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24   in Missouri Missouri12 Miles

Motorcycle Roads World Famous 'Tail of the Newt'

By MrClean
on December 1, 2008

3.5out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

The start of the Newt is several miles North of Farley, Missouri on highway 45. This can be reached by heading west out of Parkville, Mo on highway 45 or East of Leavenworth on Highway 45, spur. It is literally across the river from the Racetrack ride in Kansas on this forum.

Scenery

Seasonal Scenery depending on taste. Green farmlands through the summer with fields of corn, soybeans, tobacco and the odd family farm plot.

Road Quality

Parts are recovered, parts due to be recovered and parts that just really need a hand. 1st leg is 45 mph, 2nd leg is 55 but do pay attention to the suggested speed signs on the curves. The 1st leg actually has more hills and valleys then curves, the second is a good mix of both. Twisties are fun, but humps are pretty good too.

Roadside Amenities

Weston and Platte City Missouri close to the North end, Lovely, Beautiful Parkville, MO at the south end.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Titan
on January 23, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Softail Classic

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Nice little ride, watch your speed a couple of the curves can sneek up on you

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By FosterH0ME
on January 13, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Other

This is a nice ride. Hilarious name! I have been on the Tail of The Dragon and, although this is a nice road and tons of fun, the name is still fitting. Watch out for gravel in a few spots, courtesy of the local farmers.

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By Guest
on August 14, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

I rode this 8/14/2010, the road looked like it had recently been repaved so the lines were missing and there was a detour. Looks like the work is almost finished, just be on the lookout for gravel. Very pretty ride though, connects for a great loop with the Racetrack Road from the Kansas side.

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By Guest
on May 18, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Road it a couple weeks ago. Fun little route, though N is pretty beat up with potholes right now. Keep your eyes out.

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By Guest
on September 30, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Good ride no fuss, nice and easy area.

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By Guest
on February 26, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

You done went and made the Tail of the Newt famous. Way to go MrClean.

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