KTM 790 Adventure

KTM Australia announces 790 prices

KTM Australia has announced the pricing for all their 2019 adventure models, including the new 790 Adventure and Adventure R, arriving in June 2019. The 790 models start at $21,195 ride away and an extra $1500 for the R model at $22,695. That compares with the BMW F 850 GS which starts at $17,990 (plus …

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Lithuanian motorcycle adventurer Karolis Mieliauskas competes an epic ride to the coldest place on earth on a Yamaha Tenere

Epic ride to the coldest place on earth

Despite a broken wiring loom, Lithuanian motorcycle adventurer Karolis Mieliauskas has successfully competed an epic ride to the coldest place on earth on a Yamaha Tenere. We published an article in late January about his plans and many readers thought he was crazy to ride 1000km across Siberia in temperatures down to -60C. Some even …

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Yamaha XTZ660 Tenere

Tenere Tragics conquer fifth ride

The Yamaha Tenere has been around since 1983 and is named after a region in the southern Sahara, so those dedicated to this tough-going bike are called Tenere Tragics. Yamaha has now been running Tenere Tragics events for the past five years and the recent event in northern NSW attracted 65 riders on Yamaha Teneres right …

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Yamaha XTZ660 Tenere review

Sometimes maligned as a bit of a “softie”, Yamaha Motor Australia has “Australianised” the XTZ660 Tenere. What they mean is they have toughened it up for Australia’s harsh conditions with some accessories that are made in Australia. YMA marketing guru Sean Goldhawk says he wants to offer the kits “down the track” or maybe a …

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Barkbusters BBZ-01 regulations

Barkbusters take chill out of winter

I’ve always fitted Barkbusters to my adventure bikes for protection of my hands and levers from bushes and in crashes. But now I’ve ridden with the new Barkbusters BBZ-01 shrouds ($119.95) I won’t ever leave home in winter without them to protect my hands from the cold. Grip warmers only warm the inside of your …

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Yamaha MT-03

Yamaha MT-03 for learners

The Yamaha MT-03 is the latest in a deluge of quality learner bikes hitting the showrooms since the laws on learner bikes have become uniform across the country this year. It’s a small version of the big MT-01 “Kodo” style, but instead of a 1670cc V-twin, it’s powered by the torquey single-cylinder 600cc engine from …

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