1989

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

1992

Workforce Doubled to 4 Employees

Ballards van in Winmalee, NSW

1994

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

1996

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

1999

Moved the Business to Batt St, Penrith

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

2001

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

2002

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

2004

First Cartoon Cover Shot

First Ballard's Catalogue cartoon cover

2006

Ballard's Team added a new training facility in Hampton

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

2007

Workforce increases to 11

New Staff

2008

Produced 2 Catalogues in the One Year

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

2011

Increased Warehouse Size

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

2012

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

2016

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

2017

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