New motorcycle releases and major announcements set for Sydney Motorcycle Show

This weekends 2015 Sydney Motorcycle Show presented by InsureMyRide is set to the be the biggest yet with more new model motorcycles being revealed, growing celebrity interest and two major announcements to be made.

In an unprecedented move and just days after their worldwide unveil at EICMA, Ducati’s XDiavel, Multistrada 1200 Enduro and Scrambler Sixty2 will be unveiled to the Australian market during tomorrow morning’s ‘Media Walk’.

Ducati XDiavel
Ducati XDiavel

These new motorcyles will steer Ducati towards new worlds: the ‘Cruiser world’ with the XDiavel, the ‘Adventure world’ with the Multistrada 1200 Enduro and the ‘Pop world’ with the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

Ducati Ambassador and Rugby League legend Anthony Minichiello will be making an appearance on the Ducati stand from 1pm – 2.00pm on Saturday.

For 2016, Suzuki introduces the SV650 once again with a more clear focus on the V-twin character. The new SV 650 has greater engine performance, class-leading fuel economy, lighter weight and sportier package in an affordable price range.

Raising the original “V-twin fun machine” concept even higher with the latest Suzuki innovations, the SV650’s newest version now sets a higher standard.

Suzuki SV650 (2016)
Suzuki SV650 (2016)

Sydney Motorcycle Show Organiser Mark Petersen said this years event was shaping up to be the biggest yet.

“This years show is incredible,” said Petersen. “The range of new bikes is astounding and to be revealing them 48hours after EICMA is a huge coup for everyone involved.

“Tomorrow is a day not to be missed with the bike unveils and a major announcement by Motorcycling Australia.

“The celebrity interest in the Sydney Motorcycle Show is also growing and not just from within the industry. Along with the likes of Kel Carruthers, Troy Bayliss, Robbie Maddison and Garry McCoy we have Sarah McCleod, Anthony Minichiello, Nathan Hindmarsha and the band Mindi.

Indian Scout Sixty
Indian Scout Sixty

Indian Motorcyles will unveil the new Indian Scout Sixty while BMW Motorrad will present their new BMW F 700 GS and F 800 GS during Friday’s media walk.

2016 BMW F 800 GS
2016 BMW F 800 GS

Triumph will introduce the next generation of the iconic Bonneville – with five exciting new Bonneville motorcycles. From the fun and accessible ridability of the new Street Twin, to the timeless style of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black through to the Thruxton and Thruxton R, the Triumph racing legend reborn.

Triumph Thruxton R - Diablo Red
Triumph Thruxton R – Diablo Red

On the Harley-Davidson stand ambassadors Michael Hooper and Nathan Hindmarsh will mingle with show visitors on Sunday while other celebrities confirmed to attend the show include:

  • Sarah Mcleod (Superjesus Signer) Suzuki
  • Mindi – Yamaha
  • Garry McCoy – Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation stand.
  • Kel Carruthers – Yamaha
  • Cru Halliday – Yamaha
  • Glenn Allerton – Yamaha
  • Shawn Giles – Suzuki
  • Greame Crosby – WFO Stand

Tomorrow’s ‘Media Walk’ is open to the public for the first time and will host reveals from Yamaha, Suzuki, Harley Davidson, Ducati, Victory, Indian, Kawasaki, Triumph, MV August, Royal Enfield and BMW.

  • 9:00am Triumph Launch
  • 9:20am BMW Launch
  • 9:40am Victory Launch
  • 10:00am Kawasaki Launch
  • 10:20am Indian Launch
  • 10:40am Ducati Launch
  • 11:00am Harley-Davidson Launch
  • 11:20am Suzuki Launch
  • 11:40am Yamaha Launch
  • 12:00pm MV Agusta / Royal Enfield Launch
  • 12.30pm Official Show Opening (Hall 6) FCAI/TBE
  • 1:20pm Motorcycling Australia MAJOR Announcement Regarding ASBK

A huge line-up of motorcycle entertainment is scheduled throughout the weekend including the Honda Motorcycle Head2Head EnduroCross, which will see riders duel on a 2500sqm purpose built track located within the 3000 seat Charles Moses Stadium.

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