18 Oct 2018
- 21 Oct 2018


Welcome to the eleventh year of the Variety V2 Motorcycle Run!

This year the V2 will be held from Thursday 18 October to Sunday 21 October. We will travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis, catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island, spend two days and nights taking in the spectacular coastal scenery and culinary delights the island has to offer before boarding the ferry back to the mainland. Once off the ferry we will travel through the Southern Fleurieu and along the south coast to our final night stay at ‘The Bend’ Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend.

*Kangaroo Island has become an extremely popular tourist destination with ferry space and accommodation places in heavy demand so we need your help to secure the spaces we require by committing to joining us as soon as possible.

Last year:

Many thanks to all of you who joined us for the 10th Anniversary Run last October and for contributing to the magnificent outcome of raising $211,000 net for children in need across South Australia. Over the past ten years, V2ers have raised almost $2 million net for Variety SA and this year we want to make a significant start on the next million. In order to do that we need your help by continuing to support the V2 and by encouraging others to join us in raising money and having fun.

Register your interest for 2018 TODAY!


The V2 Motorcycle run is 4 days of camaraderie and fun, whilst riding and driving some of our most interesting roads (all asphalt) during the day and enjoying the best food and wine the state has to offer in the evenings. The event is open to entrants with touring motorcycles and interesting/classic vehicles. During the event entrants also have the option of flights in the helicopter or relaxing in the bus that both accompany the event.

What is the Variety V2 Motorcycle Run?

The V2 Motorcycle Run is an ‘up market’ event designed to attract motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy firing up their bikes for a four-day luxury cruise, requiring no organisation on their part. The emphasis is on interesting roads, fabulous scenery, great food and wine and of course, as with all Variety events, fun and entertainment.

The event caters for both experienced and inexperienced riders with the option of ‘cruisy’ group riding or firing your bike up to the speed limit.

If you are looking for a four-day motorcycle journey with a fun loving, like-minded group of people, then the V2 Motorcycle Run is the right choice! All proceeds raised from the event will go to assisting South Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Spectators are welcome to watch and cheer as the participants cruise along the route. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Event History:

The inaugural Variety V2 Motorcycle Run took place in 2008 and nine years on the event has raised more than $1.7 million net to directly benefit South Australian children in need. Each year the riders travel a different route. Over the past nine years these included the Flinders Ranges, the Grampians and Daylesford regions, the Riverland, South West NSW, the wine regions of SA, the Great Ocean Road and Victoria’s High Country.

Safety and Support:

As with all Variety events, safety on the V2 Motorcycle Run is paramount. Our experienced team is well equipped with the latest communications equipment and includes medical officials, a fully equipped mobile workshop with motorbike trailer, a catering team, a helicopter and a bus.

Tour Highlights

  • Live Entertainment.
  • Nightly sunset parties.
  • The best of SA’s Gourmet Food.
  • Friendly people.
  • Helping kids in need.
  • New entrants welcome.

Forms to download (2018)

V2 Bike Entry Form (2018)

Important Diary Dates (2018)

V2 Motorcycle Run, (2018):
Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 October

 Upcoming V2 Day Rides:


Past Key Dates / Functions

V2 Reunion: Hilton Hotel
V2 Motorcycle Run, 2017
V2 Entrant and Official Briefing Night (2017)
V2 Motorcycle Run Launch

Thank You to our sponsors




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Event enquiries

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