News 20 Nov 2013

This year’s Sydney Motorcycle Show the most successful in near a decade

Last weekend's 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show was the biggest motorcycle show in Australia in almost a decade.

The Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show was a great success in 2013.

The Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show was a great success in 2013.

Last weekend’s 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show was the biggest motorcycle show in Australia in almost a decade.

Over the course of the Show’s three days, over 28,000 enthusiasts – the largest crowd for any Sydney or Melbourne motorcycle show since 2004 – enjoyed everything the show had to offer including the latest motorcycles and scooters from leading manufacturers.

BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Honda, Piaggio, Suzuki and Triumph all utilised the Show to unveil their newest models to the Australian media and public, with Aprilia, Harley-Davidson, Victory and Yamaha also exhibiting their latest offerings, among others.

“Wow, what a fantastic showing for the 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show,” said Paul Mathers, event director, Exhibition and Trade Fairs. “The crowds began on Friday morning and we had to usher people out on Sunday evening, not even Sydney’s inclement weather would keep them away.

“This year we implemented a few new exhibits and features, which proved extremely popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.”

“The inaugural Walk of Fame, a collection of historic and milestone bikes along the Grand Promenade, created a great talking point for visitors and really gave our show a point of difference and we will definitely be bringing it to Melbourne in 2014.”

A record 140 exhibitors displayed their latest and greatest wares showcasing everything from motorcycles and scooters through to collectibles as well as accessories, products, services, travel destinations and much more – making it a one-stop-shop for all motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts.

“We would like to make a special note of thanks to our sponsors, without which the show wouldn’t have been possible, namely QBE Insurance our naming rights partner, as well as the Isuzu UTE D-Max which was our official vehicle sponsor,” Mathers added.

Motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to get their show fix next year with the Australian Motorcycle Expo to be held in Melbourne on 21-23 November 2014 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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