motorcycle travels in Asia

Motorcycle adventures in Thailand – Nepal – India – Laos – Sri Lanka – Malaysia – Singapore – Indonesia – Philippines – Taiwan – Vietnam – Myanmar

India Himalayan motorcycle tour

Prelude Riding the Himalayas in India has long been on my bucket list. In my mind this is a ride all about the journey so I wanted to experience the classic approach. To traverse up the Manali to Leh highway on a 1950’s British designed Royal Enfield Bullet and see […]

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Taiwan Moto Tour – By Any Means

I have been wanting to do a motorcycle tour in Taiwan ever since I watched Charlie Boorman ride there in his By Any Means television series back in 2009. Not an easy task when there is no regular motorcycle rental permitted for foreigners. I decided eventually to follow the title […]

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Adventure Club ride Thailand

I decided 2017 should be a year I try different things. So instead of my usual solo travel I joined up with a bunch of like minded blokes to ride around Thailand. (please see footnote update about this group)   Adventure Club ride Thailand first appeared on Motorcycle Paradise March […]

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Motorcycling in Borneo

I finally made it to Koto Kinabalu to try some motorcycle riding in Sabah. Last time I was heading there I got food poisoning in Philippines and went back home. Fortunately this time round I arrived well and brought my mate from the Philippines along. It’s just an hour away […]

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Philippines Mini Ride report

I was on my way to Borneo from Thailand but was picking up my mate who lives in the Philippines on the way to ride Borneo with me. My other mate who had just ridden in Thailand with me wanted to come to visit our mutual friend living in the […]

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Two loonies ride Thailand

I have already toured the northern mountains of Thailand twice and was not initially planning to return this Christmas however a opportunity arose to meet up with my long time ride partner from Australia. Some info about riding Thailand. If you are tempted to try an overseas ride then in […]

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Motorcycling Indonesia – East Java volcano tour

I had an idea to do a ride in Indonesia for a while now.Mentioning I will ride Indonesia everybody seems to say ‘oh Bali’ but IMO that is almost a different country. Phuket, Boracay and Bali – just not my thing. (Updated 2018 – images refreshed, words trimmed and couple […]

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Philippines Motorcycle tour

I enjoyed touring the Philippines, nothing went really to plan but that just suits travel here.(Updated 2018, photos refreshed, couple of new photos added and slight edit to trim it down) After my recent ride in northern Thailand I flew to Philippines to meet an old mate of mine. My […]

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Golden Triangle Motorcycle Tour

Arriving at Chiang Mai airport after an overnight flight via Kuala Lumpur I was feeling pretty good having grabbed some rare sleep on board and was ready to start the ride that morning. When the luggage belt was switched off and my bag had not arrived my heart sunk. Spent […]

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Malaysia Motorcycle tour

I have just returned from my second motorcycle ride in Malaysia and am even more impressed.This latest trip was a bit impromptu, deciding just a week or so before to go somewhere and Malaysia came straight to mind. I flew direct to Kuala Lumpur from Australia with Air Asia. Yes […]

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Motorcycle ride Northern Thailand

(2018 note – sorry about poor quality photos, this was back when I had low resolution phone camera and used to just take road photos, newer rides of Thailand can be found in links). For my first ride in Northern Thailand I decided to rent a motorcycle from Chiang Mai […]

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Singapore to Malaysia motorcycle ride

(Photos and text fixed 2018)  I had a few days layover in Singapore and noticed a company that organised motorcycle tours to Malaysia also rented motorcycles. It seemed to fit my timeline so I booked a bike and started to work on the details. Big Loud Rides are in Orchard […]

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