Tragics gather again
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.