Kookaburra Kottage Romantic Ravensbourne Escape

Looking for a romantic bike getaway?

Just you and your bike, or you and your other significant other – pillion-in-a-million or fellow rider – should try a weekend romantic getaway at Ravensbourne Escape.  The luxury retreat is 90 minutes west of Brisbane at the top the Great Dividing Range on the challenging and scenic Esk-Hampton Road.  It’s 45 minutes north of …

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Palmwoods Rd Winter riding on the Sunshine Coast

Winter riding on the Sunshine Coast

If you’re looking for a bit of sunshine this winter, head north to the Sunshine Coast which has some of the best riding roads in Queensland. Many Brisbane riders head up to the Sunshine Coast for a day ride, but by the time they arrive and have lunch, it’s time to head home. By the way, …

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SWM Silver Vase scrambler at Crows Nest motorcycle friendly town launch

Crows Nest joins motorcycle friendly towns

Crows Nest in South East Queensland is the fourth Australian town to declare itself a motorcycle friendly town with more towns including Armidale soon expected to join their ranks. And why not! Queensland Tourism estimates riders spend up to $160 a day in local communities on food, fuel, drinks, etc, compared with $40 spent by grey …

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Maschine Alpine Explorer tour BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

TransTerra Alpine Explorer adventure tour

Motorcycle touring company Maschine is taking their TransTerra adventure ride series to Victoria’s High Country with the TransTerra Alpine Explorer ride on April 2-7, 2017. Maschine has been running the annual BMW GS Safaris for the past few years and this year also organised a three-day ADV Enduro ride for Triumph Australia. Victoria’s High Country …

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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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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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Mark Taylor passion

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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