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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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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Long Way to Vladivostok

Riding the long way to Vladivostok

Veteran Aussie motorcycle adventurers Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix packed their big Beemer in 2015 for a trip from Greece the long way to Vladivostok and have now released an inspiring book of their travels. The Long Way to Vladivostok, published by Aussies Overland, is available online or as an eBook via email. Their six-month …

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World traveller Jacob in Croatia

Young rider is experienced traveller

At the age of just 21, Lithuanian-born world traveller Jacob Laukaitis has done more motorcycle travel than most veteran riders. And he’s not stopping anytime soon. This northern summer Jacob rode 8000km across 15 Balkan states completely alone and without maps. “I don’t like using maps, because I think it’s much more interesting to (sometimes) get …

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Tenerife roads

Best motorcycle rides in Tenerife

MotorbikeWriter invites reader, riders and bloggers to send us their travel stories about interesting roads and exotic locations. This entry is very exotic – the Spanish Island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco. It’s written by Hollie Mantle, of London, who has been pillion with her boyfriend all over Europe, …

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motorcycle travel

Motorcycle travel by electricity

Austrian motorcycle travel company, Edelweiss Bike Travel, is the first we have heard of that offers tours on electric bikes. It sounds pretty strange since electric bikes have limited range, but Edelweiss has teamed with Californian electric motorcycle company Zero who have one of the longest ranges of any electric bikes. READ MY ZERO REVIEW …

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Bucket list biking to Tridays

Mal Jarrett (formerly of PS Importers) Pictures: Beth Jarrett Bucket list is probably one of the most overused catch phrases, no doubt brought to the fore by the Hollywood movie of the same name. Some time ago I had a bit of a health scare that had me questioning my own mortality, and as many …

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