supers dates

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Biggus La Great., Dec 25, 2005.

  1. The following changes were made to the 2006 calendar of the Superbike
    & Supersport World Championships. The round scheduled in Valencia ,
    Spain, will take place on April 23 (instead of 30). The round
    scheduled in Monza , Italy, will be held on May 7 (instead of 14). The
    rounds in Brands Hatch and Imola are confirmed. For its last round,
    the Championship will return to South Africa on October 22 (circuit to
    be announced). A Superstock 1000 FIM Cup round will take place at each
    round in Europe.

    February 25 - Qatar (No Superstock)

    March 5 - Phillip Island (No Superstock)

    April 23 - Valencia

    May 7 - Monza

    May 28 - Silverstone

    June 25 - Misano

    July 23 - Brno

    August 6 - Brands Hatch

    September 3 - Assen

    September 10 - Eurospeedway Lausitzring

    October 1 - Imola

    October 8 - Magny Cours

    October 22 - South Africa (No Superstock)
    Biggus La Great., Dec 25, 2005
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  2. Biggus La Great.

    Krazykol Guest

    The missus and I are thinking of going to England at the end of May (for our
    anniversary) and would like to hire a bike each for a couple weeks. Since it
    would be convenient we would like to go to Silverstone. Has anyone done
    something similar? Would love to hear of anything we should be aware of from
    someone who has made the trek. We are looking at riding mostly around
    Britain with a two day / overnight stay in Paris. Other than that the plan
    was to stay out of the cities as much as possible tour the country side and
    stay in pubs at night.

    Any useful advice is much appreciated.

    ZZR 600
    Krazykol, Dec 27, 2005
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  3. Biggus La Great.

    Jules Guest

    The missus and I are thinking of going to England at the end of May (for our
    Did a similar thing about a year and a half ago. Some random thoughts:

    Going to a SBK race in the UK is reccomended. They love that stuff
    there ;-) I went to Brands Hatch SBK and it was the best bike race I've
    been to. Even better than Valencia MotoGP a couple of months ago!

    Try to avoid riding too much in Britian; it rains a helluva lot and
    there is a lot of traffic. Everywhere.

    Same goes for Europe in summer, too. Heaps of traffic all over the
    place. There's not really much in the way of "country towns" as we know
    them; Europe is all small cities which big cities being the exception.
    The upshot of this is, of course, that the roads between them are small
    and busy.

    Which brings up the other point, in summer especially, book your
    accomodation ahead. The place is always packed with tourists, France

    All told, next time I want to ride bikes in Europe, I will hire one in
    the (Swiss, Austrian, Italian) alps and tour only the alps. And I'll do
    it in Spring rather than summer. The rest of Europe is not really worth
    riding through, IMO.

    Jules, Dec 27, 2005
  4. Biggus La Great.

    Bill_h Guest

    Keep an eye for the English BIKE magazine, they regularly recommend
    less travelled roads, and occasionally put out compendiums of their
    recommended rides. As a bonus I found English drivers to be more
    motorcycle aware and friendly than Australian drivers. Lane splitting
    seems to be the norm and car drivers usually gave room. There are lots
    of good B roads to be found, and I found it easy enough to keep away
    from the motorways. For accommodation I found youth hostels to be good

    Other than that, BASTARD!

    Cheers, and have a good ride,

    Bill_h, Dec 27, 2005
  5. Check out the hire bike prices then go raise a mortgage. They are
    bloody expensive. Better to stay longer and take your own bike. Do the
    Superbike round at Silverstone and you absolutely must go to the Isle
    of Man TT races at the beginning of June and you could also fit in the
    Dutch TT on the last Saturday in June.

    Then there's the North West 200 in Northern Ireland on Sat 13 May -
    180,000 spectators every year - it's sensational racing!

    Lets face it once you've paid your airfares you may as well stay
    longer and get your moneys worth.

    Anyone here know someone who ships container loads of Australian owned
    bikes to the UK at the end of March to arrive early May??? ;-}}

    Kind regards
    Dave Milligan
    Dave Milligan, Dec 27, 2005
  6. Biggus La Great.

    krazykol Guest

    Had considered going to Isle of Man. Really though the trip is more for site
    seeing (wife's family estate and the like) more than to catch the races.
    Unfortunately I think dumping the children on the rellies for more than 2
    weeks might be pushing it just a little, so staying longer wont be possible.
    If we were going longer I would definitely consider taking our bikes as no
    one seems to hire ZZR's (although it could be a good chance to sample the ER
    6 F) The missus would feel more comfortable on something she already knows.

    Thanks anyway Dave.

    ZZR 600
    krazykol, Dec 28, 2005
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    OK, so check out

    and that was from a simple Google search.

    The time you are there will dictate availability. If you're there
    during the IoM TT then most of the rental outfits will be booked out.

    Still think a hire bike over 2 weeks is going to give you an expensive
    fright. Try borrowing something as some of the regulars here have done
    in the past.....or even doing a buy back deal with a dealer, although
    I don't know any I would recommend.

    Good luck.

    Kind regards
    Dave Milligan
    Dave Milligan, Dec 28, 2005
  8. Biggus La Great.

    krazykol Guest

    Had already done the search and seen all of them. Was considering a couple
    of Deauvilles from admo at $700 a week each, it is not cheap but I can't
    imagine transporting our two bikes from here (Central Queensland) to be in
    that ball park surely? Or is it? These are the sort of questions I am
    looking for answers to. Thanks.

    ZZR 600
    krazykol, Dec 29, 2005
  9. Wow, that is cheap for the UK. I'd grab that deal because I can't
    match it.

    Grab it while they still have availability.
    There's no way I could get two bikes there and back for less than

    Kind regards
    Dave Milligan
    Dave Milligan, Dec 30, 2005
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