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Tex and Bundy charity motorcycle riding couple

Life just got even more adventurous for the world’s fastest dog.

Tex O’Grady and his dog Bundy are well known in the motorcycling community for their charity work, while Bundy holds the world record for having done 283km/h at Eastern Creek.

The charitable duo is now heading for more adventurous terrain after the John Sample Group appointed them as Moto Guzzi ambassadors and handed over the keys to a Stelvio NTX.

“I decided that it was time to park my road bike and look at a new adventure bike that would suit the T&B team,” says Tex.

“We needed comfort, a long range fuel tank, large storage and load carrying capacity, simplicity, reliability, handling and a shaft drive. It also had to be a bike that stirred the soul and that would be a good talking point at the event we attend.’’

He says the choice of a Stelvio was a “no brainer”.

JSA general manager Kris Matich says Tex covers more than 80,000km a year raising more than $500,000 annually for a variety of charities and his travels will be documented on their website.

While Bundy is the world’s fastest canine, Tex is no slouch, either, having won two BEARs Road Racing National titles.

He also holds the Around Australia Motorcycle Endurance Record for covering 15,500km in eight days, 23 hours and 57 minutes in 1978.

Tex was inducted into the Australian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2006 and has devoted his life to charity.

Bundy is also a qualified assistance dog, visiting sick kids and adults throughout Australian hospitals, hospices and homes for the elderly.

Matich says the “very extensive kilometres that” Tex and Bundy travel each year will demonstrate the capabilities and reliability of the Stelvio NTX.

They are Official Champions of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and are the Official Ambassadors for Project Kids Safe.

They visit schools and attend events throughout Australia to promote the KidSafe message and bring awareness to a number of other charitable causes through their travels.

Other charities they support include: ZAIDEE Foundation Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness, Lifeline, Black Dog Institute, Breast Cancer (Pink Ribbon Ride), Leukaemia Foundation, Children’s Hospitals and CanTeen.

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