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AUSTRALIA’S BEST RIDERS LIVE

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xtrial_eventpic-49A worldclass motorsports event is set to bring
HBF Stadium to life in February 2017.
X Trial Australian Championship is a
spectacular show or the whole family to enjoy
with incredible feats of gravity defying trial riding and extreme displays of
superhuman capabilities that will have the
audience on the edges of their seats.
Hear the gasps and feel the tension as all eyes
focus on the skilled and talented riders.
This is the show’s third year in Perth and the
first time it’s being held at HBF Stadium ­ready to accept a larger crowd than ever
before in an undercover stadium
that lends itself perfectly to this super­charged event.

 

Family event 
Neil Price, WA State Champion and organiser of the event said the X Trial Australian
Championship is a fantastic family event that allows people of all ages to experience trials
bike riding.

 

“Trials bike riding is an extreme sport that is growing in popularity year by year,” said Neil.

“An event like this is an opportunity to bring the sport to an even broader audience. The
Championship is about more than just the sport it’s a terrific, inexpensive and entertaining
day out for the whole family with something for everyone.” While the bikes and the
competition are the main focus, there will also be a ‘Pit Party’ where you can meet the
riders and enjoy interactive entertainment for the whole family.

 

“As a family man myself, I wanted to make this event about more than just the bikes,”
added Neil.

 

“We’ve considered the cost and because I know how expensive family days out can be,
we’ve kept the price low and the value high. Plus, we have an option to raise funds from
the sale of tickets for clubs and community groups, so if you’re fundraising for a club or a
loved one, you can help by attending this great event.”

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Tickets are now on sale.  
More information about the event and ticket sales can be found on X Trial’s website,
www.ausxtrial.com.au or see www.facebook.com/xtrialchamps for event updates.

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Ian Moss Rocks it at the VIP after party!

It doesn’t get any better than this!

As if the day wasn’t sensational enough where we attended the Grand Opening of Victory & Indian Motorcycles in Perth, now the largest store in the southern hemisphere, we were then invited to attend the VIP after party.

To read all about the Grand Opening day you can click here
, now it’s time to share the
VIP after party where the night was topped off with a private concert by the one and only talented legendary Mr Ian Moss.

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After spending all day at the opening it was now 5:30pm and we’ve just arrived at the Invite only VIP after party to celebrate the Grand Opening of Victory & Indian Motorcycles here in Perth.

We were so excited at being invited I can tell you. We decided not to dress in our usual corporate colours tonight and chose matching black & yellow instead and even made it into their opening little video of the night.

We were greeted at the door in the typical VIP way of being able to walk the red carpet and boy didn’t we feel important. We checked our names off at the door and were given name badges, except we were given a VIP badge and a Media badge – rather than our actual name badges. I was a little disappointed at first however sometimes the universe gives you things in your favour and tonight turned out to be one of those nights!

I gave Steve the Media badge and quickly snapped up the VIP badge only to swap it later with him for the Media badge!! Yes,we were being media for the night and out to report on the event and get some happy snaps – as we always do when we’re at events.

There were snacks in true American style of mini hotdogs and hamburgers to celebrate and washed down with a wine, Corona cold one or soft drinks.

 

After mingling with people and taking some snappy shots it was time to take a load off the feet and find a spot to sit and watch the show that was about to unfold. None other than the legendary Mr Ian Moss and he certainly didn’t disappoint us. Singing some good ole favourites too like Tuckers Daughter and Georgia.

 

As I walked across the floor to take my seat I was stopped by the Country Manager
Mr Peter Harvey wanting to know who I was and what Media I was from – he informed me he wanted to thank the media for coming. So we swapped business cards and he kindly gave The Bikes Guide Australia a thank you for being there – how nice was that! We don’t mind the publicity now do we!!!  I guess it really does pay to put yourself in a position of becoming known. We love to support all the businesses in this industry and get them known to the riders and enthusiasts  – that’s what The Bikers Guide Australia is all about -so it really was a no brainer for us!

 

In true celebrity style we just had to get our passes signed and have a picture taken for our own memories with Ian Moss.

So as the night came to a close it certainly looked like everybody had a great time and was excited to be a part of the celebrations of the Grand Opening of Victory & Indian Motorcycles here in Perth. As I speak already to friends who have an interest in Indians, they too are excited to hear that they’re here in Perth and we believe they’re here to stay and will only get bigger.

