Double Act

Some of you may remember Jason Adams. Jason rode a Rooney race bike in the 2012 Australasian Safari. You can read about that here.  Jason has also ridden the Sonora Rally (see Jasons excellent and entertaining report of that here) and, in fact, will pretty well race his Rooney wherever opportunity arises. Having recently moved from…

Cosmetic Surgery

Ok, so you might already have noticed we have a fresh new look, a bit of cosmetic surgery. The website has been updated and with a bit of plastic surgery we are looking all young and hip again. Hopefully too the site is now easier to navigate with a clearer menu at top and with…

Rooney Tune 2018

Somewhere out there, in what ever part of the world you are in, chances are there is a Rooney Special rolling along on the same hard earth you stand. And if not, no doubt there has been. There are more than 50 of them ‘out there’, produced over the last 30 plus years. Some have…

It’s the Indicator Equinox.

Down in the garage I have a box of indicators. Odd ones. Cheap “sacrificial” indicators from ebay. I’d like to tell you the collection is part of a passionate hobby I pursue with great gusto. That one day I will have one kind of every cheap- arse indicator ever made and all will bask in…

Couldn’t Hop for a Better Start.

Well, if you haven’t heard the Sunraysia Rally bought first good results and then shortly after, an unfortunate undoing.   The Rooney Special had a fabulous first day at the hands of the talented Joel Spoor. Joel started the day leaving in 28th place and finished the day in 13th.   Unfortunately an errant Kangaroo…

Exclusive!

Ready for a thorough flogging at the 2018 Sunraysia Safari is this Rooney Prototype frame. Sporting the tried and proven 850cc engine and an updated version of the Rooney box frame now mated to a fully adjustable swing arm delivering a full 300mm of travel. What you see is a working prototype with borrowed bodywork….

Fancy a Bolt of Salt? You better be quick.

Paul Marcos is a man with a plan. And it’s a plan that’s rapidly coming to fruition. How rapidly? How about a new Dry Lake Racers Australian Club Record. Fast enough for you? I asked Paul to tell me a little bit more about how it all came to be. “I want to start by…

In for a Penny, In for “The Pound”

Fancy a ride outback with a pair of right Rooneys?  Join Chris Cowper (r80g/s) and Ian Bailey (k75gs) on this pictoral pilgrimage to the dusty innards of the Wide Brown Land. Chris (pictured above) and his Rooney Tuned r80/gs have seen most parts of the world. Some of it more than a few times. Ian’s Rooney…

Sandman. Sportsman.

In case you’ve been hiding under a log somewhere let me fill you in. Jason Adams of Poughkeepsie NY just ran the Sonora Rally on a Rooney framed special he built himself. And, he nailed it, in a special way, taking out the Ramsey’s Sportsmanship Award.. But don’t take my word for it…read Jason’s own…

Storm Chaser*

*This article was first published here by Australian Road Rider and is available also in print within Issue 130.  ______________________ The north-west of Tasmania is home to some pretty amazing roads and incredible scenery. It often feels to me as though I’m riding in another country. A mysterious island continent merging threads of global motorcycling magic,…