Kooralbyn Valley worth the detour

The Scenic Rim and Gold Coast hinterland have a bounty of great motorcycling roads and right in the middle of it all is the pretty Kooralbyn Valley. The picturesque valley is located about 70km south of Brisbane between Beaudesert and Rathdowney. It’s the gateway to glorious riding in the Border Ranges, Lions Rd, Mt Tamborine …

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Tasmania welcomes and warns riders

Almost every road in Tasmania is a motorcycle rider’s paradise with more corners than you can count. But there are also many dangers for riders. In spring and summer the state experiences a wave of visiting riders. So the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) has completed a short five-minute motorcycle video (V-log) to educate interstate motorcyclists about …

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Ural North America

Ural proves its worth in North America

As North America takes over Australian distribution of Ural sidecars, the former boss heads north to Alaska, Canada and the Pacific Northwest to test the rugged vehicle. Ural Australia GM Clare Mailler assures customers that it’s business as usual as the North America distributor, Irbit MotorWorks of America (IMWA), takes over distribution. She says they will …

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World on Wheels Tour of South Africa WOW

WOW tours goes to South Africa

Amazing wildlife, stunning scenery and challenging roads have encouraged Australian-based motorcycle travel company World On Wheels to add a South African tour. WOW Tours, formerly Ferris Wheels Motorcycle Safaris, now have a portfolio of 10 international tours on four continents. The inaugural tour this October is already fully subscribed and they are taking advance bookings …

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Bonnie French on her '47 Flathead Harley

Bonnie’s cross country Flathead ride

Virginia woman Bonnie French, 57, has just completed a solo cross-country trip through 22 US states on a 1947 Flathead Harley to inspire the next generation to get off the couch. The intrepid rider has been riding over 40 years and her 69-year-old mount features an old-school kickstarter, foot clutch and a tank shift. Her …

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Best African motorcycle trip: Matho

This is the best motorcycle trip you can do in South Africa, says veteran motorcycle journalist Mick Matheson after his tour with ‪‎SAMATours‬. Matho went to South Africa for the riding and discovered the two-wheeled thrills were just one of many stunning experiences that make a trip there so appealing. “I’d have been quite happy with the road trip, but Africa’s …

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European cops

Rider tips on European cops

If you’re heading off to ride through Europe, beware that the European cops, the guardians of the roads, who will be eagerly watching you and how you ride.  Remember, France Spain and Italy together with Germany employ 60% of all Europe’s police officers. FRANCE The Gendarmerie will “eyeball” anyone crossing “La Manche”, Brits in particular, as we …

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Mark Taylor passion

How a passion for dirt roads started

Readers are invited to tell us about their passion for motorbikes, their collection or their custom project. Today reader Mark Taylor tells us how his two-wheel passion started: 1969 seems a long time ago, but the magic of a late autumn day in that year is still so very clear in my mind. Australia was a …

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MV Augsta Turismo Veloce 800

MV Agusta enters travel industry

Italian motorcycle company MV Agusta appears to be moving into the lucrative motorcycle travel industry offering tours in their home country on their new Turismo Veloce 800 sports tourer. MV Agusta tested the new business with a seven-day tour earlier this year across three Mediterranean islands from Sicily and ending with a tour of the …

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Royal Enfield Himalayan concept stores

Himalayan replaces Bullet on tours

It didn’t take long for the new Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure bike to replace the Bullet as the preferred machine on tours through the subcontinent. Nomadic Knights is the first motorcycle tour company to offer expeditions in India, Nepal and Tibet on Royal Enfield’s new 411cc adventure bike. Tour company MD Alex Pirie says the Himalayan adventure bike …

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