Further reading

Moto touring guides

Motorcycle Diaries – a fantastic resource for best roads in Europe

Ride Magazine – superb collection of routes for Portugal, Spain, France and Germany

Ride the Highlands – A good site about riding Ontario

Motorrad Strassen – German official motorcycle route, a lot here if you delve in using Google Translate

Moto Route – Excellent guide to the best motorcycle routes in Romania

WikiLoc – huge collection of best routes with photos that really help you understand why that road is recommended


Most motorcycle forums were sadly abandoned when Facebook Groups arrived however the ones that remain are superb libraries of information compared to groups where information is not indexed and soon lost.

ADV Rider – this forum is so big many of the best ride reports are buried under the more contrived. Here are a couple I found interesting and inspiring. 

Ride Asia – a motorcycle forum that has inspired some of my riding in SE Asia, friendly with no attitude or pay wall unlike GT Rider forum.

Moto Bloggers

Some of my rides were inspired by people who posted their travel on blogs and I share a few here.

I’ve noticed some of these blogs have developed geo fencing, clearing your cache sometimes helps. Some are abandoned too as people choose to post to social media which is a shame as Facebook is not indexed by Google so everything shared there is lost within a few days.


99.9% of review blogs/channels are now actually ‘content creation’ blogs/channels. They don’t review items merely create content from the press release info not saying anything to upset distributors but here is one completely honest independent motorcycle gear test site.

Motocap Safety Ratings


I’ve come to dislike the many motorcycle Youtubers who spam their boring videos on Facebook groups and never look at any of them however here are two professional channels I like.

MC Commute

MC Commute had been reasonably good since Adam took over the role but seems like this channel has died recently.


High production values with excellent content, especially when Ryan explores older model motorcycles.