Northern Rivers ride with Todd Parkes Honda CBR500

Northern Rivers has a variety of attractions

If you study a map of Australian roads you will find more roads per square kilometre in the Northern Rivers area of NSW than any other non-urban part of Australia. Our travel writer Todd Parkes rides his favourite route through the mountains and valleys to the beaches: Northern Rivers romp Click here for the Google Maps …

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Best Motorcycle Rides in the US

Contributed post According to statista.com, as of 2016, California had the largest amount registered motorcycles in the nation, with more than 842,000. Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York rounded out the top five. While those states are great places to ride, where can you find some of the top motorcycle trips in the USA? Whether …

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Exploring the Scenic Rim with your motorbike

The Scenic Rim region in South East Queensland surrounded by the Great Dividing Range and Border Ranges is the perfect location to explore on a motorcycle, writes local rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes. Beaudesert is the perfect place to start exploring the Scenic Rim as it is easily accessible from Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast. …

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Hidden Sri Lanka Tour with Extreme Bike Tours

10% discount for Extreme Bike Tours 10th

Australians can grab a 10% discount on 2019 two-wheeled adventure tours in Asia, Madagascar or Cuba as Extreme Bike Tours celebrates its 10th year and 100th tour. The professional tour company is run by Britsh expats and Sri Lankan locals who know the Asian region well. We can recommend the company after taking part in …

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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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