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  • Save more than just petrol with a new Honda scooter.

    If getting around town on something small and nimble sounds like the perfect way to beat traffic, then drop into a Honda Dealer now to take advantage of their current Honda Dollars deal on the entire range of scooters.

    From the smaller end of the scale including the Scoopy, Today 50, Lead100 and SHi150, right up to larger models such as the Forza 250, SHi300, Silver Wing 400 and Silver Wing 600, each model comes with $250 Honda Dollars, regardless of the ticketed price.

    Honda Dollars can be used in the Dealership at the time of the transaction on a wide variety of accessories such as helmet, gloves and jacket, for servicing or as a credit toward the scooter purchased.

    Every Honda scooter is powered by a reliable, fuel efficient four-stroke engine and silky smooth V-Matic automatic transmission with electric start, whilst offering excellent ergonomics for rider comfort and spacious storage capacity to hold a briefcase, books or other personal items.

    With their efficient, clean, green design, Honda scooters provide the perfect solution to many of the environmental and transport issues that affect most commuters every day.

    Honda Dollars are available on each model from October 1 to December 31, 2009.

    Dealer Locator: 1 300 1 HONDA

  • 2009 VACC Safe Routes Rally - Melbourne

    “There is no sign of the boom in scooter and motorcycle sales abating. Road sharing must be made safer for scooter and motorcycle riders. Neither regulation, nor training, nor traffic management and infrastructure has kept pace with the boom in sales of two wheeled transport.Clearly, cars and poor road-sharing practices pose the greatest risk to scooter riders.”

    –VACC Executive Director David Purchase.

    Scooterists and other users of powered two-wheeled transport need:

    Safe Routes

    Melbourne, and larger provincial towns, should have a sign-posted system of designated ‘Safe Routes’ for scooter riders, linking CBD and suburbs. These routes should be clearly identified and promoted. They should feature special traffic management features designed to encourage their use and to make scooter-commuting as safe as it can possibly be. VACC also calls for a public education campaign to encourage car drivers to be more alert and aware of bicycle, scooter, and motorcycle riders.

    Safety Boxes

    VACC recommends that motorcycle safety boxes be placed at the head of busy intersections (the safest place for motorcycle or scooter riders is at the head of stopped traffic).

    Filtering

    To access safety boxes, VACC recommends that filtering be permitted (and encouraged) to the left and right of stationery or slow-moving vehicles.

    The Option For Boxed Turns On Identified Intersections

    On certain busy intersections, VACC recommends that ‘boxed turns’ be encouraged. These intersections should be marked and sign-posted. (This initiative will avoid leaving scooter riders hanging out in the middle of intersections amid fast-moving traffic.)

    Bicycle Lane Sharing


    VACC recommends that scooters (and mopeds) be permitted to share certain bicycle lanes on certain SAFE ROUTES (but limited to 35kp/h speed limit within these lanes).

     

     

  • Kymco Releases New Scooter Models

    They are two of the most eagerly-awaited model releases of the year and Kymco is pleased to announce that the Sento 50 and Super 8 125 are now here.


    These two models are the first of a host of new model introductions from Kymco over late 2009 and early 2010.

    On the back of the company’s recent launch of its road bike range, the Sento 50 and Super 8 125 add an entirely new dimension to the Kymco scooter range.

    The Sento 50 boasts a classic European retro style with a two-tone paint scheme and seat to match, slick alloy wheels and clear indicator lenses. This unique looking scooter is a guaranteed head-turner, whether you choose the pastel pink, pastel blue or black colour scheme.

    The low seat height on the Sento makes hopping on and off easier than ever, while the under seat ignition code lock security system controls the locking of the storage compartment, fuel filler cap, steering lock and ignition system.

    There’s also a side stand for convenience, a centre stand for ‘proper’ parking and a handy shopping bag hook. The performance of the Sento’s highly fuel-efficient 4-stroke engine caps off this impressive package, along with a front disc brake with twin-piston caliper, the option of electric or kick starting and pop out pillion foot pegs.

    Equally as impressive is the all-new Super 8 125. With modern sports styling, vibrant colours and a powerful 4-stroke Kymco engine, wherever you go, you’ll be going in style.

    The Super 8 125 boasts 14 inch alloy wheels and twin shock absorbers for a smooth, comfortable ride, while the large 240mm diameter ‘wave’ front disc brakes make stopping easier than ever.

