Five Star Yamaha host Yamaha 60th Anniversary Celebration

Yamaha’s 60th Anniversary Roadshow stopped by one of Australia’s strongest Yamaha dealers, Perth’s Five Star Yamaha, for the final west coast leg of the national roadshow tour before heading to Victoria.

Yamaha legends Stephen Gall, Craig Dack, Kevin Magee and Michael Dowson
Yamaha legends Stephen Gall, Craig Dack, Kevin Magee and Michael Dowson

With a full spectrum of heritage and modern Yamaha machinery on display, the event drew motorcycle enthusiasts from far and wide providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shake hands and chew the fat with Yamaha legends Stephen Gall, Craig Dack, Michael Dowson and Kevin Magee.

Five Star Yamaha - Dealer Principal Bill Zwick and long term head salesman Aurelio Tacconi
Five Star Yamaha – Dealer Principal Bill Zwick and long term head salesman Aurelio Tacconi
Five Star Yamaha Dealer Principal Bill Zwick

“What a great weekend we’ve just had!!! Our Yamaha 60th anniversary event (and Five Star Yamaha’s 25th anniversary too) has been a very successful show with approximately.700 people attending and really enjoying all the things on offer, especially the Dave McKenna show and the celebrities.

The weather was kind to us, the customer feedback very positive and I think about 70 per cent of the visitors have been first time visitors to our shop, all in all a very successful day!

“Then on Sunday we held the first ever Sports Rec. ride day near the Perth airport which was also a very successful event with the public able to test the various Sport Rec. models, but of course especially the YXZ1000R!

Yamaha YXZ1000R
Yamaha YXZ1000R

“I would like to say a very big thank you to Yamaha, YMF & YMI and all the people involved that made it all possible and of course the Perth motorcycle public that came along to make the event a real success.

Yamaha stunt rider Dave McKenna performing at Five Star Yamaha
Yamaha stunt rider Dave McKenna performing at Five Star Yamaha

When show punters weren’t checking out Five Star Yamaha’s impressive bike line-up, talking to legends or taking new Yamaha motorcycles for demonstrations, Yamaha’s factory-backed stunt-bike rider, Dave Mckenna, kept the action flowing aboard his MT-09 stunt machine and specially built, turbo-charged MT-09 drift machine – nicknamed the “Tyre Fryer”!

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Upcoming Yamaha 60th Anniversary Celebration Events
  • PETER STEVENS MOTORCYCLES 60TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT – RINGWOOD
    7th May 2016 9:00am – 3:00pm
    Peter Stevens Motorcycles Ringwood, 507 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood, VIC 3134
  • TROOPER LU’S OPEN DAY
    21st May 2016 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Trooper Lu’s Garage 80 Heathcote Road Moorebank , NSW 2170
  • NORTH STAR YAMAHA OPEN DAY
    4th Jun 2016 8:30am – 4:00pm
    North Star Yamaha 34 Flinders Parade, North Lakes Qld 4509
  • CONONDALE CLASSIC DIRT
    11th Jun 2016 9:00am – 12th Jun 2016 4:00pm
    Conondale Classic Dirt, Maleny-Kenilworth Road Conondale , QLD 4552

Check out the Yamaha 60th Anniversary Microsite