Back in December when I ordered the new Tenere, I hadn’t realised about the upcoming Euro5 emmissions, and I had no idea that the 2021 model year was going to come with the catalytic converter on the downpipe. My initial reaction was really more a […]
The big EXC isn’t designed to cover 2300km over 10 days, but she took it all in her stride. Now that we’re home safely it’s time to inspect her for any unexpected wear, and replace or adjust parts as needed. The only items that either […]
The bike was ready. All consumables were replaced. Fresh tyres, pads, filters, bearings, you name it – it was done. All that was left to do was to go ride the actual trip that was planned. And hope to not make a complete balls of […]
More videos. In order.
In the order in which they were ridden.
Ok, first off, I don’t like doing reviews. They’re shit, mostly biased, and no one cares about my stupid opinions. But I’ll be going on more trips (hopefully) so it’s not the worst idea in the world to take notes on what worked and what […]
I’ve been planning a solo spin around the Alps, starting off in Memmingen, Germany, and taking in some amazing roads all the way down to Bardonecchia in Italy. When I get to Bardonecchia I’ll have a few days of downtime, when I can sleep, or […]
Another fabulous 27°C day in the July heatwave. Not a huge amount to say about this one. Four Yamahas hit the backroads and trails of the Burren earlier and put the Super Ténéré 750, a slightly newer Ténéré 700, an XT600 and a WR450F through […]
Over the past 18 months or so we’ve kinda migrated from enduro riding to more dual-sport / adventure riding. Trials too, but mostly dual-sport. The 500EXC is an amazing machine, with instant response from that big 510cc motor.. and the new Tenere 700 is effortlessly […]
A bigger roadtrip than normal was on the cards. Ideally suitable for the Tenere, but it looked like it was going to be a solo run so maybe safer to bring the KTM? Lifting a 110kg bike is a lot easier that a 210kg bike, […]
Motivation has been a bit hard to come by of late. No problem motivating myself to get out for a spin, but the thought of sitting at the computer and posting something online just wasn’t there. This past winter seemed to almost be never ending, […]
A picture spells a thousand words, and all that..
A short spin up some local hills on Friday afternoon for a bit of trials training. Just two of us on the Beta Evo and a GasGas TXT. At the time I was a bit ‘will I – won’t I’ as I had just come […]
It’s been nearly a year since the last fork service, so it’s time for a refresh. The TE300 and EXC500 both use the WP 4CS forks, and despite almost universal global hatred of the 4CS, I don’t find them too bad. Although having ridden normal […]
Hitting the trails on a gorgeous mild mid November Sunday!!! Still in lockdown so being subtle. CRF250 Rally and Husqvarna TE300.. this was just a trail ride now, not an enduro. The Husky hasn’t been out in a while so I was glad of […]