Other featured bikes on the BMW stand will include a lovingly restored R 80 GS Paris Dakar together with the new R 1200 GS Adventure 30 Year edition and a S 1000 RR Superstock-spec bike.
On the other hand, joining the Diavel at Ducati’s stand, will be the Multistrada 1200 and 1200S; Streetfighter S, 848 EVO, 1198, 1198S and 1198R, the Monster 696, 796 and 1100 family, the Hypermotard 796, 1100 EVO, 1100 EVO SP, as well as the GT1000 Touring.
Finally, Kawasaki will also bring the Ninja 1000 ABS, W800 and KX250F models. World superbike rider Chris Vermeulen and Kawasaki-sponsored V8 Supercar driver Todd Kelly will both be on site.
Other highlights of the 2010 Melbourne Bike Show include a massive appearance from Honda, who will present its CBR250R, a customised VT750S, and a Repsol replica PCX125 scooter. Dani Pedrosa’s RC212V, Bryan Staring’s 2010 Australian-Superbike Championship-winning CBR100RR, and the CRF450R that Chad Reed rode to victory in the opening round of the 2010 Super X title, will also be displayed.
Aprilia will bring Italian Max Biaggi’s world superbike title-winning Aprilia RSV4 R, the Dorsoduro 1200 and Norge GT ABS 8V, and Moto Guzzi will display the V7 Racer.
Other attractions will include freestyle and mini bike displays, the East Coast Custom Australian Custom Bike Championship, and visitors will also get the chance to enter the competition to win a AU$40,000 custom chopper.