Petition: Support Trail and ADV Riding in NSW

Support Trail and ADV Riding in NSW

Trail bike access to popular NSW areas such as the Watagans and Newnes State Forest is under threat.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service – who manages many key riding areas such as Newnes Plateau and Cullen Bullen State Forest – is planning to close access to singletrack trails for motorcycles in only a few months.

The current plan is for 4WDs to have dedicated trails that can be shared, but single track will be off limits.

Clearly this will negatively impact the enjoyment of recreational trail riders, especially those located in Sydney and surrounds. What can we do about this? In the first instance, we all need to sign the petition addressed to the Minister for the Environment.

The petition asks that funding is provided for a strategic plan for motorcycle trail and adventure riding – something that NPWS needs to consider if it is to allow singletack access to motorcycles. The petition also asks for the singletrack access decision to be overturned and that the Minister of Transport introduces a recreational registration system similar to the one used in VIC to enable better compliance with legal requirements.

Please consider signing the petition at the link below before 26 August 2022 and ask your mates to do the same:

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

Your Ticket to the FIM WSBK Championship Season Finale

WSBK Champ Finale Tickets
Catch three action-packed days of non-stop racing featuring some of the best riders at one of the top racetracks on the planet!

City Coast Motorcycles in conjunction with Pirelli is offering a 3 DAY WORLD SUPERBIKE GENERAL ADMISSION/PADDOCK PASS for the weekend of Friday 18th November – Sunday 20th November 2022 at Phillip Island.

STEP 1

Simply purchase a pair of Pirelli tyres at City Coast Motorcycles from the following selection between July 25th 2022 and October 31st 2022, or until sold out:
Diablo™ Supercorsa SP, Diablo Rosso™ IV Corsa, Diablo Rosso™ IV, Diablo Rosso™ Corsa II, Diablo Rosso™ III, Angel™ GT II, Angel GT, Night Dragon™, Night Dragon™GT, Scorpion™ Rally, Scorpion™ Rally STR or Scorpion™ Trail II

STEP 2

Complete your details at the link below with your proof of purchase to redeem your ticket.

REDEEM YOU TICKET HERE

Pass numbers are limited so see us at 262 Keira St Wollongong now to lock in your pass to one of the best motorsport weekends on the Australian racing calendar.

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Experience the Difference Between OK and Perfect

BMW Winter Service Offer 2022

Your BMW deserves the best – and so do you!

Our Winter Service Offer returns for 2022. Book your BMW into our authorised Service Centre between July 1 and August 31 and we will hand you a voucher to spend on genuine BMW Motorrad gear, apparel or accessories valued up to $150* in store at City Coast Motorcycles, Wollongong. You’re welcome!

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Put the Future to the Test

Test Ride the All New CE 04 at City Coast Motorcycles
Full of energy, efficient and with zero emissions
The BMW CE 04 is launching into a new era to seamlessly integrate into your everyday life thanks to its intelligent connectivity solutions – from navigation to clothing. Quite simply #PluggedToLife. It sparks a passion with its revolutionary design, its technology as well as the resulting opportunities.

Ample, calm and minimalistic surfaces dominate the overall build
The design of the BMW CE 04 centres around the slim energy storage unit in the underfloor assembly and the compact drivetrain. The design liberties and solutions here have led to new aesthetics, for instance the charging compartment that folds out towards the side or the floating seat. The low centre of gravity represents a further benefit: for fun handling, surprising dynamism and timeless riding pleasure.

It charges up wherever you are
Start your day bursting with energy and your BMW CE 04 is already waiting for you with a charged drivetrain battery. It is simply charged at 220 V domestic sockets or your BMW Wallbox, or take advantage of the optional quick charger.

Be mobile and perfectly linked up
Thanks to BMW Motorrad Connectivity and the BMW Motorrad Connected app the BMW CE 04 makes new connections. The 10.25” TFT display featuring split screen option turns into the interface between the digital and analogue world. Be it performance data, range, charging time, the favourite playlist, next destination or a phone call: Mobility and communication merge into one.

Revolution meets evolution
In terms of comfort, convenience and safety with the can rely on BMW’s tried-and-tested technology. ABS and ASC are standard features, DTC and ABS Pro are optionally available. With Keyless Ride enables the seamless integration of the BMW CE 04 into your mobile life.

