2nd WR250R Rally Ramps Up
The 2nd annual WR250R Rally went off bigger and better than the 1st with 64 riders of the capable Yamaha trail bike congregating at Cessnock, NSW for the 2-day 500km adventure ride. That was close to twice as many who turned up for the inaugural 2017 Rally.
The event was organised by Greg Yager and his team from Ride ADV and hosted by dirt bike legend Chris Watson of Chris Watson’s Motorcycles.
This year’s Rally had an international flavour with US guest rider and WR250R nut Tim Hollis entertaining the group with his special style of free-riding straight from the dunes of Southern California.
The Rally covered prime trails around the Hunter region including the Watagan, Olney and Yengo State Forests on 28/29 April. Prizes were awarded for a number of categories including best bike– scooped by David Poole – and furthest travelled – won by three intrepid mates who rode up from Melbourne on a camping trip.
“Thanks to the efforts of RideADV, the humble WR250R – developed primarily as a Japanese domestic market model – has achieved cult status in Australia. And a small part of Southern California,” ends Goldhawk.
Yamaha Motor Australia (YMA)