Hi all, there is plenty of questions about cars ? can anyone tell me what it is like for motorcyclist I am not on about hells angels , just that you have great weather and I am thinking of reliving my youth how ever I don't fancy a roo jumping out in front of me . so if there are any bikers out there I would like to here your opinion, many thanks a lost soul, or a sad muppet.:jimlad:
hi ya im a biker well i was in my youth days, i was in a motorcycle display team for 9 years im a bit of a looney on a bike, well i hope to get a bike in oz either a harley heritage soft-tail or a quad or a supermoto? but then only prob i have is a dont have a bike license which i might have to do in adeliade total bummer....
Here's some info that i have found out.
Your UK bike licence is transferable to an ozzie licence.
There a duke and guzzi dealer on gouger street just between the postoffice and chinatown.
Didnt see very many Harleys but a lot of retro and sports bikes when we over on a reccie last june.
There are some realy amazing bike roads up in the hills and down to Victor harbour.
Im planning to get a bike when i get there coz i thing it might be a bit easier getting round.
As sad as it sounds... I was trying to select our prefered location in Aus based on the location of motorsport tracks... just couldn't live without my trackdays.
However, Adelaide just seems right for lots of other reasons so I'll have to make do with one race track (Mallala) if we get there.
I understand that there are some fantastic roads in the area to enjoy!
Was looking for a thread about this. I currently ride a GSXR1000. Have ridden bikes for years back in Scotland, and this is my 3rd bike here. I was just wondering if anyone else on the forum is into riding road bikes. It ould be good to meet some new people with similar interests. I am also a member of a bike forum here in Adelaide, and we organise loads of rides and meets, but they are all Aussie, and though it is great way to meet locals, it would be good to have some people from Uk with similar experiences.
Originally Posted by ShaunWilson
Unfortunately I'm still on the wrong side of the world so can't join the rideouts just yet, but one of these days! I'm not seeing much time in the saddle at the moment with snow and ice covering the place - had enough of it now :( Couldn't get much more different to the weather that you're having over there at the mo
Swapped my 750k6 in for an RC8 last year and I think I'm now a twin convert - best bike I've had to date and that's saying something - the 750k6 was a fantastic ride. Fortunately the price of the bike is a little more sensible than it is over there - though that may have changed now that the pound is worth s*d all, lol
Having spent a bit of time driving around the Hills area you've got some amazing roads on your doorstep :D Saw a few bikes while we were there - all being ridden bang on the speed limit... such restraint!!!
Would love to hear more about riding in the area if you get a chance to write anything.
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Being from the Isle of Man it's kind of compulsory to be into the bikes.
We currently have a Triumph Sprint and we have already looked at other bikes when we did a recce last October.
When we come over in June (hopefully after our last TT) we will definitely be getting another bike as a 2nd form of transport so we'll put a message out then to see if anyone fancies a run out. Especially as it willmake a change from going round in circles on an Island!!
RC8!!!! Oh wow, what a gorgeous bike!!!! I test rode one down here, and they were throwing in a fuill akrapovic system if you bought it. Just couldn't justify the price at the minute, with building a house etc. But any of you guys coming over or already here, gimme a shout if you want a hand finding bike dealerships, and i also get 10-15% discount at some bike dealerships in town. Harley (YUK!!! lol, kidding mate) dealership is on Franklin St. We often organise trackdays at Malala, there is a group here called cafe racers, and they put on their website when trackdays are, but i have a full list if anyone wants it.
And finally, the roads here are great, however they tend to get covered with crap very easily, and lots of them in the hills at the moment are in poor state of repair, with another favourite being trucks coming round corners across the white lines, so if anyone new here going out by themselves, please be careful. And yeah I ALWAYS stick to the speed limit in the hills on my 1000cc sportsbike!!!!lol:p
hey im a biker now but kind of getting bored as ive no one to go riding with so ive taken up skydiving, ive been up in the hills for a quick run and loved it.
i own a yamaha supermotard xt660x being a track bike its perfect for country lanes the roads up at mount lofty are cool,ive heard the road to loberthol (think thats how you spell it) is a good run but the police sit there waiting for bikers, mind you with my exhaust you can hear it miles away (sorry kilometers as everything is now metric down under and backwards lol) so if anyone wants to go out for a run sunny afternoon and im not jumping we can make it a date as they say...im in mawson lakes area if anyone is near there...also im selling it as well on www.bikesales.com.au for $8000 ONO
Hey guys, if anyone is looking for a ride, try joining the website i'm a member of. There are rides all the time, and there is going to be a good run up gorgeo road, corkscrew road etc, with stops for fuel/food. www.ridingsa.com
My nickname on there is HAGG15 (same as my rego plate), just join (free), introdue yourself, and turn up for the rides.
They also have coffee nights where you get to meet loads of people, ones in south, east and north.
Hope to see some of you there?