    There’s electric or kick starting for quick get-aways. Twin halogen headlights will see you ride safely through the night. Digital instruments keep you informed and in touch, while the broad comfortable seat and relaxing feel of ergonomic levers and hand grips take the hard work out of
    any trip.

    This air-cooled machine also offers both electric and kick starting, locking under seat storage, clear indicator lenses, ergonomic levers and hand grips and a sport screen.

    The Super 8 125 is available in lime green/black, orange/silver or ruby red/black.

    Established in 1963, Kymco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of power driven products, and has long been a dominant player in the Australian scooter market. The company manufactured over 570,000 vehicles last year, which means that every 55 seconds, someone somewhere in the world was purchasing a Kymco vehicle. In fact, Kymco has produced over 4.5 million scooters, ATVs and motorcycles in the past decade alone, increasing volume by 36 per cent since 1999.

    And backing up Kymco’s world renowned product quality is the fact it has been awarded ISO 9001 – the world manufacturing quality assurance rating.
    The company has forged strong relationships with the global scooter and motorcycle industry, manufacturing components for other brands such as the G450X enduro engine for BMW.



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    Super 8 125
    Sento 50
  • Huge Savings on Kymco MXU 250 and MXU 300

     


     



    Limited Time Only


    On the back of its outstanding market share result in August, the newest entrant to the Australian ATV market – Kymco Australia & New Zealand – today announced a special offer on its MXU 250 and MXU 300 to whet the appetites of farmers around the country.

    Until 30th November 2009, the MXU 300 will retail for $5,990 ride away (a saving of $500 on RRP), while the MXU 250 will be selling for the unbelievably low price of $4,990 ride away (a saving of $1,000 on RRP).

    These promotional prices are ride away prices, meaning that on top of the savings on RRP, customers also save by paying no dealer charges.

    In only its third official month of trading in the Australian ATV market, Kymco posted 3.2% market share in August to cap off a successful launch to the Australian market.

    Following in the footsteps of the award-winning Kymco MXU 250, the versatile MXU 300 has been designed to better meet the needs of Australian farmers - and for a price at least $1,000 cheaper than most competitive Japanese and American models.

    The MXU 300 is further evidence of the legendary Kymco build quality, powered by a 270cc, 4- stroke, liquid-cooled engine which has been highly-acclaimed across the globe for its low maintenance and trouble free operation.

    This robust machine boasts automatic CVT transmission with High/Low range, a whopping 25cm ground clearance, braided steel brake lines and standard skid plates and a brushguard for extra protection. There’s strong low-end torque and smooth controllable power thanks to the smooth-shifting automatic transmission.

    The utility of the MXU 300 is also incredible, with a towing capacity of 227kg and front and rear racks coming standard with a combined capacity of over 50kg.

    Disc brakes at the front and rear make handling and stopping sure and reliable, while the handlebar-mounted backlit digital dash lets the rider monitor speed, mileage, time, lights, gear selection, engine temperature and fuel levels at a glance.

    The MXU 250 is a past winner of ATV Magazine’s People’s Choice Award for Best New Product and is the ATV of choice for thousands of buyers around the world.
    At the heart of this machine is the 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 249cc engine, which delivers strong performance and makes the ride user-friendly for all terrain. The engine also has electric start and recoil back-up for convenience.

    The MXU 250 boasts front double- wishbone suspension and rear multi-link to absorb bumps and obstacles, while front and rear disc brakes provide smooth and reliable braking performance

    And not only is the MXU 250 a robust farming machine, it also comes with the necessary bells and whistles too. The digital instrumentation on the MXU 250 includes speedo, trip meter, a clock, engine temperature level and fuel gauge.The MXU 250 features wide fenders and full floorboards to offer protection from water, mud or sticks, while it is also equipped with a heavy duty front bumper as standard for extra protection.

    Capping off this impressive package is the famous Kymco automatic CVT transmission for the ultimate ease-of-operation.

    Established in 1963, Kymco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of power driven products, and has long been a dominant player in the Australian scooter market. The company manufactured over 570,000 vehicles last year, which means that every 55 seconds, someone somewhere in the world was purchasing a Kymco vehicle. In fact, Kymco has produced over 4.5 million scooters, ATVs and motorcycles in the past decade alone, increasing volume by 36 per cent since 1999.

    And backing up Kymco’s world renowned product quality is the fact it has been awarded ISO 9001 – the world manufacturing quality assurance rating.
    The company has forged strong relationships with the global scooter and motorcycle industry, manufacturing components for other brands such as the G450X enduro engine for BMW.



