Port Underwood Road

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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS South Island tracks map Port Underwood Road

This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Eddieb 11 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #1747

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Port Underwood Road is 38.4km of windy scenic gravel with fantastic views over Marlborough bays and the North Island. At the northern end the road sta
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    #15117

    Arran Clark
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi, would this be alright two-up (v-strom rental, road tires) or are the sharp steep turns going to make that difficult?

    #15123

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I’d be checking your rental agreement to see if you are allowed to take it off sealed roads for start.

    Otherwise that’s a tough call. A lot depends on the current state of the surface, particularly whether the road has been graded recently as that includes laying new material on the road which can make the surface quite deep. If it hasn’t been graded in quite a while then maybe, if it has, then highly unlikely.

    A V-Strom could certainly do it easily, a V-Strom 2-up on road tyres I dunno. Some of the up and downhills are pretty long and steep.

    #15858

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    After the Kaikoura earthquakes Port Underwood Road is open but care is required due to slips.

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