Author Archives: Chris S

‘CRF800L’ Africa Twin

See alsoAfrica TwinHonda CB500X 5000 milesYamaha XScrambleRBMW F750GS MCN‘s recent claim of Honda’s plans to make an Africa Twin based on the NC750 motor was a rare instance of my wish coming true. When the popular CRF1000L (below) became an … Continue reading

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Africa Twin – Ready for Africa

AFRICA TWIN INDEX PAGE With AMH8 (right) sent in, I have a week and a bit to get the Africa Twin in shape for some Morocco tours and Mauritania road tripping. It doesn’t sound a lot of time but I’ve … Continue reading

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Africa Twin: Sealing the Rear Wheel for Tubeless

AFRICA TWIN  INDEX PAGE Lately, I’ve been rewriting loads about conversing spoked rims to tubeless. There are several updated pages from here on what, why and how. If ever a bike wanted tubeless wheels it’s the AT (and T7 for … Continue reading

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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?

Updated January 2020 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 as well as hosting the Dakar in 2020 is said to be part of the Vision … Continue reading

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