Dirt Bike Demo days continued on its promise to deliver the latest Enduro bikes from all the manufacturers to test the bikes back to back on the same day. On a sunny autumn day in Stroud, NSW over 330 test rides were conducted by those riders lucky enough to enter what was a memorable day of riding on a professional track.
A 12 minute loop incorporating open and tight trail, bush, and open flowing grass track was awaiting the punters so they could test and compare the very latest 2016 enduro motorcycles. The latest enduro weapons from KTM, Yamaha, Husqvarna and Sherco were all ready for the challenge.
Stroud is situated about one hours drive north of Newcastle on the mid north coast hinterland of NSW. Local Dealers included KTM Cessnock led by the pair of Phil Lovett and Phil Sergeant and Newcastle KTM lead by Myles Bowen. Yamaha was represented by Chris Watson of Cessnock and Graeme Boyd’s Yamaha of Newcastle. Husqvarna was represented by Chris Watson also, and Sherco was represented by Triple R Motorcycles, Auto Moto Garage and Pro cycles.
Gary Adams, Ruth and Ellen from Monza Imports were on hand to give riders the chance to test ride a pod knee brace and Atlas neck brace, together with tech talk on Repsol Oil, Dunlop Tyres and Oakley goggles, so you can talk to the staff about fitment, size and riding positions. Force accessories had all their latest alloy protection equipment on display with technical staff to talk about their products. There were heaps of giveaway prizes including Dunlop tyres, Oakley goggles, Repsol oil packs and Force accessories.
Mountain shade canopy’s had a display up on the day and one lucky man Scott Ratley, took home a 3 x 3 Mountain shade canopy, simply by entering the day.
And to add even more excitement to the day there was a tyre changing competition to establish the quickest tyre changing enduro rider on the mid coast. This was won by Myles Bowen in the industry class and Gordon Kerr in the riders class.
Dave Robbins from Dirt Bike Demo days added, “The Dirt Bike Demo Days in Stroud has been a huge benefit to the riders to make a valued judgement of each potential bike purchase. Dealers are reporting good follow up and sales. Pod MX and Atlas have been able to focus on addressing the riders feedback from trying out their products. Our next demo days will coincide with the release of the 2017 enduro bikes in Qld, NSW and Vic.”
Graeme Boyd dealer principle of Newcastle Yamaha and Dane Andrews from Yamaha Australia
Yamaha and Husqvarna bikes line up