5 most dangerous routes for motorcycles in the world

5 most dangerous routes for motorcycles in the world

(Contributed post) We all get tired of tackling the same old city routes on our motorcycles. City streets are boring and they don’t challenge the capabilities of the machines we ride. Unleashing their potential requires challenging routes that will trigger our primal instincts and get our adrenaline pumping. If you are an adrenaline junkie or a …

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Road names that entice exploration

If I pass roads with names such as Goat Track or Hell Hole Creek Road, it’s like a red rag to a bull and I simply have to explore it. Sometimes these roads have warning signs that ban trucks or caravans, or warn of tight curves, gravel and other hazards. It’s only more reason to …

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Dead-end roads are a rider’s paradise

Most riders love a good round-trip, but there are many dead-end routes that can be just as rewarding for motorcyclists. I’ve been riding with people who never venture down a road that says “No through road”. They figure that it will be like doing the road twice. Yet I’ve ridden on famous motorcycling roads such …

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Is a local motorcycle tour guide better?

Some riders on an overseas motorcycle tour prefer a guide from their native country while others prefer a tour guide from the country in which they are travelling. I can understand the attraction of a tour guide from your own country as you share the same language, culture, interests, sense of humour, tastes in food, …

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Choosing the best bike for a motorcycle tour

One of the most important decisions when booking a motorcycle tour is choosing the right bike to ride on the tour. Some companies only offer one type or model of bike, but Hear the Road Italian Motorcycle Tours boss Enrico Grassi offers quite a diverse range of motorcycles. Tuscany motorcycle tour Enrico has invited Mrs …

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Getting a cup of coffee in the outback

Getting a good coffee is one of the joys on the road for a rider, writes Jason Barton* and an outback coffee can be a very rare luxury, indeed! Jason’s touring luxuries Along with carrying tins of tuna flavoured with cracked black pepper and lemon, one of my simple luxuries on long-distance motorcycle journeys is …

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The power of the tent on a motorcycle trip

Stopping and setting up camp seems contradictory for someone riding around Australia, but Jason Barton* says stopping and setting up a tent can be one of the greatest pleasures travel provides. Jason’s story This is especially true when motorcycling which, in a way, may actually seem to be contradictory. Riding is often about embracing the …

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Essentials for riding solo safely

Travelling solo can be scary especially if it is overseas for the first time. To begin with, there are a million questions that you might ask yourself and end up not getting answers. For instance, you might want to know where to go, if there would be someone to chat with, what will happen there, …

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How to pack for a long motorcycle tour

How to pack for a long motorcycle tour

By contributor “Jessica D”* Long motorcycle tours can be exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time. You could choose to take a trip with a bunch of friends over the weekend or even a long ride alone. But with a bike tour, you must be doubly sure that you’re packing right, especially if you’re …

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