Yvonne Everett Road of Death dirt bike learning

Riding the infamous Bolivian Death Road

Aussie woman Yvonne Everett rode the Bolivian Death Road with Motorbike Adventure Touring, while on a 5000km motorcycle adventure with Compass Expeditions across the Andes. Here’s her story. My partner’s reassuring voice is in my ear: “Don’t stop, keep moving”.  He’s behind me, chatting through the intercom mounted in our helmets as I splash through …

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Epic South America tour in 2016

Compass Expeditions will return to South America in 2016 for their biggest ride – a 128-day circumnavigation of the continent. “It doesn’t get any bigger than this” says Jerry Cook, co-founder of Compass Expeditions. That’s not quite right. The longest planned tour in the world is the 2016 World Moto Rally which is four days …

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Epic electric motorcycle reality show

Three men and a woman will ride from the tip of Alaska to the bottom of South America on custom-built electric motorcycles to film a reality TV series. It’s called Expedition Unplugged and will be produced and directed by Robert Colbourne of Diamond Head Films in Vancouver. Despite a BMW R 1200 GS being featured …

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Husqvarana TR 650 terra goes through its paces in South America

Husqvarnas used in epic eco tour

Two riders from Wales and Oregon have travelled the length of the Americas on lightweight Husqvarna 650s in an attempt to show adventure touring doesn’t need to be on juggernaut 1200s. Lee Clark and Phil Barnes, left Portland, on September 30 and have recently finished their trip of more than 30,000 miles (48,000km), visiting 14 …

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Compass Expeditions expands BMW fleet

Compass Expeditions has added new BMWs to their South American fleet to extend their suitability to shorter riders and two-up tourers. The Australian-based company, which offers tours on most continents, has added the BMW F800GS, R1200GS and a lowered-suspension model F700GS to their fleet of F700GS motorcycles in South America. Now riders of all sizes …

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Biggest expedition yet for Compass Expeditions

Australian tour operators Compass Expeditions have launched their biggest tour yet. Their 128 Day Motorcycle Tour will take riders on a 33,000km lap of the whole South American continent. Compass Expeditions’ tour departs Santiago, Chile, on February 21, 2o15, and returns to Santiago on June 28. “This is one of the biggest rides on earth …

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South American adventure ride opportunity

Great adventure ride opportunities like this don’t come along very often. Compass Expeditions needs some BMW F 700 GS bikes moved from La Paz, Bolivia through to Pucon in Chile over 14 days and that’s good news for anyone who ever wanted to ride the continent without joining an organised tour. Not that Compass Expeditions …

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South America with Compass Expeditions

Bruce Graydon is a big guy who loves riding big adventure  bikes. But he’s got a big heart, too, as this story about his ride with Compass Expeditions through South America shows. (Please send your travel stories and photos to mark@motorbikewriter.com) RIDE FOR HANNAH The beginnings… It’s my wife’s fault really.  She has an old …

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Chasing Dakar dreams

Guy Basile, 50, has been a Dakar Rally “tragic” since he was a teen. “When I was young I even wanted to compete in it,” says the Queensland area manager of ARB 4×4 Accessories. “Ever since, I’ve been following it and recently began researching a spectator tour.” That’s when he came across the inaugural Chasing …

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