Die Reise

Zeitraum: 2. Oktober 2009 bis September 2010

2th of october 2009 till september 2010

Unsere Route:

Our Route:

Hong Kong, Australien (Australia), Neuseeland (New Zealand), Chile, Argentinien (Argentina), Bolivien (Bolivia), Peru, Ecuador, Kolumbien (Colombia), USA (die Grafik ist noch nicht aktualisiert)


Falls Du schon mal ein paar Fotos von einigen unserer bisherigen Reisen anschauen möchtest, schau Dir einfach unsere Fotoshow Seite an. Viel Spaß 🙂

If you interested in one of our previous trips, just visit our Fotoshow page. Enjoy 🙂

5 Gedanken zu “Die Reise

  1. Hello Michi and Conny,

    I enjoyed ready your great journey and it is always a pleasure so see people having a good time while traveling around the world in an adventures way.

    One day I will be doing something similar. That’s also the reason why I noticed your blog. I am in the process of collecting information about the Yamaha XT660z Tenere.

    If you don’t mind I like to ask a question:

    Can you tell me what your experience were with the bike during al those miles. Any troubles, maintenance issues, spare parts that are used and overall thought about the bike itself and if you planning to have a similar adventure in the future, would you choose the same bike?

    Thank you advance and happy New Year for both of you.

    Dan Engels

  2. Hi Danny,

    i´m glad you enjoyed to follow us on our trip :-). I can only encourage you to do the same. It´s the best experience you can have in your life. Just do it!
    Speaking about the bikes:
    The Teneres worked pretty well on the trip. Beside some minor things like a stuck radiator van and ignition lock (both caused by the bolivian dust i guess), the bikes gave us no problems at all. They took bad fuel, high altitudes and temperatures without any issues. I think the Teneres are a very good compromise in terms of comfort for long distance riding and offroad capabilities. The seat is comfortable for about 300 kilometers. The only thing you need to consider is the seat height. You should be at least 1,75 meters (my size) to be able to properly handle the bike. (especially offroad). The 2011 model has a lower seat option if you need it. The bikes need very limited maintanance. We changed oil every 10.000 kilometers. Front brake pads lasted for the whole trip! (47.000 km). Rear brakepads needed to be changed after 30.000 km. We used 2 sets of chains on the trip (you can easily run a chain for 20.000 km, including offroad, dust etc.).
    I personaly changed the footpegs. The original ones are to small for my taste. Its hard to stand up properly on them. I got some MX footpegs and i´m happy with them.
    Overall bike rating:
    + Reliability
    + Handling (offroad and onroad)
    + Long Service intervals (10.000 km)
    + Rider position / Windshield / Seat
    + Smooth engine, precise throttle control
    + Fuel injenction (good for high altitudes)
    + Fuel consumption (between 4-4,5 liters per 100 km) / fuel range with standard Tank = 450-500km

    – Seat height (if you are smaller than 1,75)
    – Engine could use 10 horepower more (if you need it)
    – For Hardenduro /difficult offroad terain the lower gears are to long. Need to use a lot of clutch.
    – A bit heavy (10 kg less would be nice)

    Overall i can clearly recommend the bike for such a trip. I dont see any competition in the current market, beside the F800GS, wichich is by far more expensive and has a smaller fuel range.
    Greets from germany

  3. Hi Michi,

    Many thanks for your detailed answer and the time you took for it. It’s the kind of information I was looking for and it helped me a lot.

    The GS is indeed more expensive but also more powerful but out in the field, miles away from anything, I wonder how the GS will hold up against the Tenere if you run into a mechanical problem and you have to do the repair yourself?

    Thanks again.
    Dan Engels

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