Category Archives: Project Bikes

What I’ve ridden and what I’m riding

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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Himalayan in Morocco: High Atlas

Himalayan Index Page Has it really only been six days in Morocco? Seems like ages. A few photos from the ride so far. Balleria: €83 open-return at the counter. Nice boat mister. Gibraltar: Rule Brexannia! Big advs as far as the … Continue reading

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Adventurising the RE Himalayan

Himalayan Index Page For what you pay and compared to vaguely similar bikes, Royal Enfield’s 2018 BS4 Himalayan comes very well equipped: centre stand; small tail rack plus tank sideracks; small screen; 15-litre tank giving a 400-km range; a small … Continue reading

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Review: BMW F700GS 1100km test

In a line Economical and easy-to-ride big twin on road or trail, only held back by the staid image. • Still running well at 110,000 rental kms • 19″ front wheel ideal for road and trail • Suspension surprisingly good … Continue reading

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Quick Spin: Enfield Himalayan

Update: I bought one: Enfield Himalayan Index Page  In the 1990s, long before retro-looking bikes became a thing, buying and running a locally built Enfield Bullet around the Indian subcontinent caught on with Western tourists. It was a proper adventure all … Continue reading

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Dawn-to-Dusk: Fishguard to Kintyre via Belfast

See also: XSR Scrambler: Western Isles Tour It’s about 900 miles from Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh border back to Ullapool with a detour via Tiree and the Outer Hebrides. But go via Ireland and it’s about the same, thanks to … Continue reading

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