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Friday September 30
AltRider, maker of premium protection accessories for adventure motorcycles, has introduced the AltRider Skid Plate for 2016-17 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. This protection accessory was developed, sourced and manufactured entirely in the United States, and was designed to provide maximum…
Thursday September 29
Touratech, the world leader in adventure motorcycle accessories, introduces the exciting new Touratech Adjustable Mirror. Many motorcyclists have struggled with mirrors that are difficult to adjust, don’t hold position at speed, or break in a mishap while riding the road…
Wednesday September 28
Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to unveil the new 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO, two class-leading single cylinder motorcycles that have been significantly revamped for model year 2017. These exciting models offer a notable leap forward in terms of technology and…

ADV Gear Reviews

I was extremely impressed the first time I picked-up the MX436 Pioneer. It felt light, balanced and solid. The multi-dimensional, aggressively angled shell shape is gorgeous. All of the color options available are attractive and LS2 did a great job styling…
One of my favorite things about adventure motorcycling is that we get to use the latest outdoor gear without being too concerned about weight or size, unlike those traveling by foot, pedal or paddle. The Helinox Cot Lite is just…
A proper moisture wicking base layer is essential to keep you cool and comfortable on your ride. The problem with many options on the market today is that after you take off your riding jacket, base layers are styled in…

ADV Bike Reviews

I don't know about anyone else, but when I see a dual sport machine tagged with the Adventure Tourer moniker, all I can think of are the terms big, heavy, and cumbersome. I'm not just talking off the top of…
From the land of schnapps comes a sleeper. BMW, fresh with success in last year's renowned African rally, introduces the BMW F650GS Dakar dual sport. Sporting the checkered flag as its body graphic, poised in the manner of its racer…
Once upon a time in the seventies, Yamaha’s slogan was ‘It’s a Better Machine.’ At the time, the AT, CT and DT series Enduros, aka street legal Trailbikes, aka Dual Sports really were. It is very likely this little XT is the blend, synthesis and evolution of…

ADV Spotlights

This trip has been in the making since 2015 when, by pure chance, we met with Allen in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Allen rides a bike, loves to take gravel roads and heard we were waiting for our India visa at Memo’s guest house, so he just…
Each year in the heart of the Kiamichi Mountains, adventure motorcyclists gather to explore the rugged trails lacing the countryside by day and enjoy the food and fellowship around the campfire by night at the Clayton Lake Dual-Sport Ride. Now in its 14th year, the…
Tennessee is home to several well-known motorcycle locations and events. Challenging, technical roads such as the Cherohala Skyway and the Tail of the Dragon are nestled within these mountains, as well as Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, a place utterly steeped in motorsports history. The Tennessee Knockout…

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