Free ferry fares to Tassie Tasmania

Free ferry fares to Tassie after pandemic?

Tasmania wants to encourage domestic tourism with free or discounted fares for all vehicles including motorcycles on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry when the state reopens its borders after the pandemic closure. Tourism Industry Council Tasmania CEO Luke Martin has called in the Federal Government to temporarily extend the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme …

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Lawn Way Round

Lawn Way Round in the pandemic

We’ve been inspired to do our own own Long Way Round (my front lawn) video and we encourage you to do one, too, during the current pandemic lockdown. Of course, the inspiration for our Lawn Way Round video comes from Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s 2004 Long Way Round adventure. It has inspired many copycat …

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Ewan McGregor and Jimmy Fallon

Ewan McGregor admits hitching rides with cars

Ewan McGregor admits he ran out of “juice” a couple of times on his Long Way Up trip on Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles and even hitched rides with cars by hanging on to the B pillar. The admissions came in an interview on the American Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. McGregor and his “Long Way” partner, Charley …

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2019 Stories Ducati Scrambler

Your top 10 motorcycle stories of 2019

Stories about helmet safety and legalities, Arlen Ness and Charley Boorman, road rules, crashes, lane filtering and a big-bore kit attracted the most interest from our readers in 2019. With more than 300,000 readers a month, we have a pretty fair idea of what subjects are of interest to our readers. So we have compiled …

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Ewan McGregor at A Harley

Charley and Ewan conclude electric adventure

Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor (pictured above) have concluded their electric adventure riding Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycles from Tiera Del Fuego in September. Their Long Way Up adventure has ended at the Los Angeles Harley dealership.   View this post on Instagram   Look who ended his cross continent trip! Ewan McGregor and his friends decided …

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Charley and Ewan spotted in Ecuador

Charley and Ewan spotted in Ecuador

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman have been spotted riding their specially equipped Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles in Ecuador on their Long Way Up adventure. Photographer and tour guide Raphael Erhard (pictured with Ewan and Charley above) says he ran into them while leading a tour for Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental last month. “They were really friendly and curious about what …

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Crossroads TV series

You can star in motorcycle TV series

How would you like to star in a new six-part documentary TV series on the 13 greatest motorcycle roads in the world? It’s to be called Crossroads and the Australian makers of the movie are calling for riders with a story to tell.   Motorcycle TV series They hope to cover 13 roads on five …

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Charley and Ewan adventure on LiveWire

Is Charley and Ewan’s ride a PR disaster?

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are currently (pun) riding specially equipped Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles in what some suspect could be a PR disaster. Critics claim their choice of bike is ridiculous.  After all, the LiveWire has limited range (about 150km highway and about 235km city) yet they are riding thousands of kilometres from the bottom of …

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle short circuit minutes enevate

Harley-Davidson LiveWire hits short circuit

Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire motorcycle has hit a metaphorical short circuit with production stopped for a “nonstandard condition” involving the home charger. The company has asked owners only to charge their bikes with the DC fast charger supplied at some HD dealerships. There is no other information from the company. Even though it doesn’t arrive in …

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Matt Levatich Harley-Davidson CEOP and president boss Hog

HOG boss calls on journalists’ help

Harley-Davidson boss Matt Levatich (above) has called on motorcycle journalists to help the industry’s future by not just explaining the product but telling readers what it’s like to ride. Harley and the motorcycle industry are facing a slump through trade wars, ageing riders, tough finance, impending recession and a lack of interest among millennials. The …

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