We’re delighted that the new 380cc parallel twin-cylinder Sinnis Terrain will be making its UK appearance at The Overland Event this August. It’s currently being future-proofed to make sure it meets the Euro 5 emissions rules, but you’ll be able to experience it in the metal.
These early images show what we think is a great looking bike. That headlight may pay homage to an F800GS, but clearly demonstrates this is not just a 125 Terrain that’s had a bigger engine shoe-horned in. The styling follows many of the conventional ‘adventure’ cues, with angular lines and the all-important beak, but does so with some aplomb, being well proportioned.
The water-cooled engine is a stressed member which should mean a taut chassis in association with the adjustable upside down forks and the adjustable rear monoshock. We don’t have the internal dimensions of the engine yet to see if it’s a long stroke motor, but it is reportedly using a single overhead cam which may mean grunty, lower revving delivery of the 36.5bhp it produces. Perfect for travelling and perhaps also great for economy and range, as the fuel tank is a very healthy 20 litres.
Seat height is a remarkably accommodating 790mm and the slightly more road biased 19″ front and 17″ rear wheel choice may add to this. Come along and try it out for size yourself at The Event. The staff from Sinnis will be on hand to answer questions like “is the ABS switchable?” “is one of the power take-offs a USB port?” “how many trip meters does it have?” “is that luggage really included in the price?” and “what colour can I have….?”