Overall Route Rating
speedo-meter speedo-arrow
speedo-meter-grey
3.17 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.17
7 Reviews

World Famous 'Tail of the Newt'

Motorcycle Route Author

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

Rider Reviews

Titan
10 McR Points
January 23, 2014
Nice little ride, watch your speed a couple of…
Thumbsup
No Image Found
FosterH0ME
January 12, 2012
This is a nice ride. Hilarious name! I have been…
Thumbsup

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 .

Top Images

World Famous 'Tail of the Newt'
Share Your Comments ( 7 )
  Earn McR Points
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
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful
No Image Found
FosterH0ME
January 12, 2012
0 McR Points
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.
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful
No Image Found
Guest
August 14, 2010
0 McR Points
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.
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful