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10 tips for riding in Morocco

Jane Holmyard and Graham Saunders, at ToursAreUs are regular riders in Morocco. So we've asked them to provide some tips to make sure a motorcycle trip to North Africa goes as well as possible. Planning a tour abroad? Check out MCN deals on ferry tickets 1. When heading for a less than crowded and hot empty countryside make sure you carry ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 21 January 2010

Would you ditch your touring bike for a Can-Am Spyder RT?

Can-Am has released a full-on touring version of its £14,500 V-twin-powered three-wheeler – but will it tempt you off your R1200GS or Pan European? Dubbed the RT (for Roadster Touring) the new machine is based on the standard Spyder, which is powered by a 100bhp Rotax V-twin engine complete with switchable manual/semi-automatic gearbox, but has had the touring goodies ladled ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 16 September 2009

Touring Europe on a Street Triple

Next time you’re struggling to fit luggage on your naked street bike spare a thought for Maxime Duponchel and Jean-François Baude. The two French friends are riding the length and breadth of Europe with all their clothes, kit, supplies and rations strapped to their diminutive Street Triples. Magnetic luggage sits on their tanks, soft luggage hangs from the sides, top ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 13 August 2010

Top 5 touring mistakes

If one nation knows about distance riding, it’s the US. So it pays to listen when they’re doling out the tips. We picked this up from the Seattle Examiner’s Phil Herring : I can ride from LA to NY in... 3 daysTouring is expensive in both time and money, so it's easy to be too ambitious about the time required to ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 31 July 2009

We all love motorcycle travelling

We organize sidecar rides for handicapped fellows - this year it was a ride from Prague to Casablanca which was supported by BMW Club Praha members and many other sponsors. We coordinate our activities in this area with travellers from all over the world. Read about our recent trip on our website here: Cee Motorcycle Tours  

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 11 September 2008

Top 5 Motorcycle Travel Books

If you’re thinking of making a long summer motorcycle trek, but haven’t quite committed yet, here are some books that will have you on the road before you’ve finished the first chapter. 1. Jupiter’s travels by Ted Simon is arguably the most famous and most influential book about motorcycle travel ever written. Over four years, 63,000 miles and 54 countries, ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 06 August 2010

What filling up in Malawi reveals about the F800GS

Here’s a great argument for the superiority of the F800GS over its bigger brother, the R1200GS. It’s lighter, goes further on a tank of gas, is easier to pick up when you (inevitably) drop it, and it’s even fun at filling up time. Where’s the filler cap? Not buried under the tankbag, no sirree! Mega handy when you’re going for ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 12 May 2011

Short Way Down!

My husband, Rich suggested that he and I take our bikes to France for the weekend; he said it would be a “mini adventure” and good practice for me having just got my first big bike a SV650S. Our neighbours have a house in Normandy which they said we could stay in and Richard wanted to visit the D Day ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 04 October 2008

Rent a KTM in Tenerife!

Many of us have hired the ubiquitous poorly-maintained twist-and-go when we holiday in warmer climes, but a new firm in Tenerife is offering something much more appealing if razor-sharp handling and decent power are your thing. Canarias Moto Rent have a fleet of KTM 690 Dukes and 990 Adventures to make your holiday memorable. Near-perfect riding conditions all year round ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 30 July 2012

One-way cross-country USA bike rental with Jupiter's Motorcycles

Jupiter’s NYC is the only bike rental company offering one-way cross-country rentals from New York to Los Angeles (and visa versa). Jupiter's specialise in BMWs and Triumphs, so the fleet includes the Triumph Bonneville, BMW R1200GS, BMW F650GS, Triumph Speed Triple, BMW R1200RT and the BMW F800ST. You can pick up the bike of your choice from their shop in LA, have ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 10 November 2010

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