Author: James Oxley

Watch: What modifications should you make to your adventure bike?

In the new episode of the ABR Garage, the video podcast from Adventure Bike Rider, Chief Bike Tester Julian and I explore how modifications to your adventure bike can improve your riding experience, whether you’re heading off on tour, going for a Sunday ride, or exploring a few green lanes.

The show kicks off with a discussion about how we installed new front and rear Ohlins suspension on a Yamaha Ténéré 700 and the effect it had, before going on to look at the pros and cons of adding crash protection, new tyres, comfort aids, and a new exhaust end can to your bike.

You can watch the video of Episode 7 of the ABR Garage on Youtube below. Or you can listen to the audio version wherever you get your podcasts, including on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

Learn more about making modifications to your adventure bike

If you’d like to learn more about how we upgraded the suspension on a Yamaha Ténéré 700 with high-quality Ohlins kit, you can read the full story in the latest issue of Adventure Bike Rider magazine. Get your copy, with free postage, HERE today.

You’ll also discover:

  • A guide to the most stunning coastal rides in the UK
  • Enjoy brilliant roads and big bike-friendly trails on the sensational city to sea UK route
  • Read fascinating travel stories from the likes of Cuba, Africa and Vietnam
  • A review of the most talked about bike of the year, the Harley Davidson Pan America
  • A test of the Honda CRF 300L on and off-road by our greenlaning guru Julian Challis
  • Read our impressions of the Yamaha Tracer 9 GT
  • See if you can spot yourself in the photos of the ABR Festival 2021


  • Full-face touring helmets – New lids tried, tested, and reviewed
  • Green lanes: Legal trails to ride with maps and turn-by-turn directions
  • Masterclasses: Expert advice to improve all aspects of your adventure biking game
  • Long-termer reviews: What it’s like to live with the world’s latest and greatest adventure bikes
  • Hot stuff: Check out Klim’s new adventure boot, and REV’IT!’s Sand 4 jacket
  • Interview: Meet the 23-year-old who rode around the world

Pick up your copy HERE now.