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3.17 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.17
7 Reviews

World Famous 'Tail of the Newt'

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Nov 30, 2008

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Guest
February 26, 2009
You done went and made the Tail of the Newt…
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KCRacin
10 McR Points
March 3, 2018
Right up the road who knew??Nice ride. Nice even…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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

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Guest
February 26, 2009
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
You done went and made the Tail of the Newt famous. Way to go MrClean.
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KCRacin
March 3, 2018
10 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Right up the road who knew??
Nice ride. Nice even curves a couple of tight ones. Issue as of March 18. Watch the shoulders as there is winter washout. And,it appears road crews are patching it OK.
Also watch middle of curves. I noticed some heaving of the road. And,when,it settled its a matter of time the lane will,start popping out. Not too many side roads coming on so,60 ish is a snap. There are a couple 40 corners that 35 woulda been OK too. Polished the chrome under the Harley. I had fun. It'll be a frequent ride for me as I live on the east end of it.
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Titan
January 23, 2014
10 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Nice little ride, watch your speed a couple of the curves can sneek up on you
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