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Round-the-world biker has bike stolen in Dublin

Gardaí are searching for a 2011 Yamaha Tenere that was last seen near O’Connell Bridge.

Image: MagIreland.org via Website

AN AUSTRALIAN TOURIST who was riding a motorcycle around the world had some bad luck as his Yamaha Tenere was stolen just hours after arriving in Dublin.

Brisbane native Rohan Felmingham had just completed a 30,000 ride across Russia and Europe when he landed in the city last Tuesday.

The bike, a 2011 Yamaha Tenere, was last seen at the corner of Aston Quay and O’Connell Bridge between 5pm and 9pm while the 21-year-old was trying to sort out accommodation arrangements. It was loaded with all of his possessions, except the bike gear he was standing in, his helmet and his rucksack containing his travel documents and laptop.

Motorcyclist enthusiasts have come together to try and help Felmingham. They say it is the third such incident where long-distance motorcycle tourers have had their machines stolen.

On hearing the news about the Austrlian, members of the Irish section of the UKGSer motorcycle forum met to offer support, help and guidance. MAGIreland has also included information on its site and tried to mobilise extra assistance.

Various biking forums are actively looking out for the missing Yamaha. Anyone with any information is asked to Pearse Street Garda station on 01 666 9000.

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