I have been asked many times “how can you ride such a tall bikes”? So, I have put together some pics to try to show as close as I can with the specs I know what I might look like on all the recent bikes I have owned or “borrowed”. My height is 5’5″, well almost 5’5″ 😉 with an in seam of 30.5 inches.
Rode up to Chehalis LakeBritish Columbia today. A decent logging road that takes you through shady forest areas to vistas with views to die for….temperature changes throughout the ride. No cell coverage so I brought my SPOT just in case. Here is the link to my track…
A new Yamaha adventure-tourer powered by the FZ-09’s triple? Let’s hope it’s a reality!
September 1, 2014 By Andrew Bornhop Photographer : Photo-Illustration: Young Machine
Regular readers of Cycle World know that we are smitten by the lively 847cc triple in the Yamaha FZ-09 streetfighter. They also know that we thoroughly enjoy the Yamaha Super Tenere ADV bike. Problem is, for many potential customers, the Super T and its 1200cc engine are a bit too big and heavy for some off-road riding situations.
Here’s one possible solution, as seen in the photo-illustration above provided by our friends at Young Machinemagazine in Japan. We’ll call it the MT-09X, and this motorcycle appears to be just what Yamaha needs—an ADV machine that can gobble up lots of miles on the highway while being lighter and easier to handle in the dirt. And while this illustration shows the bike outfitted with tarmac wheels and tires in a more Ducati Multistradavein, who’s to say that Yamaha won’t step up and fit the MT-09 Tenere with DOT knobbies on a proper 18/21 setup? A lot of customers could be covered by a pair of models like this.
What do you think: Would you like to see Yamaha build an MT-09X, or at least a very similar machine? We would. An ADV Yamaha that’s much lighter than the current Super Tenere would make a great addition to the lineup, powered by either the FZ-09’s triple or possibly even the FZ-07’s 689cc parallel twin. We don’t get the XT660 Tenere in the United States, so we strongly suspect that this new Yamaha MT-09X would be a big hit on our soil. Agree?
I was at my dealer the other day and speaking with Sheldon, the informative and more than a sales guy we buy our ADV bikes from…and he was telling more about his father who bought the F800 ADV model. Sheldon tells me and I have heard this from other owners, that the ADV F8 is certainly worth the extra coin. If Cheryl and I were going to buy again, and if this version was out we would have bought it over the standard GS. Why? The extra’s BMW have added to this bike as well as the larger tank seem to actually work…such as the almost upright touring shield. I hear that it actually works for many riders of all sizes and has a great mounting location for your GPS. Continue reading “2014 BMW F800GS ADVenture”
A digital short showcasing Chris Hollis enjoying some downtime and
a free-ride through the outskirts of his hometown, Port Macquarie NSW Australia.
At 29, Hollis has established himself as one of Australia’s most prominent
Off-Road motorcycle racers. His unique blend of smooth-lines and
calculated-speed make him a favourite to watch, both in and out of the competitive arena.
“A Day at Home” 2013.
Filmed & Edited: Shane Fletcher
Additional Camera Operator: Lee Kelly
Music: M83 “We Own The Sky”.
If this is the first time you’ve seen the new Caterham Brutus 750, it’s probably safe to say that your lower jaw is now resting on your keyboard. Whilst you gather your wits I’ll hit you with all the important numbers, just so we have it all out of the way. Continue reading “Wicked Machine”
With the world of dual sport riding booming each year, adventure riders are heading out in droves to test their skills both on and off road. As the less experienced riders first start to experiencing the changing terrain, weather conditions, and speeds, the question keeps coming up: “Should I be sitting or standing when I’m off road?” Continue reading “Dual Sport Riding Technique: Sitting position vs. Standing (Pros)”
Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:46 Paul Guillien and Staff
I really like how Paul describes this bike of ours. I agree with everything he says and although we have not taken this bike off road yet I know we agree with his assessment as well. When he states the bike has a lean look that is one thing we LOVE about the BMW.
I should and probably will review the BMW 650, Triumph Tiger 800XC and compare it to the new BMW F800.
Learning iMovie not so well! I need to take the time to play with this program because I have many video’s of recent trips that I would love to be able to edit one day…here is just a trailer for fun from one of our trips this summer
Watch two wicked tricked out Triumph Tiger 800XC bikes do crazy stuff….ICON video! Like a little movie! Pretty good! You need to make time and sit through this whole video…seriously, a little corny at the beginning but there are amazing shots of this bike and the riders doing incredible things with a large ADV bike!
ICON Motosport challenged Triumph’s Tiger 800XC and riders Nick Brocha and Ernie Vigil with its grueling “Portland to Dakar” challenge. Beginning in the urban confines of Portland’s city limits, the Tiger 800XCs took both riders and their gear to the very limits of endurance with miles of asphalt, vertical faces of rock, endless stretches of soft sand and deep snow, plus more water landings than a Pacific campaign. The term dual-sport failed to even remotely describe their journey.