Ben McConochie, Bluff HIll Climb, Burt Munro Challenge, Flagstaff Road, Motupohue, New Zealand, NZ Hill Climb Champs, Open Class, Rider 77, Triumph Daytona 675

Velocette Racing New Zealand organisation logo. Classic racing motorcycle enthusiasts organisation brand. ‘Coca-Cola’ style sloped and looped copperplate lettering in metallic gold on a black background, consistent with the historic livery of Velocette motorcycles. Brands for New Zealand / International organisations.The Open Class gallery features 11 of 13 riders competing in the class at the 2015 Burt Munro Challenge in November last year. The 13 riders that made their way to the 2015 Bluff Promotions NZ Hill Climb Champs to compete included one from Australia three North Island riders. The Open Class bikes ranged in age from a 1999 Yamaha RZ 1000 to two 2015 machines, an MV Agusta 675 and a Yamaha R1 1000. The Bluff Hillclimb is the event that kicked that off the 2015 tenth Anniversary Burt on Thursday 26 November, 2015.


Map of the Bluff Hill course that flags the 3 vantage points from where the photos in the gallery were shot.

Open Class Motorcycles Bluff Hill Challenge

Bluff HIll Climb, Burt Munro Challenge, Flagstaff Road, Kawasaki ZX6RR 600, Mike Sullivan, Motupohue, New Zealand, NZ Hill Climb Champs, Open Class, Rider 53

Rider 53 Mike Sullivan aboard his 2005 Kawasaki ZX6RR 600 quickly exits corner 3 and eyes up the final straight before the finish line.

This gallery contains start-to-finish sets of most riders in the Open Class from three vantage points ascending Bluff Hill, beginning with Rider A, Alex Phillis from Australia.

  • Rider A – Alex Phillis – 2015 Agusta 675
  • Rider 11 – Tony Rees – 2013 Honda CBR 1000
  • Rider 32 – Dan Ormsby – 2015 Yamaha R1 1000
  • Rider 53 – Mike Sullivan – 2005 Kawasaki ZX6RR 600
  • Rider 54 – Johnny Lewis – 2010 Aprilia RSV4 1000
  • Rider 77 – Ben McConochie – 2007 Triumph Daytona 675
  • Rider 111 – Unknown – Honda CBR 1000RR
  • Rider 120 – Tony Campbell – 2006 Harley Davidson FXBI 1450
  • Rider 3 – Stephanie Rondel – BMW GS 1150
  • Rider 591 – Bill Moffat – 2012 BMW S1000RR 999
  • Rider 829 – Barry Summers – 2007 Aprilia SXV 550

If you enjoyed this 2015 Burt Hillclimb gallery check out the Classic Pre ‘63, and Classic Pre ‘82 and Up to 600cc galleries.

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Photographer, Desktop publishing: Shaun Waugh
Client: Phil Price / Velocette Racing New Zealand

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