The Bikes

Check out most of the bikes used in my travels


TRIUMPH

2014 Triumph Tiger 800xc

My favourite ‘go to’ bike for adventure. This tiger has been adventuring from the get go. She was given to a Adventure Bike TV Show for a Special Arctic Ride. When finished, the producer like it so much he purchased it from Triumph.

Since then she has done more adventure rides until Tom (the producer) sold it to yours truly. The show did a excellent review of the bike which you can watch here.


From the Factory
Model2014 TRIUMPH TIGER 800 XC (ABS)
EngineFour Stroke, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
Capacity799cc
Bore x Stroke74.0 x 61.9 mm
Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled
Fuel InductionMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer
Final driveO-Ring-Chain
ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
Transmission6-Speed
FrameTubular steel trellis frame
SwingarmTwin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
Wheel Front36-spoke 21 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
Wheel Rear32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rim
Front Tyre90/90 21
Rear Tyre150/70 R17
Front SuspensionShowa 45mm upside down forks
Front Wheel Travel220mm travel
Rear SuspensionHyperpro Sport Rear Shock Absorber (TR08-0AA) | Aftermarket
Rear Wheel Travel215mm travel
Brakes frontTwin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers, Switchable ABS
Brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin single piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument display and functionsLCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, switchable ABS and clock.
Length2215mm
Width handlebars865mm
Height without mirror1390mm
Seat height845-865mm
Wheelbase1545mm
Rake24.3°
Trail95.3mm
Tank capacity19L
Weight215 kg | Wet
Max power95 hp (69.3 kW) @ 9300
Max torque79 Nm (8.1 kgf-m or 58.3 ft.lbs) @ 7850
Fuel Consumption5.74 Litres / 100km (17.4 km/l or 40.98 mpg)

Extras
AltRider T811-P-1000 Crash Bars
MPW Radiator Guard
AltRider T811-P-4000 Luggage Rack
Metal Mule 31L Pannier
Metal Mule 38L Pannier
Metal Mule Pannier Frames
31 litres: 470x385x206mm(LxHxW)
38 litres: 470x385x246mm(LxHxW)
Scottoiler eSystem Chain Oiler
AltRider Hemisphere Tank Bag
FUEL Slash Exhaust
Puig Touring Screen

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2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 xc

Is it a traditional Scrambler or a naked Adventure bike, maybe it’s both.. The Scrambler 1200 is the new guy, looking forward to putting it to the test around Europe

From the Factory
Model2020 TRIUMPH Scrambler 1200 XC
Engine8 valve, Four Stroke, 270° crank angle parallel twin, SOHC
Capacity1200 cc / 73.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke97.6 x 80.0 mm
Cooling SystemLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio11.0:1
Fuel InductionMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
ExhaustBrushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level silencers
Final driveX ring chain
ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
Transmission6-Speed
FrameTubular steel with aluminium cradles
SwingarmTwin-sided, aluminium, 579 mm long swingarm
Wheel FrontTubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
Wheel RearTubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rim
Front Tyre90/90 21
Rear Tyre150/70 R17
Front SuspensionShowa 47mm upside down forks
Front Wheel Travel250mm / 9.8 inch
Rear SuspensionOhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs
Rear Wheel Travel250 mm / 9.8 inch
Brakes frontTwin 320mm discs, Brembo M50 Monoblock calipers, Switchable ABS
Brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument display and functionsTFT instruments (multi-function colour screen instrument display)
Length2325mm / 91.5 inch
Width905mm / 35.6 inch with handlebars
Height1250mm / 49.2 inch without mirror
Seat height870mm / 34.3 inch
Wheelbase1570mm / 61.8 inch
Rake26.9°
Trail129.5 mm / 5.1 inch
Fuel capacity15.8 Litres / 4.2 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal
Weight205 kg / 456.4 lbs | Dry
Max power88.8 hp / 66.2 kW @ 7400 rpm
Max torque110 Nm / 81.1 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
Fuel Consumption58 mpg avg

Extras
SW-Moto Legend Side Bag LC2
TEC Fuel Booster Plug
R&G Radiator Guard
SP Engineering Slash Exhaust
Puig Vintage Sliders
SW-Moto Legend Gear Magnetic tank bag
GIVI SR6416 Rear Rack

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2016 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

