FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber learns to ride
Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week (October 7-11) has landed Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive Tony Weber behind handlebars, as the industry head learns to ride in support of the event.
Donning a helmet and mounting a Yamaha MT-03, Mr Weber began his riding journey in a training session with motoDNA Riders Academy at Sydney Motorsport Park. Coached by motoDNA Founder and CEO Mark McVeigh, Mr Weber quickly progressed through the program.
“I was hesitant at first, but I got a feel for it quickly. I must admit, now I see why my colleagues and motorcycle industry members get so excited about motorcycle riding! It’s one of the great experiences – it’s just so enjoyable! I can’t wait to take it to the next stage. Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week is a brilliant opportunity for riders to share their passion and make sure their bikes are prepared for the summer. I would encourage anyone to get out there and have a go, take your first steps as a rider. It’s just magic!”
Mr McVeigh said Mr Weber was a natural, with the training a precursor to the Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week event which aims to unite riders, celebrate taking the ‘long way home’, and showcase the small moments in a journey only riders notice.
“Tony took to the bike quickly. He was unassisted in under an hour. Initially he was a bit nervous, but once he got a feel for the bike, I could see him falling in love with riding. Just like I did, just like everyone does when they try it.”
To support the week, a selection of Australia’s motorcycle dealerships will also offer a free Ride-Thru safety check. Riders can roll up for a fast 10-point inspection of their bike to make sure it is safe and road ready.
Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week is an initiative of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, supported by Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-AM BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian Motorcycles, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.