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SAM SUNDERLAND After becoming the first Brit to win the Dakar Rally in 2017, KTM rider Sam Sunderland received the prestigious Segrave Trophy from the RAC. It makes him only the ninth motorcyclist since 1930 to receive the prize, awarded for “outstanding skill, courage and initiative on land, water and in air — the Spirit of Adventure”.
SUZUKI ADVENTURE TRIPS Suzuki has launched a new range of aluminium luggage for its V-strom 1000 (see p86 for how to buy a used one). The three-piece kit offers 112 litres of carrying capacity. Including fitting, it costs £1195 — which is substantial but saves more than £300 over buying the elements individually. If you’re in the market for a smaller, A2 adventure bike, the V-strom 250 comes with free panniers (worth £625) until the end of June.
JIM MEMBERSHIP A brief congratulations to RIDE’S Jim Blackstock, who passed his test and is now ready to terrorise the mean streets of Bedfordshire… See the New Rider supplement for his story.