Troy Bayliss Classic 2015 Stunt MotorcyclistsThe 2015 Troy Bayliss Classic is set for Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Taree Motorcycle Track. And this year’s show will feature two of Australia’s leading stunt motorcyclists – Matt Mingay and Jack Field.
Mingay, the streebike rider who is renowned for his stunt work in movies such as Mission Impossible, will light up the track on-board his Harley Davidson 1200 Nightster and get airborne in the all-new Hot Wheels Jump Truck.Anyone who purchases a ticket online before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, will go into the draw to win a ride in the Hot Wheels Jump Truck alongside Mingay at the event.“I am really excited to be kicking the new year off with the brand new Hot Wheels Jump Truck at an event which feature some of the motorcycle racers I looked up to as a kid.” Mingay said.“This jump truck is the first of its kind in Australia and only made its debut in December. It is sure to be a big hit with the kids when it launches 40 metres off the ramp. It really is my very own, life sized Hot Wheels toy.”It will be a particularly busy event for Jack Field who will juggle racing commitments and a series of freestyle trials shows. Field is competing in the All-Stars class of the Troy Bayliss Classic for the first time.“I am really looking forward to stepping out of my confort zone this weekend,” Field said. “I can’t wait to be on the flat track bike and throwing it sideways with a whole lot of insanely talented riders in the All-Stars class.“In between races I will be back on the trials bike putting on freestyle shows throughout the day.”During the main event of the Troy Bayliss Classic – the flat track race – Bayliss will be joined on the track by leading international competitors Jared Mees, Sammy Halbert and Henry Wiles.Tickets to the 2015 Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic presented by InsureMyRide & Garden Master are on sale now via www.troybaylissevents.com.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.