A GAMBLE by organisers to stretch the York Motorcycle Festival out to a two-day format for 2018 appears to have paid off, with event-starved motorcycle enthusiasts turning out on both days this weekend to enjoy a visual feast of static and performance-based moto-entertainment.
While many headed up to Mount Brown for Saturday’s inaugural hill climb (see separate story here), others were content to ogle the show-and-shine in the York Town Hall and soak up the bike-lined Avon Terrace vibe.
With 2017 having delivered no Albany Classic weekend, no Retro on the Roof, no Perth Motorcycle and Scooter Show and not a single bike race at Barbagallo Raceway, Perth motorcyclists were all too willing to make the hour-and-a-bit blast out Great Eastern or Brookton highway for the Avon Valley to get a healthy dose of visual biking pleasure.
Some rode or drove in Saturday and stayed overnight, either camped on the town oval or booking into more salubrious digs in and around York, while others treated the town as a distant city suburb and a long commute.
We loaded up a BMW K1300R with our camera kit, strapped our tripod across the seat, and blasted up Great Eastern and Great Southern highways. As always, we made a bee-line for the show and shine.