arduous off-road use. Because the adventure only really begins when the tarmac runs out. And even though it may not look like it when the helmet is closed, the chin piece of the E1 can be swivelled up complete with visor and shield. This is a proper adventure helmet that is also a proper flip-up helmet.

The E1 was developed in Schuberth’s in-house wind tunnel to ensure it features low wind resistance, thus allowing for high speeds on the motorway, and a slippery shape making it a very quiet helmet too. Because adventure has nothing to do with strained neck muscles and battered eardrums…

C4 FLIP-UP HELMET

Schuberth has written the next chapter in the history of the flip-up helmet with the compact C4. The latest generation helmet represents the new-benchmark for touring and sports riders with the highest demands. It is as impressive at high speeds as it is on extended rides and it’s only on closer inspection that you can tell it’s a flip-up helmet at all!

C4 Schuberth

The Schuberth C4 sets new standards when it comes to Bluetooth® and radio connectivity. It not only features an integrated antenna as standard, but two pre-installed loudspeakers, a boomless microphone and slots for the optional new SC1 communication system and re-chargeable battery developed in collaboration with SENA. Now you can experience “Plug and Play” in the truest sense.

SC1 for C4 helmet

But the new C4 doesn’t just look fantastic, it was developed in Schuberth’s Air and Acoustics Lab. Its perfect aerodynamics predestines the helmet for use at great speed, thus making it an attractive proposition for demanding sport riders.

The factory-fitted anti-fog visor of the C4 is designed in such a way that the upper edge doesn’t impinge on the field of vision, even when a more aggressive riding position is adopted.

WINNER: Best Flip-up Helmet of 2017 – Motorrad

Schuberth City Coast Motorcycles