Author Archives: Chris S

WR250R – ready for the desert

WR250R Index Page While in Morocco last year and not riding around on my WR250R, I left it with a list and a bunch of stuff with Karim, a desert bikey mate with a lavishly equipped garage and some spare time on his hands. Over the weeks … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Klim Outrider pants

As I wrote here last year, I’ve been looking for some riding pants that make me feel protected but don’t weigh a ton like my well-worn leathers, but aren’t sweaty membraner overpants. There are these kevlar impregnated jeans, but who actually wears jeans these … Continue reading

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Golden Tyre FTS tubeless tyres

As you may know, I’ve been experimenting and following various tubeless tyre solutions over the years as tubeless is the way to go on the long road. Why? because punctures – your most likely breakdown on the road – can be easily and reliably … Continue reading

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At the 2016 NEC bike show

At this year’s Motorcycle Live bike show at the NEC I had a chance to see the bikes I speculated over a couple of weeks back from Milan’s EICMA. This is what caught my eye. The Honda CRF250L Rally (left and right) was attracting … Continue reading

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Husqvarna 701 quick review

The first generation Husky 701 is a slightly toned down KTM 690: a bit less power, less fierce delivery and less suspension travel with different settings – but still plenty to be getting on with. Possibly excepting SWM’s hefty Super Dual (based on the … Continue reading

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News from Milan: lightweight or just small capacity?

Milan’s 2016 EICMA bike show saw the emergence of several new ‘lightweight adventure bikes’, as some of the biking media have been describing them. Me, I’d sooner call them ‘small-capacity adventure-styled’ bikes between 250 and 400cc. In some cases they’ve mini versions of established models, a … Continue reading

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Tested: Kriega Saddlebag Duo 36

The the custom-retro scene is encroaching on the adventure biking boom. Bonnevilles now have more spin-offs than a Hadron Collider, Klim have a Belstaff-mimicking retro jacket in the works and Kriega have come out with the Saddlebag Duo 36 throwovers, much like what we … Continue reading

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