Australian Motorcycle Festival rolls into Wollongong Nov 9-10


The Australian Motorcycle Festival presented by Shannons Insurance is gaining major support with the leading motorcycling brands confirmed for the all-new festival, which will be held in Wollongong’s Lang Park on November 9-10.

The Australian Motorcycle Festival replaces the Moto Expo
The Australian Motorcycle Festival replaces the Moto Expo

The festival, which will occupy over 20,000 sqm of purpose built outdoor exhibition space will feature new to the market motorcycles from leading bands represented by Honda, Royal Enfield, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Kymco, Kawasaki, Ural, Ducati, Peugeot, Super Soco, Benelli, Savic, MV Agusta, Gas Gas, KTM (South Coast KTM), LPR, Suzuki, SWM, CF Moto, Sherco and Oset, Indian (Steel City Motorcycles) as well as many other products and related services.

The iconic outdoor location will enable displays and stands from Australia’s premier supercross teams who will compete at the Round 3 Yamaha Australian Supercross Championships next door at WIN Stadium on Saturday 9 November.

Following manufacturer and visitor feedback the Australian Motorcycle Festival will host test rides for licensed riders on over 70 new to the market motorcycles. Test rides will depart the Festival and will take in the iconic Illawarra scenery via a variety of routes designed by manufacturers represented.

Australian Motorcycle Festival Harley
A host of test ride and hands on experiences will be on offer

Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Ducati, Yamaha, Honda, BMW, Suzuki, Royal Enfield, MV Agusta, Royal Enfield, Benelli, Peugeot Scooter and Super Soco will all have a range of motorcycles available for test ride.

The Festival’s younger visitors have not been forgotten with Yamaha, Oset and LRP offering test rides on children’s motorcycles within a controlled environment inside the Festival.

Australian Motorcycle Festival Yamaha Come and Try
All ages are catered for, including by Yamaha’s Come and Try experience

Test rides will continue on the water with Yamaha and Kawasaki bringing a range of PWC’s to for event goers to test leaving and returning from Belmore Basin.

Event organiser Troy Bayliss confirmed the line-up of motorcycles and PWC’s available for test rides as the biggest yet.

Troy Bayliss – Event Organiser (Troy Bayliss Events)

“We have not had this number of bike brands represented in many years” said Bayliss. “It’s great to see brands such as Honda, Ducati and Suzuki back in the exhibitor line-up for the countries premiere motorcycle showcase. There will be over 70 motorcycles available for test rides which is incredible and the most we have seen at an event like this for as long as I can remember. This event offers a unique interactive experience for enthusiasts and the community to connect with the products and services that are participating. The festival has something for everyone, even those without a motorcycle license can test a range of scooters and motorcycles on the Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART Rider Experience.”

DesmoSport Ducati Australian MotoGP Experience
Troy Bayliss

Group and social rides will be announced shortly including charity rides, adventure rides, café rides, classic & vintage and multiple destination rides.

Part of the appeal of this festival is the adventure of riding to the event, whether it be through the beautiful Royal National Park from Sydney, up along the South Coast or from west via the Southern Highlands.

A huge line up of live entertainment is planned including demonstrations by official Hot Wheels father and son duo Matt and Madz Mingay and some incredible land and water stunts by renowned stuntman Robbie Maddison including the waterbike within Belmore Basin.

Robbie Maddison on his KTM waterbike - Darling Harbour
Robbie Maddison on his KTM waterbike – Darling Harbour

The Festival will run alongside Round 3 Yamaha of the Australian Supercross Championships which will be held next door at WIN Stadium which will includes the RecoveR8 Australian Speed & Style Championships featuring X-Games gold medallist Cameron Sinclair and American Josh Hill.

Tickets to the Australian Motorcycle Festival are $15 for adults via TryBooking (link). 

By purchasing tickets online you will also be in the draw to win a Brand New Super Soco electric motorcycle thanks to Urban Moto Imports.

Tickets to Round 3 Yamaha Australian Supercross Championships can be purchased via Ticketmaster (link).