News 5 Oct 2017

Maddison to ride on Sydney Harbour at Sydney Motorcycle Show

FMX legend to make first public appearance on unique waterbike.

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Australian FMX legend and renowned stuntman Robbie Maddison will ride his modified KTM on water at Cockle Bay in Sydney’s Harbour on 24-26 November in conjunction with the Sydney Motorcycle Show, which is slated to hosted at the Sydney International Convention Centre.

Maddison’s appearance will mark the first time anywhere in the world the public is invited to watch him ride the motorcycle on water, with demonstrations set to take place on the Darling Harbour at midday on Saturday and Sunday November.

“I am pretty excited to be coming to the Sydney Motorcycle Show and riding the waterbike in the heart of Sydney at Cockle Bay,” Maddison commented. “This will be my first ever fully publicised waterbike ride and I hope everyone comes down to check it out.

“We will be creating a full-blown flat track style layout on the water in Cockle Bay with viewing for spectators from all sides of Darling Harbour which will be incredible. I remember going to the exact location years ago for the Red Bull City X and it was huge, hopefully, we can replicate that.”

The New South Wales-native made global headlines in 2015 when he rode the waterbike on a wave near Teahupoo in Tahiti, adding to his list of crazy displays that include the Corinth Canal jump, Arc de Triomphe jump, and a backflip over the Tower Bridge in London.

Showcasing the latest motorcycles, scooters, ATV’S, side-by-sides and much more the 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show will give visitors the opportunity to engage with industry experts, test ride a range of both adults and children’s motorcycles as well as be entertained by a full program of demonstrations, stunts, and special features.