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Triumph RAT adventure rally

Triumph has been following BMW’s footsteps into the dirt over the past couple of years with Tiger adventure models and now they are doing it with their own adventure safari.
Much like the famous BMW GS Safaris, owners of Triumph adventure bikes are invited to the inaugural National Off Road RAT Rally.
The five-day ride will be held in the Flinders Ranges in the first week of August 2014.
“The Triumph Tiger brand is stronger than ever and we now have the perfect platform to launch this great national and annual event.” says Triumph’s Mark Berger.
They have enlisted experienced international tour company, Compass Expeditions, to help organise the rally.
The company has been around for 10 years and conducts tours on almost every continent. However, they might need to leave their usual fleet of BMW GS bikes in the shed for this one.
The RAT Rally starts in Broken Hill on Monday August 4 and heads out to the spectacular Flinders Ranges, finishing at Rawnsley Station on Friday August 8.
Cost is $650 per person and includes welcome and farewell dinners, event t-shirt, photo disc, support vehicle, lead rider, waypoint and route maps.
Optional accommodation and meal packages: Camping $350 (BYO camping gear), hotel twin share $710, hotel single room $980, all of which include five breakfasts and four dinners.
Meanwhile, Compass Expeditions have announced a 128-day ride around the circumference of South America.
It’s a grade 4 (out of 5) tour and not for the faint-hearted, they say.