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2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show takes shape

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15,000 square metres of exhibition space is transforming into a motorcycling mecca with new model motorcycles, accessories and services moving into the International Convention Centre Sydney, for this weekends 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show presented by Shannons Insurance.

The show will open to the public at 10.00am on Friday 24 November with consumers invited to join the 'Media Walk' and be amongst the first in Australia to view new 2018 model motorcycles.

The final features of the Sydney Motorcycle Show have also been confirmed. Twenty unique framed images by two of Australia‰Ûªs leading action sports photographers Jeff Crow and Greg Smith will complete the 'art showcase'. The images portray key moments in motorcycle racing and can be viewed as part of the display that also includes works by fine pen artist Kris Hartas and elite custom painted helmets by Mark Brown.

For those with no previous experience with a motorcycle, Harley-Davidson will have its unique JUMPSTART Rider Experience available to try. Combining a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed support stands visitors will get the experience of riding a Harley-Davidson without the fear of tipping over.

Troy Bayliss Events Managing Director Mark Petersen said the 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show is an event not to be missed.

"We have been building the show over the past three days and have today and tonight to complete what can only be described as one of the best looking exhibitions Sydney has ever seen," Petersen said. "With over 120 exhibitors showcasing the latest bikes, scooters, ATV's, UTV's, Trikes and PWC's along with hundreds of related products and services this show is not to be missed."

Visitors to the show also have daily opportunities to take home copies of Moto GP 2017 PS4 and Xbox games signed by Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa, and Marc Marquez.

Through a first-time, cloak-room promotion the Sydney Motorcycle Show will raise money for 'Raising Ryan'. The 'Raising Ryan' fundraising initiative aims to provide intensive physio, occupational and hydrotherapy for young Cerebral Palsy warrior Ryan White.

Visitors are encouraged to pay a $2 fee to use the cloak-room which will give them an automatic entry to win an autographed jersey from either three-time Superbike World Champion Troy Bayliss or three-time Speedway World Champion Jason Crump. For more chances to win additional tickets can be purchased at the cloak-room for $2 each.

For those wanting to avoid the ticket queues, purchasing entry tickets online will put you automatically into the draw to win a one-off jersey worn by Robbie Maddison over the weekend.

In addition to the 15,000sqm of exhibition space, three live entertainment zones will be created providing all-day entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

The ‰Û÷Indoor Action Arena‰Ûª presented by Bikesales.com.au will feature freestyle motocross demonstrations by Australia's leading FMX team Showtime FMX. On the ground level, renowned street bike factory stunt rider Dave McKenna along with an exciting demonstration from Jack Field on the KTM electric freeride bike providing three shows daily.

The 5000sqm outdoor event deck will host Yamaha test rides with scooters and a full mini bike range and Oset electric bikes will have a range of bikes for children to adults to try out.

Young Henry's will present an outdoor bar and cafe including a relaxed chill zone which will feature music and a super screen playing motorcycle related footage during the event.

Robbie Maddison‰Ûªs waterbike demonstrations on Cockle Bay complete the full program of entertainment.

Special Guests will appear on various stands along with the Shannons Stage over the weekend including Dakar Champion Toby Price who will join Robbie Maddison at 1:30 pm on Saturday 25 November on the KTM stand to meet and greet fans.

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