Australian Adventure Bike – April 2023
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34 RHINO REVISITED
Dave Darcy catches up with an old friend, the BMW R 1250 GSA Rallye-X, to fi nd out if it is still king of the jungle.
46 STARTING OUT
So you want to go adventure riding, and you’ve got all the gear but not much of an idea. Never fear, we’re here to help with some wise advice.
60 THE DACK ATTACK
He is an absolute legend of Australian motocross, yet Dacka’s barely ridden a dirtbike for 30 years — until he bought a Ténéré 700. And he loves it!
70 V FOR VICTORY
Ripping around the edge of the Victorian High Country on Suzuki’s all-new V-Strom 1050 DE. How’s she perform?
78 SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR
This year’s Dakar Rally delivered the closest finish in the history of the event. And when the chequered flag waved, Toby Price “missed by that much!”
88 THE PROFESSOR’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
When you’re a master tuner and a few mates need help setting up their bikes, so what if they’re in Northern California? Sounds like a great excuse for a ride!
96 HUSQVARNA FE 501 ADVENTURE RALLYE
The Darcinator is at it again: building yet another tasty project bike. This time it’s a gorgeous Husky FE 501 Heritage and he’s living by the mantra “light is right!”
104 CHUCKY’S CHARIOT
He’s being hailed as the next big thing in international rally racing, and Daniel Sanders’ chosen steed is this gorgeous GasGas 450RX factory rally bike.
14 ZERO OUT NOW
Clubby’s started drinking his trail snacks through the straw of his CamelBak. Say what?!
16 IT’S A MAD WORLD
When bags of potatoes meet adventure bike riders, you just know the scales are set to be groaning.
18 NEWS ROOM
News we’ve heard, bikes we’re itching to ride and places we’re keen to go.
110 MY RIDE
When you hear someone say “it’s the V8 Supercar of adventure bikes”, they can only be talking about the KTM 950 Super Enduro.
116 ONE OFF THE WOOD
Chris Urquhart from Motodevelopment drops in for a chat.
120 ON SAFARI
When it’s time to get a bigger bike, Boothy has plenty of tips to help you make the move.
124 INSTA ADV
Digging up some digital gems from the world of Instagram.
128 MEMORY CARD
Taking a peek behind the scenes of what goes on at AAB.
132 GEAR & GADGETS
New products and fresh gear to drool over.
138 SHOW ROOM
The latest and greatest from the house of Motorrad Garage.