A lightweight supermoto single with street-going radials mounted on gold-anodized 17-inch RK Excel aluminum rims, the DR-Z400SM is ready for fun on the street or track.Wheelies are easy, and the bike is happy to be backed into corners. The single cylinder motor is well tested, and the suspension is fully adjustable. The chromoly frame and aluminum subframe keep the weight down, as do the magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover. Tapered aluminum bars from Renthal absorb vibration and provide the leverage necessary for supermoto riding.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Motos and Friends is brought to you by Yamaha. You can check out the amazing YZF-R7 at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com. The YZF-R7 is an amazing supersport machine that is comfortable too!
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.