It's a great little bike that can do more than you think.
"The Forks were great when they were new. And then after a short while they turned to crap!" Yep, we've heard this one before. We've fixed it too.
Great engine! Great price! How did Yamaha make a bike so good so cheap? They left the suspension out of the "great" and went budget.
Latest fork and shock setting from testing by Stephen Gall and TB (Greg Yager), updated April 2016. Talk to them on the 2016 Bridge to Bridge Ride if you can catch them!
Great choice for an Adventure bike that gobbles up highway KM too. The suspension is a bit of a let down though, we can sort that out for you.
The G650 range from BMW encompasses the X Challenge, X Country and X Moto. They all share the same platform but vary slightly. They have become something of a cult bike, becoming more popular since production ceased.
Got a Bilstein shock in your BMW? It probably leaks, right? They are a unique design and difficult to get fixed. But we do have options.
Want to tame the 1098/1198 for track days or just having fun on the road? We helped Craig McMartin to national titles and lap records when the 1098/1198 was at it's competition peak.
Like the riding position but want the suspension to keep up with the engine?
It's been a long time coming, and highly anticipated. Is Honda's new offroad adventure bike worth the wait? We strip it apart and see how the suspension keeps up.
Super reliable, unchanged for almost a decade. Well, almost unchanged. Is it really that good?
We know this bike better than anyone, having recieved the first one into Australia in 2000 with Ballards and building engines and suspension for GHR Honda from 2001-2004.
Tough and reliable, the killer KLR is built like pyramids. But that is also part of its problem, because those good old, reliable damper rod forks are very last century. They can be made to feel a whole lot more stable and gentle on the arms.
Teknik Motorsport actually raced these in the Pro Lite National MX Series throughout 2006.
KTM had some issues with the 1190 Adventure's rear. The dyno shows lumps and bumps where there shouldn't be. Not to worry though, we finished it off for them. Comparable to suspension 'kits" that cost over $5000AUD.
Because it doesn't have a link, WP Suspension's PDS shock needs the right spring to work well. We did heaps of development for them, and now we have almost double the number of progressive rates and more linear rates available than anyone else.
These bikes have given KTM endless enduro wins worldwide. They also make a fantastic adventure bike.
The old DL 1000 got a big overhaul in 2014. The pre 2014 1000 wasn't a patch on the DL650. We are pleased to say the new model is much better, it's now a contender for tarmac and light gravel adventure at a bargain price.
A Teknik favorite. We work on more DR's than you can imagine, and we know exactly how to make them do what you want.
Cheap & cheerful, with a little tweaking this bike can give a huge bang for your bucks.
Your big soft Tiger could use more bite. With some tuning they can stop feeling bouncy, furry and floaty and turn into something more balanced & solid.
One of the most versatile bikes on the market, it should cope with Australian roads well, given the extra suspension travel, but it's settings are under developed.