Author Archives: Chris S

More Adventure Twins for 2020

In last year’s end-of-year preview I wrote ‘… the future looks bright – we’re gonna have twins.’ And twins we got: the long-awaited XT700, Guzzi’s 85TT, a ’19-er’ CB500X, and the KTM 790s. Only the Norton 650s remain stuck in … Continue reading

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BMW GS310s still in Morocco

More about Morocco tours See also: G310GS 2200km review G310GS first ride in Morocco Three groups did a similar 1200-km loop, mostly on G310Gs all with around 30,000 rental kms on the clock. The 310 engines and finish are still … Continue reading

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BMW F750GS in Morocco • 1200-km review

After ten successful years, in 2018 BMW Motorrad replaced the 700 and 800GS parallel twins with all-new ‘750’ and 850 versions. As before, the two models share an identical 853-cc engine but, along with other aspects, are significantly different. According to … Continue reading

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Saudi – a new link on the overland trail?

Saudi Arabia, a notoriously reclusive country, recently announced 90-day tourist e-visas are now available online. This easing of restrictions to non-Islamic foreign visitors is said to be part of the Vision 2030 programme, as the country seeks to wean its economy off oil. … Continue reading

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Honda NC750X DCT – 1100-mile review

I tried an NC a few weeks back, liked it as I knew I would, so bought a low-mileage current XA/XD model with an idea of converting it into a budget but high-economy ‘Africa Twain’. Plus I wanted to properly … Continue reading

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Quick Ride: Enfield Interceptor review

While working on next year’s AMH I’ve contrived a new category for my expanded section on overlanding contenders: Feel-good Retro Twins. Doing a trip a la Ted Simon or Steve McQueen’s brief tour of the Swiss border could add a certain … Continue reading

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Quick ride: AJP PR7 review

Updated December 2019 I took a short road blat on an AJP PR7 at the Overland show in August and must say, I was impressed. Like many, I’ve been aware of these bikes for a couple of years but it … Continue reading

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