January 20, 2017

Shinko 804/805 Adventure Trail Tires

The dual-sport tire market is as wide and varied as the people who ride on those tires. If your need falls into the category of 40% on road and 60% off road, I highly recommend you take a serious look at the Shinko 804/805 Adventure Trail tires. Shinko was established in 1946 as a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes…
January 17, 2017

Backtrack Tuesdays: 2006 Kawasaki KLX250 Review

Dual sporters used to looking at the tried and true Kawasaki KLR650, recalling the dowdy KLR250 and the docile 250 Sherpa, the new KLX250 looks strikingly aggressive. Unlike its quiet quarter-liter ancestors, it is tall, lean, and painted in Kawasaki’s lime-green racing livery. It shouts its intentions from enormous radiator scoops facing forward like twin megaphones. From the upside-down forks,…
January 12, 2017

2017 Top Three Budget Adventure Dual Sport Helmet Review

Video Have you ever heard the saying, “Price is only an issue at the absence of value?” While that’s true in many cases, sometimes the “issue” is that we simply can’t afford top of the line gear. That’s why ADVMoto has gathered three budget adventure helmets priced under $200 for your consideration – The GMax GM-11, AFX FX-41DS, and HJC’s…
January 10, 2017

SIDI Deep Rain Boots - Built for AdvenTurisimo

I couldn’t help but notice their fine Italian quality immediately as the SIDI Deep Rain boots came out of the box. From the embossed, anti-wear heat panels to the Trockenfuss (dry foot) antibacterial/absorbent liner, SIDI pays a lot of attention to detail. The boots look attractive in a rugged way but are, at the same time, subtle. Little accents like…
January 03, 2017

Backtrack Tuesdays - 2005 Honda XR650L - Long Run Test

Part 1: The First 500 Miles It stared at me from the trailer, one eye, never blinking, in the rear-view mirror. The brilliant red statuesque bike sparkled in the sunlight as it was transported from Honda North America back to DSN HQ. Its bright red shiny plastic reflected the sun. It was calling to me. “Let’s go riding” it said.…
December 28, 2016

Camel Tank for Honda CRF 250L

ADVMoto’s project CRF 250L came from the dealership with a 2 gallon gas tank. During our initial test rides, we couldn’t get to 130 miles before worrying about how far the next gas station was. IMS supplied us with a 3.1 gallon tank that increased our ranged to about 200 miles. That’s not bad, but not good enough for our…
December 26, 2016

Project Bike: 2014.5 KLR “Sick Fiddy”

The ubiquitous Kawasaki KLR is as popular as it is polarizing. Comparing it to other machines in the ADV category can be a bit of a challenge. This relic from a bygone era is uniquely simple and pleasantly unrefined. If the KTM 1190 Adventure is a scalpel the KLR would be a bludgeon. What’s that old saying about walk softly…
December 22, 2016

Gordon's Great Escape: A Culinary Adventure Worth Watching

Amongst many of the literally hundreds of reality TV shows produced today, food and travel is one of the most successful. From street food to world class restaurants, well known figures like Anthony Bourdain travel around the globe to show us the world’s edible offerings. When he’s not getting pinned under ATVs, Anthony’s show is a good watch but strongly…
December 16, 2016

Cobrra NEMO 2: To Lube or Not to Lube?

Let’s face it, many of us neglect our motorcycle chains on a regular basis. Even worse, we don’t even feel bad about it. Everyone knows why chain maintenance is important, so if lubing a chain isn’t hard to do or time consuming, why don’t we do it? The simple fact of the matter is, sometimes we get lazy.But what if…

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