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Two readers have sent in details of this spot which is becoming a popular pit stop for motorcyclists. The Burt Munro Café is half an hour from Launceston in the Tamar River Valley, and is owned by Tibor Mucha, who has dreamed of opening his own motorcyclethemed café since he was a teenager. Just before his 60th birthday, he achieved that ambition. Named after New Zealand’s redoubtable rascal Burt Munro, an ardent motorcycle collector, Timor has several of his own bikes on display, with more arriving. His brother, Roman Mucha, said the café was a hit within weeks of its opening in 2016.
Reader Graham Longley, whose race photos from the ‘seventies appear regularly in OBA, supplied the photos seen here which were taken on a recent ride. “On a side trip along the Tamar we pulled into a cafe (not looking at the name on the roof) and got a big surprise on entering...British and American bikes around the walls as well as heaps of posters, adverts and old photos and displays of memorabilia – in fact a small museum. It was cramped to get great shots but have included one of a bike I had never seen before; a BSA G-14 986cc V twin.”
Burt Munro’s Café, 140 Main Road Exeter Tasmania