Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
THE MYSTERY OF THE HONIARA TENERE!
Congratulations on TRAIL ZONE's fifth birthday. I have to confess, I have only ever bought one issue (issue #1) in a newsagent, then subscribed and have never looked back. Thanks for the several gifts I have received over the years just for renewing my subscription but unfortunately, winning the Choose Your Ride competition still evades me. Maybe this time ... I enjoy reading the magazine from cover to cover and have made many of the mods/improvements you have recommended over the years to my WR450. Another highlight for me is watching all the ‘carnage’ on the In The Zone DVDs. I have just returned from six months in the Solomon Islands and of course had my wife forward TRAIL ZONE to me as soon as it arrived in the mail. There are not too many motorbikes over there at all but even the local constabulary get around on little gems -- the ever reliable DT175! The real jewel in the crown (calm down Clubby), was finding this piece of motorcycling history (a mighty Tenere!) in one of the car parks of one of the hotels. I tried to locate the owner as I thought there may have been a decent yarn in the history of the old girl and how she ended up in Honiara but had no luck, so it will remain a mystery. Sadly I will not be able to join you on the Tenere Tragics Run to the Rocks next year as I sold my ’96 Tenere a couple of years ago, (as it was getting no off-road use) and upgraded to a big-bore road bike (ZX14). Silly, I know, but one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. I’m really kicking myself now after reading about the upcoming ride. Maybe I can convince the wife into letting me buy a new Tenere and I might be ready for the next Tenere run? Anyway, I hope you guys have a blast on the Tenere Tragic Run and I look forward to reading about it and more in future issues. Keep up the good work!
-- Allan Young, via www.trailzone.com.au
Thanks for the email, Al. The global reaches of the almighty Tenere brand knows no bounds! Keep working on the missus and get that new bike organsied and we'll see you in the Flinders in the first week of March.
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au
Monday, October 25, 2010
The CT 110 juggernaut will kick off from the small town of Peachester and wind its way around the Glasshouse mountains, through the rainforest of the Great Divide and across the waves to Fraser Island.
Negotiations are also under way to cap it off with a night of Postie Motard action, under lights on a closed track.
Hardcore Coastie Posties will be a four-dayer from March 25 to 28.
Riders will need to be self-sufficient although personal support vehicles are allowed.
Entry is a $400 tax deductible donation to Angel Flight Australia and riders cover their own costs.
For more information, go to www.motorbikin.com.au or email organiser Phil Hodgens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The Ec200 Six Day was designed, as its name suggests, to compete at the highest level, with special features that would normally be found on factory bikes ridden by 2009 Six Day Enduro winning Gas Gas rider, Cristophe Nambotin. When the EC200 Six Day arrives in Australia around December, Gas Gas customers can look forward to a bike with some of the following special features:
The arrival date will be mid-November with a suggested retail price of $11,500 for the EC300 electric-start and $10,995 for the EC250 electric-start.
Friday, October 22, 2010
--Colin Leonelli, via www.trailzone.com.au
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
We don't need to tell anyone how amazing a dirt biking legend Malcolm Smith is.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The three-day Safari moves camp each night to make the most of fresh riding opportunities.
“Using different venues for three of the nights allows us to expand the terrain covered and avoid doubling back as much,” says organiser Mike Britton of Britton Adventures.
At each change of venue the riders’ gear will be transported to the night’s accommodation.
This will be the 14th running of the event, easily the longest running and most comprehensive multi-day Adventure in NZ. The standard Yamaha Safari package includes four nights quality hotel accommodation plus all meals, comprehensive route sheets, land access, event back-up and luggage transport.
Join Factory Phil and Tugboat Bill as they saddle up for another shot at the Coast to Coast record from Byron Bay to Steep Point WA, this time on Suzuki DR650s.
The official Motorbikin' Coast to Coast DVD includes amazing aerial footage of the mighty Simpson Desert and the Red Centre in flood ... plus much much more!