Riding Royal Enfields around Perth.

Sunday 9/10/16

Riding Royal Enfields around Perth.

By Will

The day started off cold, windy & with a little drizzle. We left home on our bikes, me on the Yamaha & Jen on her Honda at 9am & arrived at Craig’s place near Fremantle just before 10am . Shortly after Gary turned up, he will be on the same tour as us during the 10 day Rajasthan section of our Indian trip.

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Craig & his own Royal Enfield Bullet, with larger fuel tank, panniers & bash plate.

Craig is one of the Nevermind Adventure Tour Guides & has lead 5 trips through India so far. Today he was taking the 3 of us on a Royal Enfield bike familiarisation tour around Perth.

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Jenny ready for some Royal Enfield action around Perth.

We were each allocated a Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet (RE), Gary & I were on burgundy coloured ones, Jenny had the black one. Craig’s tour around Perth was excellent, we went around the Swan & Canning Rivers up the scarp & had lunch at the Mundaring Weir Hotel. From there we tackled the Zigzag. Then back to the coast & followed the coastal route back to Freo.

 

The only problems Jenny & I encountered was the battery died on Jen’s RE bike, so we had to push/bump start it a couple of times. The bike I was on wouldn’t down shift very well & continually found neutral during the downshift no matter what technique I applied. Gary’s rear brake was a bit noisey as well. Craig’s RE was his own personal bike and appeared to go really well.

 

The ride was complementary from Nevermind Adventures & on behalf of Jenny & myself I would like to say a big thank you to Craig & Nevermind for a top day.

I must confess I did enjoy getting back on my Yamaha Super Tenere & riding home at 119km/h along the freeway with gears & brakes that worked superbly !

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