Compass Expeditions adventure ride

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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Compass Expeditions

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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BMW R 1200 GS safety recall

Advice for riders of new BMW R 1200 GS

Pump up your tyres and ride cautiously. That’s the advice to riders of the new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS. There is no doubt that the new BMW R 1200 GS  is a much-improved machine, especially its on-road performance. However, there has been some criticism of off-road performance because of the wider tyres. It has …

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Aberfeldy Track suits adventure motorcycles

Adventure riders looking for a new challenge should try the newly opened Aberfeldy Track in the Gippsland area of Victoria. The 180km rugged, unsealed road runs through Baw Baw National Park about 125km east of Melbourne and is suited to off-road motorcycles and vehicles. It starts at the town of Erica, about 160km east of …

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Touratech Travel Event for adventure riders

A woman who rode solo around the world will be a guest speaker at the second annual Touratech Australia Travel Event in April. The event showcases the German company’s adventure and touring accessories and provides riders with plenty of advice about preparing for their trip. Touratech promises new presentations so that people who attended this …

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Compass Expeditions joins Triumph

Motorcycle travel company Compass Expeditions has joined forces with Triumph Australia to run two annual motorcycle adventures in Australia. The inaugural event is the Triumph Otway Dirty RATS weekend in late March 2014 while the second event is the Triumph Flinders Ranges Dirty Rats Adventure in August. Read my story on the Flinders tour here. …

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Triumph RAT adventure rally

Triumph has been following BMW’s footsteps into the dirt over the past couple of years with Tiger adventure models and now they are doing it with their own adventure safari. Much like the famous BMW GS Safaris, owners of Triumph adventure bikes are invited to the inaugural National Off Road RAT Rally. The five-day ride …

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