Category Archives: Project Bikes

What I’ve ridden and what I’m riding

XSR 700 Scrambler: the plan

XSR 700 Scrambler front page XSR 700 first ride • XSR 700 Scrambler the plan XSR 700 Scrambler front wheel (soon) Yamaha’s XSR 700 could be my sort of bike: the great motor from the MT07 in a more comfortable and better-looking package, … Continue reading

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Tested: Kriega Overlander S – OS-32

Kriega’s new Overlander-S is their second iteration of a luggage system suited to bike travel. A few years ago they brought out a similar plate-on-rack idea (below right) but, with modularity using their existing 15-litre packs (or Rotopax), which were semi-permanently riveted to the HDPE plate … Continue reading

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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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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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KLX 250S – mountain and desert

• KLX250S main page • KLX in Mohave • KLX – Baja Gallery Parachute blind somewhere into SW USA, spin a bottle and head that way. Chances are in a short time you’ll be riding through epic scenery. Whether you ride road or trail, there are … Continue reading

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Yamaha WR250R Project – Stage 1

WR250R Index Page First up for the WR, an 18-litre IMS fuel tank that’s wider than it is long. And at the 31kpl I got on the way back from Holland, that should mean well over 500km, though 400 may be more realistic. On the forums … Continue reading

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CB500X – Auxillary power + satnav mount

CB500X Index page Normally I’d plug a 12-volt power plug for GPS etc direct to the battery via a fuse – not ideal but it’s less of a faff than finding a place to take power that’s switched via the ignition (usually off the always-on … Continue reading

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