I spoke with Yamaha Motor Australia a while ago about taking delivery of a “long term” Off-Road motorcycle so that I would have something to train on for when I’m asked to take on photography work that involves more than a couple of hours chasing Australia’s best riders around.

Well, I recieved an email letting me know that the crate had arrived and i was able to go and take delivery. About 5min later I was in the iLoad and on my way to the “Secret QLD HQ” of Yamaha Motor AUS. Getting it into the van wasn’t a big deal at all – as a matter of fact it took two forklifts about 5min! Unfortunately for me I don’t have forklifts at home so it was brute strength (not much of it anymore) and some careful manipulation that got it from my iLoad to the backyard.


Ready to be stripped of the cardboard and assembled…mmm!