Somewhere Else Tomorrow Wins Best Feature Film Award In Tokyo

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Daniel Rintz
Daniel Rintz's film Somewhere Else Tomorrow has won Best Feature Film at the Tokyo Motorcycle Film Festival.

Somewhere Else Tomorrow has won the “Best Feature Film Award” at the Tokyo Motorcycle Film Festival since it began streaming on Dream Racer TV.

Somewhere Else Tomorrow is the story of a naive dreamer, fearing stagnation and worried about getting tangled up in a boring job out of university, who attempts the greatest challenge Daniel Rintz can think of: traveling around the world on a motorcycle – without money.

Instead of wasting precious time saving up for the trip, he hastily decides to make money along the way picking up random jobs – an idea that makes his journey much more challenging and dangerous than he intended.

There was no support team, no film-crew, and no budget to buy his way out of tight situations. Out of the hardship he encounters trying to survive comes a story of true freedom and global understanding.

The 2017 Award Winners were:

  • Best Feature Film – Somewhere Else Tomorrow by Daniel Rintz
  • Best Short Film – Boutonniere by Paolo Asuncion
  • Most Inspiring – The Frozen Few (Tokyo Edit) by Stephen Marino
  • Best Documentary – Chasing the Bullet by Chris Zahner
  • Peoples Choice – Tokyo Gone by JJ Koester
  • Judges Pick – Bing Brothers by Richard Bo Gardt

The Tokyo Moto Film Festival jury, team, sponsors and audience congratulate the 2017 award winning films.

Somewhere Else Tomorrow
Somewhere Else Tomorrow is available on Dream Racer TV

“Our film has been screened at a number of festivals over the years. To some of those festivals I was even personally invited. I always enjoy engaging with the movie lovers and travellers. A while ago I received an email from Japan, a place I have never been. I was asked if I wanted to submit “Somewhere Else Tomorrow” to the Tokyo Motorcycle Film Festival. I agreed and forgot about it,” says Daniel Rintz, the subject of his film, as well as producer.

“A couple of weeks later I received another email asking for my postal address. The organisers of the festivals want to send me a memento of the film fest saying that our film has won “BEST FILM”. Wow! I was knocked off my chair. I heard Japan is a motorcycle-fanatic country. I gotta go ride around there soon. p.s. I’ll let you all know when the memento arrives. I’m curious about what it will be.” 

“Daniel’s film truly deserves to win even more awards. His story is nothing short of amazing and a great source of inspiration to anyone wanting to travel the world. I am proud to be able to show Somewhere Else Tomorrow to audiences worldwide via Dream Racer TV. And as Daniel shows, it is possible to do so even without money. This is definitely a must-watch film for anyone,” says Christophe Barriere-Varju, founder of Dream Racer TV.

About the Tokyo Moto Film Festival
Held August 5th & 6th 2017, the Tokyo Moto Film Festival is Japan’s only international film and short film festival dedicated to motorcycles and moto culture.

About Dream Racer TV
Dream Racer TV is a digital video service available to viewers worldwide that features inspirational and true-life documentaries with an audience already covering over 60 countries. Dream Racer TV is a fully encrypted DRM digital video on demand platform that offers a content protected platform for film makers to host and commercialise their films . Dream Racer TV takes its name after 7x Award Winning Film, Dream Racer.

Toronto Film Festival Nomination Premiere For Dream Racer

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Dream Racer
DREAM RACER is in with a chance to win the Best Feature Film Award or the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival.

DREAM RACER has received an Official Selection for a potential Award at the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival.

Already a winner of 7 International Awards from Los Angeles, Portland, Marina Del Rey, New York, New Delhi, Barcelona and Milan, DREAM RACER is in with a chance to win the Best Feature Film Award or the People’s Choice Award in Canada.

The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival will take place on September 29-30, 2017 at the Revue Cinema.

