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Eddieb
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  • Town/City: Tauranga
  • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
  • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

We drove over the Transfagarasan Road, voted by Top Gear as the best road in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq4ydUVgYTY

These guys had stopped part way up for a rest

We camped at Camping Dracula at the south end of the Transfagarasan and a lot of Mongol Rally contestants were also there. The Mongol Rally runs from London to Mongolia and to do it on a motorcycle the max capacity is 125cc.

Vorchdorf Motorad Museum

We just happened to see a sign for this on the motorway in Austria so veered off to see it. 15 or so km later in a tiny village we found the museum and it had what I found was some pretty interesting stuff in it.

The first half of the museum were all PUCH bikes. I’d heard of the brand but knew nothing about it and it turns out they were doing some pretty different and technical stuff in the 1920s and 30s.

A 500cc parellel twin, but with the cylinders front and back.

A supercharged 500cc v-twin.

A 170 degree 500cc almost flat twin

A view down the hall, with a Cagiva Elefant 750 on the right.

There were some interesting BMW’s also.

1959 BMW R26 ‘GS’