John Sample Automotive is very excited to announce that Moto Guzzi will be the new motorcycle sponsor for the well-known duo Tex and Bundy. Today at the JSA Head Office in Sydney, General Manager Kris Matich handed over the keys to a brand new Stelvio NTX that will be used by Tex and Bundy as they work closely with a number of charities, attend community based events and bringing awareness to various charitable causes.
Why a Moto Guzzi this time around? Tex explained. "Being no stranger to big bore Adventure bikes and having covered many miles on them with "Cash", my previous dog and more recently with Bundy, I
decided that it was time to park my road bike and look at a new Adventure bike that would suit the T&B team. We needed comfort, a long range fuel tank, large storage and load carrying capacity, simplicity, reliability, handling and a shaft drive. It also had to be a bike that stirred the soul and that would be a good talking point at the event we attend. I looked at the market and read as much as I could about all the contenders but very soon it became a "no Brainer" sort of choice as everything we wanted in a bike was there in the Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX." For Tex the Stelvio had all he wanted and more. He continues, "it has that soul stirring character I was looking for as well as being a brand steeped in tradition and one that you won't find parked on every corner!"
JSA General Manager, Kris Matich said, "Tex is a highly accomplished and experienced motorcyclist and we admire the significant commitment he makes to fund raising for a number of worthy charities. We are very happy to be able to play a small role in assisting his activities. I also know that with the very extensive kilometers that Tex and Bundy travel each year that he is the ideal ambassador for Moto Guzzi to demonstrate the capabilities and reliability of the Stelvio NTX.
A bit of background about Tex & Bundy
These days Tex & Bundy are well known in motorcycling circles and appear at many charity and Motorcycle events. Tex O'Grady is a returned Serviceman who served 20 years in Submarines and is a lifelong motorcyclist. He has made a name for himself through his long distance riding. Accustomed to most forms of motorcycling - Road, Trail, Dirt Track sidecar racing, Tex is also no stranger to Circuit racing. He is the holder of two B.E.A.R.s Road Racing National titles and holder of The Around Australia Motorcycle Endurance Record (1978. 8 day's 23 hours & 57 minutes 15,500 Klms). Tex was inducted into the Australian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2006 and has devoted his life to Charity in helping those less fortunate.
Bundy was born in 2006 and is an Australian Stumpy tailed Cattle Dog (also known as a Smithfield). This little lady is officially the world's fastest motorcycling dog, having sped down Eastern Creek
raceway @ 283 kph. She is a qualified Assistance dog, visiting sick kids and adults throughout Australian Hospitals, Hospices and Homes for the elderly. Bundy is also an experienced open ocean Jet Skier having travelled from Victoria to Cairns in Queensland.
A mission on wheels
This dynamic duo average around 80,000klms per year as they zigzag across Australia, helping to raise around $500,000 each year for various charities. They are Official Champions of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and are the Official Ambassadors for Project Kids Safe. They actively visit schools and attend events throughout Australia to promote the KidSafe message and bringing awareness to a number of other charitable causes through their travels.
Follow Tex & Bundy
If you would like to follow the amazing work being done by Tex & Bundy or see where they will be appearing
next, they can be found on:
Facebook: Tex & Bundy Charity FundRaisers
You Tube: Tex & Bundy TV
Website: www. texandbundy.com.au
To keep track of their adventures on the new Stelvio NTX visit www.motoguzzi.com.au for posts from Tex.