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    Bike Transport Sydney round Trip to PI.

    Has anyone got any recommendations on transport hire (ute or van).

    Need to drive two or three bikes down to Phillip Island for a week at the end of April.

    Round trip from Sydney.
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    If you going to track regularly a trailer wouldn't be a bad investment


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    If you need to do three bikes for a track day a ute is out. You'll only get two road bikes in the tray side by side. If you only have two bikes though, this is a decent option. Stick with a falcon or commodore as they have much lower deck heights than Hiluxs (even the 2x4 ones) etc which makes loading a breeze. Once the bikes are securely strapped in, you can enjoy car like performance/handling/overtaking on the trip down.

    For three bikes you'll want a large van. Make sure that it has adequate tie down points to strap the bikes in or you'll be worried about them falling over the whole trip.

    Would be substantially cheaper to hire a trailer for the bikes if you have a car which can tow one.
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    If you need accomodation let me know

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    Van is a shitload easier than a ute. Factor in that they're protected from the elements and you don't have to try to tie down bikes whilst its pissing down.
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    Thanks boys.

    Will look into the ute option. Sounds like a $1k option at the moment. April 23rd to April 27th.

    Doing track days on the 25th and 26th at PI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    Thanks boys.

    Will look into the ute option. Sounds like a $1k option at the moment. April 23rd to April 27th.

    Doing track days on the 25th and 26th at PI.

    What bike does your mate have? You'll get two superbikes in but it'll be relatively tight. Geez $1k seems a fair bit?

    Get yourself a fresh set of track tyres for the two days at PI... very tough circuit on tyres. I know you don't have warmers and ride on the street so maybe Supercorsa SP's?
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    I will probably just got a fresh set of Rosso Corsa's.

    Doing SMSP one more time prior to PI.
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    You seem to be doing track days fairly frequently, you'll find the Supercorsas inspire far more confidence than the Rosso Corsas. I've not heard many good things said about them from people at the track.
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