 

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Victory & Indian Motorcycles on your opening and for putting together a day and a night of SPECTACULAR fun and entertainment for everyone.

#victoryindianmotorcycles #victorymotorycles #indianmotoryclesaustralia #ianmoss #theshaunjacobson #motorcyclepanelandpaint #cleanride #premierevents

 


 

 

 

 

Now That's How You Do a Grand Opening!!

In one word SPECTACULAR!

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Well the weather was dreary on Saturday 8th October 2016 for the Grand Opening of Victory & Indian Motorcycles in Perth and yet that did not deter the crowds that flooded through the doors of this newly opened store.

 

We planned on getting there for the opening at 8:30am thinking that there might be a large crowd. Arriving by about 8:45am and yes we weren’t disappointed. The car parks were full however we did manage to secure a spot at the other end of the car park and had a quick walk down through the sprinkle of rain.

 

 

The place was packed! Marques outside showcasing bikes for the Show and Shine section hosted by Clean Ride and Motorcycle Panel and Paint and also the Vintage Indian Motorcycle Club had a lovely display of really old vintage bikes.

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Inside the showroom was buzzing with people, bikes, merchandise, fashion shows and bands playing and I’m sure every available staff member was there and rightly so as they would not have wanted to miss out on this day! It was by far the grandest and biggest grand opening of a store we’ve ever seen and attended.

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People mingling, buzzing, checking out the bikes and buying merchandise and generally happy to be there and share in the excitement of the day and we’re sure that no one wanted to go anywhere til closing because with prizes being given away every hour by none other than Shane Jacobson and the chance to go into the draw to win a $20,000 motorbike, would you walk away?

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Of course we had to get a picture with Shane Jacobson!

 

You had to be there to win any of the prizes and over 1000 people registered that day to be in the chance. WOW WOW WOW is all be can say and I’m sure if these guys are as smart as we’ve seen them be today then, those 1000 people will get marketed to again for the chance to secure bikes or merchandise – that would be the smart thing to do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What would a motorbike event be without the promo girls helping out, parading the fashion and generally looking good.

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We stayed all day, checked it out, spoke with staff include Mark Bottomley the workshop Manager and when you go down to see the store, check out his workshop – it’s so clean I’m sure you could almost eat off the floor! Well done Mark for keeping your workshop in such tip top condition – as you say, how a workshop should be kept.

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Fun photo shoots, food stalls, lines for coffee was the order of the day and for four lucky men that day was made even more exciting because they all won $600 jackets.

So as closing time drew near and the rain came down on and off throughout the day, one thing that didn’t seem to wain was the number of people there and that had come through – over 2000!

 

We all shuffled in doors at 1pm to see who was going to be the lucky winner of this awesome bike. The four men were on stage with Shane Jacobson and there was only one helmet containing 4 keys. One key was going to start the bike and for the other 3 sadly nothing – however they still walked away with their jackets!

 

First guy, nothing, second guy, nothing, third guy…..loud cheering as the headlight came on and Mark Smith was the proud owner of a brand new $20,000 Indian Scout. We could all feel Mark’s joy as he quickly wiped away what looked like tears of joy…and righly so.

 

Congratulations Mark, we’re sure you’ll enjoy many hours of riding on your new bike or perhaps your wife will as we noticed she quickly jumped on it too!

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As the Grand Opening for the General public was finally over…it was time to head home and get ready for the VIP after party! Stay tuned for the write up of this spectacular night with Ian Moss.

#VIPerth #Indianmotorcycles #victorymotorcycles #grandopening #theshanejacobson #ianmoss #motorbikes

Changes to motorcycle licencing

Queensland Transport and Main Roads (TMR) recently outlined changes to motorcycling licencing laws that will come into effect in October 2016. These form part of their ‘Motorcycle Safety Initiative’ which TMR have indicated were developed considering feedback provided by Queenslanders through the Motorcycle Licencing Discussion Paper and accompanying online survey on the Get Involved website. Other more comprehensive research and findings by organisations such as CARRS-Q were also taken strongly into consideration.

Some of these changes relate to the duration of different licences, but of high interest to us at #ridesafely4me is the proposed changes with respect to required training courses at different stages of licensing. This is because through social media and face-to-face conversations, we regularly hear riders make statements such as “It’s too easy to get your licence” and “Q-Ride doesn’t teach you enough”.

