Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Perfect Getaway Experience

Harley Ride is like a Lick of the Ice-cream. Once you have done it, only then will you understand why you needed to come out for a Harley Ride with us . Listen to what Charli, the host on Getaway chatted with John about on the ride they took for the episode which went to air recently.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Melbourne - Perfect Riding Weather 365 Days a year

When is it too cold to go for a ride on a motorcycle in Melbourne?

As I write, it is winter here in Melbourne.The maximum temperature forecast for today is 16C and sunny.

Melbourne lies at 38 degrees south of the equator. That's the same as the latitude of Sicily north of the equator. Italy is a country where motorcycles are very popular and ridden 365 days of the year.

When it gets cooler we simply wear more warm clothing, and when the sun is shining one can get quite hot inside the protective jackets we supply for our Harley Ride customers. Many has been the time that one of my passengers has complained of being too warm in the middle of winter here in Melbourne.

Its always a perfect day for a Harley Rde in Melbourne
So, if you are planning a trip to Melbourne - don't let the idea that it gets cold in winter here stop you from taking a Harley Ride experience. We guarantee that you will enjoy the experience and that it will be nothing like anything you expected - in fact most people go away saying that it was the opposite of what they expected.

We once took two girls on a ride down the Great Ocean Road in the rain. We managed to keep them totally dry. They described it as a Great Adventure.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Give This a Go

Only when people have been out for a Harley Ride with us, do they realise why they needed to do it. But, many of our booking are made not be the ones going for the ride, but by their friends who have organised a ride for them. Our greatest challenge is to convince people that everyone needs to do this - even if they have no interest in motorcycles.

Over the last few months our passengers have ranged from corporate groups in Melbourne for an Incentive/Reward conference, A Listers from Brazil here to produce TV shows, for Tourism Victoria, to Grandmothers and none of them have ever been near a motorcycle in their lives. But, now they understand.

Give it a Go
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The Best Reward Activity

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Where do our Customers come from?

Our customers come from all over the world to take a Harley Ride Experience with us. It constantly amazes us how diverse that group can become. Last month we were fortunate to have been chosen by a corporate group from Shanghai China, here for an Incentive/Reward trip to take their staff out for a group ride.

As you can see from the reactions captured in the video, they had a great time. That's pretty standard fare whenever we take anyone out for a Harley Ride.

Harley Davidson Ride Incentive Reward group from Shanghai at Gem Pier in Williamstown

The rides took place over two days, on each day we pick a group of 20 up from the Langham Hotel in Southbank and took them out for a one hour ride across the Westgate Bridge to Williamstown. Interestingly, language wasn't a problem, and it signs and gestures took over.
Harley Davidson Ride Incentive Reward group from Shanghai at Gem Pier in Williamstown

Sharing a Harley Davidson Experience with a genuine Australian Biker

The Group Photo session with their Harley Davidson Riders

Pick up for Harley Davidson Group ride at Langham Hotel, Melbourne

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Riding to the Phillip Island Moto GP

Every year going "the Island", as the world's greatest motorcycle race track is fondly known by Australian motorcycle riders, is preceded by a mass ride call the Cranbourne GP Run.

This year I attached a GoPro camera to the front and rear of my Harley Davidson. This was the result:

Over the years, this event has grown enormously. Something that started with just a couple of hundred riders, is today a 10,000+ bike spectacular that brings out thousands of spectators who line the route all the way to the Island.

Harley Davidson arrives at Cranbourne Moto GP Run
Cranbourne GP Run
Harley Davidson Rider on Heritage Softail

Harley Bikers Arrive

Sports Bike riders

Sports Bike riders

Intersted in this sort of experience? Visit our Harley Touts site.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Problem with TripAdvisor - Don't Get Fooled

Here at HD Chauffeur Ride Pty Ltd we have a TripAdvisor rating that would be the envy of any other tour company. But, lately I have noticed an anomaly that doesn't seem to sit quite comfortably with the TripAdvisor philosophy of recommending the "right" to the "best quality" attraction.

Take a close look at this and you will see what I mean:

TripAdvisor Ad
To my great shock, I recently noticed that there seated in the middle of my TripAdvisor page is a Google Ad that takes the reader straight to my nearest competitor. I am left to wonder how much business I am losing because someone clicks on this link, thinking that its my company they will be booking with.

I have nothing to do with Adrenaline. We do know something about the company who supplies Harley Rides for them - but its not our company and we know that they don't have a TripAdvisor rating.

So, don't be fooled by the ads you see on TripAdvisor. They are not endorsed by them, they are chosen by Google. The quality of the companies in these ads isn't measured by TripAdvisor - but TripAdvisor do get paid every time someone clicks on one of these ads.

Just a thought that we would let you know about :)

And who are Adrenaline? What is their Trip Advisor Rating? I found this example on Trip Advisor, who have a terrible rating for one of their product listings:

And it would seem that HD Chauffeur Ride are not the only victims, as can bee seen in this example. I checked to see if there was a relationship between Peek Tours and Tours to Go - and there is none: