Well after a 2020 full of upheaval and Australia acting as a island of refuge and safety in this strange covid 19 world it was time to take a change of direction.
Have no fear readers and followers the mighty Breva has not been cast onto the scrapheap of motorcycle blogisms
With over 180,000 Km on the clock at is time for the mighty Moto Guzzi Breva to get some TLC
So its place is on the work table in the shed at the moment
It is time to explore central Australia and the mighty Breva was not the bike for this trip
It was over 40 years ago that I rode a Norton Commando Interstate around Australia
Highway 1 – the main highway around Australia- in those days included around 2,000 km of dirt road up in the north of Western Australia and near the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Heading south from Darwin the Highway turns east and Tennant Creek heading to the east coast and avoiding Australia’s red centre
In 2014 I took the mighty Breva to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia but the red centre still evades me
Its time to remedy this and the I’ve chosen a BMW F800GSA to do it
The aim is to head off from Melbourne in early March and head up through South Australia to the Flinders Ranges and along the Oodnadatta Track to Alice Springs and Uluru
The next 7 weeks will be about setting the bike up for the trip
And honing up my off road skills.
So stand by friends and followers the next adventure is Australia’s Red Centre
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Looking forward to reading about your ride. Sounds very exciting. I have never been to Australia, but always want to travel there.
You must come here then its a beautiful country. But at the moment it’s very hard to get in or out.
Oooo, sounds exciting Mic! Looking forward to hearing the details when we catch up for lunch. Cheers Pauline
Ill have to bring the new beast along
Best of luck!
Thanks Tim, I’m looking fwd to it
Great choice of bike! A friend of mine has one as well and has had absolutely no problems with it. He’s been eyeing a bigger GS boxer but can find no real convincing reason to get rid of the 800. It really is a near-ideal bike for the kind of travel you have ahead of you. Happy trails!
Thanks, I’m enjoying riding it very much thanks. A couple more set up rides before I head up to the red centre
Hey Mick….I wish I could join you in this one….still not able to make it back to Australia because of covid. Barend and I have often spoken about a ride from Melbourne to Uluru. I will surely join you out here on your blog….