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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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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How a passion for dirt roads started

Readers are invited to tell us about their passion for motorbikes, their collection or their custom project. Today reader Mark Taylor tells us how his two-wheel passion started: 1969 seems a long time ago, but the magic of a late autumn day in that year is still so very clear in my mind. Australia was a …

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Matho declares Oxley Highway one of greats

The Oxley Highway is a road you have to ride at least once in your life, according to veteran motorcycle journalist Mick Matheson, who has produced this video to prove his point. “There are about 300 corners, the traffic is usually light, and the experience covers more than just the ride because of the character of …

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Panorama Motorcycle Museum grows with family

Motorcycle museum grows with family

While some motorcycle museums are closing down and selling off, there is one small, but significant, family museum that continues to build on their collection and keep their doors open in the name of a family tradition. The Panorama Motorcycle Museum 60km southwest of Brisbane includes mainly pre-war American and British bikes that grew gradually over several …

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Mt Wellington in Winter - beware of ice

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. With the Christmas holidays approaching and the state expecting a wave of riders to visit, the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) has completed a short five-minute motorcycle video (V-log) …

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First nation-wide motorcycle rental

Three Australian companies have merged to form the first nationwide motorcycle rental and tour company. It’s called BikeRoundOz, which has been around for 14 years, but has now joined forces with the Australian division of worldwide tour operator Compass Expeditions and Sydney rental and tour company Bikescape. It gives riders a single source for pre-ride …

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Eaglerider owner David Reece with Graham ASndrews

EagleRider is spreading its wings

New motorcycle brands, different styles of bike and a travel service are part of the new direction being taken at EagleRider Australia. Brisbane shop owner David Reece says the fastest-growing motorcycle sector is adventure riding, so he is adding the Triumph Tiger 800, Triumph Explorer 1200, and Ducati Multistrada 1200 models to his fleet. He’s also …

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