Author Archives: Chris S

Quick ride: Yamaha XT700 Tenere review

See also: Yamaha’s Ténéré travel bikes Yamaha XScrambleR 700 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere Africa Twin Soon: KTM 790R Honda NC750X In the UK, July’s ABR show was the only chance to road-test Yamaha’s much-awaited XT700 Tenere before it reached dealers in … Continue reading

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Olympus TG5 Tough – a great motorcycle travel camera

You’ll have read it again and again: the best camera is one you can whip out and shoot in a jiffy. On a bike, that won’t be a bulky mirrorless or DSLR stuck in the tankbag. It’ll be a backup … Continue reading

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Yamaha’s Ténéré travel bikes

I well remember the day in the southern winter of 1983 when I first clocked Yamaha’s original XT600Z Ténéré (left) outside Maxim Motorcycles on the Parramatta Road, west Sydney. I crouched down for a good look at the machine which appeared to have … Continue reading

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Quick Look: Adventure Spec Trail Waterproof Shell jacket

Quick look: Adventure Spec Trail Waterproof Shell* jacket UK price: £375 Weight: 715g (verified) Size tested: Large (me: 6ft 1in/186cm • 210lbs/95kg) * Yes, the label pictured top right was confusing See also: Adventure Spec Linesman, Klim Overland and Aerostich … Continue reading

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Reviewing AMH7’s bike predictions

While flicking through AMH7 looking for ideas for the 8th edition, I spotted the box, right, previewing bikes just out, thought to be on the horizon or ones we’d wish to see. Written in 2016, it made an interesting read. The … Continue reading

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Enfield Himalayan: 4000-mile review

Himalayan Index Page In a line: Didn’t miss a beat over a month; no one was more surprised than me. • At £4000, with the stock equipment it’s a bargain • Low, 800mm seat – at last a travel bike not … Continue reading

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Tested: Kriega OS22 pannier review

Himalayan Index Page The new OS22 pannier from Kriega is the mini version of their OS32 I tried on a WR250 a couple of years back. The OS22 has the same proportions up-down, left-right but is 40mm thinner, reducing each … Continue reading

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