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About Bike Starters Australia


At, our global mission is to empower riders worldwide with the most dependable and user-friendly bike starting solutions, inspired by the rich legacy of Barry Smith and driven by the vision of new owner Richard Craigie.

Barry Smith

We are dedicated to continually enhancing our product line, using top-tier materials and craftsmanship, to provide riders across the world with quick and effortless bike starts, wherever they ride. Our commitment to the international motorcycle community is unwavering, and we pledge to be your trusted global partner in elevating your biking experiences.

Thank you for choosing us as your go-to source for superior bike starters.

About Bike Starters Australia

OUR STORY is more than just a website; it’s a testament to the passion, dedication, and vision of two remarkable individuals in the Australian motorcycle industry: founder Barry Smith and new owner Richard Craigie.


Bike Starters traces its roots back to 2013 when it was originally designed and produced by Barry Smith, a living legend in the world of motorcycle racing. With over 50 years of experience in the Australian motorcycle industry, Barry’s achievements are nothing short of extraordinary. He clinched not one but two World Championships on 250cc Yamaha Bikes, firmly etching his name in the annals of racing history. Additionally, Barry boasts two Australian Championships on 125s, further cementing his status as a true icon in the sport.

Barry’s illustrious career was a driving force behind the creation of Bike Starter roller units. He keenly recognized the evolving landscape of race tracks, where push starting was being phased out. Fuelled by his passion for motorbike racing, Barry set out to provide an alternative solution, leading to the birth of Bike Starters.


In 2019, after a lifetime of achievements and contributions to the motorbike racing community, Barry Smith decided it was time to pass the torch. He began his search for someone who could carry forward the legacy of Bike Starters, and in 2020, he found the perfect custodian in Richard Craigie.

Richard’s journey to Bike Starters is a story of genuine passion and serendipity. His deep-rooted interest in classic dirt bike restoration ultimately led him to the world of Bike Starters. The acquisition of Bike Starters wasn’t just a business move for Richard; it was an opportunity to continue Barry Smith’s legacy and provide riders with the absolute best way to start their bikes.


Under Richard Craigie’s leadership, Bike Starters is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. The mission is clear: to uphold the legacy of Barry Smith and continually improve the Bike Starter product line.

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting your journey, is your trusted destination for reliable and user-friendly bike starting solutions. No matter where you are, our products enable you to start your bike quickly and easily.

We are immensely proud to be an integral part of the Australian motorcycle community, and we remain dedicated to equipping riders with the tools they need to fully enjoy their biking experiences.

Thank you for choosing, where the passion for motorcycles, the legacy of a racing legend, and the commitment to excellence come together to offer you unmatched quality and convenience

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