A New Year, a new adventure – A new bike – OMG

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

9 thoughts on “A New Year, a new adventure – A new bike – OMG

  1. Oooo, sounds exciting Mic! Looking forward to hearing the details when we catch up for lunch. Cheers Pauline

  2. 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!

  3. 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….

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