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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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Is a local motorcycle tour guide better?

Some riders on an overseas motorcycle tour prefer a guide from their native country while others prefer a tour guide from the country in which they are travelling. I can understand the attraction of a tour guide from your own country as you share the same language, culture, interests, sense of humour, tastes in food, …

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York Motorcycle Festival - Avon Valley Motorcycle Friendly Region

Seventh annual York Motorcycle Festival

York Motorcycle Festival in Western Australia will return on April 14-15, 2018, with a vintage hillclimb added to the schedule. More than 6000 people and plenty of riders were attracted to the festival last year when it was co-ordinated with the launch of Avon Valley as Australia’s first motorcycle friendly region. York is 100km east …

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Extreme Bike Tours Mongolian Adventure Tour

Mongolian motorcycle tour offers more

Extreme Bike Tours is offering a remote extension to its Mongolian motorcycle tour with the opportunity to do some 4WDing and horseback riding. There have been other tours that offer hiking and sailing as an extension of their tour, but this seems to be a first. Driving 4WDs and riding horses might be a good …

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Make Your Motorcycle Road Trip One To Remember

If you’re a seasoned motorcyclist, you’ll love nothing better than a road trip on the open road ahead. Weather providing; motorbike road trips are a great way to get to know your machine better and become skilled in various conditions and situations. The more practice you have on your bike, the more of an accomplished …

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2017 KTM NZ Rallye film

Full-length KTM Adventure Rallye on film

If you’ve got nearly an hour to spare and want to watch some great adventure riding in the scenic New Zealand South Island, settle in for the second annual KTM NZ Adventure Rallye film. The 112 riders who took part in the rally included some Aussies and Americans who rode through the stunning Southern Alps …

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Feeling Like A Veteran On Your First Motorcycle Tour

Feel like a veteran on your first motorcycle tour

It doesn’t matter how long you ride for, you’ll never forget your first tour. It’s the maddest. It’s the one that makes your heart-pound the most, the one that gets you hooked, the one that is peppered with as many hard times as good, the one that you’ll always look back on with a smile. …

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Himalayan motorcycle tour for ladies only

Australian motorcycle travel company World on Wheels is offering the first ladies-only tour of the Himalayas in 2018. WOW cofounder Denise Ferris (pictured above) says she has been thinking about a “ladies-only tour” for some time. “There are a lot more women who ride these days, so why not?” she told us when we interviewed …

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Tourstart planning app

Motorcycle tour planning app offer

Danish company Tourstart is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 20% discount on their new motorcycle ride planning and navigation app with free worldwide maps. While there have been many such apps around, the company claims theirs is “unique” because of “the high level of integration between web and app. Once a tour is composed, it …

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