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Great roads to ride for motorbikes

So I posted months ago about importing my bike.... I finally have it registered... lots fo false starts, and stuffing around, but it is sorted now... and I have my Swiss plates (still waiting on the bill, I so hope it is a fair price)..

So my question ... for those motorbike enthusiasts here, what are some great twisty roads I should go and explore and open up the throttle ? I am in Zug, would love to find some local roads. I had one mountain pass back in Australia that was amazing, 10miles of pure heaven (bikes would do laps on that stretch).

Are there any good riding groups around on FB ? Or elsewhere I should connect with ?

Any other tips, let me know ...
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

International Motorcycle Crew Switzerland is a facebook group. They are a mix of track focused and weekend spin riders.

The fantastic roads are mostly snowed in at the moment, think Furka, Grimsel and sustenpass. But open at the moment not to far from you is Unteriberg to Schwyz, a bit tight, but it's a nice little spin.
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

Uff! Where to start?
Best thing is to take a map, and go clockwise around CH, you are in biking heaven, anywhere is good. But once you have done the usual suspects the others tend to get boring. Except Splügenpass, that´s a vertical drop and never get´s boring.
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Uff! Where to start?
Best thing is to take a map, and go clockwise around CH, you are in biking heaven, anywhere is good. But once you have done the usual suspects the others tend to get boring. Except Splügenpass, that´s a vertical drop and never get´s boring.
What are the best ones to go try first.... the roads that people always go back too.. i like bends, and to ride spritely (within my limits and when i know the road and corners) ?

long and straight is boring
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So my question ... for those motorbike enthusiasts here, what are some great twisty roads I should go and explore and open up the throttle ?

Any other tips, let me know ...

Open up the throttle in Switzerland? Be careful...


However, done Spluga and Furka (tourist mode always on), loved both
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

1. if you are not obsessed with speeds, more than half of the swiss roads are motorcycle worthy

2. so, let's do the opposite, let's find which part is boring, it'sthe flat land, yellow on this map

3. from Zug just go south, all roads are great. For example: Zug - Arth - Brunnen - Vitznau

4. passes are mostly closed till June or even later, depends on snow conditions
5. if you want to brag to other bikers who doesn't live here: Furkapass - Grimselpass - Sustenpass on late summer sunny Sunday afternoon. Roads will be almost empty as most of the people are already heading home, the low sun will give an incredible light on the surrounding, the air temperature will be just right.
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So my question ... for those motorbike enthusiasts here, what are some great twisty roads I should go and explore and open up the throttle ?

Any other tips, let me know ...

A tip : watch this before opening up the trottle......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL3v-VvmRhs


( BTW that is the Grimsel pass. )
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

All good. I am from Australia - the highway cops go hard on speeding there too. While less speed cameras in Aus, a shite more highway patrol compared to what I’ve seen here so far.

It’s all about time and place if riding in a spirited way... I wouldn’t be doing anything too crazy !
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

It also comes down to preferences. Personally, my favorite pass is Sustenpass, and I hate Splügenpass


nejc posted a great map. I know a lot of the roads up here in the northwest simply because that wide, boring plain keeps me from venturing further south when I don't have a full day.

Since the passes are still closed, you can spend some of these cooler, dark evenings looking at photos and getting an idea of what lays in wait for you

My website (Swiss riding pages)
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

I ride mainly on local roads with 80kph limit where it's rarely possible to exceed that (and the few spots where you can, there is never a speed control as too few people will do so often enough to make it profitable).

I also ride during my lunch breaks, when all the cops are home eating lunch.

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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

This is why I like naked bikes. The wind keeps you honest. Its hard to find a bad road once you head towards the hills. I personally like to take side roads that get me lost. No idea where the hell I am going. Those are the best rides. Resturants on the top of every pass. Yessss. Riding season is here!

You can never get too lost here in CH.
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

For a quick evening spin, from Zug go south through Hausen am Albis. Go across the Albis pass. On the other side, when you hit the Tierpark, go left up the Buchenegg pass. Down the other side, take a left back to Zug. After a few km you will see the road up the Albis again for a repeat if you want.
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

Another question... not wanting to set off a new thread...

What are the swiss like with aftermarket exhausts?

I have a termigoni for my Ducati xDiavel that i put back to stock for registration.

In Australia, it was illegal, but unless you were unlucky, or a dick to the Po-Po, you didn't get hassled (i.e. i've had deep exhausts on my XVS650, my Thunderbird, and now the xDiavel over the last 10 years, and never once had an issue).

I love the sound of the Termi and really want to put it back on.. but curious what the swiss authorities are like ?
A) would neighbors dob you in/complain (my bike is in an underground unit block of 4)
b) do the cops go after this stuff as nothing better to do ?

And if you get caught / 'defected' is it as simple as just putting the original pipes back on, and paying a smallish fine ?

I think i know the answer is, (TIS) keep it stock... but i've heard / seen several louder bikes around ... so wanted to check with other riders do ...
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For a quick evening spin, from Zug go south through Hausen am Albis. Go across the Albis pass. On the other side, when you hit the Tierpark, go left up the Buchenegg pass. Down the other side, take a left back to Zug. After a few km you will see the road up the Albis again for a repeat if you want.
Did this on the weekend. Great tip. did a few laps... once got caught behind a bus up the Albis pass..... and couldn't workout what the speed limit on the Buchengg pass (although if i got the right road, wasn't a lot of space to go fast).

Need to find a couple more this weekend
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Another question... not wanting to set off a new thread...

What are the swiss like with aftermarket exhausts?

I have a termigoni for my Ducati xDiavel that i put back to stock for registration.

In Australia, it was illegal, but unless you were unlucky, or a dick to the Po-Po, you didn't get hassled (i.e. i've had deep exhausts on my XVS650, my Thunderbird, and now the xDiavel over the last 10 years, and never once had an issue).

I love the sound of the Termi and really want to put it back on.. but curious what the swiss authorities are like ?
A) would neighbors dob you in/complain (my bike is in an underground unit block of 4)
b) do the cops go after this stuff as nothing better to do ?

And if you get caught / 'defected' is it as simple as just putting the original pipes back on, and paying a smallish fine ?

I think i know the answer is, (TIS) keep it stock... but i've heard / seen several louder bikes around ... so wanted to check with other riders do ...
DB killers.

Learned that from a cop when I got done for noise with the SILs on my SS.

The Zard on my 999R sounds great with the killers out, but is too loud even for me!

I have DBkillers on 4 of my aftermarket exhausts, the only one without is one of my Guzzis.

Tom

P.S. I was stopped on the same bike a few years ago, and they were happy with the same exhaust + killers.
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Re: Great roads to ride for motorbikes

My first bike here was used bmw f800r with after market exhaust, everything officaly done by first owner.
At my first MFK guy told me it's too loud and I didn't bother and just changed it back to original.
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Did this on the weekend. Great tip. did a few laps... once got caught behind a bus up the Albis pass..... and couldn't workout what the speed limit on the Buchengg pass (although if i got the right road, wasn't a lot of space to go fast).

Need to find a couple more this weekend
I think it's 60 on the Buchenegg pass from lake side, 50 on top and 80 on the Knonau side (but not sure).
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