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Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth

1956 Honda SA250 Dream 1 - Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth
1956 Honda SA250 Dream 1

One of the oldest four-stroke Hondas in Australia, a 1956 Honda SA250 Dream (like the one pictured above), will be at the 39th annual Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club National Rally in Tamworth in March 2017.

It will be among a host of iconic Japanese motorcycles from the ’60 to ‘80s on show at the rally. Other interesting bikes include an Isle of Man TT Honda NC400 race bike and an Honda RC30.

Win fuel vouchers

Those who book in for the rally before Christmas could find it easier getting to Tamworth with two early bird prizes of $100 fuel vouchers up for grabs.Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth

The rally will be held from March 3-5, 2017, and you can enter on the VJMC Australia webpage

Entries close on February 3, but if you get in quick you could win one of those vouchers. The rally registrar says riders can “send bike details later if it’s still a work in progress”.Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth

The rally will be centred at the eastern end of Peel Street, Tamworth, at the Paradise Tourist Park and in the grounds of the Country Music Association Museum.

Highlights will include a welcome barbecue at Paradise Tourist Park, leisurely Saturday and Sunday rides around the town, a public display and award judging on the Saturday and a Rally Presentation Dinner at West Tamworth Leagues Club’s Blazes Auditorium.Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth

  1. Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki will launch KX250 and KX100 motocross motorcycles in the country on Sunday. Both KX250 and KX100 are track only motorcycle and cannot be registered for plying on public roads. The motorcycles come with no headlights, turn indicators, licence plates in order to shed weight for motocross. KX250 is powered by a four-stroke, single cylinder, water-cooled, 249cc engine mated to a five-speed transmission. The KX250 comes with single semi-floating 270mm braking petal disc with a dual-piston caliper at the front and single 240 mm braking petal disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear. The motorcycle that weighs just 105 kg is expected to be priced at Rs. 5 lakh.

  2. Because I’m a picky grumpy old bastard. 🙂

    3rd pic down, a glorious T20 super six, right down to the ridiculous left hand kick starter.
    What a blast down memory lane.

    But alias, not the original 1966 model. T20 super six’s the speedo/ tacho was built into the headlight bucket. Close had me there for a second but no cigar sorry.

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