Photo of Inspector Flanders, courtesy of MotorbikeWriter.Com
Photo of Inspector Flanders, courtesy of MotorbikeWriter.Com

Inspector Pete Flanders of the Queensland Police Road Policing Command is what I consider to be an exceptionally experienced motorcyclist. Not only has Pete been riding bikes for 34 years, he has also been heavily involved in training motorcyclists from novice all the way to advanced courses for 29 years. This training includes through QPS motorcycling courses, as well as a number of years as the owner/operator of the largest privately run motorcycle training company in the state – employing 11 instructors full time. He was also a voluntary instructor for the TMR motorcycle training program for about seven years.

Because of this experience, Pete was one of the people called upon along with other industry experts to consult with TMR on exactly what changes could improve safety for motorcyclists.

I asked Pete if he would be prepared to let us know his thoughts on the pending changes. We’d like to thank Pete very much for his time in giving us the following response:

“In essence, the current Q-ride course was found wanting as it was almost an entirely skills based course and was not developmental as it progressed from learner to open license. In fact students basically did the same thing for each license, just on a bigger bike.

The new courses build on each other in a logical and staged manner to where the unrestricted course has a major focus on the headspace of riding not just a reiteration of skills. The collective courses have a significant amount of road riding and self-reflection through group interaction. They are flexible in their delivery style whilst having a reasonably strict curriculum base ensuring all students are delivered a product of high standard.

There is a program of instructor training planned such that all service delivery organisations will be trained to the same standard and will know how to deliver the training in a professional manner.

The group designing the training encompassed TMR officers skilled in program development, representatives from training organisations to give a feet on the ground perspective, RACQ and me from the QPS. The group sought to get the very best product possible influenced by the mandate dictated by the high level of motorcycle crashes over the past number of years.

In my view this is a huge step forward in motorcycle safety in Queensland”

According to TMR there will be three mandatory courses prior to obtaining an unrestricted licence. All these courses are designed to work in an integrated manner. All courses will include theory, demonstration and coaching and practical application of learned skills. Feedback, self-reflection and higher order thinking will all be key elements of the program.

  • The Pre-Learner Course will ensure riders have the skills necessary to ride a motorcycle on the road, as well as instil an understanding that learning is a continual process. This aims to encourage appropriate attitudes towards safety with the aim of reducing the likelihood of rider injury as a result of crashes.
  • The Restricted Licence Course will ensure riders have progressed since the Pre Learner Course, and now possess the skills necessary to ride unaccompanied on the road. It will be competency based, and riders will be required to demonstrate they are competent in each of the competency areas. These will include being able to demonstrate riders can safely manage both routine and more complex riding situations.
  • The Unrestricted Licence Course will not only reinforce the skills learned in earlier courses, but will also further develop the higher order cognitive skills as well as strategies to manage risk ie both hazard perception and risk taking behaviour – particularly as they relate to larger motorbikes. Once again this course will require riders to be assessed as competent in a series of identified competencies as they relate to both routine and more complex riding situations.

Of course, it is extremely important to remember that passing all three of these courses qualifies you only as a competent rider. Too many people make the mistake of believing that obtaining an unrestricted licence means that you are a good or even a great rider.

To progress from being a competent rider to a better rider takes experience and of course we strongly advocate ongoing learning through attendance at advanced courses run by reputable training instructors.

If you would like to find out more about TMR’s Motorcycle Safety Initiatives, you can visit their website here.

#ridesafely4me

10 tips on how to be a better night rider

Article written by Motorcycle Writer.

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Night rider

Not many motorcyclists purposely go out for a ride at night, but it’s exhilarating and we should do it more often to brush up on our skills just in case we are caught out still riding after sunset.

One of the joys of riding is isolating yourself in a bubble of mediation. These cocooning feelings of isolation are heightened in the dark where your vision is restricted to a tunnel of headlight-lit road.

However, there are hidden dangers out there in the dark and you need to arm yourself with special skills to survive.

Here are our tips for surviving and enjoying being a night rider:

1 Vision

Obviously your vision is restricted at night. So make sure you clean your visor and/or windshield very carefully. What may look clean in the daylight could be dazzling and blinding when a car’s headlights hit it, so remove all those smears. Clean with a dedicated cleaner, but make sure you wipe it all off. If you can dim your instrument lights, that will prevent distracting glare on your windscreen and visor

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2 Yellow glasses

Some people swear by yellow-lens glasses, saying they restore the three dimensions that become flat in headlights, reduce glare, improve contrast and give you better depth perception. However, be very careful of adding any tint to an already dark situation! If you wear prescription glasses or wear goggles, you can ask for an AR coating (AR stands for anti-reflective or anti-glare). Otherwise, don’t wear glasses unless you have no visor.

