1700 kilometres – that’s how far we’ll be travelling, from Benicassim to Bilbao. There will be no escort vehicles, nobody on call if problems occur. It’s a heck of a long way. Our equipment amounts to 4 Husqvarna Enduros, 4-5 kg luggage per person and what we carry on our bodies. Our equipment must be 100% reliable.
In Part 1 we present you our bikes. If you want to know, what else we need to survive check out Part 2 and see what our packing list looks like.
We found a really reliable sponsor for our tour… Husqvarna. We have six motorcycles at our disposal – four for us and one each for the photographer and the guide. We’ll have almost the entire Husqvarna Enduro range on the tour –
1 x TE 250i (two-stroke)
2 x TE 300i (two-stroke)
1 x FE 250 (four-stroke)
1 x FE 350 (four-stroke)
1 x FE 450 (four-stroke)
The frame construction of the machines is made of chrome-molybdenum steel. Together with the carbon fibre rear frame, this ensures a low overall weight and high durability. The machines are also equipped with WP spring elements that offer a balance between comfort and traction.
All the bikes are equipped with MAGURA hydraulic clutch systems ex works. The advantages of a hydraulic system are clear on this kind of tour – less manual strength is needed to operate the clutch and that reduces arm fatigue, a real plus when you have to sit on a machine 10 hours a day ploughing through impassable terrain. The bite point also remains stable even at high operating temperatures in extreme conditions. In the long term, MAGURA’s hydraulic clutch is characterised by a low degree of wear & tear and an extremely low level of maintenance.
The brakes of the Enduros are also from MAGURA – and for the first time a complete braking system consisting of brake fittings and brake callipers will be used, with 2-piston brake callipers on the front wheel and 1-piston brake callipers on the rear wheel. This ensures sufficient braking force and good modulation – even with hard, continuous use.
Tools & Spare Parts
The remaining equipment will consist of what we carry on our bodies and 4-5 kg of additional luggage. Most of the extra luggage consists of spare parts, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll be taking a lot of it with us! The list is actually quite short –
- 2 spark plugs for two-strokes
- 2 spark plugs for four-stroke engines
- Spark plug wrenches
- 3 MAGURA brake levers
- 3 MAGURA clutch levers
- 4 hoses
- 1 repair kit
- 1 litre of oil for each of the 2-strokes
OK, maybe we’re being a bit too optimistic – but on the other hand, if we were prepared for all eventualities, it wouldn’t really be an adventure, would it?
Want to know how the adventure continues? Check out Part 2 of our Equipment story!
SO… stay tuned and follow us on Instagram @magura_powersports and in the Facebook group #WHOSTOPSYOU – The MAGURA Experience! You’ll find all the latest updates and details about the trip on these sites – check it out!
(Pictures by Tore Morhenn)