A2 ADVENTURE RIDE DAYS
A unique opportunity to ride the best of the A2 Adventure class back to back...
The small capacity adventure market is booming at the moment and all the bikes are very different. Sometimes it's tricky to gauge which one might suit you best.
The 'Best of Five' A2 Adventure Test day is a chance to sample the main five bikes in the class on a guided tour of the stunning North Devon coastline, heading out for the day and having chance to ride all five bikes back to back, switching throughout the day.
The bikes currently on fleet are:
ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN
WEIGHT: 193- kilos
SEAT HEIGHT: 800mm
FUEL TANK: 15-litres
PRICE NEW: £4200
The Himalayan has been the surprise hit of the small adventure bike market, proving more capable than many could have predicted. A torquey long stroke motor and low seat height makes it the ideal novice adventure machine. Some will love it, some might not. Chance for you to make your own mind up.
KTM 390 Adventure
WEIGHT: 158 kilos
SEAT HEIGHT: 855mm
FUEL TANK: 14.5-litres
PRICE NEW: £5499
The KTM is the newest bike in the lineup, launched in 2020 after many years of build up. It uses the same single cyclinder 43bhp engine as in the 390 Duke and benefits from having the most power and joint lowest weight alongside the Honda. A real firecracker on the road.
HONDA CRF 250 RALLY
WEIGHT: 157 kilos
SEAT HEIGHT: 895mm
FUEL TANK: 10.1-litres
PRICE NEW: £5649
The Honda has been a firm favourite for trail riding fans and adventure riders alike for the last few years now. Easy to ride, reliable, long service intervals, it's easy to see why it's been so popular.
NB: The bike has been fitted with a lowering link in the rear suspension meaning that it sits approximately one inch lower than stock.
BMW G 310 GS
WEIGHT: 170 kilos
SEAT HEIGHT: 835mm
FUEL TANK: 11.5-litres
PRICE NEW: £5435
The 310 GS takes the look and attitude of its 1200cc big brother and shrinks it down to a more manageable package. Designed to blend road and and off road capabilities, this could be the consummate all rounder and challenge the Himalayan for travel bike of choice. Which will you prefer?
NEW FOR 2021!!
WEIGHT: 197 kilos
SEAT HEIGHT: 850mm
FUEL TANK: 17.7-litres
PRICE NEW: £6199 (plus Rally Raid kit)
New for 2021 is this Rally Raid equipped CB500X, complete with 19-inch spoked front wheel and uprated suspension to give added ground clearance. With 47bhp and weighing 197 kilos the CB500X sits at the top end of the A2 category and should serve to give people food for thought about ultimately which one suits them best.
HONDA CRF 300 RALLY
WEIGHT: 153 kilos
SEAT HEIGHT: 885mm
FUEL TANK: 12.8-litres
PRICE NEW: £6099
The CRF300 Rally is also new for 2021 and offers a chance to ride the latest trail bike from Honda. Changes to the CRF 250 are mainly felt in the engine, with a stronger mid-range and improved gear ratios. Riding the 300 back to back with the 250 is a great way of measuring the change, or realising that you're happy sticking with the old one.
The route is a mixture of A and B roads with an optional chance to try the bikes on a simple green lane that we'll stop at along the way. You will spend approximately 1 to 1.30 hours on each bike and switch throughout the day until everyone's got what they need from the experience.
Riders MUST be 25 or over and hold a full and valid driving licence, to be presented on the day.
Fuel and insurance is included. All riders are liable for an excess of £500. Minor damage to the bike will be charged on a 'cost of repair' basis.
GROUP RIDE DATES
These are open to anyone with a maximum number of five riders. Meet at 9.00am, finish around 5.00pm.
See booking calendar below for dates and to make a booking.
COST: Cost of a group ride day is £150 per rider.
B&B TWO NIGHTERS
This is a chance to get away for a few days, unwind and have a good day out on the bikes before a gentle journey home the next day. You'll be staying in a nearby B&B, right in the heart of the picturesque village of Braunton, just a few miles from the beaches of Saunton and Croyde. Singles, twins and doubles available.
Price includes; two nights accommodation, 2 x breakfast, 1 full day on the bike, insurance, fuel, sticker and t-shirt.
Couples/twins; £495 (per pair)
Where availability permits it, short duration postie rides can be offered, starting from an hour up to a half day, perfect for anyone visiting the area and only having a short amount of time available.
PRICE: £40 standing fee per person, plus £20 per hour thereafter
Please contact me for availability.
These can be arranged on a one to one basis and tailor made to your needs. We can focus on one bike or two bikes in particular. It's for you to shape the day as you need it. These will typically be on a weekday. Please message me with dates you have available using the contact box below.
COST: Cost of a bespoke/individual day is £220 for one rider, or £340 for two riders.
Accommodation can be arranged for an additional cost.