Category Archives: Project Bikes

What I’ve ridden and what I’m riding

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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Quick ride: Yamaha XT700 Tenere review

See also: Yamaha’s Ténéré travel bikes Yamaha XScrambleR 700 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere Africa Twin In the UK, July’s ABR show was the only chance to road-test Yamaha’s much-awaited XT700 Tenere before it reached dealers. As a Tenere rider from the … 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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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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Himalayan: Out of the Western Sahara

Himalayan Index Page With back up from Mark in a 4×4 sat alongside Colin on a Nikon, we set off for the 1100-km ride from Assa through the Western Saharan interior to Dakhla via Smara and the Digtree (left), a … Continue reading

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Himalayan: Impressions at the edge of the Sahara

Himalayan Index Page Just got to the desert about a 1200 miles in. Two wheels on my wagon and the Himalayan still humming along. Hard to believe it hasn’t missed a beat running down from Malaga over the High Atlas and … Continue reading

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