Why we prefer Safari fuel tanks
Having lived in Australia for many years, we know firsthand how good Safari tanks are. The conditions in the Land Down Under can simply be described as extremely harsh. Equipment has to be tough to survive and so are the people riding there. The engineers of a well known off-road motorcycle brand were somewhat shocked recently when they saw what the Aussies do with their big adventure bikes. We weren't, we've worked at a typical Australian Outback Station and have experienced it all first hand. To built a reputation under those conditions not only means your products have to be top quality, they also have to be seriously over engineered.
The extreme distances between fuel stops means Australians need big tanks. Tanks which can carry enough fuel to allow a bike to plough through the Simpson desert for days. They have to withstand the constant hammering, relentless sunlight and extreme heat. Crashes are quite common and they have to withstand that too. A leaking or split fuel tank in the Australian Outback is not just inconvenient, it can be life threatening as help is far away and environmental conditions are extreme. It was under those conditions that Safari built a good reputation for themselves.