Open Roads Rally Jessica Zahra

Jessica kickstarts affordable rally

She dropped her bike before she had even paid for it, then rode it across two continents; now Jessica Zahra is sharing her adventure riding passion through her Open Roads Rally next month. The 29-year-old long-distance adventure rider and Royal Enfield ambassador from Melbourne has launched the affordable rally from 18 to 20 October 2019 …

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BMW Safari launches new programme for 2017 GS Tours maintenance

BMW offers riding and maintenance courses

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced its GS Off Road Training courses for 2018, including a course in bike maintenance. The training components are hosted by coaches Shane Booth and Chris Urquhart who have developed the BMW Motorrad Off Road Training courses since 2003 and trained thousands of riders in Australia and internationally. The following established …

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Charley Boorman answers questions from readers writer Ewan McGregor Moto Guzzi V85TT Long Way Up on Moto Guzzi and Triumph

Charley Boorman bares all for our readers

Motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman has bared all for Motorbike Writer readers, including his backside!  Charley had just returned from a Compass Expeditions tour of Tasmania when we caught up with him this week at The Bike Shed in London, where he is one of 31 founding members. He answered many of the questions posted in …

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Aussie woman Julia Maguire rides blindfolded to win

Aussie woman rides blindfolded to win

Aussie rider Julia Maguire had to ride blindfolded to win selection to compete at the International BMW GS Trophy in Mongolia next year. The blindfolded ride was one of many rigorous challenges she faced, along with Brisbane nurse Andrea Box and 21 other competitors from around the world, at the recent four-day qualifying event in …

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adventure tips

7 tips for your first adventure ride

The adventure motorcycle market is booming and many of these riders are new to riding on the dirt, so we have secured these expert riding tips from UK racer Grant Draper. Grant started riding off-road at 17 years and has raced motocross and enduro. He says the main difference between the riding and racing he has …

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2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro world globetrotters adventure treks shock

Ducati adventure training and treks

Now that Ducati’s adventure range of Multistradas and Scramblers are their most popular sellers, they are offering adventure training courses and treks. They call it Ducati Adventure Riding Experience (D-A-R-E) and it includes off-road training courses by Motor School and expeditions. It sounds very much like what BMW has been doing with their GS Safaris …

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Triumph Australia presents ADV. Enduro Powered by Maschine, a three day adventure ride 23 – 25 September straddling the NSW / QLD border through iconic Australian riding terrain.

Triumph goes ADV Enduro riding

Triumph Australia has invited their adventure bike riders on a three-day ADV Enduro ride September 23-25 over the NSW-Queensland border. The ride has been organised by Maschine, the same professional company which has been running the annual BMW GS Safaris for the past few years. Triumph says the route will feature a “variety of terrain suitable …

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Variety Postie Bike Dash

Variety Postie Bike Dash for charity

Variety last year extended its annual Bash to a Dash of Postie Bikes and continues this year in November, raising money for needy children while having a heap of fun. The Variety Postie Bike Dash runs from Newcastle out into isolated areas of NSW on standard and roadworthy Honda CT110 motorcycles. The ride leaves Newcastle on …

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2015 BMW GS Safari Enduro

BMW GS Safari Enduro for the brave

Video of the 2015 BMW GS Safari Enduro has been released showing some incredible skills in very tough conditions, proving that the event is only for the brave and talented. BMW Safaris started 21 years ago and after a few years, the event was split into a TS Safari for road bikes and GS safari for …

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Horizons Unlimited - Touratech

Travellers target Touratech events

Adventure travel accessories experts Touratech are holding two 2015 events in Bright, Victoria, for globe-trotting travellers. The picturesque town is chosen for its blend of challenging roads and adventure trails in the Alps region.  The first event is the annual Travel Film Festival on February 13-15 which showcases the best adventure travel films from around …

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