Ducati Owners Club of Victoria

The Red Plate Renaissance Ride

Meeting at: 1090 Wellington Road, Rowville VIC 3178

On: 08-Jul-2018 at 10:00AM

This event is CLOSED. Registrations ceased on 08-Jul-2018


   'Red Plate Renaissance Ride'.

The main point of the ride is to get people to dust off the cobwebs and bring out their older Ducati's (25 years or older) for a relaxed social ride and lunch.
In the past we have had 'Bevolution' rides but this was aimed at pre-1984 models which we felt would be too restrictive these days.
By using the 25 year cut-off we can now include a whole era of Ducati's from 1984 up to 1993/4.
This includes famous models such as the Pantah 500/600/650's, belt drive 750/900 SS's, 'Cagiva' 650 Alazzurra, 750 F1's including Montjuich/Laguna Seca/Santa Monica, Supermono's, Paso 750/906/907, 900 Superlight, 851/888's and we'll even squeeze in any 916's.
Of course all of the older 'Bevel drive' bikes are most welcome including iconic models such as all variants of the single cylinder bikes including 250/350/450/'Silver Shotgun', 750 GT/Sport/'Green Frame', 750/900 bevel SS, all 860 models, 350/500 Parallel Twins, Darmah's, MHR Replicas & Mille's.
Your old bike doesn't have to have 'Red Plates' but does need to be road legal.
The ride is also open to any members with modern bikes who appreciate the pre 1994 models however be aware that older bikes (and riders?) will need consideration on the road so be respectful and travel at a sensible distance and pace.
I'm also happy to welcome any older Italian motorcycles from the pre-25 year era such as Moto Guzzi (Gary?), Laverda (Willem?), MV Augusta (Russ?),Moto Morini, etc.
The ride will be in two parts. A morning ride of around 120K to lunch somewhere not too far from Melbourne and then, after a leisurely lunch, you will have the choice to return home to mow the lawn or take part in an afternoon ride of similar length.
It will be important to register for the ride so that numbers for catering purposes can be managed.

  Reminder to people that owners of bikes with red plates need to be current financial members of their club and need to carry proof of membership and a filled out log book for the day of the ride to avoid possible heavy fines if pulled over by Police.   

  The lunch stop will be at The Ranges Hotel in Gembrook.

The ride will depart from The Butler’s Pantry Rowville at 10am.

Arrive earlier for breakfast or coffee with full fuel tanks.

The morning ride to Gembrook will be approximately 116 kilometers and will take participants on a winding tour through the backroads of the Dandenongs to Gembrook.

A leisurely lunch will take place followed by a possible visit to a local motor museum nearby (to be confirmed).

Participants will have a choice after lunch to return directly to home from Gembrook or continue on the afternoon leg of the ride.

The afternoon ride will end at the St Andrews Hotel after another 90 kilometers via Healesville, Toolangi & Kinglake.

A refuel will be available at Healesville approx. 170 kilometers from the start.

Total distance for the whole ride is just over 200 kms

I am putting together GPS/Google maps for the route and these will be put up on the DOCV Facebook page closer to the event.

Keeping our fingers crossed for a fine winters day!

Please ensure you understand your responsibilities ,click here. By joining this ride it will be deemed that you have acknowledged and accepted the risk. 



We're meeting here ... 1090 Wellington Road, Rowville VIC 3178