From the Factory
Model2016 TRIUMPH TIGER 1200 EXPLORER
EngineFour Stroke, transverse three cylinder. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity1215 cc / 74.1 cub in
Bore x Stroke85 x 71.4mm
Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled
Fuel InductionRide by wire, fuel injection
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer
Final driveShaft
ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
Transmission6-Speed
FrameTubular steel trellis frame
SwingarmSingle-sided, cast aluminium alloy shaft drive
Wheel FrontCast aluminium alloy, 10-spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Wheel RearCast aluminium alloy, 10-spoke, 17 x 4.0in
Front Tyre110/80 R19
Rear Tyre150/70 R17
Front SuspensionKayaba 46mm upside down forks, adjustable preload
Front Wheel Travel190mm / 7.5 in
Rear SuspensionKayaba monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel194 mm / 7.6 in
Brakes frontTwin 305mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston sliding calipers, Switchable ABS
Brakes rearSingle 282mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument display and functionsLCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, switchable ABS and clock. air temp, Hazards. Cruise Control
Electrical System950W Alternator
Length2248mm
Width handlebars962mm
Height without mirror1410mm
Seat height837-857mm
Wheelbase1530mm
Rake23.9°
Trail105.5mm / 4.2 in
Tank capacity20L
Weight259 kg | Wet
Payload222 kg
Max power135 hp (101 kW) @ 9300
Max torque121 Nm (21.6 kgf-m or 89 ft.lbs) @ 6400
Fuel Consumption@120 km/h / 75 mph: 4.7 L/100 km / 21.3 km/l / 50 US mpg / 60 Imp mpg
Extras
GIVI Trekker Outback 37L RHS | OBKN37BR
GIVI Trekker Outback 48L LHS | OBKN48BL
GIVI TRK52N Trekker MONOKEY Top Case
GIVI E251 Universal MONOKEY Base Plate
GIVI PL6408CAM Tubular Monokey Cam-side
Triumph Tiger Explorer Radiator Guard | A9708228
LED fog lights | A9838018 
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BMW

2005 BMW R1200ST

Sports Tourer great for comfort on paved roads. Not so much for more adventurous rides. A great bike for Europe.

From the Factory
Model2005 BMW R1200ST
EngineFour Stroke, 8v Boxer twin
Capacity1170cc / 71.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke101 x 73 mm
Cooling SystemAir and thermostatically controlled oil cooling
Compression Ratio12.0:1
Fuel InductionMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer
Final Drive System enclosed driveshaft, two universal joints, 2.62:1
ClutchSingle Dry Plate Clutch, hydraulically
Transmission6-speed, hydraulically actuated dry clutch
FrameThree section frame consisting of front and rear section, load bearing engine-gearbox unit
SwingarmTwin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
Wheelbase150.114 cm / 59.1 inch
Wheel FrontCast aluminium, 3.50 x 17 in.
Wheel RearCast aluminium, 5.00 x 17 in
Front Tyre120/70-ZR17
Rear Tyre180/55-ZR17
Front SuspensionBMW Telelever w/ 41mm stanchions & single shock
Front Wheel Travel110 cm / 4.3-in. travel
Rear SuspensionBMW Paralever w/ single shock, adj. for spring preload & rebound damping
Rear Wheel Travel140 cm / 5.5-in. travel
Brakes frontDual 305mm discs w/ opposed 4-piston calipers & semi-Integral ABS.
Brakes rearSingle 265mm disc w/ 2-piston pin-slide caliper & semi-Integral ABS
Length2215 mm / 85.2 inch
Width890 mm / 35.0 inch (incl. mirrors)
Height1220 mm / 48.0 inch (excl. mirrors)
Seat height77.9 cm (30.7 inch) / 82.8 cm (32.6 inch)
Tank capacity21L
Weight205 kg (451.9 pounds) | Dry
229.0 kg (504.9 pounds) | Wet
Max power 110 bhp (81 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Max torque 115 N⋅m (85 lbf⋅ft) @ 6,000 rpm
Fuel Consumption 42.1 mpg avg | 5.6L/100kms
Extras
GIVI E251 Universal MONOKEY Base Plate
GIVI TRK52N Trekker MONOKEY Top Case

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2019 BMW F750 GS

Rental for my Moroccan Adventure. Managed to clock up 2000kms without an issue.

Engine size 853cc
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 8v, parallel twin
Frame type Steel bridge-type
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Seat height 815mm
Bike weight 224kg
Front suspension 41mm non-adjustable forks
Rear suspension Single rear shock, adjustable for preload and rebound damping
Front brake 2 x 305mm discs with Brembo four-piston caliper
Rear brake 265mm single disc with single-piston caliper
Front tyre size 110/80 x 19
Rear tyre size 150/70 x 17

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DUCATI

2019 Ducati Scrambler 800 Icon

What a good looking bike. I hired this gem for a ride around Mallorca.

Model2019 Ducati Scrambler 800 Icon
Engine type8v Air-cooled, 4v, L-twin
Displacement803cc
FrameTubular steel trellis
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Final driveO-Ring-Chain
Gearbox6 speed, chain final drive, hydraulically controlled slipper clutch
Front Wheels36-spoke 21 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
Rear Wheels32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rim
Front Tires120/70 x 17
Rear Tires180/55 x 17
Front Suspension41mm, Kayaba non adjustable
Rear SuspensionSingle Kayab rear shock, pre-load only
Brakes frontSingle 330mm disc with radial four-piston Brembo monobloc caliper
Brakes rear245mm disc with single-piston caliper
Dimensions2,100mm x 855mm 1,150mm (LxWxH)
Seat height 798mm (optional 778mm low seat)
Tank capacity13.5L
Wet weight189 kilo
Max power EC72bhp (54kW) @ 8,250rpm
Max torque EC49 lb-ft (67Nm) @ 5,750rpm

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