Countless trips up the east and west coasts and nearly a dozen trips across the bottom of Australia on a huge variety of motorcycles can attest to that. A 45 hour strop from Phillip Island to Perth on a 2006 Fireblade was my most recent long distance sojourn in Australia while in 2008 I rode across America. That’s basically how the plan was hatched and after picking up the VFR1200F that Honda displayed at the World Superbike expo last weekend I rode out of Phillip Island Monday morning and made a beeline for the Hunter Valley.

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