Try before you buy
City Coast Motorcycles is taking pre-orders the arrival of the BMW CE 04 later in 2022. In the mean time, have a taste of the future and take a test ride – DEMO AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 4 – by registering your interest on the link below.

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New Record for Wollongong’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Four Cure Team at DGR Wollongong 2022
DGR Wollongong’s Four Cure Team. Image by Biz Sites

On Sunday May 22nd, local motorcyclists rode in the name of men’s health and raised a bumper $164,032 – impressively smashing the city’s previous record of $155,225.

In 2022, the world-wide event held in more than 100 countries amassed over $5.8M USD for charity partner, Movember. The local ride, hosted by Jane and Tim from City Coast Motorcycles, has become a fixture on the calendar of classic and vintage motorcycling enthusiasts.

For two years running, the South Coast city has placed in the the global ten. Efforts by Wollongong participants has not gone unnoticed, with some special guests joining them this year. A 225 strong crowd greeted DGR Founder Mark Hawwa with applause and plenty of selfies ahead of Wollongong’s scenic route. Mark responded:

“I want to say a massive thanks for everyone that’s here today. This is one of our first rides out of COVID. I know that we did have a ride last year, but globally most of the world had still been shut down. It has been incredible to see everyone connect with the concept – everyone dressed up so fine. There’s so many guys and girls here as well and it is really special to our team to have you guys here and to be here,” Mark said.

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L to R: Movember Country Director Rachel Carr, DGR Founder Mark Hawwa, Ride Hosts Jane & Timothy Sim from City Coast Motorcycles. Image by Keogh’s Vision Photography

Since 2018, DGR Wollongong has featured one of the world’s most successful teams – Four Cure – of which Phill Critcher and Ermond Morelli placed second and third individually in 2021 and received new Triumph Motorcycles as prizes.

In 2022, the local ride has had three fundraisers feature in the global top 20 as well as five in Australia’s top 20; namely Phill Critcher (1st), Ermond Morelli (2nd), John Volcanovski (4th), Ray Tubman (7th) and David Critcher (19th). Wollongong’s Madylan Hannah also ranked as the world’s 6th highest pillion fundraiser.

Movember Country Director Rachel Carr was excited to experience the magic of Wollongong for the first time after two years of social distancing, restrictions and isolation:

“I think more than ever we all truly value the power of connection and community and that really is what Movember and DGR is all about and why this is so special.

“This small coastal town, this amazing event in Wollongong continues to blow our socks off every single year. You are always right up there with one of the highest fundraising events, globally – it’s just incredible!”

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Embraced by proud family and DGR Founder Mark Hawwa, Wollongong’s Madylan Hannah is one of the world’s highest pillion fundraisers for 2022. Image by Keogh’s Vision Photography

Rachel continued:

“The money that we raise this year is going to go towards directly funding projects that will help improve social connectiveness, life satisfaction, mental health and wellbeing for motorcycle riders, and that is just so special to me.

“I feel really proud that we have been able to cultivate something that will directly support members of your community – people that you would hopefully know over the years and I really look forward to celebrating the impact of that work with you,” enthused Rachel.

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Ride Hosts Tim and Jane Sim lead #DGRWollongong 2022 on their Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Ltd Ed. Image by Keogh’s Vision Photography

Ride Host Jane Sim reflects on the success of Wollongong’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride:

“Every year, Tim and I are determined to create a special experience and we’re heartened by the support of the motorcycling community. We’ve seen families ride together, hope built and life-long mateships made. Above all, it is a great feeling to unite for such an important cause and help make a difference.

“This is a team effort. When Tim and I put the call out local riders, businesses and media care enough to get behind the event. We’d like to extend our gratitude to all volunteers, the Illawarra Mercury, ABC Illawarra, Wollongong City Council, Lake Illawarra Area Command and the generosity of our sponsors,” said Jane.

Thanks to:
Triumph Motorcycles Australia
Darcy & Emma at Biz Sites
Australian Motorlife Museum 
Andrew & Julieanne at Dapto Self Storage
 
Chi, Vinh & Lee at Clutch Moto
David Sirc & The Star Sydney
John & Belinda at Keogh’s Vision Photography
Tesh and Jess at Dapper Man London
Club Windang
Connor Pearce & Sylvia Liber at Illawarra Mercury
Mark Matthews & Natasha Hopman at ABC Illawarra
Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM & Wollongong City Council

DGR Wollongong 2022 Snaps

Take a look at some of our own snaps from The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Wollongong.
Were you there? Feel free to share; please remember to tag your proud ride host, City Coast Motorcycles.

