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  • 2010 Melbourne Show

    2010 Melbourne Show

    Australian Motorcycle Expo Melbourne marks a decade of two-wheel events.

    Fluid PR




    This month's Australian Motorcycle Expo Melbourne marks a milestone 10 years since the first event was opened to the public back in 2001.

    Housed in the Royal Exhibition Building, it provided a chance for the motorcycle industry to showcase new models and products to enthusiasts who had never before had a standalone two-wheel expo to attend.

    In 2010 the event's original purpose hasn't changed, but its size has, with floor space now doubled to accommodate over 120 exhibitors including all of the major bike brands.

    Focus has also been placed on entertaining and informing, making the event one the whole family can enjoy.

    Event Manager Mark Petersen said the Australian Motorcycle Expo's success is a testament to the passion of those involved in the industry.

    "It was a huge thrill to open the doors to the Royal Exhibition Building back in 2001 but within a few years the show had well and truly outgrown the 7,500sqm floor space," said Petersen.

    "This year's event will cover over 15,000sqm of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with more bikes on display than at a motor show.

    "The quality and variety offered grows with each event, and exhibitors have been proactive in their reaction to tougher economic conditions in past years."

    Petersen also reflected on the changes that have taken place over the past decade.

    "In ten years bike sales have soared and the bikes themselves have gotten faster and more powerful, and concepts and prototypes that were once only a sketch are now pulling up next to us at the traffic lights.

    "Scooters are now mainstream, retro styling is back and it's not uncommon for bikes to have an extra wheel or two.

    "The focus on economy and environmental efficiency has led to the creation of cleaner, greener machines and electric motorcycles have made it to the production line and shown they are here to stay.

    "The Australian Motorcycle Expo itself has hosted a raft of guests including many world champions, and staged events including the country's first EnduroCross meet, Supercross Skins, FMX Pro Tours plus mini moto, trials and street bike stunts.

    "We've even had a Miss Universe emerge from our promo team!"

    This year's event runs from November 26-28 and organisers are anticipating large crowd numbers as Victorians travel across the state to attend the first event in Melbourne since 2008.

    Adults: $18
    Concession: $13
    Children (5-15 years): $13. Under 5 FREE.
    Family (2 adults, 2 children): $46

    Visit www.motorcycleshow.com.au to pre-purchase tickets online and for further event information and news.

  • PGO Ligero

     

    Think of cool and double it. These colour schemes rock.

    Motorsport Importers



    In the sea of scooters currently sold on the Australian market, it can sometimes be difficult standing out from the crowd. Not with these puppies!

    PGO have introduced two new colour schemes which look very cool indeed. The Ligero has been transformed into a retro masterpiece. The use of racing stripes, numbers and solid colours all coming together, the results speak for themselves.

    The Ligero will sport two new colour schemes in both 50 and 150 cc capacities. The 50 cc 2 stroke version hitting dealers at the end of November whilst the 150 cc version arriving and available from January 2011.

    Both capacities will be available in the red and black schemes. So what will it be, Red or Black?

    Prices remain unchanged $1990 + ORC for the 50 and $3290 + ORC for the 150. The Ligero remains a tried and trusted product, performance and reliability both top of class.

    See more and find a local dealer @ www.motorsportimporters.com.au

     

     

  • Zero Motorcycles

    Today Zero Motorcycles Australia announce the Australian release of the Zero S and DS electric motorcycles. The Zero S and DS motorcycles are the first 100% electric 'street legal' motorcycles ever available on the Australian Market and are on sale now.

    Zero S - Street
    Instant torque and power from a standstill, plus smooth acceleration as you race out of turns all without ever needing to stop at a petrol station. Developed to aggressively take on urban environments and encourage the occasional detour, the Zero S electric motorcycle integrates revolutionary technology with innovative motorcycle design. Built from the ground up using Zero Motorcycles' proprietary Z-Force power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame, the Zero S features an industry leading power-to-weight ratio that increases its range and maneuverability. At 122kg, the Zero S has a range of up to 80 Kilometers and a GPS verified top speed of 110 KPH. The Zero S is designed for optimal performance off the line, in sharp turns and while navigating obstacles. Instant acceleration and lightweight design enable the Zero S to take on any city street, hill or obstacle, combining exhilaration with efficiency.

    Zero DS - Dual Sport
    The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world's most versatile electric motorcycle. Created to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street, the Zero DS represents a new kind of freedom. Tough when you demand it and distinguished when required, the Zero DS has an edgy, yet sophisticated appearance highlighted by an eye catching twin spar frame that is both rigid and lightweight. Powered by the most advanced drive train in the industry, the Zero DS is a fully electric motorcycle that can handle any surface you can throw at it. Navigating obstacles and maintaining control is assured using a specially developed suspension system and a rugged wheel set. During technical maneuvers an optimized direct drive gear system delivers astonishing responsiveness with the twist of your wrist.

    Zero Motorcycles are available in Australia through the growing Zero Motorcycles Australia Dealer Network.

    For further information or to locate your nearest dealer contact Zero Motorcycles Australia on (03) 9874 2504 or visit www.zeromotorcycles.com.au


     

  • Vespa Value

     

    New prices on the entire Vespa range announced. It's ‘Vespa Value’ time.

    Piaggio Australia

    GTS 300 i.e. For the first time take $500 off



    Vespa has just announced the following savings on the majority of its classically styled scooters, which represents amazing ‘Vespa Value’.
     
    Prices are effective from 1st November 2010.
     
    S125ie & GTV250ie are run-out models and only available whilst stocks last.

    • S50 = Save $300!
    • LX50 = Save $300!
    • S125ie = $5990 Ride away (Save $700), Plus a free Lavazza Coffee Machine! (Only whilst stocks last)
    • LX125ie = Save $500!
    • LX150ie = Save $500!
    • GTS250ie = Save $1000!
    • GTV250ie = Save $1000, Plus a free Lavazza Coffee Machine! (Only whilst stocks last)
    • GTS300 Super = Save $500!

     
    Go to www.vespa.com.au for details.
     
     
    About Vespa:

    There is only one Vespa and it remains the iconic scooter brand with its unique metal-bodied design. Nestled in the Tuscan countryside between Florence and Pisa, the first Vespa was invented in 1946 by the Piaggio Company, and helped liberate a war-torn Italy.

     

    Posted Nov 01 2010, 03:21 PM by allen with no comments
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