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RUST magazine: RUST Australia Special

RUST magazine: RUST Australia Special We join Touratech on a three-week adventure ride into The Outback! The guys at Touratech HQ had a seriously busy 2016, so what did they do to find some stress relief at the end of the year? Yep, they jumped on their bikes and went for an adventure ride! Again, through our special relationship with the T-Team, our editor JB got invited along. And he was so glad he was, as the Outback ride became his ride of the year. Australia is no hidden gem but sometimes it might just be a little underrated – in the words of the Australians themselves: the country is ‘sensational’. So here’s that trip, in JB’s words and pictures (and those of his companions). And we guarantee after reading this you’ll want an Australian adventure of your own. Oh, and keep an eye on Touratech’s website, come June they’ll have a full-length film of the adventure… We trust you’ll enjoy it! JON BENTMAN (Editor, RUST)

Great Southern

Great Southern Land

INTO THE SAND The track was exciting to ride and the rider needed to stay keen to spot sand drifts, which could grab at the wheels and possibly cause a crash. The new 2017 BMW R 1200 GS Rallyes (ridden by herbert and Ramona) could blast through this, a touch of throttle pushing the big adventure bikes straight. It was the same for the Triumph Tiger 800XcX, but on the smaller husqvarna Terra the bike would get sucked down and would go into a near-terminal weave, so it needed to be ridden a good 20km/h slower or risk a nasty crash. The two 4x4s that were seen on the track were of course impervious to the variations and blasted over the track at 100-120km/h creating a wild vortex of dust in their wake.

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