Archive for August, 2011

No, Nick has not been abducted by aliens…

Nick Sanders was on the run home – riding to Toronto from Deadhorse after fifty thousand miles on the Super Tenere – when his Spot tracker stopped sending his position outside Fargo, North Dakota. After tracking him daily during his 46-day Pan-Am there-and-back record, it seemed like he’d dropped off the face of the earth. […]

Casey Stoner – another day at the office

Not likely to be doing anything like this any time soon on the Super Tenere – er, or, maybe ever… Casey Stoner and Honda are at the top of their game, and Valentino and Nicky’s struggles with the Ducati only emphasize how well Casey was riding it last year. This pic is from the tests […]

Thankyou Yamaha

In Appreciation of Workers at Yamaha Japan

Over at the yamahasupertenere.com forum, we’ve been working on a project that we hope will show our appreciation to the workers in the Yamaha factory in Iwata, Japan. These guys and girls did a fantastic job of building our bikes in the aftermath of the tsunami, and getting them to us only 2 months later […]

rainride

The Super Ténéré and the Wet One Thousand

My Super Tenere passed her 1000th mile on the weekend, and got a good washing at the same time…

Touratech Skid Plate Now Available

Touratech are a little late to the party with this one, but better late than never. Their offering has a few features the others don’t, and the price seems quite reasonable (for Touratech). SW-Motech remains the cheapest of the crop at $229, but it seems to be the mounting system and coverage it lacking a […]

fitting H&B skidplate

I just fitted my H&B skidplate, it only took a minute…

It's Here!

It’s Here!

The first 40 miles is done, and I’m just heading back to the store for an oil change. First impressions; Engine makes effortless power and wants to haul ass in Sport Mode TCS1 = no fun. On dirt when the wheel starts to spin it kills power to the rear wheel and you lose forward […]