The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival combines a passion for motorcycles and storytelling and screens current films curated from around the world, both narrative and documentary, that feature motorcycles and motorcycle culture, giving the local audience a chance to see these movies on the big screen. The Festival is the only motorcycle themed film festival in all of Canada. The event brings festival goers together in a casual setting and promotes independent filmmakers by generating publicity for their films, with the aim to increase interest and distribution of their films.

The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival earlier announced multi motorcycle racing champion and Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Toni Sharpless (first woman to win a Canadian Motorcycle Association championship, one of first two women to qualify and finish Daytona 200, competitor in Suzuka world endurance series, Bol D’Or and Lemans finisher, Canadian Woman of Influence Award recipient) as the final member of the Judging Panel. Together with the previously announced judges Preet Banerjee, Warren Milner, Bill Petro, and Viktor Radics, they will select a winner for Best Short Film and Best Feature Film Awards.

Pfaff Harley-Davidson has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Festival. Supporting sponsors include Cilantric Services, Biltwell Inc, and Integrated Media Production Group. The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival is open to additional industry and media sponsors.

“Dream Racer has been seen by audiences in over 145 countries, and because Dream Racer inspirational messages go far beyond one of ‘just a motorcycle movie’ it is my personal goal is to ensure that Dream Racer is watched by individuals all around the world. So I have another 50 odd countries to reach. Canada is of course in the existing audience list and I am thrilled for the official selection we received from the Toronton Film Festival. Canada is another stepping stone for Dream Racer and it is amazing to see the film getting more and more momentum as people discover it – so Canada here we come!” says Christophe Barriere-Varju who is the main subject of Dream Racer and the founder of Dream Racer TV, an online video platform with similar capabilities as Netflix and iTunes featuring a growing list of sports and adventure based films.

“I met Christophe Barriere-Varju at the Lisbon Motorcycle FilmFest earlier this year and after seeing the standing ovation Dream Racer received in Portugal we are excited to bring it to Toronto” says Caius Tenche, Festival Director.

Toronto Motorcycle Film FestivalAbout the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival
Held September 29-30, 2017 at the Revue Cinema, the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival combines a passion for motorcycles and storytelling. The Festival screens films from around the world, both narrative and documentary, that feature motorcycles and motorcycle culture, giving the local audience a chance to see these movies on the big screen. The event brings festivalgoers together in a casual setting and promotes independent filmmakers by generating publicity for their films, with the aim to increase interest and distribution of their films.

About Dream Racer & Dream Racer TV
If you’ve ever wondered what it means to step out and live your dream, Dream Racer will give you the answer. Dream Racer shows the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form – no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team, not even a mechanic – just one rider, a motorbike, a film maker and the world’s most dangerous motor race. Dream Racer is a call to arms for anyone who has ever dreamt of doing anything – a spine tingling antidote to the fear of life passing you by unfulfilled.

Dream Racer TV is a digital video service available to viewers worldwide that features inspirational and true-life documentaries with an audience already covering over 60 countries. Dream Racer TV is a fully encrypted DRM digital video on demand platform that offers a content protected platform to film makers. Dream Racer TV takes its name after 7x Award Winning Film, Dream Racer.

Funding For Men’s Mental Health Program Increases

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has increased its funding to men's mental health programs.

Australian based charity event, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, is doubling its commitment to the funding of men’s mental health programs.

Head of the globally renowned organisation, Sydney-sider Mark Hawwa, made the decision after a volunteer event host took his own life.

In Australia, men’s suicide rates are three times higher than that of women – as a result, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is on a mission to raise global awareness, and their crusade is to improve the quality of life for men everywhere.

The DGR’s will continue to commit 80% of total funds raised to prostate cancer research, with the remainder to go towards men’s mental health programs.

Over 70,000 dapper Ladies and Gentlemen in over 600 cities worldwide will ride classic and vintage styled motorcycles on Sunday, 24th September to raise funds for the organisation.

“It’s an important year for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride”, says Mark.

