Trag­ics gather again

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’ N’ ABOUT -

Rid­ers on Yamaha Ténérés of all vin­tages stem­ming back to the orig­i­nal 1983 model headed to north­ern NSW for the fifth an­nual rid­ing event ded­i­cated to own­ers of the large tank adventure bikes.

“This an­nual event has be­come a must-ride for any­one im­bued with the Ténéré spirit – whether that be a thirty year old 600cc sin­gle or the lat­est model 1200cc par­al­lel twin,” says YMA Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Manager and XTZ660 Ténéré rider Sean Gold­hawk. Spe­cial guest Tragic and Aussie MX leg­end Stephen Gall made his third ap­pear­ance at a Ténéré Trag­ics Run pi­lot­ing an XTZ1200 Su­per Ténéré. Or­gan­is­ers An­drew and Ta­nia Clubb have promised more Yamaha Ténéré fully sup­ported adventure rides in the near fu­ture. The event kicked off with a Wel­come Din­ner at Nam­bucca Heads and fin­ished with a Farewell and Awards din­ner at River­wood Downs Re­sort near Dun­gog NSW, cov­er­ing a to­tal of 1683km. One fe­male Tragic rider at­tended the event, Mary-Ann Eime from South Australia.

Six first-model 1983 XT600ZL Ténérés com­pleted the run this year. Trag­ics came from far and wide with en­trants this year from NSW, Qld, Vic, ACT, Tas­ma­nia, SA, NT and WA, plus Canadian Andy Horne from Adv Moto.

Best Pre­sented first-gen­er­a­tion XT600/660Z:

Best Pre­sented first-gen­er­a­tion XTZ750 Su­per Ténéré:

Hard Luck Award:

Cap­tain’s Choice Award for Truly Tragic Tragic:

Spe­cial 100% Per­cent Tragic awards:

LEFT A first-model 1983 Ténéré takes in the view at Bar­ring­ton Tops, NSW.

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