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Triumph Motorcycle Prizes Awarded in Wollongong for DGR

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) hosts Tim and Jane Sim from City Coast Motorcycles were privileged to award a pair of new Triumphs to global top fundraisers, Phill Critcher and Ermond Morelli.

2021 DGR Prizewinners Phill Critcher and Ermond Morelli
Congratulations to 2021 DGR top global fundraisers Phill Critcher and Ermond Morelli (2nd & 3rd place)

Given the event took place in over nine hundred cities and two of the three prize winners hailed from the same location – Wollongong, Australia – it was a double celebration, marked by the presence of Founder Mark Hawwa along with Ramsey Sayed and Mikey Stojcevski from DGR HQ.

“What a fantastic day down here in Wollongong with City Coast Motorcycles giving away two new Triumphs – a Bobber and a Bonneville T120 – to Phill and Ermond for being the two highest fundraisers in Australia and two of the three highest fundraisers, globally,” said Mark.

“It shows just how well Wollongong punches above its weight in regard to the riding community, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and people helping other men in need.”

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Prizewinners
(L to R): ) DGR Operations Manager Ramsey Sayed, 2nd global prize winner Phill Critcher, Team FC’s Ken Smith, DGR Founder & Director Mark Hawwa, 3rd global prize winner Ermond Morelli, Team FC’s Colin Carr, DGR General Manager Mikey Stojcevski and DGR – Wollongong Ride Host Jane Sim

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a niche event uniting classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world. Participants raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention programs on behalf of charity partner, The Movember Foundation.

Phill and Ermond have participated since 2018 when they established their team of four, The FC’s (Four Cure). It has grown to seven-strong and in 2021 it ranked the third highest fundraising team worldwide.

DGR Fundraising Team "Four Cure"
Distinguished Fundraising Team “The FC’s”

2021 marked the fifth year our family-owned Triumph dealership has presented DGR – Wollongong. In that time the local ride has amassed some $350,000 (AUD) for men’s health. Dealer Principal Tim is humbled by the result:

“It’s been an honour having Mark, Ramsey and Mikey from DGR join us in delivering these magnificent Triumphs, today,” said Tim.

“Jane and I couldn’t be prouder of our local event which gets so much love and support from the Wollongong region.”

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Tim and Jane lead the 2021 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Wollongong. Image courtesy of Jay Dubbs for Keogh’s Vision

Phill Critcher who placed second globally said DGR 2021 was a terrific day for all:

“This time we started at Stanwall Park and finishing at the Mt Kembla hotel really topped it off. The venue and afternoon of good music, drinks and plenty of conversation with fellow riders was great. All I spoke to were impressed with the day.

“Firstly, thank you to our hosts Tim and Jane from City Coast Motorcycles and congratulations on the successful effort they put in to organising this day.

“A big congratulations to the Wollongong participants that put in, yet again, a great fundraising effort.

DGR 2017
The inaugural DGR – Wollongong held in 2017. Since then Ride presented by City Coast Motorcycles has gone on to raise $350,000 (AUD) for men’s health.

“To Mark and his team at Basecamp DGR, congratulations! I hope you guys are proud of the team you have, and the continual growing success of this fundraising event. The international attention this has created is phenomenal. An idea created by a ‘few guys in Sydney’, well done fellas!

“To all the sponsors that support this event, thank you. You are a big part of the success of this totally admiral charity event that I’m sure touches most in society today in some way.

Triumph DGR Partner
Triumph is the Global Sponsor of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and has now committed to another five years.

“Finally, to our team “Four Cure” – warm up your engine boys for 2022; we’re off again. I would like to thank the members that didn’t turn up to the presentation at City Coast Motorcycles last Thursday. Our team donation to start the fundraiser, commences at $4,000. Your generosity should be acknowledged.

“Anyone that would like to have a great little ride in good company with some vintage and classic bikes to look at, come and join us all on the 22nd of May and support prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.

Phill Critcher riding Bonneville Bobber
DGR Global Prize winner Phill rides his new Bonneville Bobber

Phill could not wait to take in our beautiful coastal scenery on his new Bobber and reported back within the hour:

“Just got to Kiama and it honestly feels great,” said Phill.

“The only road bikes I’ve ever ridden are the Z900 and Harleys. This is beautiful, I really am so happy with the bike!

