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New motor cycles for army

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1978. NO. 167/78


The Army would begin to replace its ageing fleet

of motor cycles next year with Suzuki GS400 machines, the

Minister for Defence, Mr D.J. Killen, announced today.

The contract, valued at about $300,000, would

provide 118 new motor cycles and spares.

Military police would receive 65 machines and

53 would be used as general purpose vehicles, mainly by signals

and transport units.

The Suzuki was selected after a series of trials

lasting three months and replaced the BSA B40 which has been

in service since 1967.

The new machines would be for highway use with a

limited off-road capability.

Suzuki Cornell Australia Pty. Ltd., would be

supplying the motor cycles and delivery was expected to

begin in March next year, Mr Killen said.

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Further Enquiries; Captain Brian Cummins 65 2999 (office hours) 26 2161 (after hours)