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About Team Elephant

The home of Team Elephant

Team Elephant basic facts:

All up Team weight:          440 kg
Power:                               73 kW
Max speed:                       190 km/h 
Max speed fully loaded:   160 km/h
Fuel:                                   30 L
Average fuel range:          400 km

Motto:   
  "If you buy a tissue, throw out  a tissue"

Elephant is a 2006 model BMW R1150 GS Adventure.  The bike is mechanically standard but has Autocom communications and Garmin Zumo navigation systems wired in.  Elephant is fitted with Hepco and Becker luggage and a number of custom built storage containers.  At June 2017 Elephant has done more than 200,000 km.
  Mike was born in the mid-west of NSW.  He was educated in Sydney, conscripted in 1970, met Jo on a Suzuki 750 GT, married in 1975, and worked as a bureaucrat and a manager in a range of businesses.
  Jo was born and educated in Sydney before escaping on the overland route to Europe.  She returned with a love of travel and discovered Mike, bikes, kids and the hard grind of a teaching career. 
  Jo and Mike have lived and worked all over Australia and overseas.  They have two adult offspring who saw the signs and left home years ago.
Elephant, Jo and Mike in the foyer of the Central Hotel, Durango, Mexico, Nov 2013

Elephant at the Gold Coast, Jul 2013

Elephant at Essaouira, Morocco, Dec 2007

Team Elephant in Budapest, Apr 2008

Mike and Jo, Scotland, 2010

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