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2022 will be held on Sunday May 22nd. Registrations will open on March 28th at gentlemansride.com

Save the Date for DGR 22 May 2022

Presenting: The BMW R 18 Road Show

R 18 roadshow wollongong

Experience the passion and curiosity of #SoulFuel by joining the BMW R 18 Roadshow when it comes to City Coast Motorcycles in Wollongong, December 16 to 18.

The all new R 18 evokes memories of our proud history and the iconic hallmarks of the BMW brand. Countlessly refined over the years, we’re excited to deliver a modern take on the classic bikes of old. Open up a world of possibility and experience the R 18 for yourself during The BMW R 18 Roadshow.

Choose from four different styles and experience the biggest and boldest boxer engine BMW has ever built.

BMW R 18 Road Show
BMW R 18 Road Show
BMW R 18 Road Show
BMW R 18 Road Show

*** Test ride an R 18 with City Coast Motorcycles during our Road Show and you will be entered in the random draw to win a pair of BMW Two-in-One Tech gloves valued at $300! ***

Don’t miss out, limited places available! Please register your interest below.
NB: Check-in is 30 mins prior to departure
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We’ve Gone to Battle and Need Your Vote!

BMW R 18 Wrap Battle 2021

City Coast Motorcycles has entered the national BMW R 18 Wrap competition for best customisation.

Vote for City Coast Motorcycles and say in 100 words or less what you like about the R 18 and how you would customise it – and you’ll be in with a chance to Win 1 of 10 x $250 BMW Motorrad accessory vouchers! 

PLEASE GIVE US YOUR VOTE HERE

Vote for City Coast Motorcycles

Our entry – Soul Art – pays homage to its inspiration, the BMW R5 by carrying 1930’s cubism along its length. This blends with a salute to the later lowrider line art that turns heads as it turns corners. Striking. Sophisticated. Soulful.

View our R 18 entry pictured above on our BMW Showroom Floor at 262 Keira St, Wollongong. Voting ends 22nd December 2021

PLEASE GIVE US YOUR VOTE HERE


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Get Ready for Ride Your Motorcycle Week

Ride Your Motorcycle Week returns from Nov 29 to Dec 5. This year’s focus is getting riders back on their bikes after lockdown as the summer riding season beckons. The event will push for riders to dust off their motorcycles and get going whether they prefer dirt riding, race tracks, commuting or adventuring.

Ride Your Motorcycle Week 2021
Image by Keogh’s Vision Photography

Previously known as Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week, the change of name is intended to broaden the appeal of the event. Throughout the week advertising will encourage motorcyclists to dust off their bike of choice and get busy having fun.

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Chief Executive Tony Weber explained the intention of the event was to remind riders of the efficiency and ease riding a bike offered, as well as promoting riding’s positive impact on mental health.

“When you’re on the bike, there’s nothing else like it. But life gets in the way. Ride Your Motorcycle Week is just a little extra push to get your bike serviced ahead of riding season, take the bike to work or take the long way home, take day the off and reconnect or just go and have an adventure. This is the week to start doing it.

“COVID has obviously changed the way Australians think about commuting, but the name change is about more than acknowledging working from home,” said Mr Weber.

The event also aims to draw attention to two-wheeled transport as a potential solution in COVID-19 recovery:

“Riding has a real role to play in helping Australia get back to work, offering socially distanced transportation and alleviating congestion and parking issues. As ever, our secondary goal is to capture the attention of policy makers who too often overlook riding in developing transportation infrastructure,” Mr Weber explained.

So what’s in it for you? Just two words: Solidarity and safety…

By joining this National Ride Your Motorcycle Week, you are joining a motorcycle fraternity in which thousands of people are active participants. That’s a lot of people power. The more people who ride, the more we are noticed. And that makes the public road a safer place for all of us.

Rider safety is an industry priority. That’s why before you take your bike out of its winter ’mothballs’, it is important it receives the once-over from your authorised dealer, City Coast Motorcycles. Because no-one (apart from you) knows your bike better and has all the factory-backed expertise to have your machine in tip-top shape for the long summer of riding ahead.

RIDE TO WORK WEEK OFFER

Mention “Ride Your Motorcycle Week” when booking a service at City Coast Motorcycles between November 11 and December 3. 2021 and receive a complementary $20 City Coast Motorcycles gift card. Call 4228 7392 or BOOK HERE.