European road trips

What are the best European road trips?

Motorcycle road trips are synonymous with big countries like Australia and the USA, but did you know that the first automotive road trip took place in Germany?  Europe has some of the most stunning motorcycle roads in the world and for those who dream of being on the open road YourParkingSpace has put together some of the …

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Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum Norton ES2 motorcycle 1949Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum Norton ES2 motorcycle 1949

Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum

Anyone visiting the United Kingdom who has an interest in motorbikes should make a pilgrimage to Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum. It’s located just off the M42, near Birmingham Airport and pretty much opposite the NEC (the National Exhibition Centre). If you time it right you could also combine your visit and take in “Motorcycle Live”, …

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Ride Italy with Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours

Have you ever wanted to tour Italy with those who know all the spectacular back roads? Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours, based in Rome, provides both guides tours and self-guided tours that take you to all the best roads. The company is owned and operated by long-time motorcycle enthusiast, Enrico Grassi.   Enrico works tirelessly to prepare unforgettable trips …

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Valentino Rossi and Ducati get video games fans

Mugello MotoGP tour for Rossi fans

Valentino Rossi fans will no doubt be queuing up for Yamaha Motor Australia’s Mugello MotoGP Tour, although there is no guarantees of meeting the nine-time world champ. However, the Italian tour does include three days at the Mugello MotoGP in the VIP hospitality tent, so there could be a chance for fans to score a …

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Ibiza is a party on the roads

Ibiza is a motorcycle party on the roads

The Spanish island of Ibiza may be renowned for electronic music and night life, but automotive writer Paul Joshua reckons it’s also great for riding. “Its snaking roads connecting one beach cove to the next make it the perfect playground for exploring with a motorcycle,” says Paul who comes from Brisbane. If you have a …

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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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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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European cops

Rider tips on European cops

If you’re heading off to ride through Europe, beware that the European cops, the guardians of the roads, who will be eagerly watching you and how you ride.  Remember, France Spain and Italy together with Germany employ 60% of all Europe’s police officers. FRANCE The Gendarmerie will “eyeball” anyone crossing “La Manche”, Brits in particular, as we …

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MV Agusta enters travel industry

Italian motorcycle company MV Agusta appears to be moving into the lucrative motorcycle travel industry offering tours in their home country on their new Turismo Veloce 800 sports tourer. MV Agusta tested the new business with a seven-day tour earlier this year across three Mediterranean islands from Sicily and ending with a tour of the …

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