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    MXU 250
    MXU 300
  • Sydney - Spring Has Sprung - Scooter Run

    We have a huge morning arranged for this year’s Spring Has Sprung Scooter Run.  The ride is September 20 2009, and we will be here at Scooter Central (551 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, Sydney) from 830 am.  The ride area will only be around the beaches, so its open to all capacities of scooters from 50cc.
    As usual, the ride is open to anyone and everyone, so even if you've never done a ride before, come along and give it a try.  Also feel free to bring along a friend as pillion for a fun day.
     
    The ride briefing will be at about 9:15am, but cappuccinos, tea and hot chocolate will be available for all from 830am, along with plenty of chat Im sure.
     
    The format will consist of a team’s event.  Each team of 5 or 6 riders will be given an envelope that will contain a clue as to how to get to the next stop and receive another clue.  There's no need to form a team, as well sort it out on the morning.  At each of the stops each team will be required to collect an item and the next clue.
    This will test the group’s navigation and resourcefulness.
     
    There will be 4 sets of clues, and the last clue will let you know where we will be stopping for lunchtime BBQ.  There is no need to bring anything, as the BBQ and drinks will be supplied by Scooter Central.  Prizes will be awarded for the team that supplies all of the items and arrives at the final venue without cheating too much.
     
    We may also sneak in the first "Annual Intergalactic Slow Race" at the BBQ site.  The slow race is a heap of fun, and the winner will be the rider who can complete the course in the slowest time without putting their feet on the ground.  Prizes will be awarded in different categories, so start practicing riding as slowly as possible about 10-15 metres.
     
    If you'd like to let us know if you can make it by emailing murray@scootercentral.com.au , to help with the catering, that would be great.  Also check our website for any rain information if the weather doesn’t behave itself on the day, www.scootercentral.com.au

  • Vespa Injects more into iconic range!


    Vespa has completed the fuel injection revolution across its entire range of 125cc to 300cc scooters. The LX125, LX 150 and S 125 now share Piaggio’s own sophisticated fuel injection system that optimises engine performance for lower fuel consumption and lower emissions and exceeds Europe’s strict Euro 3 emission rules. Vespa owners will enjoy immediate gratification with smoother operation, easier starting and improved performance.
     
    The classic steel bodied LX range has also received some small but significant styling changes. The cool retro styling of the S 50 and S 125 models released only last year, remains unchanged.
     
    Vespa is introducing the LX125ie and S 125ie models at $5690 MLP and the LX150ie at $5990 MLP.
    (MLP =Manufacturers List Price and does not include registration, statutory charges or dealer charges)
     
    New Features include:

    _ Electronic Fuel Injection
    _ Air cooled Leader Engine with CVT
    _ Improved Performance & Operation
    _ New Seat Styling (LX 125/150)
    _ New Front Fender Crest (LX 125/150)
    _ New Chrome Horn Cover (LX 125/150)
    _ New Chrome Plate Lamp (LX 125/150)
    _ New Vespa Embossed Handgrips
    _ Low Emissions
     
    About Vespa
    Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in "Roman Holiday" were only the first of a long series of international actors and actresses to be seen on the world's most famous scooter. In photo shoots, films and on the set, the Vespa has been a "travel companion" for names like Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress, Geraldine Chaplin, Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Virna Lisi, Milla Jovovich, Marcello Mastroianni, Charlton Heston, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nanni Moretti, Sting, Antonio Banderas, Matt Damon, Gérard Depardieu, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson.

  • Sachs Amici 125

     

    A new entry level classic arrives on Australian shores. $2290 + ORC

    Sachs Bikes Australia

    The new Sachs Amici 125 has arrived in Australia. Sold throughout Europe and Asia as the Daelim Besbi, the Sachs Amici 125 has all the style and quality you may expect of a scooter worth a fair bit more then the $2290 + ORC asking price might suggest.

    We will have a full review of the new Sachs shortly but until then we can report that the Amici goes, stops and handles, all whilst offering amazing value for money. Oh and did I forget to mention it looks the goods also?

    Bubbling with personality the Amici is your friend on the road. An iconic retro design supported by modern features and technology.

