Despite some of the coldest and wettest October weather on record, there was a healthy turnout for Destination Yamaha’s Windsor-Bulga-Windsor road ride on 1 November.“The weather certainly made it more interesting … talk about four seasons in a day. We had sunshine, rain, clouds and blue skies all before lunch at Bulga where we dried out at the local tavern,” explains Destination Yamaha organiser Martien van der Horst.
15 riders who were not put off by the ominous forecast met at the Windsor McDonalds ready for a fun day out on a wide range of bikes. Most notably SP versions of Yamaha’s three-cylinder MT-09 and four-pot MT-10. Yamaha’s Destination Yamaha-liveried Niken GT Leaning Multi Wheeler was piloted by organiser van der Horst and was joined by a Ténéré 700 and XSR700 while other brands were represented by a Ducati Scrambler and Honda CBR250.
The group checked into the Grey Gum Café for coffee and lunched at The Tavern in Bulga. Highlight of the day was the thrilling ride back to Windsor along the legendary Putty Road ending at a pub in Windsor.
“The Bulga ride is something we put together to beat the COVID blues – just a short one-day event to blow the cobwebs out. Destination Yamaha is not just about the big-ticket events – we like to remain flexible and offer events that customers really want – and not just Yamaha riders either,” explains Martien.
The next Destination Yamaha event is a one-day South Coast ADV ride out of Nowra on 5 December 2020. Check out the website for details https://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/discover/destination-yamaha-motor