3 hours in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Images: YMA

The third of this 12 months’s 4 Ténéré-specific rally rides was staged out of the NSW Central Tablelands township of Orange a few weeks again, and featured a high-profile visitor look. And we don’t simply imply TV persona, Grant Denyer, but in addition the lately launched Ténéré 700 World Raid mannequin. All of which made for a Yamaha advertising division dream – so, we allow them to choose up the story about that memorable lemon-free weekend at Orange!

Ténéré 700 homeowners loved the third of 4 occasions for 2023, particularly tailor-made for them. This version was centred across the mid-west NSW city of Orange, with 30 riders embarking on two loop rides that totalled 750km over the October 14-15 weekend. The paths have been epic and ideally suited to the 689cc twins with situations dry and dusty.

Particular visitor, TV persona and Yamaha proprietor, Grant Denyer, made the quick journey from Bathurst to attend together with his good mate and Aldi advertising guru, Adrian Christie. The pair are long-time Yamaha followers and ADV riders who crossed the Simpson Desert final 12 months on a pair of WR250Rs.

This occasion was the primary one within the sequence that featured the brand new Ténéré 700 World Raid, and the suggestions on the brand new mannequin was tremendous optimistic. The revised suspension and weight steadiness from the brand new 23-litre tank got here in for particular reward because the World Raid negotiated the numerous gravel roads with out breaking right into a sweat.

Day one combined up technical trails with wide-open sweeping farm roads, adopted by a visit down the enduring Bridle Observe from Hill Finish to Bathurst. “What an awesome day. All of us had a ripping story or two to inform … however tomorrow shall be even higher,” suggested RideADV organiser, Greg Yager.

Day two took the 700 twin homeowners into Molong earlier than heading up by means of the Mount Canobolas pine forest to sort out some tough 4WD tracks and luxuriate in spectacular views. As soon as once more, riders skilled no main mechanical points over the weekend.

This Orange occasion follows the primary Rally of 2023, which passed off in and across the SA Flinders Ranges, and the second occasion that coated the Darling Downs space of Queensland. The following Rally shall be within the Victorian Excessive Nation on November 4-5.

There are nonetheless just a few spots left for this fourth and ultimate rally in Victoria, so if in case you have a Ténéré 700, you’ll be able to join now right here.