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For the kids

THE 33rd an­nual Mel­bourne Toy Run will con­verge on Dock­lands from 11.30am on Sun­day in the char­ity ride that draws mo­tor­cy­clists from around the state. The ride from Cran­bourne’s Cen­tro Shop­ping Cen­tre car park starts at 10.15am. The Wer­ribee ride leaves the Wer­ribee Shop­ping Plaza in Der­rimut Rd at 10am, and the Yarra Val­ley and Li­ly­dale ride starts at the Yarra Junc­tion Safe­way car park at 8.30am. More de­tails at

Safer rid­ing

A FREE set of gloves is go­ing home with ev­ery rider who does a Honda Aus­tralia Rider Train­ing course above the re­quired open li­cence level in the next two months. The DriRider ‘‘DriMesh’’ gloves are part of a link with Road­Safe, which will also cut $40 off the price of the Learner to Li­cence, Re­fresher, In­ter­me­di­ate and Ad­vanced I cour­ses. More at www.hon­darid­er­train­

Start­ing from Zero

THE elec­tronic revo­lu­tion is tak­ing place on two wheels ahead of four. Zero Mo­tor­cy­cles Aus­tralia di­rec­tor Phil Wilkin­son says the com­pany is ex­pand­ing its dealer net­work across Aus­tralia as the new S and DS streetle­gal bikes hit show­rooms. The Vic­to­rian dealer is Jef­frey Mo­tor­cy­cles and prices start at $12,995 for the road-fo­cused S and the dual-sport DS. The S has a top of 110km/h and a range of about 80km.

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