Your Questions, Answered
I’ve never ridden on a motorcycle before – will that be a problem?
Our motorcycle and sidecar are both perfect for first-time riders, either sitting pillion (behind the rider/driver) or in the sidecar. Pillion passengers sit in a large seat with a backrest. The sidecar gives a motorbike more stability than a traditional two-wheel motorcycle and is fitted with a seatbelt. The rider or driver will show you what to do and assist you with fitting your helmet and taking a seat. We want you to enjoy your motorcycling experience, so we travel at an easy pace.
How experienced is the rider or driver who I will be travelling with?
Our riders and drivers have extensive motorcycling experience. They are trained and hold relevant licences and authorities.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes, helmets are required to be worn by law in Australia. We supply helmets with popular sizes.
I’m quite tall/large – will I fit on the sidecar or motorbike?
If you’ve got any concerns about your suitability to ride with us, please give us a call to discuss this – we’re able to accommodate most people’s requirements.
Can I bring along my child?
Children must be 8 years of age or older and must wear an approved properly fitting helmet. A pillion passenger must be able to reach the motorcycle passenger footrests with his or her feet while seated and sit safely on the pillion seat.
Can I take my pet?
No, we are unable to provide facilities that make transporting pets safe for both the pet and people on board.
Can I specify where I want to ride on a sidecar – pillion or sidecar?
We will meet your request where we can; however, we have to ensure that a sidecar is safe to operate, balanced and not overloaded. Talk it over with your driver on the day.
Can you arrange bookings for lunch, transport after the ride concludes, or a picnic lunch?
We can make meal reservations for you at most venues.
Pre and post ride transport services are subject to availability. However, we can make arrangements for you where these services are available.
Our sidecar has space to carry a picnic lunch. Alternatively, we can arrange for a picnic to be supplied if given sufficient notice and subject to availability.
Talk to us about what you would like to do and we will do our best to provide that.
Is there room on the motorcycles for me to stow a small back-pack or camera bag?
Yes - our motorcycle and sidecar both have storage spaces for small items.
Can we stop and take photos along the way?
Yes – after all this is your experience. Talk to your rider/driver about what you want. Ask your rider/driver to take a photograph of you if you like. The rider/driver will stop in locations that are safe.
What if it rains during the tour?
Motorcycling is an outdoors activity and some rain can be encountered. We carry wet weather gear on the sidecar to help you stay dry. Please note that you can still become wet even when wearing wet weather gear – rain just seems to find its way in when motorcycling.
What sort of clothing should I wear?
You will be in the outdoors for extended periods on our rides. Wear clothing that gives you wind and sun protection. Fully enclosed footwear should be worn. Gloves and a warm jacket or similar are recommended in cool and cold weather. There is a wind chill effect with motorcycling.
What happens in the event of wet weather?
We will contact you to discuss proceeding with an event if inclement weather is likely to affect it. Motorcycling is an outdoors activity and some rain can be encountered.
We will try to reschedule an event if it unsafe to commence it due to inclement weather. Please see Refunds for further detail.
What happens if I have to cancel for any reason?
Please see Refunds for detail.
What insurances do you have?
Topp Adventures is an accredited operator for motorcycle tourist services with an Accredited Operator Number of Q900523719. All machines are covered by compulsory third party insurance and the firm holds public liability insurance.