History

Adventure Motorcycle Equipment (AME) is based in Fyshwick ACT Australia. AME was founded by Darin Rowley who started riding motorcycles in 1979 on a Yamaha DT80. Darin has competed in club level short circuit, motocross, and pony express’ when he was younger and tended to recover from the inevitable tumble a little more vigorously. Road, trail and adventure motorcycle riding has been Darin’s main hobby since getting a learners permit license. Motorcycling has allowed an appetite for exploration and adventure to be satisfied.

The ACT region is endowed with a plethora of adventure motorcycle riding terrain and we are passionate about adventure riding in our backyard or further afield. Some examples of the riding areas that he enjoys are; Brindabellas, Kosciuszko, Victorian High Country, Blue Mountains, Abercombie, Tallaganda, the south coast, and the great dividing range to name a few. When the planets align, we get to the outback of Australia or further afield to countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, and Portugal.

AME chooses Adventure Motorcycle Riding because it gives us a great big toothy grin. Darin is on his motorcycles in his home garage and take off down all roads to overcome whatever obstacle gets in his way (NB. He is not too macho to go around the really bad obstacles as falling off hurts). He generally pre-programs his GPS with routes/tracks but adventure weaves its way into every ride. Rain, snow, mud, fallen trees, flooded rivers, submerged bikes, mechanical failures, rider failures, personal insecurities, hills, locked gates, fuel range limitations and more are overcome to get to a great country bakery for a good coffee and if possible an overnight stay in a friendly character filled country pub or a cozy campsite with an open fire.