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“Having tasted the thrill of off-piste riding, corrugations just aren’t so much fun anymore.” XRL Choice • XRL Preparation • XRL 4000-mile report Not long after 1989 when the original Sahara Motorcycle Tour (SMT) described in the Desert Travels staggered home, a bitter civil war … Continue reading
I just dug up this shortened version (13 mins) of Desert Riders dvd which appeared on TV a few years ago.
XRL Choice • XRL Preparation • Desert Riders Despite early reservations in Tunisia (it’s always the way on your first ride fully loaded), we agreed the bikes made a good alternative to a KTM 640 Adventure which was our second choice. What we liked … Continue reading
XRL Choice • XRL 4000-mile report • Desert Riders Written before the advent of blogs, these instalments run from the first one at the bottom of the page (receiving the new bike) to the last report at the top, just prior to departure on Desert Riders … Continue reading
XRL preparation • 4000-mile report • Desert Riders Back in 2002 the criteria for our ideal desert machine for Desert Riders added up to those listed on p.208 of my Sahara Overland book: Lightness • Economy • Comfort • Robustness • Agility • Reliability • Mechanical … Continue reading