“What was already a personal event for many has taken on a new meaning, especially after losing one of our own.”

“We ride this year for the men of the world who struggle with mental health and for the families and individuals whose lives are affected by prostate cancer.”

This year Mark is aiming to raise AUD$6.5M, and is encouraging fellow Australians to take a moment to consider the men in their lives.

Mark added, “The past 5 years have seen the DGR grow far more than I ever could have imagined, not only in its reach and the number of participants of the ride itself, but in people that have made that decision to get themselves checked.”

“Working with the Movember Foundation has allowed us to target key concerns in men’s health, helping us change the lives of men and helping them to live longer and happier.”

“None of this would be made possible if not for the support and unity of Triumph Motorcycles and Zenith Watches.”

“The collective passion of all these brilliant organisations is the fuel to The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, empowering all classic and custom motorcycle riders to bond together and put on the most dashing charity event this world has ever seen.”

To do your part, visit www.gentlemansride.com and sponsor a rider near you.

For more information visit the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’s Facebook page or contact Stephen Broholm on 0411 142 725 or [email protected]

Yamaha Sales On The Up

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R3
Yamaha sales worldwide have hit an all time record high.

The first half of 2017 has been good to the Yamaha Motor Company with global net sales of ¥828 billion ($157b).

This was a 6.4% increase on the previous year, while the company also registered a record operating income of ¥82 billion ($15.5b).

In the developed markets business, net sales increased compared with the same period in the previous fiscal year thanks to increased sales of motorcycles, marine, industrial machinery, and electrically power assisted bicycles.

Sales of motorcycles are also on the rise in emerging markets helped along by sales of higher priced products, profitability improvements in the ASEAN region and structural reform in Brazil.

Net sales increased by 6.6% overall, an improvement on the 12 million motorcycles sold globally last year.

Yamaha Motor Co. is a producer of marine products, power products, machinery and of course motorcycles in over 200 countries worldwide.

Indian Scout Sets Land Speed Record

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Lee Munro Enters The Record Books With New Land speed Record At E
Three new land speed records for Indian Motorcycles.

Indian Motorcycles sets new land speed record during testing for Bonneville speed week.

An incredible feat to joining his great uncle Burt Munro within the land speed record book, Lee Munro, the grandson of Burt’s first cousin in conjunction with Indian Motorcycles has set three new land speed records, according to the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA).

In preparation for the Burt Munro 50th anniversary commemorative run, Indian Motorcycle. Burt Munro’s great nephew and a pair of Indian Motorcycle technicians entered the record books on July 16 at El Mirage Dry Lakebed.

“When you’re breaking records during test runs, you know your machine is on point. Our team of engineers has done an incredible job on the Spirit of Munro commemorative Scout,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product Development for Indian Motorcycle.

“Running within a different class has allowed Lee to truly honour his great uncle Burt. As Burt’s record still stands, Lee now joins Burt within the record book.”

The first record belonged to Chet Michaelson, an engine calibration technician at Indian Motorcycle. In the M-PG (Modified-Pushrod Gasoline) 2000cc class, riding a 2015 Indian Chief Classic, Chet eclipsed the record of 151 miles per hour (mph) with a speed of 154.132 mph.

Lee Munro was next to ride aboard the Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout. Competing in the MPS-G (Modified Partial Streamliner) 1350cc class and needing to exceed 167 mph for a new record.

Completing his rookie runs early, this was his first chance to let the bike loose, exploring its potential. Lee recorded a speed of 186.681 mph, blitzing the previous record.

Finally was Dan Gervais, a senior engine calibration technician at Indian Motorcycle. Competing in the M-G (Modified-Gasoline) 1350cc class with a lightly modified 2015 Indian Scout. The speed of 154.354 mph edged out the 153 mph record and giving Indian its third record of the day.

“Indian has been a great partner in not only providing me with an incredible machine” Lee Said, “Providing me with an opportunity to recognise and honour all Burt Munro did for motorcycling.”

