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Motorcycle horn vital for travel in Asia

Most riders don’t use their horn, but is vital for travelling safely in Asia, writes travel writer Maria Visconti. (Click here to check out legalities of horn use.) While most Australian riders will not automatically check where their rented bike’s horn is before starting to ride abroad — and would hardly remember where their own …

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Tex and Pip’s epic adventure on Bertha

Tex and Pip’s excellent adventure on Bertha

For 30 years “Tex and Pip” dreamed of doing a lap of Australia and last year they realised that dream aboard a 22-year-old BMW R 1100 RT, named Bertha. Writing under the pseudonym of Pip Brown, the pillion is now seeking to have a book published about their epic adventure. “In my story I have …

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Even pillions can enjoy exotic adventure rides

Pillions can enjoy exotic adventure rides, too

Just because you only pillion doesn’t mean you have to miss out on adventure riding in exotic locations such as the Himalayas, says Sydney professional travel writer Maria Visconti. “I have, for the last year, been riding in the Indian Himalayas. Spiti Valley (pictured above), Zanskar Valley, Gangotri where the source of the Ganges is, …

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Motorcycle is the only way to see Tuscany

Of course we would say that a motorcycle is the only way to see Italy, in particular the rolling panorama of rural Tuscany, but it’s true for both practical and romantic reasons. When Enrico Grassi of Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours invited me to join his Tuscany and Umbria: Heart of Italy Tour, I jumped …

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A short and sweet Gold Coast ride

There are many great Gold Coast routes to explore that are short and sweet, yet can be meandered and enjoyed over several hours, says local rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes, 45. Here he has selected a favourite called the Panorama/Beechmont/Clagiraba circuit that can be ridden in under two hours.  For this ride, I left the …

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Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours has smart extras

Motorcycle tour guides are usually smart people with a lot of practical tricks that make your journey easier and Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours owner Enrico Grassi is no different. When we arrived in Rome for his Tuscany and Umbria Tour on Friday, he presented us with a welcome package. Smart extras It included a …

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Tips for motorcycle riding in Europe

Riding in Europe can be a delight, exhilaratingly fast, frustratingly slow, confusing, challenging and even expensive. The continent is as big as Australia or the USA so there is a wide variety of road rules, climates and road types. If you plan to travel through several countries in Europe, you should study the road rules, …

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Unique Himalayan Motorcycle Adventure

India is a country founded on thousands of years of history with numerous intersecting religions, cultures, cuisines, and more. These qualities combine for an enthralling experience that will be unlike anywhere you have visited in the past. Exploring this destination on two wheels only deepens the experience, and motorcycle tours in India are an absolute …

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