    Features include :

    • Powerful 6.6kW 4-stroke engine
    • Sophisticated chrome plated front grill
    • Classic analogue instrumental gauge.
    • Powerful chrome plated halogen headlight.
    • Sleek integrated LED taillight assembly.
    • Exceeds Euro III emission standards


    Save time, money and the planet while having fun and travelling in style. The hardest part will be choosing your colour!

    And what does Amici mean by definition? Amici - Friend (English) [noun] - a person attached to another by feelings of affection.......

    For more information go to www.sachsbikes.com.au


     

    Available in Black, Red, Baby Blue, Pale Pink, White



  • Spring into Vespa Updated


    Vespa Australia

    Spring into Vespa!

    Spring has sprung! And to help celebrate, Vespa has got into the spirit with a saving of up to $1000 on 6 top selling Vespa Models. The current model LX 50, S 50, S 125, LX 125, LX150 and GTS 250 are all reduced to make your Spring a bright and cheerful one.

    • The 60’s styled S 50 is at a very mod $3990** a saving of $400.
    • The LX 50 two stroke wonder, normally priced at $4290** is now just $3990** a saving of $300.
    • For a bit more get up and go, you can commute in style on these two Vespa favourites. The LX 125 is normally $5990**, now just $5690** a saving of $300, and the trendy S 125 (Carby model) is at an amazing $1000 saving.
    • If you are after even more go with your show, how about the LX 125’s big brother the LX 150 at $5990, a saving of $500.

    Still want more?

    • The venerable GTS 250i.e. is the perfect all rounder. Normally $8490 it is now just $7990** a massive saving of $500

    There’s never been a better time to get on an Italian icon! Offer Ends 1/12/2009 or while stocks last.

    Spring into Vespa


    **PRICES quoted are MLP (Manufacturers List Price). MLP is the component to which other components must be added to calculate a single or ride-away price. Components can include but are not necessarily limited to Registration, CTP, Stamp Duty, Dealer Delivery fee, Transport etc.
     
    ENDS:
     
    About Vespa
    Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in "Roman Holiday" were only the first of a long series of international actors and actresses to be seen on the world's most famous scooter. In photo shoots, films and on the set, the Vespa has been a "travel companion" for names like Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress, Geraldine Chaplin, Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Virna Lisi, Milla Jovovich, Marcello Mastroianni, Charlton Heston, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nanni Moretti, Sting, Antonio Banderas, Matt Damon, Gérard Depardieu, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson.

    CLICK HERE TO  "Spring into your nearest Vespa dealer".......

  • Kymco Range Expands

     

    Long awaited Kymco models make it to Australia

    Kymco Australia

    Two new models in the Kymco model range which have been eagerly awaited by the public and dealers alike, have finally arrived in Australia.

    Firstly the Sento 50, a cute retro model with a 4 stroke 50 cc engine

    Features Include

        * Single cylinder 4-stroke with high fuel efficiency
        * Classic European style
        * Two-tone paint scheme and seat
        * Easy access fuel filling
        * Alloy wheels
        * Front disc brake with twin-piston caliper
        * Locking under seat storage
        * Side and centre stand
        * Low seat height
        * Shopping bag hook
        * Clear indicator lenses
        * Electric and kick-starting
        * Pop out pillion foot pegs
        * Pillion grab handle
        * ‘Twist and Go’ fully automatic CVT





    Next the sporty Super 8 125. An amazing sports scooter with a willing 125 cc motor and 14 inch wheels.


        * Single cylinder 4-stroke
        * Super cool sports styling
        * Air cooling
        * Superior 14” alloy wheels for super comfort
        * Modern ‘wave’ front disc brake
        * Twin shocks with adjustable pre-load
        * Separate folding foot pegs
        * Electric and kick-starting
        * Vibrant colours
        * Broad comfortable seat
        * Locking under seat storage
        * Twin Halogen headlights
        * Clear indicator lenses
        * Ergonomic levers and hand grips
        * Fuel gauge
        * LCD clock
        * Shopping bag hook
        * Windscreen
        * ‘Twist and Go’ fully automatic CVT

     

    Now available at your nearest Kymco dealer. See more at www.kymco.com.au

  • New pricing on Gilera Fuoco.... $12,990 + ORC

    Piaggio Australia

    The Piaggio Group in Australia has just announced a temporary drop in the Manufacturers List Price (MLP) of the Gilera Fuoco from $13,990 to the new low of just $12,990.

    The Gilera Fuoco is at the top of the class when it comes to outright performance and handling. Blessed with the twin spark Piaggio Master engine, the Fuoco has an exceptional dynamic ability and of course exclusive looks.