Yellow galsses night riding

3 Lights

Aiding your vision is a decent spread and depth of headlights. If your standard headlights are not up to par (and they too-often aren’t), you can supplement them for more powerful units or even a brighter bulb (halogen, xenon or LED). But be aware that some people don’t see as well with these white lights. Also, be aware of the laws regarding modifying headlights. There are also different laws in varying states about adding auxiliary driving or fog lights. Usually they have to be attached to your high beam switch only and/or be on a separate switch. Fog lights can only be used legally in foggy conditions.

4 Cornering

Headlights are focussed straight ahead, so when you corner, you illuminate the outside of the corner, not the apex where you want to go. The BMW K 1600 has lights that turn into the corners and there are others such as KTM which have LED lights that light up the inside of the corner when you turn. You can also now buy aftermarket lights that illuminate the inside of a corner. But if you don’t have these, be aware that all corners at night are riddled with blind spots. So don’t use all the corner as the apex and exit could be covered in gravel, oil or water.

J.W. Speaker 8790 adaptive cornering headlights                  J.W. Speaker 8790 adaptive cornering headlights

5 Road surface

Which brings us to the road surface. Normally you scan the road surface for gravel, oil and diesel spills, water, sewer covers, potholes, bumps, ruts, etc. At night, you may not see them until it’s too late, so ride as if there are obstacles up ahead.

6 Adjust your speed

Consequently you should slow down to a speed where you can stop within the reach of your headlights. Would you ride with your eyes closed even for a few short seconds? Well, if you ride too fast to stop within your lights’ reach, then that’s exactly what you are doing!

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7 Be seen

You and your bike will be more difficult to see at night, especially if you wear black leathers and ride a dark bike. We are not advising you wear hi-vis clothes as these can actually dazzle and transfix drivers’ attention. However, a bit of reflective 3M tape and stitched items on your gear and your bike will draw a bit of extra attention. Make sure your fork and tail reflectors are cleaned and that your lights are cleaned and working properly. It’s also important to move around within your lane as your headlight will attract a bit more attention from other traffic. Never ride in another motorist’s blind spot.

8 Riding style

Because you are unaware of what is on the road ahead, you should treat the road surface as if it is wet. Check out our tips for riding in the wet here. The main tip is to be smooth – brakes, throttle and steering.

9 Pillion adjustments

If you have a pillion, it may change the level of your headlights which could dazzle other motorists. You may think that should not concern you, but if an oncoming motorists is dazzled, their natural reaction is to flash their lights at you which dazzles you! If another motorists does flash their lights, don’t look directly at them. Stare down at the road that you can see. You might even like to put your hand up or use your helmet peak (if you have one), to veil their lights.

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10 Livestock, wildlife, insects and pedestrians

If you think roos are difficult to spot in the daytime, try night time! And it’s not just wildlife you have to watch out for, but also stray stock and stray pedestrians dressed in black and staring at their mobile phones. At least animals will look at your headlights and you will spot the reflections in their retinas, so be on the lookout for those little spots of reflected light. Bugs are another nighttime animal hazard. They are attracted to your headlights and will smear your visor and windscreen, so take some baby wipes or visor cleaner and a clean rag.

 

 

Get Hooked with Helmet Hook Australia

We recently purchased a Helmet Hook from Helmet Hook Australia, so this video is how you go about installing it onto your bike handle so that you can secure your helmet on it when not riding.

 

 

Better roads reduce bike crashes

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Roads need to be better designed, funded and maintained to reduce the risk of motorcycle crashes, a 244-page Austroads report has found.

The report, titled “Infrastructure Improvements to Reduce Motorcycle Casualties”, is the result of a two-year study to identify infrastructure improvements to reduce motorcycle crash risk and crash severity.

It says motorcycles should be identified as a separate road user group and considered as a “design vehicle” when planning and maintaining roads.

The report recommends that engineering decisions on roadworks and planning should consider motorcycles, “even if outside of existing design warrants”.

