Grant Denyer’s Simpson Desert Double Crossing

3 hours in the past | Phrases: Matt Bernard | Photographs: Yamaha Australia

Australian TV character, Grant Denyer and his finest mate took two Yamaha WR250Rs on the journey of a lifetime. The pair spent three days and nights battling the Simpson Desert, 176,500km2 of crimson sandy desert in central Australia that straddles the Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland .

“I like doing what others can’t or received’t,” Denyer defined whereas reliving the good journey. “The Simpson is a hardcore place to manhandle a bike, significantly whenever you don’t have a help car. You’re taking an opportunity with it, and it’s kinda good to stroll as much as the road of hazard and put a toe over it and hope for the very best.”

In search of a light-weight bike that would deal with the trials of the Simspon, the Yamaha WR250R was the selection for the journey.

“The WR250R was the proper bike for us,” he stated.  It’s light-weight and sits on high of the sand a bit nicer. And whenever you’re crossing greater than 2000 dunes you’re gonna be dropping the factor a couple of instances. So that you want a motorbike you’ll be able to choose up that doesn’t burn all of your power. The WR250R was an absolute dream – it obtained me up Massive Pink no dramas.

The pair accomplished the return journey double crossing in simply three and a half days, tackling 2200 sand dunes and travelling greater than 1010km throughout the distant and unforgiving desert. “The Simpson is a punishing and spectacular temptress. It was lengthy, exhausting and exhilarating and I’ll bear in mind these desert evening stars without end. A brutal however sensible journey,” Denyer concluded.

Whereas Denyer’s adventure-riding bucket record nonetheless a couple of objects to tick off, one other crossing of the Simpson Desert shouldn’t be one among them. “I by no means need to do that once more. Shoot me if I overlook.”