News 16 Apr 2019

Third annual WR250R Rally hosts record turnout

Yamaha adventure ride takes place in New South Wales.

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A record number of Yamaha WR250Rs turned out for the third annual rally last month, where 62 owners of the tough adventure bike converged in Cessnock, New South Wales, for the two day ride.

Riders congregated at Chris Watsons Motorcycles for a pre-ride BBQ and briefing, with participants coming from as far away as Alice Springs, as well as two travelling from the USA to hire bikes from RideADV organisers.

Trails were varied from wet and muddy, to dry and dusty, and from beautiful lush green forests with red clay surfaces to dry and rocky ride areas around Yengo, Watagan, Corrabare, Werakata, Heaton, Sugarloaf, Pokolbin and Wollombi Forests.

“This was another awesome event for owners of the cult classic adventure bike,” said RideADV’s Greg Yager. “The weather produced some challenging conditions but once again there were few dramas and heaps of happy punters. We’re claiming this as the largest ever gathering of WR250Rs in one place. If anyone knows different, please get in touch with us.”

The WR250R Rally continues to grow as adventure riders tune into the fun of covering big distances on the small yet surprisingly capable motorcycle – and next year’s event is set to smash the current WR250R rider world record.

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