Compass Expeditions tours screened on TV

Compass Expeditions tours screened on TV

Two mini-series about riding across Siberia and the length of Africa with Australian-based international motorcycle travel company Compass Expeditions are coming to 7 Mate. The four one-hour shows, narrated by Charley Boorman, will screen on Saturdays in mid-January through to early February 2017. While Charley didn’t ride in the Beyond Siberia and Beyond Sahara tours, …

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Yvonne Everett Road of Death dirt bike learning

Riding the infamous Bolivian Death Road

Aussie woman Yvonne Everett rode the Bolivian Death Road with Motorbike Adventure Touring, while on a 5000km motorcycle adventure with Compass Expeditions across the Andes. Here’s her story. My partner’s reassuring voice is in my ear: “Don’t stop, keep moving”.  He’s behind me, chatting through the intercom mounted in our helmets as I splash through …

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Eight lessons from seven-month ride

Demolition worker James Stronsky of Sydney has learnt eight lessons from his epic seven-month ride from the North Pacific (Tokyo) to the Atlantic (Breste). James spent two years building his own motorbike, sold all his belongings, got rid of his home and waved his family goodbye. He has ridden across Japan, South Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan …

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Save the Oxley organiser Ken Healey on his BMW K 1300 R - Motorcycle Friendly Town (Photo: Keoghs Vision Photography)

Another town becomes motorcycle friendly

Wauchope, the gateway to the famed Oxley Highway, will this Saturday declare itself the first motorcycle friendly town in NSW. Its follows Bicheno in Tasmania which was the first Motorcycle Friendly Town in Australia and Texas in Queensland which was the first on the mainland. The Wauchope initiative to declare itself a Motorcycle Friendly Town …

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Toulouse France Where motorcycle parking is a paradise

Where motorcycle parking is a paradise

As cities continue to resist freeing up spaces for motorcycle parking, there is one country that seems to be paradise for motorcyclists. Former Brisbane chef Michel Bonnet, who has returned to his native country of France, says we can learn a lot from his country. He says there are rules, but the gendarmerie seems to turn …

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MotorbikeWriter at the Ducati Museum pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to revamped Ducati Museum

The pilgrimage to Ducati’s factory in Borgo Panigale in Bologona, central Italy, is now an even deeper experience for the faithful after the recent revamping of the company’s museum. The focus has broadened from Ducati’s substantial racing history to include its proud road bike heritage. It also includes exhibits from its earlier days making radio …

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Stalking Valentino Rossi in his home town

Veteran motorcycle journo Mick Matheson and family took a motorcycle trip throughout Italy recently and he put together this article and video on stalking Rossi. My daughter Ariel is a massive Rossi fan. Yes, one of millions, and as irrepressible as the best of them. She is on a mission to meet the great MotoGP champion. …

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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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