    We recently ran a review on the Fuoco and came away very impressed, see that review Here

    To see more specifications Click Here

    Find your nearest Gilera dealer Click Here


  • The Good Word on Motorcycle Safety - Albenese Release

    Efforts to prevent serious injury and death amongst motorcyclists and scooter riders have taken centre stage at Federal Parliament.

    Today I was joined by motorcycle enthusiasts from across the political spectrum as well as the National Press Gallery - Bradfield MP, Dr Brendan Nelson, Werriwa MP, Chris Hayes, and the Daily Telegraph's Malcolm Farr - to officially launch the Good Gear Guide for Motorcycle and Scooter Riders.

    The publication - an Australian first - provides riders with practical information about the safety gear they should be wearing every time they take to the road, setting out what to look for when shopping, the benefits of protective clothing and the injury risks posed to different parts of a rider's body.

    Every year more than 12,000 riders are hospitalised with serious injuries from both on- and off-road accidents. Many of these injuries could have been prevented or reduced in severity if riders had been wearing the appropriate gear.

    Our message to riders is a simple one: No matter what you ride - from scooter to superbike - good gear is an investment too important to ignore. It can make the difference between a nasty tumble and something far more serious.

    I urge all motorcyclists and scooter riders, especially new riders, to read the Guide and gear up every time they ride.

    A copy of theGood Gear Guide for Motorcycle and Scooter Riders can be downloaded from: www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety.

  • KYMCO ATV LAUNCH A ROARING SUCCESS


    Global motorcycle heavyweight Kymco achieved an ATV market share of 3.2% for August, a
    staggering result for only its third month of official trading in the Australian ATV market.

    According to data just released by industry data specialists ERG, Kymco grew on a pleasing
    July result by grabbing 3.2% of the Australian ATV market during August.

    Despite the bold move to launch its ATV range during one of the most challenging economic
    times in recent history, Kymco Australia & New Zealand has proven the move to be a
    masterstroke with its pleasing August result, only two units (or 0.1%) shy of major competitor
    Kawasaki.

    “While 3.2% market share is a great result for this early stage of our ATV business, make no
    mistake that this is only the tip of the iceberg for Kymco ATVs in Australia,” said Kymco
    Australia & New Zealand Chief Executive, Stuart McLean.

    “This result speaks volumes for our commitment to providing top-shelf product at a great price,
    backed up by strong warranty and a service-focused dealer network.

    “More and more, people are realizing that Kymco ATVs are the real deal – a genuine value
    proposition, backed up by 46 years of top quality engineering from Kymco.”

    “It’s little wonder that a Kymco vehicle is sold every 55 seconds around the globe.”

    This news caps off an exciting period for Kymco, including the launch of the company’s all-new
    motorcycle range last week, and the arrival of two of the most eagerly-awaited scooter releases
    of the year – the Kymco Sento 50 and Kymco Super 8 125.

    “At Kymco, we live by some very strong yet basic principles – unrivalled product quality,
    delivering value for our customers and promoting the legendary Kymco riding experience.
    “To have such a big impact on the ATV market in such a short period of time comes as no
    surprise to us, no surprise to our dealers, and no surprise to our customers – there’s not too
    many companies that can match the pedigree of Kymco.”

    For more information, please visit www.kymco.com.au

  • Honda Announces the CV-Matic--a New Automatic Transmission for Cub-style Scooters

    TOKYO, Japan, September 8, 2009 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has developed a new automatic transmission, the CV-Matic*, which can be used in combination with Cub-style engines. This new fully automatic transmission further enhances the practicality and convenience of the Cub-type models that have won fans worldwide, especially in developing countries. The new system will be available with Cub-style scooters to be released in the ASEAN region starting in 2010.

    The CV-Matic, features a new cooling system developed on the basis of Honda's small-motorcycle automatic transmission technology, which protects the drive belt from the high temperatures it is subjected to. This enhances the durability of the drive belt and allows for the more compact design with a shorter distance between pulleys. Thanks to this advance, the positioning of the engine does not need to be significantly altered, optimizing layout design freedom.

