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Title: 2017 Throttle Roll Street Party

Author: Myanna Wedes

The 2017 Throttle Roll Street Party was a bundle of fun featuring custom made motorcycles, live bands, food trucks, alcohol and a competition that kept bike enthusiasts very happy. 2017 was the events fifth year and continued to be a roaring success. The custom culture celebration took place on Railway Parade in Marrickville, Sydney as planes flew over the venue to and from Sydney Airport. The bikes were loud and the customisation excellent in so many unique ways. We had Café Racers, Triumphs, Ducati’s, Yamaha’s, Honda’s, KTM’s and more. The streets surrounding Marrickville were full of parked bikes and people showcasing their pride and joy around the local community.

The Throttle Ride started with a select number of riders riding south towards the National Park and then eventually making their entry at Railway Parade in the city of Sydney. It was incredible to see so many different cultures coming together for the event and showcasing their passions around two wheels. Harley-Davidson brought their brand new Street 750 to the event along with Ducati’s colourful display of Scrambler’s for everyone to enjoy admiring and even consider purchasing with their own style. The Scrambler’s start at the very basic set up and then you go all out with the beast roaring loudly in the distance. In addition, Sol Invictus featured some creative machines for the crowd to feast their eyes on and there were even 2 stroke Yamaha’s that made people smile from ear to ear. We all love the 2 strokes! The journey throughout various manufacturers made an impact and it is really nice to see the community embracing all sorts of two wheels from multiple eras and countries.

The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride (DGR) made an appearance as well, which was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper on a classic bike wearing his finest of suits. The entire philosophy around this concept is to combat the negative stereotypes of men on motorcycles, mental health awareness and connecting motorcycle communities to each other. The DGR aims to “raise funds for research into prostate cancer and mental health programs as part of our mission to support men’s health globally. These funds are invested by our partners The Movember Foundation, the world’s largest men’s health organisation.” Everyone that takes part rides with a purpose and it is the same for the Throttle Roll Street Party: to have fun and enjoy bikes! Overall, the bikes have souls and with the human way of life, it is a match made in heaven. The Throttle Roll Street Party will be back in 2018! We look forward to attending the event and gaining even more insight in to the classic and modern movements of two wheels!

Credit: Deborah Wedes and Myanna Wedes

Credit: Deborah Wedes and Myanna Wedes

Credit: Deborah Wedes and Myanna Wedes

Credit: Deborah Wedes and Myanna Wedes

Credit: Deborah Wedes and Myanna Wedes

Credit: Deborah Wedes and Myanna Wedes

Credit: Deborah Wedes and Myanna Wedes

About The Author

Myanna Wedes

Myanna has an incredible grasp and knowledge of the sport in detail and continues to secure lead stories every week. She is in constant contact with team and rider media management. She is an admitted lawyer with two degrees and is currently writing a biography on Alan Jones MBE 1980 F1 World Champion. She is a fond lover of two wheel motorsport, predominantly MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.