Our Sales Team’s Peter is an intrepid two-wheel adventurer with decades of experience. He and couple of experienced enduro mates recently undertook a grueling 4000 kms in the saddle. Each chose a different set of tyres from our best-selling adventure brands and put them to the test. How did they fare? Read on…
Three off-road bikes were trailered roughly 1600km on tar to Port Augusta Shoreline Caravan Park. They were all single-cylinder 650-700cc modified trail bikes. The route consisted of mostly 70 percent red, rocky dirt roads, 20 percent tar, plus ten percent rock trail.
The loop commenced at Port Augusta taking in two days of private trail riding in the Flinders Ranges, up the Oodnadatta Track and along the Old Ghan Rail Heritage Trail. Next was Copley, Anna Creek, William, Mount Dare, Uluru, returning to Mount Dare, Oodnadatta, then Coober Pedy, Marree and back to Port Augusta.
All six tyres were purchased from your adventure specialist City Coast Motorcycles in Keira St, Wollongong; the Dunlop D606, Motoz Tractionator RallZ and Pirelli MT21 Rallycross. Our tyres come with complimentary fitting and balancing by our Service Centre.
1800 kms – Oonadatta
All bikes did the same ride on the same day and therefore experienced identical conditions. Tyre pressures ranged around 26 to 28 PSI.
3500 kms – Anna Creek
This was a hardcore course. The Motoz rear tyre slicked up quickly in wet red clay on the way to Mount Dare, while later the Pirelli showed rock damage on its knobs. Peter said that, “despite being the cheapest, the Dunlop held up quite well.”
4000 kms – Port Augusta
“The best hospitality was at Mount Dare Hotel, by far. We visited it on the way up and on the way back,” said Peter.
City Coast Motorcycles has been keeping the Illawarra on two wheels for fifty years and stocks the most comprehensive range of tyres. We sell every tyre option, from road to dual-purpose to adventure to motocross to enduro. And if it’s not in stock we will get it as quickly as possible! Our Service Centre offers FREE fitting to your removed wheel WHILE YOU WAIT… and FREE wheel balancing with every tyre fitting. Click the link below and let’s get you started on your next adventure:
Off-road enthusiast Karl Mueller stopped by to check out BMW’s ultimate touring and adventure model:
Well I didn’t have to be told twice. “Come and play Karl” was the message on my Instagram so play I did – on a brand spanking new R1250GS thanks to City Coast Motorcycles
It was overcast with a little drizzle threatening to rain but that wasn’t going to dampen the enthusiasm. There’s a lot of similarity to my 2017 model in this new release but you can’t help and be impressed by that new motor. Who would have thought that an extra 50cc would make so much difference? I’m no expert on this stuff by any stretch but it is a very noticeable change. Smoother, snappier in its acceleration and just more lively. This bike would be a good reason to upgrade. This is so much more than a cosmetic upgrade.
The other change of note to my 2017 model is the TFT display. Now I have to admit that I’m a bit old school here and I love seeing a dial tacho front and centre as well as the traditional look of gauges so I wasn’t sure I’d take to it. This new dashboard though is easy on the eyes and I have to say I liked it. Easy to read with its super sharp fonts and graphics, the thing I really liked was the large digital speed display in the centre. I’m finding that in today’s hustle and bustle traffic with so much focus on the ever changing speed zones and the relentless enforcement, having your speed so prominent is good.
Will I upgrade? Well in truth, probably not for a while. I still love my Rallye X and we have a lot more adventures to experience together. But if you’re thinking about it and wondering if the new model is an improvement to what you’re riding now, go and take it for a spin. I know you’ll like it.
Oh. One more thing – finally the wheels have right angled valves fitted. Hallelujah. 🙏
Thanks City Coast Motorcycles for letting me take the R1250GS for a spin. I’m not affiliated. It is their demo model for anyone interested to take for a ride. So go do it.
The rumours are true. Photographic evidence has been submitted to The Wollongong Daily that a big cat has been sighted in the Illawarra escarpment.
Adventure enthusiasts were quick to identify the beast as the all new Triumph Tiger and couldn’t contain their excitement:
“What a beauty. It is amazing to see such a majestic and rugged creature in the wild. It looked perfectly at home, traversing the dirt roads and soaking in the views,” said an undisclosed source.
Large numbers flocked to City Coast Motorcycles in Keira Street on Saturday on news they could experience the tiger in person.