April 29, 2015 at 8:27 pm #8177
Suzuki and Epic events are running a Suzuki DR, DRZ & DL adventure ride in the Central Plateau.
See the Epic events website to register: http://www.epicevents.co.nz/page/89-motorbike-events%20suzuki-d-day
As a one day manoeuvre this ride is going to be a blast, but not so much so that you need to be an expert. The adventure will be aimed at the easy end of the scale, because enjoyment is the key reason for this event! Epic Events staff will guide riders through some magnificent, scenic areas, avoiding the well-trodden route, starting and finishing from The Powderhorn Chateau in Ohakune. No route sheets or GPS needed. Suzuki D-Day has been specifically designed as an introductory, easy adventure ride, not a hard slog! We’re here for a great day’s riding, and perhaps even a chance for a whole weekend away for some of you. This is a fantastic opportunity to ride through some areas you may not have been before and on some of the best terrain on the planet!
Registration, meet & greet and riders briefing will kick off between 8.00 – 9.00am, Saturday 13th June. This will be at the Powderhorn Chateau, located at the bottom of Mountain Rd, Ohakune. A great pre-ride chance for everyone to have a catch-up and a chinwag & have a riders briefing to ensure you are all prepared to enjoy a great day of adventure riding.
Then it’s all go at approximately 9.30am to head out and start the ride. For lunch we will stop for a well-deserved hot meal, and a refuel of both bikes and bodies, before heading off again in the afternoon though some fantastic private roads and tracks close to the base of the mountain. At the days end we’re back at The Powderhorn to share stories and have a laugh or two!
Entry Fee $110 Rider or $35 Pillion – Includes:
Registration and briefing
A superb day of adventure riding through stunning Central Plateau scenery
A well-deserved hot lunch midway through your ride on Saturday
Rally cap and ride stickers
Guides & sweep crew
Land Access Fees
Check out our event listing and let us know if you are going: https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/events/221/suzuki-d-day-epic-events/April 30, 2015 at 10:36 am #8191
I’ve registered and paid so I’m in.May 5, 2015 at 11:27 pm #8237
Rank: 125cc Rider
- Bike: bmw 2005 f650gs Dakar
id like to go but dont have a suzuki but if someone would lend a suzuki i would go along even swap bikes for the weekend if anyone is intrestedMay 25, 2015 at 1:16 pm #8478
So who’s going to this and where are you staying?June 7, 2015 at 6:17 pm #8656
I’ve booked my accomodation, I’ll be staying at the Top 10 Ohakune in a Gypsy cabin.June 9, 2015 at 11:30 pm #8691
Rank: 80cc Rider
Will see you there Edward also booked at Holiday park Fri/Sat Staying with Steve Kelly in CabinJune 11, 2015 at 11:26 am #8696
@Facebook – brent.finlay.3 said:
Will see you there Edward also booked at Holiday park Fri/Sat Staying with Steve Kelly in Cabin
Awesome, see you there Brent.June 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm #8700
Set up in Ohakune. The weather isn’t great, wind and drizzly rain.June 14, 2015 at 10:50 pm #8707June 14, 2015 at 10:59 pm #8708June 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm #8753
A Suzuki towing a Suzuki back from Suzuki D-Day
Attachments:June 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm #8778
I have video footage from the forest section at the end also but need to edit it before I can post it up.June 25, 2015 at 10:20 am #8862
As part of the entry fee Suzuki included a Suzuki Rally Adventure cap.June 25, 2015 at 10:23 am #8863
Video from the final section of the day, a private forestry block on the North side of SH49 between Waiouru and Ohakune.June 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm #8866
Rank: 50cc Rider
That looks like a great day out – Can I ask how the DLs got along? I’ve just bought one and have thought about doing some of this type of riding on it.
Were you guys riding with ‘knoblies’ – I’ve gone for an “80% road tyre” and hope it would cope well enough with most of that, although some of the stream banks looked quite soft…
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