On August 12 and 13, Lee Munro will pilot the modern Indian Scout with a modified Indian Motorcycle powertrain. The attempt will not break Burt’s record but instead will honour his legacy in the motorcycling world. Fueled by their own ambition, the team, all volunteering to be a part of this historic attempt, even working on the project “after hours.”

This record breaking run was their last before heading off to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats.

Gold Coast Bulletin Interviews Steve McDowall

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Gold Coast Bulletin photo shoot
We're normally the ones asking the questions, but the Gold Coast Bulletin recently interviewed Steve for a feature story.

Sally Coates from the Gold Coast Bulletin recently interviewed Steve for a story in the “Real People of the GC” segment of the Gold Coast Eye lifestyle magazine.

Gold Coast Eye - GC, Saturday, July 29, 2017, page 4Sally managed to extract some very personal insights – from his very first ride where he stalled the bike in the middle of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to his motivation for creating Motorcycle Life.

A big thank you Sally for a great story and for helping to get our message out there.

For those who live outside the Gold Coast region, or who missed getting their own copy, you can read Sally’s story here.

 

Recall Reminder For BMW R 1200 GS and R 1200 GSA Owners

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BMW Motorrad Recall R 1200 GS and R 1200 GSA
BMW has recalled the  R 1200 GS and R 1200 GSA over fork issues.

Motorcycle Life is reminding owners of BMW R 1200 GS and R 1200 GSA models that the company has officially issued a recall notice for the bikes due to a fork issue.

The recall comes after many owners have complained for some time about persistent fork issues.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are overseeing the recall which affects the fixed fork tube, causing preliminary damage during high stress.

The issue affects model sold between August 2013 and June 2017.

Extended usage under stress may cause the top seal plug in the fork tube to loosen thus leaking oil or may become completely loose if subjected to more high stress.

This fault could lead to increasingly imprecise rideability and ultimately pose a hazard to the rider or other road users.

Owners will be contacted by BMW Group Australia or BMW Motorrad, or can contact a dealer themselves to organise for an inspection and repair.

For further information consumers can also contact BMW Group Australia via the BMW Group Australia website: http://www.bmw.com.au or contact the Interaction Centre on freecall: 1800 813 299.

Somewhere Else Tomorrow – Starring Daniel Rintz – Launches on Dream Racer TV

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Film offerings on Dream Racer TV continue to expand from the 7x Award Winning Dakar Rally Film – Dream Racer – and now include films produced by National Geographic and other talented film producers.

The latest feature film added include Somewhere Else Tomorrow by Daniel Rintz.

The story of Daniel Rintz captured in Somewhere Else Tomorrow is the story any world travellers wish for, to be able to travel the world ‘NOW’ without the burden of waiting until enough money is the bank account, and having to come back when it is empty.

Daniel did not care about this, travelling across 27 countries he lived his dreams, and believed he could make a living along the way. And he did.

From remote deserts to terrorists territory to being down to his last few dollars, Daniel shows that despite all this it is possible to see the good the world has to offer.

“I have travelled the world for so many years, and I am yet to meet a bad person,” he says.

“I met Daniel Rintz at the Lisbon Motorcycle Film Fest last June, both our films (Somewhere Else Tomorrow and Dream Racer) were shown at the historical 840-seats Cinema Sao Jorge in the heart of the city,” says Christophe Barriere-Varju from the Award Winning Dakar Rally Film, Dream Racer, and founder of Dream Racer TV.

“I was really touched by his film, his life outlook, his own values, the determination and self-belief he had within himself to do what he did. Just imagine leaving without a dime and travel across 27 countries for almost 3 years. Not many of us will take that chance.”

“Daniel did and not only survived but this made him the sort of person the world really needs. Somewhere Else Tomorrow is the real deal and I am absolutely thrilled to have his film on Dream Racer TV. We look forward to promoting and making Daniel’s film available to a worldwide audience.”

