heather ellis Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi.

Heather Ellis releases second book

Victorian rider Heather Ellis has released her second book, Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi. It follows her first book, Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, in which Heather documents her solo ride on a Yamaha TT600 through Africa in 1993-94 at the age 28. Over 15 months, Heather travelled 42,000km through 19 countries. …

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Legendary Moto Tours Himalayas Royal Enfield Classic 500 10% discount

Legendary 10% discount for our readers

Indian-based motorcycle tour company Legendary Moto Rides is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 10% discount on their three 2019 Himalayan tours riding the highest motorable roads in the world. To score the discount, just type in the code “MBW10%” when making a booking. Riders can save from about $A330 to $A450 with the 10% discount. …

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The crew finish their tour at Puerto Morelos Mexico

Mexico offers wide variety for riders

Mexico is a quarter of the size of Australia or continental USA, yet has several disparate regions that offer motorcyclists a wide variety of riding conditions. In the north, there are vast deserts offering thrills for adventure riders; central Mexico hs towering mountain ranges with juicy, winding tarmac’ in the south, the roads snake through thick jungles …

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Electric motorcycle adventure

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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The next Jeremy Clarkson

You could be next Jeremy Clarkson

Now that Jeremy Clarkson has been dumped from Top Gear, maybe it’s time for a similar motorcycle TV show – and you could even be one of the stars. London-based production company Wild Blue Media is looking for six fast riders for a new action-packed motorcycle-based TV show to air in the northern spring of …

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Ural Ice Run 2015

Urals conquer frozen lake adventure

Six Aussies are among 17 riders in the Ice Run 2015 which is this week tackling the world’s largest frozen lake, Lake Baikal in Siberia, riding old-school vintage Ural outfits. Challenges include temperatures of minus 22, thin ice, remote forest tracks, open steppes, crevasse fields and deep ice cracks that could swallow the whole outfit! …

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French female riders L'Equipee

French female riders head for Brazil

If you think the adventures of Charley and Ewan were intrepid, how about the five French female L’Equipee riders who took old Royal Enfields to the highest road in the world? The three videos of their Himalayan trip have been a YouTube sensation and now the Parisiennes are on their next adventure to the jungles of Brazil. Check …

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Ferris Wheels

Ferris Wheels offers adventure rider training

One of the world’s leading motorcycle adventure tour companies, Ferris Wheels, has joined with professional motorcycle training company motoDNA to offer adventure rider training for people wanting to attend their tours. MotoDNA Motorcycle Academy director of coaching Mark McVeigh, who also writes training tips for MotorbikeWriter, says they are “very excited to team up with …

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Compass expeditions Charley Boorman

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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