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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james Stronsky Eight lessons from seven-month ridejames Stronsky Eight lessons from seven-month ride adventure motorcycle travel

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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Royal Enfield Himalayan concept stores

Himalayan replaces Bullet on tours

It didn’t take long for the new Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure bike to replace the Bullet as the preferred machine on tours through the subcontinent. Nomadic Knights is the first motorcycle tour company to offer expeditions in India, Nepal and Tibet on Royal Enfield’s new 411cc adventure bike. Tour company MD Alex Pirie says the Himalayan adventure bike …

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Long Way to Vladivostok

Riding the long way to Vladivostok

Veteran Aussie motorcycle adventurers Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix packed their big Beemer in 2015 for a trip from Greece the long way to Vladivostok and have now released an inspiring book of their travels. The Long Way to Vladivostok, published by Aussies Overland, is available online or as an eBook via email. Their six-month …

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Nomadic Kinghts invites daredevil riders to join their first tour of the Cliffhanger track in the Himalayas (Photo by Iain Crockart)

Daredevils invited to ride Himalayan Cliffhanger

Experienced riders and daredevils are invited to join the inaugural Nomadic Knights reconnaissance motorcycle tour of the hair-raising Cliffhanger in the Himalayas. The Cliffhanger is a rough Himalayan track hewn into the side of vertical cliffs in Kashmir and is billed as one of the world’s hairiest roads. The first motorcycle tour group to tackle the road will …

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India travel with Jacob Laukaitis

India motorcycle trip with Facebook stranger

World motorcycle traveller Jacob Laukaitis has compiled the above video of a 850km motorbike trip across three states in India with a complete stranger he met on Facebook during a motorcycle trip in the Balkans. We featured another video by Jacob last year after he spent several months riding around Bali. The 22-year-old from Chins …

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Discounts on India Travelz motorcycle tours

Discounts on India Travelz motorcycle tours

Motorcycle tour company India Travelz has offered Motorbike Writer readers a special US$250 (about A$325) discount on their tours. Just click below to search for availability and to make a booking. Make sure you include the coupon code MotorbikeWriter to get your discount. Tours are reasonably priced from less than US$3000 (about A$3900) for a …

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Compass Expeditions goes to Kyrgyzstan

Motorcycle tour rides through Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the exotic “stans” in central Asia west of China and north of Pakistan, a country undiscovered by motorcycle tour companies until now. Australian motorcycle tour company Compass Expeditions will host a 14-day tour of the country in July 2017 riding Yamaha XT600 motorcycles and costing from A$6990. The country is known …

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Edge Expeditions Motorcycle tours to unique places

Motorcycle tours to ‘unique’ places

UK travel writer and adventure motorcyclist Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent has launched a motorcycle tours company specialising in “unique and fairly gnarly, extremely enlivening bike tours to places very few other people ride”. Edge Expeditions will start with two small group rides along Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan’s legendary Pamir Highway in June and July 2016, followed by a Siberian wilderness …

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Bali

Bali a paradise for motorcycle riders

Jacob Laukaitis spent a month exploring Bali on a motorcycle and declares it is a paradise for riding. Watch his fantastic video as evidence. While one Aussie tourist dies every nine days in Bali, typically in a drunken scooter crashes, Lithuanian-born Jacob declares he didn’t die once! “I had the experience of a lifetime: trekked to the …

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