Yamaha sponsors adventure ride

Yamaha has followed the successful formal of BMW with its GS Safari by sponsoring an adventure ride from Melbourne to Sydney – the long way round. The inaugural seven-day Bridge-to-Bridge Ride-ADV event starts at Westgate Bridge in Melbourne on April 17, 2016, and ends at Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday April 24. Ride-ADV is a …

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Water crossings flooded

10 tips for motorcycle water crossings

Water crossings are possibly the most fun you can have on an adventure or dual-sport motorcycle. They are a blast and I still enjoy it, even after countless water crossings. In all that time, I’ve only had two failures and only one of those resulted in a drowned bike. Yet, I’m still extremely cautious and …

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Yamaha Super Tenere

Yamaha Super Tenere goes electric

Yamaha Super Tenere now comes in two models, the XTZ1200E featuring extra trimmings such as electronic suspension adjustment, grip warmers, rear carrier, centre stand, suedelook seat cover and hand protectors, all for an extra $2000. The electronic adjustable suspension has four preload settings and three damping settings, plus another seven customisable levels, all at the …

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Is kick start making a comeback?

Kick start could be making a comeback with Yamaha returning the classic SR400 to the Aussie market in kick-start-only. Yamaha Motor Australia marketing manager Sean Goldhawk says the time is right for a kick-start-only bike. “Some guys are really proud of how they can start a bike with a kick start,” he says. “It’s like …

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