About Somewhere Else Tomorrow

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Somewhere Else Tomorrow

A naive dreamer, fearing stagnation and worried about getting tangled up in a boring job out of university, attempts the greatest challenge he can think of: travelling around the world on a motorcycle – without money.

Instead of wasting precious time saving up for the trip, he hastily decides to make money along the way picking up random jobs – an idea that makes his journey much more challenging and dangerous than he intended.

There was no support team, no film-crew, and no budget to buy his way out of tight situations. Out of the hardship he encounters trying to survive comes a story of true freedom and global understanding.

About Dream Racer TV
Dream Racer TV is a digital video service available to viewers worldwide that features inspirational and true-life documentaries with an audience already covering over 60 countries. Dream Racer TV is a fully encrypted DRM digital video on demand platform that offers a content protected platform to film makers. Dream Racer TV takes its name after 7x Award Winning Film, Dream Racer.

Getting The Best Deal On Motorcycle Finance

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Getting The Best Deal On Motorcycle Finance
Getting advice before buying a motorcycle can help you get the best finance deal.

Many riders finance the purchase of their motorcycle, but do we really get the best finance deal possible?

And just as importantly, do we know the easiest way to go about the sometimes complicated process of applying for finance?

We tracked down some advice from some experts.

Find out your credit score

A credit score is a number that shows banks, lenders and even telephone providers to figure out your financial health. The higher the score, the better off you’ll appear to lenders.

People often have low scores because they have defaulted on a loan, didn’t pay a bill on time (over 60 days) or made some other error.

Most lenders will approve your loan based on your credit score. A cleaner credit history means you might get better choices and lower rates if you know how to negotiate well.

You can check your score yourself – and the best thing is it’s free. Look at MoneySmart for more details.

Getting your paperwork together

Your lender or broker will do a credit check when you apply, but you should have as much evidence as possible before committing to one lender. You should have:

  • Recent payslips (or profit and loss statements if you’re self-employed)
  • Bank statements
  • Residential history
  • Employment history or references
  • Other evidence of good financial conduct

This “evidence” is to show your prospective lender you can be relied on when it comes to paying them back.

Know your numbers

Going into a dealer or broker’s site (or office, if you prefer) without knowing the answer to this question: “How much are you looking to spend?” is a bad idea.

You should know how much you could afford each month in your motorbike loan repayments, insurance, fuel, and maintenance. You also need to factor in registration and other on-road costs such as stamp duty and compulsory third party insurance.

Knowing these figures beforehand inspires confidence in yourself to stick to a budget, and in your lender.

Having all the numbers in front of you does help you in two big ways,” says finance expert and Savvy CEO Bill Tsouvalas.

It proves to your broker that you’re a responsible borrower, that you can live within your means. It also may entitle you to pre-approval, which puts a cap on what you can spend. This gives you leverage when negotiating with a dealer or seller.

Newer bikes can cost less?

It might seem like a bit of a puzzler, but a newer bike can actually cost you less in interest than buying old. Older bikes have low value, and lenders are hesitant to fund them.

A new bike, with new safety features and fuel economy means you save money on fuel and you’ll get a lot more life out of the bike.

Before applying for a bike loan, seek the advice of a financial professional.

KTM Motorcycle Recall Notice

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KTM Duke 390 MY2017
Owners of a 2017 KTM 390 Duke are being reminded that their bikes have been recalled, and to watch out for a notice on the mail.

We’re taking this opportunity to remind owners of a KTM 390 Duke that the ACCC has issued a recall on all 2017 models due to an software fault.

An issue with the head light control unit or HLU may cause the LED headlight to reboot while riding.

The instrument display may also lose information or switch off the display altogether during operation.

This unpredictable fault may cause the light to turn on and off without warning leading to dangerous riding situations.

All owners of the KTM 390 Duke purchased this year will be contacted by the company via mail.

Bikes should be taken to an authorised KTM dealer for an inspection and a software update.

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