For a taste of freedom, Dr Roger Lee of My Dental Team in Shellharbour, NSW, likes nothing better than a tour on his 1000cc V-twin Superbike
I always wanted to ride a motorbike but when I was a student living with my parents in Sydney, they were very opposed to the idea. It wasn’t until I became a dentist and moved to Shellharbour that I obtained my motorcycle licence. The first bike I owned was a Suzuki SV 650. That’s pretty powerful for a first bike and I was hooked immediately.
“I now own an Aprilia RSV4 that I bought last September. I’ve also recently purchased a Yamaha R6 track bike. Since the bike delivery service dropped my new bike off I’ve only had the chance to take it out on the track once but, to be honest, it was just about the most fun I’ve ever had.
“The Aprilia has a 1000cc engine and a top speed of just under 300 kilometres an hour. It’s more of a sports bike so it’s not really built for touring. Despite this, I love getting on the open road and taking it for a good long ride. I rode down to the MotoGP on Phillip Island last year. I also like to go up the Oxley highway between Tamworth and Port Macquarie. When you’re not used to it, those long rides can be hard on your body. It usually hits you on the second day. After that you become accustomed to being in the seat for long periods of time and start to really enjoy the journey. While Australia has a lot of dead straight highways in good condition, I prefer to ride on twisty roads because it keeps you moving on the seat and working through the gears.
“I’m planning to ride down to the MotoGP again this year and to also take part in a few more track races. The thing I like most about riding a motorcycle is the sense of freedom. To be honest, riding a motorcycle is just great fun. That’s why I do it.