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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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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Rocky Mountain Adventure Bike Touring Company

Adventure riding in the Canadian Rockies

Have you ever wanted to ride an adventure motorcycle through the beautiful Canadian Rockies and not take the tourist highways? Rocky Mountain Adventure Bike Touring Company not only specialises in guiding riders along the interesting and adventurous paths less travelled, but they do it on something more suitable than tired old rental BMW GS behemoths. Lisa Shaw …

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Route 66 Tours test ride a harley

Route 66 Tours reconstructs famous route

Route 66 doesn’t exist in its entirety anymore having been decommissioned in 1985 and replaced by a series of massive interstate highways. However, Australian company Route 66 Tours has pieced together the highlights of the famous highway for their tours. Lead guide Dan Azzopardi says they have spent several years researching and talking to the locals …

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Las Vegas Victory Cross Country

The best Las Vegas touring routes

The scenery in Nevada will forever be associated with some of the greatest road trips man has ever undertaken. Long, straight highways that stretch out forever, surrounded by dusty plains, sweeping hills, looming mountains, and giant azure skies, Nevada truly is some of the finest riding country in the world. The legendary Route 66 runs across the …

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Lake Erie Loop charity challenge

Lake Erie Loop a charity challenge

The challenge is to ride more than 650 miles (1046km) around Lake Erie, the 10th biggest lake in the world, on any motorcycle less than 250cc in the shortest amount of time, all in the name of charity. The annual Lake Erie Loop raises money for the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Foundation and is held in June. …

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Electric motorcycle adventure

Epic electric motorcycle reality show

Three men and a woman will ride from the tip of Alaska to the bottom of South America on custom-built electric motorcycles to film a reality TV series. It’s called Expedition Unplugged and will be produced and directed by Robert Colbourne of Diamond Head Films in Vancouver. Despite a BMW R 1200 GS being featured …

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motorcycle diaries - cuba

Cuba opens up for motorcyclists

America is thawing its relations with Cuba and that will open the country up for motorcycle riders. The long-standing trade embargo is being lifted and Americans will be allowed to fly to Cuba for special reasons. Harley-Davidson is believed to be one of the first companies to consider importing their bikes which were very popular …

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Racing on the Bonneville salt flats

Ride Bonneville salt flats

How would you like to ride a motorcycle flat out on the Bonneville salt flats, competing for class honours? Mojo Motorcycles New Zealand general manager Dale Schmidtchen is organising a very special tour of the famed Utah salt flats in August where riders can actually participate in the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials from August 29-September …

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Ferris Wheels

Ferris Wheels plans Mexican tour

Australian motorcycle travel gurus Mike and Denise Ferris plan to add Mexico to their popular Ferris Wheels Motorcycle Safaris itinerary in 2015, possibly in December. “We are looking at introducing Mexico,” says Mike. “In fact this email is coming to you from Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsular in the land of tacos and tequila! It’s looking …

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