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Dirt and Trail July 2018 issue 2

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Junior ADVENTURE We took

Junior ADVENTURE We took five of the current entry lever adventure models and undertook a 300km day ride through the bush, freeways and mountain passes to see if they cut it as South African explorers…. 50 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JULY 2018

BIG TEST JUNIOR ADVENTURE RIDE For this event, we roped in the talents of a motley crew of riders. Although all of them are experienced motorcyclists, most of these guys and girls had not ridden any of these bikes, so it was a completely fresh perspective. Our brief to them was – go out, have fun, swap between the bikes all day and tell us what you think. That simple. We did the scientific part of working a route that was a perfect mixup, shaking up the bikes, taking photo’s and working out fuel consumption figures. Because we have tested these bikes all individually, we abstained from actually riding the bikes on this one – and left it up to the team to decide what they did and didn’t like. The bikes: 5 junior bikes were roped in. In the 250cc class, we had Yamaha’s XT250, Honda’s 250 Rally and Suzuki’s new 250 V-Strom. In the (Slightly) bigger class, we roped in the services of Kawasaki’s 300 Versys X and BMW’s GS310. Extras on the bikes included spots, crash DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JULY 2018 51