8/20/14

Team Winks









Hey FTWCO,
It’s been winter here in Australia and the weather less than ideal for riding. 
So, with the promise of some sunshine we headed to Supermoto Magazine Australia and Motorcycling Victoria’s Supermoto ride day.
We loaded up the bike, drove over 2 hours on roads that were mostly iced over to find a cold and wet track. Fortunately the sun came out and it turned into a great day. 

Unfortunately I couldn’t get close enough to the dirt part of the track to get any good photos of the jumps. Hopefully someone else did and the photos surface online.

Simone's supermoto is a 2010 Husqvarna SMR449. We bought it from someone who was using it as daily transport. Standard these things have a crazy seat height, so we set the suspension up for Simone. This was a little tricky as it needed to be lowered but also be able to handle jumps. Custom Eibach springs and tweaking the internals seemed to do the trick.
Aside from a few outings in the forest, we really haven't used it much. I hadn’t even bothered changing the mismatched old road tyres that were on it. It was still a great day out and Simone rode really well.

Thanks again for your support.
Cheers,
Cam