That’s great news for riders as the current trend seems to be to ignore riders when situating and selecting roadside furniture and barriers; using slippery road paint; building roads with odd cambers; and allowing shoddy, patch-up roadworks.

While the report says the road environment accounted for only 2% of motorcycle road deaths in single-vehicle crashes between 1999 and 2003, “certain road elements have the potential to contribute to the actual outcome and severity of the crash”.

It says the first step is to identify roads that pose the highest crash risk to motorcyclists, then perform safety audits.

The report recommends a raft of motorcycle-specific road modifications including:

–   install flexible but durable materials or shields underneath barriers;

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–  install attenuators or energy dissipaters on posts and poles;
–  relocate trees, poles, signs and other roadside objects;
–  recommended maximums for potholes, ruts and cracks before repair is vital;
–  rapid road repair including quick removal of oil, diesel and other spills;
–  fluoro warning signage at known crash zones;
–  better-designed crash barriers (read the latest Austroads view);
–  improve road surfaces for skid resistance, road camber, badly located drains,            rough edges, etc; and
–  add advance stop lines at intersections with filtering lanes for motorcycles to
reach the front of traffic.

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The Austroads report is important because all state and federal road/transport departments in Australian and New Zealand are members. Their reports are used as the basis for government policy and practice on all things related to roads and transport.

Let’s hope the bureaucrats and politicians pay attention to this important report.

However, not all is good.

Riders probably won’t like the fact that Austroads advocates lower speed zones and ABS on motorcycles, the latte possibly leading to mandatory ABS on future bikes as has happened in Europe.

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Motorcycle tourism a $350m business

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Charley Boorman leads a Compass Expeditions tour of Outback Australia

Motorcycle riders account for about 1% of Australian tourism which is worth about $350 million annually to the economy, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

And that doesn’t even include the multi-million-dollar costs of buying an hiring motorbikes, petrol and accessories.

A report in the Australian Financial Review says the booming motorcycle tourism industry is dominated by domestic intra-state bikers taking short, weekend rides into rural areas and staying in country hotels.

“Others do longer inter-state trips through classic touring country such as coastal and alpine roads. Then there’s the motorbike tourists who tour for several weeks or months, either in a tour group or by hiring bikes and self-guiding,” the report says.

And it says the industry is booming with motorcycle registrations up 22.3% since 2010, twice the growth rate for cars (10.4%).

It’s no news to motorcyclists, though.

Our patronage of regional Australia is vital to the existence of many rural towns.

At the launch in 2013 of Texas as the first Motorcycle Friendly Town in mainland Australia, then Queensland Government minister Lawrence Springborg said biker tourists were mainly mature-aged riders whose numbers had tripled in the past decade.

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Springborg (second left) at the Texas Motorcycle Friendly Town launch

“People are buying bikes in retirement and couples are getting out together,” he says.

“These bike tourist are people with a bit of money to spend. They buy expensive bikes.”

He also said they spend an average of $120 a day when they’re on the road.

“Grey nomads are very important (to local economies) but they are more self-sufficient. These guys (bikers) stay in local accommodation and have to buy all their meals.

“A few dozen people per week makes a difference to a local community. There is a multiplier effect. It becomes infectious.”

He also pointed out that it was not just an economic benefit but motorcycle clubs also did a great deal of charity work in local communities.

It is ironic that less than four months later, his government introduced the so-called anti-bikie VLAD Laws which Australian Motorcycle Business Chamber Travis Windsor estimated had cost the motorcycle and tourism industry in Queensland $5m a week in lost trade as riders stayed home in droves.

Meanwhile, the Victorian Government’s Motorcycle Tourism Strategy 2013-2016 says “motorcycle tourism has the potential to make an important contribution to the Victorian economy, particularly in regional areas. Motorcycling is the fastest growing road user sector.”

The Financial Review says “motorcyclists pump money into an economy because they are independent travellers, likely to make spur-of-the-moment decisions and pay the full rates”.

Longtime motorcycle tour guide Peter Colwell says motorcycle tourists not only have an economic impact, but also a “positive mental affect” on rural communities.

“People come out of the woodwork to talk to us, celebrities even, where are we going, how far, etc, etc. This has a positive mental effect on everyone,” he says. 

“On the tours I have done, I can often feel the good vibes left behind when we move on. In Africa it might be from a chat with a pump jockey kid who is rarely spoken to by anyone, yet when you do chat to him, you will get the biggest smile you have ever seen. You make his day. 

