Started Ballard’s XRs Only

  • Met Al Baker from XRs Only in the USA
  • Started Ballard’s XRs Only from an old shed in a horse paddock in Winmalee, NSW
  • First catalogue was printed in black and white
Al Baker from XRs Only meets GB
Ballards in Winmalee, NSW
Geoff Ballard in XRs Only magazine advert


Workforce Doubled to 4 Employees

Ballards van in Winmalee, NSW


First Colour Catalogue

  • XR’s Only introduce Enduro Cross breaking the mould of only servicing Honda and XR’s
  • Workforce increased to 5 employees
Enduro-X Advert


Ballard’s Team Win Thumper Nat’s MX

  • Ballard’s XRs Only race team take out the Thumper Nat’s MX with Glen Bell taking the title on a highly modified XR600 (XR654cc)
Glen Bell Champion
Glen Bell
Glen Bell on the charge


Moved the Business to Batt St, Penrith

  • Taken on the official Australian Yamaha Enduro Team
XR on the Wall at Penrith
The mighty Yamaha


Changed to Ballard’s Off Road

  • Changed from Ballard’s Enduro Cross/Ballard’s XR’s to Ballard’s Off Road
  • Closed the workshop to focus on the expansion of parts within the business
Early Ballard's Off Road logo


Expanded Business

  • Took over an adjoining shop to increase the size of the Ballard's Off Road business
Ballard's Penrith Signage
Australian Yamaha Enduro Team


First Cartoon Cover Shot

First Ballard's Catalogue cartoon cover


Ballard's Team added a new training facility in Hampton

It snow's at Hampton
The Off Road team ready for a feed


Workforce increases to 11

New Staff


Produced 2 Catalogues in the One Year

Hidden Tip: all we did was change the cover, ha!


Increased Warehouse Size

  • Took over Scanlon's building
Ballard's Shop Grows
Ballard's Goin' for Gold


Country’s Most Decorated Enduro Team Ends

  • After 24 years with Honda and then Yamaha, the country's most successful Endurance Team finishes up
Yamaha Racing
Ballard's Classics
Ballard's Event Presentation
Australian Yamaha Enduro Team
Australian Yamaha Enduro Team
Australian Yamaha Enduro Team
Enduro Team race truck


Partnered with MXstore

  • Partners with MXstore and moves Ballard’s Off Road to the Gold Coast
Ballard's Penrith Signage
Old XRs Only in MXstore QLD
GB with MXstore's Jake Albert


35th catalogue launches

  • The 35th Catalogue launches with more products than ever before
Ballard's Catalogue
Jen and GB review the catalogue
Geoff making videos