Charley Boorman rates Tasmania one of the best in the world for riding

Charley Boorman rates favourite Tassie road

Charley Boorman rates the 230km road from Hobart to Strahan in Tasmania one of the best stretches of tarmac in the world in a new tourism video. “It’s a country lane that travels up and down mountains … and never stops twisting,” he says. The video is one of three released this year by the Tasmanian …

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Throw Your Leg Over Tasmania guide book

Whether it’s a clockwise or anticlockwise lap of Tassie you are planning to do, make sure you pack a copy of the guide book Throw Your Leg Over Tasmania. It’s the second book from authors/riders Bridget Hallam and Alan Cox. The first was Throw Your Leg Over South East Queensland & Northern New South Wales.  Like the first …

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Best Motorcycle Rides in the US

Contributed post According to statista.com, as of 2016, California had the largest amount registered motorcycles in the nation, with more than 842,000. Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York rounded out the top five. While those states are great places to ride, where can you find some of the top motorcycle trips in the USA? Whether …

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Exploring the Scenic Rim with your motorbike

The Scenic Rim region in South East Queensland surrounded by the Great Dividing Range and Border Ranges is the perfect location to explore on a motorcycle, writes local rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes. Beaudesert is the perfect place to start exploring the Scenic Rim as it is easily accessible from Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast. …

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Bid for youngest global ride heads to Australia

Henry Crew, 23, is heading to Australia on his bid to become the youngest person to ride around the world – all in the name of mental health. The Brit is undertaking the epic ride to challenge himself, while speaking out about his own experiences with depression and anxiety and the friends he has lost …

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Motorcycle horn vital for travel in Asia

Most riders don’t use their horn, but is vital for travelling safely in Asia, writes travel writer Maria Visconti. (Click here to check out legalities of horn use.) While most Australian riders will not automatically check where their rented bike’s horn is before starting to ride abroad — and would hardly remember where their own …

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Tex and Pip’s epic adventure on Bertha

Tex and Pip’s excellent adventure on Bertha

For 30 years “Tex and Pip” dreamed of doing a lap of Australia and last year they realised that dream aboard a 22-year-old BMW R 1100 RT, named Bertha. Writing under the pseudonym of Pip Brown, the pillion is now seeking to have a book published about their epic adventure. “In my story I have …

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A short and sweet Gold Coast ride

There are many great Gold Coast routes to explore that are short and sweet, yet can be meandered and enjoyed over several hours, says local rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes, 45. Here he has selected a favourite called the Panorama/Beechmont/Clagiraba circuit that can be ridden in under two hours.  For this ride, I left the …

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Tips for motorcycle riding in Europe

Riding in Europe can be a delight, exhilaratingly fast, frustratingly slow, confusing, challenging and even expensive. The continent is as big as Australia or the USA so there is a wide variety of road rules, climates and road types. If you plan to travel through several countries in Europe, you should study the road rules, …

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