    * Number of patents pending: 14

  • Honda Announces the New Dual Clutch Transmission for Use in Large-displacement Sport Bikes--a World's First

    TOKYO, Japan, September 8, 2009 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has developed the Dual Clutch Transmission*1, the world's first*2 fully automatic motorcycle dual clutch transmission for large-displacement sport bikes. The new transmission provides riders sporty riding enjoyment with easy operation, while its superior transmission efficiency delivers fuel economy equal to or better than a conventional manual transmission. A new VFR large-displacement sport bike equipped with the new transmission will be released in Europe and North America in 2010, with sales to commence in Japan at a later date.

    This world's first motorcycle dual clutch transmission features a light, compact design that allows it to be combined with existing engines without substantial layout modification. Further, the new transmission delivers the precise acceleration control riders require thanks to electronic control technology that helps ensure smooth, seamless gear changes. In order to respond to rider demands in a broad range of situations, the transmission is equipped with three operating modes, two full-auto modes (D-mode for regular operation and S-mode for sporty riding); and a 6-speed manual mode, which delivers the same shift feel as a manual transmission. Honda intends to gradually expand the deployment of the new transmission to more and more of its large-displacement motorcycles, particularly sports models destined for use in developed countries.

    Honda will continue to deliver motorcycles that match the needs of society and users' lifestyles, spreading the joy of riding and mobility.
    *1 Patents pending: 100
    *2 According to Honda survey

    [ Key Features ]
    The new transmission features a dual clutch transmission configuration in which independent clutches are employed for the odd gears (1st, 3rd, 5th) and the even gears (2nd, 4th, 6th), respectively.

    The two clutches operate alternately to effect gear changes.

    For example, when changing from 1st to 2nd gear, the computer detects the up-shift and engages 2nd gear, then releases the 1st-gear clutch while engaging the 2nd-gear clutch to achieve a seamless gear change.

    While some dual-clutch transmissions tend to be bulky, the new system employs original technologies such as dual input shafts, exclusive in-line clutch design, and concentration of hydraulic circuitry beneath the engine cover to achieve a compact design.

    Compactness and lightness is further enhanced through the use of a simple shift mechanism design based on that of a conventional motorcycle shift drum. Optimized shift scheduling achieves fuel economy equal to or better than that of a fully manual transmission, enabling Dual Clutch Transmission to deliver both sporty riding and environmental performance combined.

    View images of the Dual Clutch Transmission

  • HART NSW To Celebrate 10 Years With Massive Open Day

    Honda Australia Roadcraft Training (HART) is celebrating a highly successful 10 years of operation within the local St Ives, NSW community by inviting the public to come along to an open day on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 4 pm.

    For the past decade, HART has been delivering low-risk, hazard perception based training to thousands of drivers, riders and school students.

    Everyone participating in the event activities will go into the draw to win prizes provided by the major sponsors including free driver and rider training courses, Teknic jacket and gloves from Sydney City Motorcycles, a pair of Draggin Jeans and other Draggin products, Wiley X sunglasses products, a set of Michelin tyres from Wayne Gardner Enterprises to the value of $500, and more!

    Highlights of the day include free "Try It" sessions for beginners and experienced Riders, as well as free demo rides of the Honda road fleet, Riding Simulator sessions conducted by senior HART instructors, protective clothing available for purchase at discounted prices, rider and driver activities, and demonstrations from a number of road safety experts.

    Anyone who books and pays on the day for a Post Learner, Handling Dynamics or Advanced rider training courses will receive $50 off.

    Further highlights include a sausage sizzle by local scouts, jumping castle for the kids and exhibits by NSW Police, NSW Fire brigades, NSW Ambulance and NRMA.

    HART has long been considered a preeminent provider of rider and driver training in New South Wales, and boasts a two kilometre closed road circuit allowing for both novices and experienced riders and drivers to obtain realistic road speeds in a controlled situation. This combined with both dedicated on and off road training ranges makes it a unique training facility in NSW.

    In addition to pre learner, pre licence, intermediate, advanced and off road riding courses, HART St Ives also offers a range of driver based training courses for learner drivers, managing personal risk for any aged drivers and defensive driving for corporate and fleets. ATV and introductory 4WD training can also be provided both on and off site

    "We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of operation in NSW," said HART National Manager Mark Collins.

    "This is one of the best rider/driver training complexes in Australia with a road circuit, training ranges and low speed manoeuvring areas. We aim to fully utilise these areas by delivering industry leading courses."

    The Open Day will take place at 451 Mona Vale Road, opposite the St Ives Showgrounds, from 9 a.m., with formal proceedings taking place at 11 a.m. Further enquiries, please phone 02 9144 5725.

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