Victoria Police’s State Highway Patrol Solo Unit officers have impounded eight unregistered motorbikes that were being ridden in the Tallarook State Forest over the weekend.

Officers were patrolling the forest when they discovered the motorbikes being ridden on Freeman Road about 11am on Sunday, May 8.

All eight motorbikes were unregistered and all eight riders were unlicensed.

The motorbikes were all impounded for 30 days and each rider was summonsed to face court at a later date for the following:

A 19-year-old Wallan man: unlicensed riding and using a vehicle not complying with standards of registration.

A 21-year-old Craigieburn man: unlicensed riding, use unregistered vehicle and using a vehicle not complying with standards of registration.

A 21-year-old Greenvale man: unlicensed riding, use unregistered vehicle and using a vehicle not complying with standards of registration

An 18-year-old Broadmeadows man: unlicensed riding, use unregistered vehicle and using a vehicle not complying with standards of registration.

An 18-year-old Hadfield man: unlicensed riding, use unregistered vehicle and using a vehicle not complying with standards of registration.

A 21-year-old Hadfield man: unlicensed riding, use unregistered vehicle, using a vehicle not complying with standards of registration and passenger failing to wear an approved helmet.

An 18-year-old Broadmeadows man: unlicensed riding, use unregistered vehicle, using a vehicle not complying with standards of registration and rider failing to wear an approved helmet

A 16-year-old Glenroy boy: unlicensed riding, use unregistered vehicle and using a vehicle not complying with standards of registration

The intercept forms part of the State Highway Patrol Solo Unit’s Operation, All Terrain Motorcycle Enforcement, which focuses on motorcycle and four-wheel-drive licence, registration, impairment and safety compliance.

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