Riding Yamaha in Bali

Super Ténéré parts from… Bali?

Yes, you read that right… this small island in Indonesia has now played its part in feeding my Super Tenere farkle addiction! Here’s the story. My nephew got married in Bali, and most of my family came from Perth to attend. I traveled from DC (36 hours each way, thank you very much) to attend […]

Bags Connection GS tank bag

Bags-Connection “GS” Quick-Lock Tankbag

Let me say this up front – I love tank bags. Always have. Yes, they are annoying when they won’t stay in place, when they scratch up the tank, when you have to mess around with straps every time you get gas. And REALLY annoying when they hit the horn when you turn hard left, […]

Rotopax Location?

Who needs a GSA?

Since the launch of the Super Tenere, people have been a bit confused about which of the two BMW GS models it should be compared with – the standard GA or the GS Adventure? Weight of the Super Tenere falls somewhere between the GS and GSA. On the other hand, the S10 carries more fuel […]

tinariwen

Super Ténéré and the music of the desert

Oh Tenere, Oh jealous desert, Why can’t you see You are a treasure I’ve seen the world I love you better Oh Tenere You are the treasure Of my soul Of my soul Of my soul You are the treasure of my soul Yes, the Ténéré is a treasure, but these lyrics have nothing to […]

Chipped the tank

Idiot installs new handlebars, chips paintwork.

Yes that idiot would be me… I installed new bars on the weekend (story to come) and they are about an inch lower the OEM bars. I DID check the clearance once everything was mounted, but then made some fine adjustments and forgot to check again. Turned the bars hard left and – clunk. I […]

Thankyou Yamaha

A response from the Super Tenere Team, Yamaha Motor, Hamamatsu, Japan…

Wow, this is great! Why? For those not familiar with the saga of the Super Tenere and its tortuous path to launch in the United States and Canada, a bit of background. First launched in Europe and the rest of the world in the middle of 2010, there was some doubt that they would come […]

rideonadv.com skid plate for Super Tenere 1200

New Skid Plate from Texas!

There’s a new kid on the block! Or protecting the (engine) block, actually. This skid plate from Jaxon at rideonadv.com is a work of art. Based loosely on the skid plate that Yamaha showed on the WorldCrosser, this plate is designed to take the hits while protecting the engine – and looking good at the […]

Rear Shinko 705

My Shinko Experience

I’ve enjoyed the Shinko 705’s on the rear of my 1000 V-Strom for some time, so it made sense to give them a go on the new Super Tenere. I had them fitted at the dealer before I took delivery. I wasn’t expecting good life out them them – I never got more than 4000 […]

...and down she went!

…and down she went!

It was a silly thing, as usual. I’d pulled of on the shoulder to take a photo. Too lazy to get off the bike, I was moving my body around to get the angle I wanted. The bike tilts a little too far one way, my foot goes out – and keeps going, skidding on […]

Ear buds to match the bike!

I took a trip to New York City last week for a photography seminar at Adorama Camera. The talk by well-known photojournalist David Honl was inspiring, and I came away with some gear recommendations as well. Of course I couldn’t afford any of them! Well, one – this Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap makes the camera […]

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