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Thanks realmc26. I am in the beginning stages of mapping out a large trip around Australia (see map). A primary criteria is to stay on paved roads as much as possible. Another criteria is to do it on a small displacement (150cc) scooter. I plan to purchase the scooter in Sydney after I arrive from the States. The small engine means slower speeds, which is what I prefer.
I know I have many options in the eastern part of Australia and fewer, or perhaps only one option, for paved roads in the northwest. So I am tentatively asking questions and searching Google Earth.
Thanks for your assistance. - Fabini (aka John) Moto Fabini
I've read horror stories by bicyclists of being out on an isolated road and having a large tractor multi-trailer rig blow them into the next territory. That's my fear of traveling slowly on a scooter at say, 60kph. - Fabini
P.S. That looks like lovely seal on the highway.
I commute on a 150 SYM scooter. It will sit on 85km all day if you wanted to with fairly light luggage. Would definitely keep off the freeways which it sounds like your going to do.
Can recommend the SYM's, made in Taiwan not china with a 4 year warranty.
Mine has not skipped a beat in the 9,000 km I have done on it so far.
BUT if I were you I would pay the extra and go up to the 200. The HD model.
The 150 with on road costs are about $4,000. The 200 an extra $1,000.
I would really be reluctant to do country roads of any size on my 150 but hell thats just me. Good luck to you if thats your plan but maybe consider at least the 200cc. If you have a lazy $10,000 or so you could get the Vespa 300cc and go in style!
Keith1954 – I shall look for that sign as one of my photo ops. Did you ride two-up or does your partner have a bike out of sight?
Flying Biker – "But do you seriously want to limit yourself to 60km/h? It's a big country!" I hear what you are saying. My type of touring has always been slow. I once bicycled through the American Plains, experiencing day after day of sunflower fields, wheat fields, and tumble weeds. I never wanted to see a sunflower, tall grass, or dusty open land again. So much for romantic notions. That experience and others, has not diminished my desire to go slowly and take in the landscape around me. I enjoy feeling what arises inside me as I travel: good, bad, and indifferent. I also like to take photographs as I travel.
Lastly, 60kph for 8 hours over 4 days is 1,930 kilometers. Not bad, as the saying goes, 'slow and steady wins the race' (or at least gets you to the finish line eventually.)
Realmc26 – First, I do not have a lazy 10K :-) but I may have some hard earned cash for a new scoot when I arrive. The SYM 200HD looks like a good machine. Its true displacement is 172cc with 15hp. That's 50% more horse power than I ride now. Sounds good. I will do more research. Thanks for the suggestion.
I appreciate hearing from everyone. Thanks. - Fabini
In WA there is no minimum, except on the freeway (which is only in Perth), and I think you have to do at least 80km/h. Might be 70 though.
As for riding slowly, thats great, but I would want to go a bit faster just for my own safety. Trucks here can be a tad larger than what you may be used to. Think a normal tractor and trailer, add another full size trailer, and maybe a half trailer. Then imagine that passing you at 100km/h, and you trying not to get blown into the wheels. Doesnt sound like fun to me! And most of WA and the NT will have bigger and longer trucks again. I would want to do 90-100km/h myself, just so you can stay out of trouble.
Fabini - riding from Camoweal,QLD to the Stuart Hwy, NT is mind numbing boring, I have done it about 10 times over the past 5 years and all it is flat and boring, but don't forget the wind, that does not include a 3/4 trailer road train full of cows passing at high speed, not fun, so take my advice, get off the road and put your feet down.
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