“To ensure stupidity doesn’t overtake fun”

Ellaspede has been working with Motorcycling Queensland to make these events happen and hence they have advised us on the rules and regulations required. We’re doing our best to keep the rules to an absolute minimum, but there’s a number of safety precautions which must be adhered to so we can ensure the well being of everyone at this organised nonsense.


1. An approved and correctly fitting helmet, which carries one of the following approval labels:

a) Europe – ECE 22 – 05 ‘P’,’NP’ or ‘J’ [Label affixed inside the helmet]
b) USA – DOT Federal Standard No 218 / SNELL M2005, M2010 [Label affixed inside the helmet]
c) Japan – JIS T 8133: 2007 [Label affixed inside the helmet]
d) Australia – Standards Association of Australia AS1698

2. Boots that must be either:

a) Of recognised Dirt Track type
b) Of recognised Road type which extends above the ankle
c) Of recognised Motocross type which extends above the ankle

3. Gloves of leather or other material of similar or greater durability. MX gloves are suitable.

4. Eye protection, including spectacles, protective goggles and/or helmet visors must be worn provided:

a) Eye protectors and spectacles are made of non-shattering material
b) Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance are not to be used
c) Metal or Perspex face shields are not used
d) MX goggles are suitable

5. Long sleeves and long trousers. We recommend leathers and/or all the armour and pads you can get your hands on. Jeans and long shirt are acceptable. No shorts or arseless chaps.

6. DH7 ONLY: A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine. Back protectors are available for $50+ from selected motorcycle stores or online. Roost protectors are not sufficient.


The requirements for motorcycles to be ridden on a certified competition dirt track or motocross track are listed briefly below, with the full information available here on the Motorcycling Australia website.

  • The use of knobby rear tyres is NOT permitted on bikes over 85cc 2-stroke and 150cc 4-stroke at ALL Dust Hustle events. Trials, or dual sport tyres are acceptable and recommended for any Dust Hustle™ use. Knobby tyre definition: If you cut one of the ‘knobs’ off the tyre and could fit it in between the gap of two other knobs then it is not permitted. If you cut one of the ‘knobs’ off the tyre and it would not fit in any gap on the tyre then this tyre is permitted.
  • Side and centre stands must be removed
  • All glass, lights and indicators must be taped over
  • Bar ends must be plugged
  • Handlebar levers must have ball ends
  • Front sprockets must have chain guards
  • Sound must not exceed 95db
  • All bikes must have some sort of exhaust silencer fitted
  • Throttle must be self closing
  • A kill switch must be attached to the bike (key off is fine)
  • Tyre tread must be at least 1mm deep
  • Valve caps must be present on all tyre tube stems
  • Bikes must have a working brake (minimum rear only)
  • Either a rear mudguard or a seat must be fitted which extends at least 20 degrees to the rear of a vertical line drawn through the rear wheel axle
  • No ‘Supersport’ (GSXR, R6, CBR600 etc) or forced induction bikes are permitted
  • No trikes, sidecars or quads are permitted
  • No ‘sissy’ bars or surfboard racks

Don’t Get Banned!


You must wear the appropriate safety gear at all times. This event is covered by a number of photographers and videographers, so if you’re not caught on the day for wrong or missing safety gear then you definitely will be after the event.


If you are found riding with the wrong gear you will be banned immediately. If you are identified in photos or videos after the event riding with inappropriate gear you will be banned from all future Dust Hustle™ events.


If you are identified on the day or in photos/video after the event to have allowed a rider not registered for Dust Hustle™ to ride your bike on the track then you and the other rider will both be banned from all future Dust Hustle™ events.


We’re already pushing our luck with how stupid these events are and just one incident with incorrect gear or bike requirements could be enough to shut this event down for everyone. Don’t be that person.

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