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Vintage Yamaha Enduro Rumblings

Stories from our Staff and Reader Contributions about Enduros, Motorcycles and Riding. An occasional product, book or ride review will also find its way into these pages! Subscribe for notice of updates!

Things that don't fit anywhere else, but are still enduro related.

​Stay on the trail, it's the way to go.

Trail bikes are meant to be used on trails, be they abandoned roads, beaten paths, old railway beds, utility service roads, cart tracks. Perhaps your bike indeed can take you where no trail exists, but in so doing you may create more trouble and damage than the adventure is worth. Trails are the ways of men, places where people to get to where...
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Consider others, they don't intrude on your sport.

Long before we came along, people enjoyed the back country, the woods, and the trails, on foot or on horse­ back. They' ve come to regard the land as theirs alone, and those of us who now intrude on our machines are not very welcome. Since it's obvious that we won't be going away, and instead turn out in ever increasing num...
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And a few words of wisdom from some of us who've been there already!!

That's a nice new trail bike you' ve just bought for yourself. You're planning on having yourself a blast with it, aren't you? Maybe youve already read all the stories and seen all the pictures about the jollies of dirt riding. You know all about the challenges of riding in the rough, in the woods, over the mountains, through desert and f...
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I'm sure most of us have had similar experiences while piloting our vintage enduro's... My ten mile commute starts off with a short section of two lane highway as I make my way from the west end of the tiny town I live in to its eastern limit. The two lanes of the Trans Canada Hwy are choked down to 60 kilometers per hour through town and early in the morning most of the traffic is made up of semi's and people taking the fast route to work. Just before the speed limit returns to the blistering pace of 90 kph,...
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© Ken Mortimer

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Yamaha 50th Anniversary Video Commercial

Great footage and history! The DT1 appears at about 4:30 into the show. Enjoy!  
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