SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project part 2 and a bit: an update

Quick update here on progress, ahead of the next instalment in RUST #38

Monday 6th August 2018

Preparations are coming along nicely here for the Trail Desert Challenge by Rallye du Marco (in October) RUST’s Suzuki V-Strom 650XT is now sporting Metzeler Karoo Streets plus crash protection, footrests and folding gear lever by SW Motech. Been out on the trails here seeing how it works. Just about all good, although there’s not so much in the terrain to truly test the bike.

But I can at least sort the ergos (lowered ‘pegs, rotated-forwards bars – going to try small set of risers too). Got a two-day roadbook rally in Southern England booked for mid-August so can get back up to speed on navigation.

BTW, using the ‘Streets’ because the plan is to ride to the TDC from the UK, and ride back again, all on the one set of tyres… Really looking forward to the TDC. You can read about the Suzuki’s preparations (and watch the videos) at, check Issue 37 and go to gas/blogs for the video.

More modifications to come, of course, but looking to stay as close to stock as possible (which looks very possible!). Best JB


Quick links:


Rust Sports
Warwick House
The Grange
St Peter Port

Copyright © 2017 Rust Sports Ltd. All rights reserved.

This site uses cookies

This site utilizes cookies to personalize content, analyze traffic, and assist with promotional and marketing efforts. You consent to cookies if you continue to use this site or you may opt out here.