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Journeys
0 Touring Nepal on a Royal Enfield 350

This is a story about a motorbike ride that should never have happened; about an epic solo journey on an inappropriate and underpowered road bike along a frighteningly bad road that cuts through the deepest ravine in the world to reach the foothills of the highest mountains in the world;…

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0 Chillagoe to Cobbold Gorge

Most people haven’t heard of Chillagoe. Roughly 180km from Cairns, the former mining town is now a national park area known for its limestone caves and not much more. We’re fortunate enough to live in Far-North Queensland; if you’re not, get yourself to Cairns, head up the Kuranda Range Road…

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0 Storm Chaser: perfect conditions for a ride

The north-west of Tasmania is home to some pretty amazing roads and incredible scenery. It often feels to me as though I’m riding in another country. A mysterious island continent merging threads of global motorcycling magic, all patch-worked together and hidden in a kind of Bermuda Triangle at the bottom…

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0 Route 66 Express Tours save time and money

Looking to get some kicks on Route 66? There are now two-week tours available for those who can’t do the traditional longer ones. Australia’s Route 66 Tours has added three 14-night Route 66 Express trips to their 2017 calendar, happening in May, June and October. The new tours are not…

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0 A winning tour: Sturgis with Route 66

They rode through some of the most scenic landscapes of America, visited the biggest motorcycle rally in the world and travelled on some of the best riding roads on the planet, but it was the people that impressed Rod and Debra McDonald the most. They were the lucky winners of…

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0 Byways of the Olympic Highway, NSW

Next time you ride the Olympic Highway, make it much more fun and interesting by taking these byways that add spice to the trip. They don’t take much longer, and in some cases may be quicker. Some of them have some gravel roads, but they’re in generally good condition. For…

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0 Crossing the Simpson Desert by BMW R 1200 GS

Two riders have just conquered the daunting Simpson Desert on a BMW R1200GS Adventure and BMW F800GS … unsupported on the longer, less trafficked WAA Line! Proving that he doesn’t make idle boasts about the ability of BMW motorcycles, the feat was achieved by BMW Motorrad Australia’s own marketing manager,…

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0 Video: BMW’s hardcore GS Safari Enduro

BMW’s hardcore GS Safari Enduro took adventure riders to the limit in outback conditions last month on a route that criss-crossed the Murray River and pitched them into the sand dunes of the infamous Murray-Sunset National Park. This video captures the thrills and challenges of the 2015 GS Safari Enduro,…

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0 Adventures in Paradise

It’s day four of the BMW Safari in Tasmania, a couple of hours into a spirited 400km round trip from Hobart that weaves its way through the Southwest National Park to Strathgordon and Lake Gordon Dam. I’m riding for the first time a BMWR 1200RT, which is doing a remarkable job of pretending to be a sports…

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0 Gold in the Hill

Hill End is a living, working monument to Australian gold-rush history. The tiny historical town is managed by the national parks people, contains an abundance of old buildings, is home to an interesting and eclectic population and still functions like any small country town in Australia. A few gold mines carry on there, albeit in a stop-start manner, and plenty of…

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