Sinnis has begun its presale campaign for the much-anticipated Terrain 380cc Adventure.
The Brighton-based company debuted the T380 at The Overland Event in 2019 and it was keenly welcomed. The full UK launch to customers was due to be March this year, but due to COVID-19, was delayed. We’ve long been advocates of smaller lighter bikes for really big trips and with demand for the next generation adventure bike still high, the Sinnis is offering customers the opportunity to secure one of the first T380 bikes to land on UK shores.
Customers can deposit £100 to preorder one of the first bikes to land in Autumn at a suggested retail price of £4,495. But those attending The Overland Event 2020 will be the first to test ride the new model.
Bigger brother to the popular Terrain 125, which is currently their best selling model, the T380 marks the first foray into larger capacity bikes for Sinnis, a company whose core business since 2005 has been built on making fun, affordable small-capacity machines. It comes at a pivotal point in a new direction for the brand, with the introduction of a fresh image, website and a new “digital way of doing things.”
Owner and Director Daqi Fan says “Community has been key in Sinnis’ transformation from small business to nationally-loved brand with the Terrain model at its centre. Owners all over the country have banded together via social media to tackle green lanes, by-ways and peaks on their small-capacity steeds over the past couple of years. The T380 is a dedication to those 125cc riders who have helped us grow. We wanted to bring riders a bike that’s as affordable, fun and practical as its smaller sibling but with way more power and features to warrant stepping up a grade.”
The liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, single overhead camshaft engine has a peak power of 37bhp at 9,000 RPM and 35 Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM. The 125 has been to Mongolia and back, and at 300 miles range on a single tank the T380 will go even further, faster, with the torque for tricky manoeuvres on uneven ground. This performance is set to rival the top mid-capacity adventure bikes, but with a guide retail price of £4,495.
Features like dual-piston radially-mounted calipers grabbing twin front wavy discs, adjustable upside down forks, steel trellis frame, and 19” and 17” wheels join bang-up-to-date electronics including a large LCD dash screen that synchs with your phone, altitude meter, LED headlights, built-in tyre pressure monitors, multiple power take-offs and more.
Sadly it’s been confirmed that the 105l of hard luggage isn’t standard issue but will be around £250 as an option, and the lovely spoked wheels the debut model had are being replaced with cast alloy ones. Toro Exhausts are set to bring out an exclusive performance system for the bike post-launch and hopefully a spoked wheel option will exist too.
We’ve been fortunate enough to test the prototype model in white, which sadly won’t be a colour option, and you can read the full review here.
Head to the Terrain 380 presale page on the Sinnis Motorcycles website to pay a refundable deposit of £100 and reserve your T380 today. The first machines are scheduled to arrive at the end of October (COVID-19-dependent). Presale customers will get a notification to visit their local dealer so they can pay the remaining balance and pick up their new machine.