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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)

THE RIDE immediately i

THE RIDE immediately i was impressed by just how comfortable the terra was. it might be enduro-biased, but the saddle is actually quite ample and while being stepped might lead you to suspect it offers only the one position when seated (which it does), that ride position is well selected, the husky remained all-day comfortable. the ergos all round are very good. i could possibly do with another 10mm or so on the bar risers for perfect comfort when standing, but otherwise the placing of the footpegs through to the handlebars all work very well. the screen Robin had fitted was adjustable, so i experimented with every angle of rake but none made much of a difference to the windblast, and in the heat of the outback, for sure, having no screen and a clean airflow was a winning setup – so the screen went.

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