In this episode of the podcast, we discuss pros and cons to tall seats, what effects lowering has on the bike, and techniques for riding a tall bike.
In this episode of Sideways, we talk about the types of trails that you will find and things to watch out for. We also dive into trail access and issues specific to Taiwan and discussions going on locally.
In this episode we discuss how to choose helmets, jackets, suits, mx and enduro gear, boots and gloves. There are lots of different options for gear on the market and understanding the differences between gear designed for road use and gear designed for off-road use is important.
Sideways Episode 4: Tenere 700 coming to Taiwan!
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In this episode we discuss the recent news of several new adventure bikes and the announcement that the Yamaha Tenere 700 is coming to Taiwan with pricing details. Listen to our thoughts on those as well as the Vstrom 1000.
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Social media is full of discussions about big bikes vs small bikes off-road. Each has their uses and in this episode we discuss the available small bikes that have a plate and are suitable for dual sport riding in Taiwan. Then we discuss which you should choose based on your riding. Michael Brannaka has been riding 450 and 500 cc single cylinder bikes off-road in Taiwan and offers his perspective while Sascha Fenster has extensive experience with big adventure bikes as well as smaller bikes like his KTM 350SX.
In this episode we do a rundown of the off-road capable adventure bikes available in Taiwan. We start with the small bikes (KTM ADV 390, BMW G310GS, Honda CRF250L), go on to midsize bikes (KTM 790 ADV, Triumph Tiger 800, BMW F850GS) and end with the big bikes (Africa Twin, BMW R1200/1250GS, KTM 1290 ADV R). A Sascha Fenster has had personal experience with all of these bikes and his insight is very informative.
The Sideways Podcast is about adventure and off-road riding in Taiwan and is co-hosted by Sascha Fenster, an on and off-road riding instructor, and Michael Brannaka, an off-road riding enthusiast and Youtube film-maker. In the future, we are interested in having others on the show. If you have an idea for an upcoming episode or would like to be on the show, send us a message.