The Ténéré Tragics have ridden far and wide. From the debut 2011 Ténéré Tragics Run to the Rocks at Arkaroola village in the Flinders Ranges, the Tragics have thundered around the country as follows:
2012 Ténéré Tragics Mountain to Mountain Run: from Mount Panorama Bathurst to the Snowy Mountains NSW
2013 Ténéré Tragics Longreach Long Haul Run: Longreach, central Queensland, with guest trail boss, Yamaha Dakar Rally racer Rod Faggotter
2014 Ténéré Tragics High Country Run: romping across the alpine high country of Victoria
2015 Ténéré Tragics Dividing Range Run: exploring the Great Dividing Range of northern NSW
2016 Ténéré Tragics River to Ranges Run: from Mildura in outback Victoria to the Flinders Ranges of South Australia
2017: Ténéré Tragics Tasmanian Devil Run: a simply sensational lap around Tasmania, an ADV riding paradise
2018: Ténéré Tragics Bay to Bush Run: from Hervey Bay on the Queensland coast to Dubbo in central NSW, which saw a very special and exclusive appearance from Yamaha's all-new Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype
2019: Ténéré Tragics High Plains Run: kicked off from the NSW Hunter Valley and finished at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains five days and over 2,000 kays later.
Riders pay an entry fee and register to be part of each Ténéré Tragics Run. The entry fee includes official Welcome and Farewell Awards dinners at the start and finish of the ride, official merchandise pack including shirts, cap and stickers, five days self-navigation adventure riding following supplied route-sheet instructions, and a support crew that includes lead riders, sweep riders and a sweep 4WD and trailer. Riders can also attend an exclusive pre-ride ADV Skills Session with MX legend Stephen Gall, who rides with the Tragics each year. The Run is a Safari-style ride moving from town to town each day and riders book their own accommodation, choosing from motels, pubs or camping to suit their budget. All other meals, drinks, fuel and incidental expenses are the responsibility of the rider and in true Ténéré style, riders carry their own gear and must be self-sufficient with tools/spares/tubes etc, although the sweep crew is there to help along the way. It's a no-hassle, no-pressure, no-race format where the emphasis is on having a great ride with new mates and sharing the Ténéré spirit every step of the way.
We are extremely proud of the fact the majority of Ténéré Tragics are repeat riders, and that many riders have been part of every Run since 2011. We have Tragics who are young and old (from 21 to 65 years old) and they ride Yamaha Ténéré motorcycles old and new – from the earliest 1983 XT600ZL Ténéré legends to the latest 660s and 1200 Super Ts. The course is specifically chosen each year to suit all riders of all abilities on all bikes. It's a five day ride and each day covers as much as 450km, and everyone rides at their own pace and spreads out, with the sweeps bringing up the rear. The course includes tar roads, back roads, dirt roads and fire-trails and is top-shelf adventure bike riding every step of the way. For the majority of Yamaha adventure motorcycle riders, the Ténéré Tragics Run is their one big ride of the year and it's all the 'Ténéré Goodness' that keeps them coming back for more. If you think you want in with the Tragics, use the Contact Us link and ask to be added to our email database to receive info on future rides.