News 23 Aug 2012

Husqvarna Racing factory bikes stolen on the Gold Coast

Three Husqvarna Racing off-road motorcycles were stolen from the team transporter parked at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast between the hours of 12.00am and 4.30am yesterday.

Three of Husqvarna Racing's factory bikes were stolen yesterday.

Three Husqvarna Racing off-road motorcycles were stolen from the team transporter parked at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast between the hours of 12.00am and 4.30am yesterday.

The Husqvarna Racing Team, run by Gold Coast-based Importer Paul Feeney Group competes in off-road enduro racing at a national level.

The team was packed to travel to South Australia to compete in the final two rounds of the Australian Off-Road Championship.

Husqvarna Racing factory rider Glenn Kearney is currently placed third in the E2 championship and has a strong chance of challenging for the championship win over the weekend.

These bikes are factory built highly modified race bikes and are basically irreplaceable. The team is going to huge lengths in order to build new bikes in an effort to still give the riders the machines they need to compete at the top level.

Any assistance to spread the word about this incident and hopefully leading to the recovery of the bikes is greatly appreciated.

Two of the bikes ( #5 and # 52) are pictured in front of the race team van and trailer that were broken into.

Specific Details:
Brand: Husqvarna
Frame #: ZKHA300AACV050337
Engine #: A3AC50141
Brief Description: Race #5, bike is red and white in colour, black rims, carbon fibre engine guard, Akrapovic brand exhaust system, clear plastic long range fuel tank. Black painted frame and sponsor logos on plastic panels.

Brand: Husqvarna
Frame #: ZKHA300AACV050418
Engine #: A3AC50592
Brief Description: Race #52, red and white in colour and very similar to above with exception that it has a standard size black fuel tank fitted.

Brand: Husqvarna
Frame #: ZKHA301AACV000197
Engine #: A31AC00496
Brief Description: Race #27, bike is red and white in colour, Black painted frame, alloy engine guard, two-colour red and black ribbed seat and sponsor logos on plastic panels.

Stolen from: 16 Lavarack Road, Mermaid Beach

How: The race team Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van and fully enclosed trailer were both broken into to take the bikes and various other equipment.

Approx time: Between 12.00am and 4.30am.

Other equipment stolen: 2 x Laptops, 1 x Husqvarna branded off-road helmet, 1 x standard black fuel tank, various other items and tools.

Who to contact: Paul Feeney Group on 07 55 083 005 or e-mail [email protected]

Reward: A reward is on offer for information leading to the successful recovery of these motorcycles.

Note: Bikes now have the same race numbers but are white numbers on red background not the yellow on green background pictured in this image and other attachments.

These bikes are factory built highly modified race bikes and are basically irreplaceable.

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