“I always say that we can never know where intangible positive actions start and finish. But I do know that there is nothing like a group of dusty bikers on dirty KTMs in a small remote town to lift the spirits of all those they come in contact with. 

“Enthusiasm is infectious.  And who knows where it ends?”

10 reasons why you should travel the world on a motorcycle

WRITTEN BY STEPHAN WECKSCHMIED
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So you’ve toured Europe and the Alps extensively, you’ve taken a trip down to Morocco for an extra bit of spice and now you’re contemplating what to do next. The answer? It’s time to head off on an adventure around the world on your motorcycle.

To show you just why you should take the plunge, we teamed up with Stephan Weckschmied from Edelweiss Bike Travel. So scroll down and let us convince you to tour the world on your motorcycle with these 10 compelling reasons

1. It’s an adventure

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Staying at home on your couch is easy. But if you lose your inclination for monotonous security you will see some of the most amazing sights on Earth, meet incredible people and gain new experience. Make each day a new horizon!

2. It leaves you with countless stories

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Sharing feelings, experiences and memories of your journey with your friends and family is great. Travelling on a bike creates a tale guaranteed to interest and impress those you meet, both on the road and back home.

3. You travel at the perfect speed

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You might be able to walk wherever you like to go. But it will definitely take a while to explore it all. On a motorcycle you are fast enough to see lots of different countries in little time and you are still always outside and closely connected to nature.

4. It gives you the opportunity to travel with your friends

Round the world motorcycle touring

Riding together with your friends is fun and enables you to share the unique moments. You will get to know them even more and your friendship will be stronger than ever before.

5. It helps you grow

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Have you ever changed a tyre on your motorcycle? No? Well, on a big trip you sometimes have to. Being confronted with new situations is challenging but it will help you grow and discover yourself.

6. You get to see all the places in between

Round the world motorcycle touring

When riding a motorcycle you see all the beautiful places besides the famous sights. Each ride is an adventure and the possibilities are endless. You will probably go to places not many people will ever see and discover hidden treasures along the way.

7. It brings you together with like-minded people

Round the world motorcycle adventure

As a biker you will meet other bikers just like you. Motorcycling opens doors and starts conversations no matter where you are. You will never be alone and will make new friends all over the world.

8. You eat food like you’ve never had before

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Burgers and fries are great, but there are so many other good things you‘re missing out on. Try something new and you will be surprised what flavours and delicious things our planet has to offer.

9. It improves your riding skills

Round the world motorcycle adventure

Sandy roads, water crossings and never-ending switchbacks – all this sounds like lots of fun. But when you‘re stuck in a tricky situation this will test your problem solving skills, patience and temper. Once accomplished you may well be exhausted, but you’ll also be proud.

10. It is challenging, both physically and mentally

Round the world motorcycle adventure

Navigating your bike on narrow roads with tight curves can be hard work. Travelling all over the world on two wheels is a challenge for your mind and body. Not many have the perseverance to master this task. It will be a life changing experience that you will never forget.

BARBAGALLO UPDATE

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Article posted by: Nathalie from MWA
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Following an invitation by the State Government through the Minister for Police the hon. Lisa Harvey, Motorcycling Australia (MA) and Motorcycling Western Australia (MWA) have held a number of successful discussions with both Minister for Police and Dept. Sport and Recreation (DSR) senior staff which is about to lead to positive action at Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo.

 MA President Tania Lawrence, together with MWA President Peter Clarke and MWA CEO Rick Gill held meetings with the Western Australia Minister for Police and Road Safety’s Office on 20 May and the Department of Sport and Recreation, 2 June to explore options for additional safety enhancements at Barbagallo Raceway.

 “The meetings were highly constructive with a clear pathway forward to identify and implement positive changes to ensure that all Western Australians can continue to enjoy motorcycle racing at Barbagallo”.  MA’s President Lawrence shared.

 DSR have agreed to commission an independent assessment of the venue to determine options to ensure an informed decision is made to the extent and effectiveness of any enhancements.

 MWA CEO Rick Gill said “While it is still early in the process, we expect DSR to make an appointment of a suitably qualified person very soon and the review to provide some independent guidance for MWA, MA as well as the WA Sporting Car Club (WASCC)”.

 It is expected that DSR will make an appointment in the next few weeks and for the review to be available soon after.

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