Main Motorcycle: 2005 Bonneville Blue 790
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Central Maryland, USA
Other Motorcycle: 1973 CB450, long gone
Don't underestimate how far away Newfoundland is, and how big the island is. I just got back from a trip to Cape St George on the west coast (flew to Deer Lake and rented a car), and noticed that it's over 700km from there to St John's, even farther from Port Aux Basques, where you'll get off the ferry from North Sydney. There's only the one road that goes across the island, and it's not straight across.
On a motorcycle, you might have to plan ahead where you'll be able to get fuel.
And yes, the Newfoundlanders are nice people, and they warned me repeatedly about the moose menace, especially at dusk, although I didn't see any in my few days there.
The tourism offices in various strategic places issue a fine map of Labrador and Newfoundland, although there don't seem to be many roads in Labrador other than the Labrador Highway (gravel road) from Quebec. A nice couple from Quebec City told me that it was a long, rough ride by that route.
2005 Bonneville Blue 790cc, AI removed, Staintunes RC, no snorkel, inlet enlarged, 118/40/NBZT needles/1 shim/3 turns, Ikon 7610s, Ricor Intiminators, Barnett green clutch springs, Michelin Pilot Activs, D9 gauge panel, tachometer.